Ride through the mountains and forests of this spectacular region
An excellent introduction to mountain biking or a relaxing break for the more experienced rider, southern Turkey offers some fantastically varied riding in changing surroundings.
Every day has a downhill bias, with 1000m or more of descent: vehicle support to take us up to the start of the day's riding, and all with a stunning backdrop of mountains, canyons, cedar forests and the ruins of ancient civilizations. En route we have lots of time for impromptu picnics and swimming stops, and the chance to experience the famous hospitality of Turkish village life.
Our last four nights are based in the lively port town of Kas, our base for great evening entertainment. Kas is comparatively unspoilt, with locally-run restaurants and bars along the marina and side streets extending in towards the town square. With a free day, adrenaline junkies can finish the week with optional paragliding, scuba diving, or sea kayaking. Alternatively, simply relax in the sun on one of the nearby Mediterranean beaches.
Please note: This trip has had a name change for the 2013 cycling season the trip was formerly called: Trails of the Turquoise Coast
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. This itinerary also includes a homestay in a local village, providing extra income for a local family.
Beautiful coastal views in Turkey