Tekke Village – Alan
Location: The trail is located in the southwest of Nallıhan, east of Tekke Village and Alan Village. It is 13 km away from the town center. To reach the trail, you need to take the provincial road towards Sancakaya (Eskişehir). At approximately 8 km on the Sarıcakaya road, you will take the Tekke Village road heading south to reach the starting point of the trail.
General Features: The trail consists of gently sloping forest roads, footpaths, and ridge lines, passing through forested areas and forest clearings. There are occasional water crossings along the valley floor. When climbing from the riverbed towards the slopes, fragments of pottery and ceramics can be seen, suggesting they may belong to the Late Roman or Byzantine period.
Hiking Distance: 10 KM
Hiking Duration: 7 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy
Suitable Season: Spring, summer, autumn. Only professional teams can hike during winter.
Water Crossings: Yes. There are small waterfalls.
Vegetation: The dominant forest ecosystem consists of Black Pine (Pinus nigra) trees. Trees: Black Pine (Pinus nigra), Juniper species (Juniperus oxycedrus, J. foetidissima, J. excelsa), Oak species (Quercus infectoria, Q. pubescens), Black Poplar (Populus nigra), Willow (Salix), White Mulberry (Morus alba), Plum (Prunus), Pear (Pyrus), Walnut (Juglans regia). Shrubs and Herbaceous Plants: Tamarisk (Tamarix), Grapevine (Vitis vinifera), Dog Rose (Rosa canina), Barberry (Berberis), Nallıhan Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum), Milk Vetch (Astragalus), Iris (Iris), Orchid (Orchis).
Animals: Mammals: European Hare (Lepus europaeus), Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Blind Mole Rat (Spalax leucodon), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa). Reptile: Snake-Eyed Skink (Ophisops elegans). Birds: Coal Tit (Parus ater), Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus), Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius), Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major).
Drinking Water along the Trail: Available.
Distance to Major Cities: 173 km from Ankara, 313 km from Istanbul.