The Carian Trail was officially opened this week. A 800 km route through the counties of Muğla and Aydin, this trail passes through villages, countryside and mountains and aims to spread some of the income from tourism presently concentrated on the coast, to the inland areas. As you can see from the Karia Yolu map above, Bodrum is not on the main route, but it does branch off to encompass our Carian history and take in Theangela and Ceremos.
The finished way will have international path signs every 50 metres and 220 signposts to keep travellers from getting lost. It's an exciting project which has been relatively low key up to now. A guide book to the route is being published and should be available in 2 months.
This initiative is presumably inspired by the The Lycian Way made by Kate Clow, which runs along the Mediterranean Coast. In the past couple of months, part of the Lycian Way has been bulldozed to make way for a large hotel, so finger-crossed the Carian Way doesn't open up our so far unspoilt interior to the developers diggers.