Contrasting beautiful lakes of Salda and Karagol with the historic temples at Ephesus
Turkey is more than just sun drenched beaches and turquoise waters. It is also a fantastic place to explore by bike, with towering peaks, glistening lakes and lush countryside offering a multitude of routes and terrains. What also marks out the country is its unrivalled cultural heritage, and our journey here offers an intriguing combination of these distinct aspects, as we focus on the Aegean Coast and its interior.
We start our ride high in the mountains above the coastal town of Fethiye, and wind our way down to the coast. The days are varied and balanced, with plenty of flat riding and downhill stretches, as well as a few climbs, while vehicle assistance is on hand to transport everything we need.
Dotting our route are some of Turkey's great lakes, magnificent ruins and quiet country villages. We also include a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Pamukkale. The trip finishes with a boat trip to Dalyan on the south west coast, a pretty town known for its ancient Rock Tombs hewn from the river's sheer cliffs, and for Iztuzu beach, a protected breeding ground for loggerhead turtles.
What makes this trip responsible?
Our local partners have long been committed to sustainable tourism. All activities are low impact, as such jeeps, jet skis or quad bikes are not on the menu. There are also a number of policies in place to minimize the amount of waste produced by clients, such as offering water bottle top ups at hotels and en route to reduce the number of plastic bottles bought. Produce is sourced locally and the majority of the staff are local.
Group biking in Turkey