There are some great options for running in Fethiye, a city known for its natural harbor, blue waters and numerous rock tombs carved into a bluff overlooking the city.
Waterfront Path (Fethiye Kordon). The best place to run in Fethite is along the beautiful waterfront promenade that goes from the marina near the city center for 7.5 km north to the end of Çalış Beach. There are lovely palm trees, and views of the water & mountains the whole way. Starting at the marina, run for 5 km to Şehit fethi bey Park. The path turns into a dedicated bike path for 1 km to Çalış Beach, then the promenade picks up again for another 1.5 km to the end of the beach. Note: the beach isn’t great for running.
- Add-On: Run to Ancient City of Telmessos. It’s 1 km from the marina.
Peninsula Loop. A lovely peninsula extends from the harbor, and offers the opportunity for a winding, hilly, challenging loop. A road encircles the peninsula, with many ups and downs, featuring spectacular views of the water from numerous elevated viewpoints. Starting from the marina, the full loop is 16.8 km, with a 482m gain. Of course, you can elect to just do a section. Note: No shoulder/sidewalk, use caution.
- Waterfront Path: Up to 7.5 km one-way; Peninsula Loop: 16.8 km (10.5 miles)
- Waterfront path is flat; Peninsula Loop is 482m (1582 feet)
- Marina, near the city centre, or anywhwere along the way!
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