Dolmus (minibus) services run to Elmalı from Antalya city, as well as Kaş, Kalkan, Patara, Kemer, Gombe and other towns in the region.
From Kaş, buses leave at 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2:30pm and 5:30pm. A return service leaves at 9:15am, 12:30pm and 5:15pm. The trip takes 2.5 hours and costs 12 TL.
Elmalı is one starting point for hiking Mt. Kizlarsivrisi. This 3000m peak, the highest in western Antalya, is a fairly challenging 2-3 day hike. Most of the route, up to around 2200m, follows one of various dirt tracks in good condition. These tracks are regularly used by locals in tractors (but not so regularly that you can rely on one passing on any given day.)
The hike starts from the village of Söğle ("Serlay"), 10km east of Elmalı. Expect to be harrassed by large shepherds' dogs in the first few kilometres; carry a strong stick and be prepared to throw stones, and keep walking as they are defending their territory.
There are a number of wells along the route. Bucket and rope is NOT provided - bring at least 10m of cord. Check with locals about water availability, as these wells run dry in the summer before the first rains.
The final stage curves around from a comma-shaped valley (clearly visible on Google Earth), follows a footpath over a southbound pass, then breaks off to ascend the eastern ridge. This part is difficult talus and scree.