Saint Paul Trail
The Saint Paul Trail is a long-distance footpath in Turkey, approximately 500 km long. The trail begins in Perge, about 10 km to east of Antalya, and it ends in Yalvaç, Isparta, northeast of Lake Eğirdir. A second branch starts at the Oluk Köprüsü (Roman Bridge over the Köprülü River), 100 km north-east of Antalya, and joins the main route at the ancient Roman site of Adada.
The name of the trail is derived from the fact that a part of it follows the route Saint Paul the Apostle took on his first missionary journey to Anatolia. It starts at sea level and climbs to 2200 m in elevation. It is marked along the way with red and white stripes to Grande Randonnée standards.
The trail is one of a group of trails associated with the Culture Routes Society of Turkey. The organization publishes a guidebook for the Saint Paul Trail, and in September 2011 released a digital guidebook iPhone application that provides users with GPS navigation and localized information about trail attractions and amenities.
- "Buying The Guidebook | St Paul Trail". Cultureroutesinturkey.com. 2013-01-18. Archived from the original on 2013-09-28. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
- "St Paul Lite for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the iTunes App Store". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
- Kate Clow (with Terry Richardson). St Paul Trail: Turkey's Second Long Distance Walking Route. Upcountry, 2004, ISBN 978-0-9539218-1-2.
- Stephen Goodwin. "Return of the Saint: On the road from Perge to Antioch". The Independent on Sunday, 25 July 2004.
- "St. Paul was here: Antioch in 'Pisida'". Today's Zaman, 9 January 2008.
- Turkey's St. Paul Trail Trip report of a 2011 walk on the St. Paul Trail
- Wegbeschreibung und viele Informationen rund um dem St Paul Trail von Peter Lill
- Downloadable gps file of the whole St Paul Trail (In Turkish)
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