How to Breathe Life into Turkish Mountain Villages
How to turn old roads into modern trails.
Presenter: Kate Clow, Chair, Culture Routes Society
2,000 years ago, Turkey had one of the best road networks in the world. Just 15 years ago, the Lycian Way, Turkey’s first modern trail was opened. The old road network is being rediscovered and incorporated into new walking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Turkey’s population is deserting villages – how can the provision of trail services for visitors (accommodation, food, etc.) support sustainable village life, local cultures, and traditions? How do we choose where to develop trails and which villages to support? How do we market our trails to the trekking communities of the world?
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