Pisidian Trail with the BIAA


18 September 2023

Join our second tour marking the 75th anniversary of the BIAA. This 5-day guided hiking tour features the highlights of the Pisidia Heritage Trail, passing through stunning landscapes and off-the-beaten-track archaeological sites including Sia, Melli and Ariassos.

11-15 October 2023 | Hiking Tour | Equinox Travel

This tour is ideal for outdoor lovers interested in archaeology, nature and hiking along ancient trails.

Non-Member Price: Approximately £555 (+ £52 single supplement)

BIAA Member Price: Approximately £550 (Email us for discounted price form)

Image: Via Sebaste – the ancient road in Döşemeboğazı

Image: Güllük Mountain and Termessos Theatre

Tour Schedule

Wednesday 11 October (Day 1): Arrival / Ariassos – Sia / Antalya | Total walk approximately 6 km / 5 hours

Arrive at Antalya airport by 10:00am at the latest and meet with your guide. Today we will walk the ancient trail up to Ariassos and visit the city and continue from there to Panemoteikos. After visiting the remains of the city, we will walk the trail to Sia.  Dinner will be at a famous Turkish BBQ restaurant and we will overnight at KHAN VIB hotel. (B/L/D)

Thursday 12 October (Day 2): Sia – Kocain – Melli | Total walk approximately 17 km / 8 hours.

Today we will walk the beautiful trail from Sia to Kocain Paleolithic Cave and afterwards continue to Kızılseki. We will then drive to Karacaoren Lake for dinner, and overnight at Milyos Hotel & Bungalows. (B/L/D)

Image: 3D reconstruction of the ancient city of Ariassos/ Lithodomos©
Friday 13 October (Day 3): Adada –Tazı Kanyonu/ Köprülü Canyon | Total walk approximately 6 km / 5 hours

Today we will visit the ancient city of Adada and walk one of the best preserved ancient roads from Adada down to Sagrak village. After this walk, we will have a picnic lunch and drive for 3 hours to Tazi village to do the magnificent hike from the Kovankaya Canyon down to Yerkopru. Dinner and overnight at Bungalows. (B/L/D)

Saturday 14 October (Day 4): Delisarnıç – Çaltepe | Total walk approximately 12 km / 7 hours

Today we will drive to Delisarnic and take the ancient trail from Delisarnic to Caltepe. We will follow the ancient trails for most of the time during this hike. Dinner and overnight at Bungalows. (B/L/D)

Sunday 15 October (Day 5): Selge – Pednelissos / Departure | Total walk approximately 12 km / 7 hours

One of the highlights of the trip is the visit to the ancient city of Selge and the walk from Selge to Caltepe passing through Delisarnic Rock Formations. We will follow ancient trails for most of the hike. Finishing the day at 18:00 and then driving to Antalya airport, ETA 20:00. (B/L)

What is included

All hotels as indicated in the itinerary
All meals as indicated
Airport transfers and minivan for tours
Specialist professional guide

* Equinox Travel and guides may make necessary changes and adjustments to the itinerary if needed

What is not included

Entrance fees
Airline tickets
Visa to Turkey
Tips to guide and driver

* Contact Equinox travel with additional hotel requests or for assistance with arranging airline tickets
* Tour is subject to minimum numbers

The Pisidia Heritage Trail

The Pisidia Heritage Trail is a 350km archaeology-themed hiking route that connects 12 ancient cities in Southwest Turkey along the magnificent Taurus Mountains.

Find out more and experience the trail from home by purchasing the Pisidia Heritage Trail Guidebook or downloading the App on Google Play or App Store for free.

Image: Selge’s theatre

Connecting three major archaeological sites of Pisidia – Termessos in the west, Sagalassos in the north and Selge in the east – the trail almost forms a triangle on the map. Most of the sites along the trail were surveyed by archaeologists affiliated with the British Institute at Ankara. The trail is designed to attract hikers, nature lovers and adventurers in general, as well as to increase economic benefits for the communities who live by these ruins.