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First UTMB trial – the Vasilia – Selvili Tepe trail

I have long loved the trail that runs along the upper ridge of the Besparmak Mountains from the village of Boğaz on the east to the Village of Karsiyaka(Vasilia). The trail (mostly tarmac these days) is about 25km with two peaks of about 900m to cross. It also passes by the well known castle of St Hilarion and the little know 4th castle of Besparmak (if you follow the trail East from Boğaz then you pass by the other two castles – Kantara and Bufavento). Continue reading

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