Lycian Way – Gear List

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I walked in Nov/Dec 2019 and this list reflects that time of year.

Starting from the bottom up…

Me snapping those coastal views on the Lycian Way

Me snapping those coastal views


  • Shoes – Brooks Cascadias, non-goretex. Since hiking the PCT in 2015 these shoes have been my favourite hiking shoes. I wear non-goretex as they dry quicker and breathe better.
  • Ankle brace – Aircast A60, the same brace Andy Murray wears 😉 Since having an ankle op post-PCT, I wear a brace while hiking.
  • Sandals – Bedrock sandals for evenings and showering
  • Socks x 3 – Darn Tough merino socks, two for hiking and one for sleeping in
  • Trousers – Montane women’s cygnus pants, I bought these because I specifically wanted full-length trousers (to be culturally appropriate and for the thorns), and these were lightweight plus they had the yoga waistband which I love. However, I wasn’t so keen on the fact the pockets don’t have zips (my phone never fell out of the front pocket though) and they really got quite shredded on this trail – after 23 days it looks like I’ve had them for years 😦
  • Knee braces – for my dodgy knees (both feeling a bit worn out!)
  • Long sleeve hiking shirt – Patagonia Sol Patrol (I chose to take this one because I wanted a collar to provide sun protection on my neck)
  • Long sleeve pajama top – Patagonia lightweight capilene
  • Baselayer pants – Patagonia (to sleep in)
  • Underpants x2 – Exofficio
  • Sports bra x2 – Patagonia
  • Buff – to protect my neck from the sun or keep me warm
  • Down jacket – Mountain Hardware Ghost Whisperer, I slept in this while camping on quite a few nights
  • Wind jacket – Patagonia Houdini, this is great for cold mornings and as an extra layer in the evening
  • Rain gear – Vaude hiking backpack poncho
  • Hat and Lululemon headband
  • Sunglasses – SunGod classics
  • Sun gloves – Patagonia sun gloves, these have saved my hands from sunburn on many an occasion
  • I carried my purple rain skirt and a spare lightweight t-shirt to change into while doing washing (and to wear over my leggings in the evenings), but they were a luxury rather than a necessary on this trip.
  • Beanie and gloves (I forgot gloves and had to buy a pair in Demre but I only wore them a couple of times)
30km to Antalya

30km to Antalya


  • Tent: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1 – I took a freestanding tent as I had no idea what type of surfaces I would be pitching it on each night and this tent worked great – I recommend a freestanding tent for this trail so you can camp on wooden platforms / concrete / rocks etc…
  • Sleeping bag: Western Mountaineering Alpinlite down sleeping bag – the same one I’ve had since the PCT and I love it. It keeps me snug and warm on the cold days and when it was hot at the beginning of the trip, I simply laid on top of it.
  • Sleeping mat: Women’s NeoAir Xlite, the same one I’ve had since the PCT, except that it’s now sprung a leak (which is pretty good going considering I’ve had it and used it extensively for 4 years!). So I had to get in the habit of blowing it up in the middle of the night.
Camping with a view on the Lycian Way

Camping with a view


  • Backpack – Gossamer Gear Mariposa
  • Backpack liner – Garbage bag
  • Dry bags – inside pack to compartmentalise gear
  • Ziplock bags – good for packing out rubbish as well as leftover food
  • Water bottle –  Water-to-go 750ml (it has a filter inside so I can fill up from any water source other than sea water). I also carried 2x 2l platypus water storage and used them quite often.
  • Hiking poles – Pacer Poles – I’ve been using these since my very first long distance walk, the Camino Frances in 2013
  • Headlamp – Petzl Tikka 2 – I wouldn’t camp without it
  • Clothes Line – I have the lifeventure pegless clothes line and even on this trip it was well used
  • Towel – Ultralight Packtowel – mine’s the size of a tea towel, so I’m always envious when I see people with full size towels!
  • Ear plugs – to block out the barking dogs!
  • Eye mask – always helpful when camping if there’s a full moon
  • Foldable daypack – Sea to summit Ultra Sil 20l pack – this is a bit of a luxury item but at 68 grams, it’s worth it and I use it for shopping and to carry my electronics in when in towns
Taking our packs off to explore the Aperlai ruins

Taking our packs off to explore the Aperlai ruins



  • Camera – I carried a Fujifilm X-T2 with a XF10-24mm F4 lens on a Peak Design pro capture clip on my shoulder with 3 batteries
  • Phone with headphones – I used my iPhone as a second camera and to listen to music/audiobooks/podcasts
  • Chargers – for camera & phone
  • Spare batteries – AAA for headlamp
  • European adaptor plug with USB sockets


  • Multi-purpose Soap
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • FirstAid Kit – bandaids, needle and thread, antiseptic cream, sunscreen, lip balm, scissors, tweezers, antibacterial hand gel, painkillers, anti-inflammatories and anti-histamines
  • I forgot mosquito repellent but wished I had it or a head-net for when we stayed in accommodation

To see Sarah’s vlogs of our Lycian Way hike, click here. You can also follow her on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and keep up to date with the Tough Girl podcasts here.

If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I’ll add it to the FAQ post.

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