The western branch of the Toros (Taurus)
mountains, the Bey range, is located in the province of Antalya. The crest of
the range parallels the north-south line of the western shore of the Gulf of
Antalya. The crest of the range parallels the north-south line of the western
shore of the Gulf of Antalya. With altitudes ranging between 600 and 3086
meters, these mountains offer geologists and geographers many peculiar
morphological characteristics. Tekedorugu, Bakirlidag, Tahtalidag and
Kizlarsivrisi summits are particularly remarkable. The highest peak in the
mountains is Mt. Kizlarsivrisi (3086 m). Climbers reach the peak through the
cedar forested Camcukuru valley. The best way to get to the valley is by road
inland from Antalya to Elmali. Antalya, of course, can be reached from Izmir,
Istanbul and Ankara by land, air and sea routes.
Mount Tahtali, west of Kemer, offers another interesting ascent. Rising to an
elevation of 2360 meters, pine and deciduous forests cover the slopes up to an
altitude of 200 m. Bare meadows stretch to the summit.
The climb up Mt. Tahtali begins at Sogukpinar, a short drive from Kemer. From
there both walking and climbing bring you to a place for camping. The final
ascent is carried out on the flank facing the coast and offers a spectacular and
ever-changing view. Although it is possible to organize trips to Beydaglari all
year round, April, May and June offer both a temperate climate and a chance to
experience the rich vegetation in the region.
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