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Hiking in the Istanbul area

Hiking in the Istanbul area

Old Apr 29, 19, 2:59 pm
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We are going to Istanbul in late June 2019 for a wedding. Prior to that, we'll be on a trek in Montenegro. We'll have 3 days in Istanbul prior to the wedding and are wondering if anyone has done any hiking in that area. We'll visit the various "can't miss" attractions, but might want something more physical for a part of a day or so. I'll appreciate any information that you can provide.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 3:21 pm
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Old Apr 29, 19, 3:46 pm
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There are places to hike, such as the Belgrade Forest, Polonezköy, Şile, Beykoz, Riva areas are also good for hiking. Be aware that, during Ramadan ( the holiday not the month ) those areas would be full of families picnicking so you may not feel comfortable. Otherwise, normally there are very few people who go hiking. However, if you would be OK to walk near the sea ( not surrounded by greens ), there is a walkway ( 25-30 km ) from Kadıköy all the way to Pendik next to the Marmara Sea in the Anatolian side. In the early morning ( 06:00 - 09:00 ) there would be really few people and you would enjoy the walk.

My other advise would be that if you really love hiking, fly to DLM or AYT early in the morning and hike at the Lycian Way in the Southern part of the country. Later on, return back at the night. However, the weather could bother you in the summer as it would be really hot in the south.
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Old May 16, 19, 5:25 am
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Belgrad Forest, is totally a must! Also try to visit the Princess Islands. The islands are very close to the city you can go there with a ferry, and there are lovely places for you to discover especially in June.
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