28 August - 12 September 2015

Turkey Avyolu route: 
Our first destination in Turkey is Edirne. The city built by the Roman emperor Adrianus was the first Ottoman capital in Europe. It’s also famous for its oil wrestling competition which is believed to be the oldest continuously running, sanctioned sporting competition in the world.

Difficulty: Level 1
How to get there: return flight to Istanbul

From Edirne we will walk to Hıdırağa, Karayusuf, Ortakça, Kavaklı, Yağcılı, Süloğlu, Büyük Gerdelli, Dolhan, Paşayeri and Koyunbaba.
Finally we will enter the ancient city walls of Istanbul and arrive at the magnificent Süleymaniye mosque.