Cycling in Turkey
Road bike in Turkey

Road Cycling in Turkey along the lycian Tuquoise Coast, group and self guide

THE MOST SCENIC ROUTES, THE QUIETEST ROADS,

REMAINS OF THE ANCIENTS,

THE COAST AND THE MOUNTAINS..

Group Road Biking Holiday in Turkey.

Our Group Road Routes in Turkey are moderate to challenging, reflecting the variety of the terrain. The routes are designed end to end, so no bus transfers are involved, ride from hotel to your next accomodation, a true cycling journey. Our route takes in Freshwater Lakes, Sulphur Springs, visit to Turtle Sanctuary, Coastal Lagoons, Mountain Villages, a private boat trip across the bay of Göcek to Fethiye, lunch at a village home, Turkey's longest Canyon, Hilltop Ancient Cities, Alpine-like mountain ascents, Village Homestay, UNESCO sites, sunset on a totally undeveloped 18 km Beach,  visit the site of Patara, Roman capital of Lycia, ride the spectacular coast road to Kaş, the pearl of the Turquoise coast.  This bike tour visits Dalyan, Koycegiz, Sultaniye, Göcek,Fethiye, Minare, Saklikent, Tlos, Sutlegen, Patara, Kalkan and Kas. Prices include hire of a Specialized Sirrus 2020 Hybrid Bike, with full range gears and male and female frames available, the tour is guided by a keen bilingual cycling enthusiast.  For full detail and Prices click here!

 

Our Self-guided Cycling routes in Turkey follow the rugged coast, using occasional transfers to cherry-pick the best routes, to give you the best that the lycian region has to offer.  You will have all day to ride the route, stopping off whereever you please, to drink tea with the locals, or try some fresh pomegranate juice. You can start this tour whenever you like, and is flexible to add some days rest in the charming hotels we use.  Our tour takes you to Dalyan, Köyceğiz, Iztuzu beach and Turtle reserve, Göcek, Kayakoy, Faralya, Alinca, the Seven Capes, Patara and Kas. 

Prices include hire of a well maintained bike with road tyres and suitable gears, comprehensive riding notes and GPS notes are providedFor full detail and Prices click here!

 
  • Day 1. Arrive in Turkey, Meet group in Dalyan Hotel.

    You will be met at Dalaman airport and taken straight to Dalyan

     

    Settle in, meet your leader and set up your bike.

    If you arrive at a reasonable time optional visit to Kaunus Ancient City is possible, or an optional ride in this wildlife filled river delta. Overnight in Caria Nish Hotel with pool.

    Cycling

    Ascent - Descent

    -

    -

    Driving

    35  mins.

    Included food

    None

    Hotel Grade

    Comfort

  • Day 2. 65km ride around Koycegiz lake. Swimming available at Hot-Springs.

    The week starts the way it means to go on with a varied, beautiful and satisfying ride around the spectacular and undeveloped Koycegiz lake. We will have time to enjoy the hot springs at Sultaniye, before a boat back across the river to Dalyan. 65Km. There should  be time for visit to the DEKAMER turtle sanctuary, where sick and injured turtles are helped back to health before release, this evening.  Overnight in Caria Nish Hotel.

    Cycling

    Ascent - Descent

    65km

    +450m -450m

    Driving

    -

    Included food

    Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

    Comfort

  • Day 3. Ride from Dalyan to Port Gocek. Private boat tour with swimming stop across Gulf of Fethiye.

    50km ride across lush plains interspersed with satisfying climbs and descents. Mara Hotel or similar.

     Biking south through the wildlife rich floodplains to Sulungur Lake. Over the hill we go, to the plain of Dalaman, observing some Carian Rock Tombs on route.  Taking the path less traveled, we climb into the hills, far away from the highway, dropping down to Göcek, where we get on to our private boat crossing the grand bay of Fethiye, with time for a swim on way! 50Km. Overnight in Fethiye. Minu Hotel.

    Cycling

    Ascent - Dscent

    55km

    +950m -950m 

    Boating

    3 hours

    Included food

    Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

    Standard

  • Day 4. Ride from Fethiye to Saklıkent canyon. Stay in riverside tree house.

    55km along the Xanthos Valley. Stop for a typical village lunch on the way.

    Take a tour of the theatre and tombs of Ancient Telmessos, before we ride into the hinterland of gentle but impressive scenery. We arrive in Minare, a village with a 3000 year history and have a the most delightful lunch of simple but perfectly balanced fresh flavours.  We then cross the Xanthos Valley to Saklikent, one of the longest and deepest of the many canyons in the area.  Overnight in Gorge Club tree houses at mouth of canyon.

    Cycling

    Ascent - Descent

    45km

    +900m - 750m

    Driving

    -

    Included food

    Breakfast + Lunch

    Hotel Grade

    Simple

  • Day 5. The Queen Stage! Visit ancient Tlos home of Pegasus. Alpine riding to Sutlegen village.

    A spectacular ride along some of the prettiest alpine roads of the area. Lots of climbing but only 45km!

    We either ride up to the ancient city of Tlos, perched overlooking the Xanthos valley, or jump on the bus to give us a head start!  After an optional tour of Tlos, we cycle up through the villages which cling to the shoulders of Mt Akdag, which towers to 3000 meters.  After having a well deserved and tasty lunch with a family who live in a rural idyll, we continue up to Sutlegen, to stay the night in a village home in this interesting market village.

    Cycling

    Ascent - Descent

    45 or 55km

    +1400m - 650m

    Driving

    10 mins

    Included food

    Breakfast+Dinner

    Hotel Grade

    Simple

  • Day 6. Day 6. Sutlegen - Xanthos - Patara. 50km.

    Dropping from the high mountain we descend to the beach, taking in 2 major Ancient Cities en route.

     Turning our backs to the mountains  we descend to the coast again today, our long swooping descend is broken by tea stops and lunch in a trout farm, before the final descent to the UNESCO site at Xanthos, the original capital of the Lycians.  We learn of the tragic events of this city and marvel at the artworks which remain, in spite of the finest being taken to the British Museum.  We then cycle to the Roman Capital of Lycia, Patara, to marvel at the immaculately preserved parliament chamber, thought to be the mother of all federal parliaments.  We end this long and satisfying day by cycling to Patara beach, watching the sun set over the 18Kms of untouched beach, we salute the day with a beer!   Overnight in Pataros Hotel.

    Cycling

    Ascent - Descent

    62km

    +500m - 2000m

    Driving

    -

    Included food

    Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

    Comfortable

  • Day 7. Patara - Kas. Ride the most beautiful coastal road in Turkey, to the pearl of the the Turquoise Coast.

    45kms along the coast to end the tour. Time in Kas for a Turkish Bath to soothe the muscles. Hotel with Pool.

     

    We finish the week with a bike ride along the twisty coastal road crossing over canyons, and golden beaches, we salute the Greek islands just offshore, and learn the true meaning of Turquoise, in the sparking water below.  We arrive in the stylish resort of Kas, in time for lunch on the town's picturesque square. Club Phellos has a pool and Turkish bath is waiting for you, perfect for relaxing your newly toned legs!

    Cycling

    Ascent -  Descent

    45km

    +250m - 250m

    Driving

    -

    Included food

    Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

    Comfort

  • Day 8. Our tour ends after breakfast. We can help arrange onward travel.

    Please see Dates and Prices below!

     2021 dates:

    27th September - 4th October 2021  **GUARANTEED DEPARTURE**

    25th October - 1st November 2021 **GUARANTEED DEPARTURE**

     

     

    Group size 4-14 persons.  Twin share price 690€ P.P.  Single room Supplement 130€

    Cycling

    Ascent - Descent

    -

    -

    Driving

    -

    Included food

    Breakfast

    Hotel Grade

    -

  • Overview of Group Guided Bike Tour

    About our Turkish Group Cycle Ride. What is included.

    Overview:

    - 5 nights in comfortable hotels.

    - 1 night in tree-house rooms.

    - Night in Village home-stay.

    - All breakfasts, 2 village lunches and 1 Village dinner included.

    - Tour begins in Dalyan on day 1, ends in Kas on day 8.

    - Tour is fully supported with guide/mechanic, support vehicle.

    - Total of 325 Km of riding over 6 days. Terrain is a good mix of flat, undulating and some days mountainous riding. Day 5 is a challenging day in mountains, very rewarding, and support vehicle can be used if desired. Rides are do-able by any fit person of most ages

    Trekking

    Ascent

    -

    -

    Driving

    Included food

    -

Specialists in small group, activity and custom travel in Turkey since 1994 in Kaş/ANTALYA