One of the most practical ways to see the world is on a bicycle. Biking is also a great way to experience Turkey’s natural and historical landmarks all on one tour. Would you like to share in the joy of touring Turkey on a bike tour? Far from haste, this time stopping experience will give you the opportunity to soak in all your natural surroundings. Here are the best biking trails in Turkey!
In a region known as beautiful horses land, Cappadocia will be one of your most exciting ones with its natural and historical landscapes and adventure that is impossible to forget. The trail consists of endless paths, many of valleys and countless exquisite views. The magic of Cappadocia awaits you. The route consists of Avanos - Çavuşin - Göreme - Uçhisar - Ortahisar - Ürgüp and Muratpaşa.
Turkey's most important ecological area has a bike trail full of oxygen on the Black Sea. On this tour, you’ll see every shade of green. There is a trail that will lead you up to the beautiful highlands of Rize. The track starting from Çamlıhemşin passes through Ayder and Palovit and returns back to Çamlıhemşin. Full of Turkey's natural and cultural riches, a visual feast awaits you. Lush valleys and deep canyons make this route unforgettable. Don’t forget to cycle around the Kackar Mountains too.
Gallipoli on the Dardanelles is where you can tap into Turkey’s recent history along your bike tour. The Dardanelles will accompany you on this historic route, taking you to the areas where the Gallipoli War was fought. You will be passing through magnificent monuments and martyrs grave stones. This low gradient bike route starts at Gallipoli and ends at Ecebat, passing through Tayfurköy - Beşyol - Küçük Anafartalar - Büyük Anafartalar - Arıburnu - Anzak Koyu – Seddülbahir – Gallipoli’s Maryrdome Monument. For those who want to soak in the history and nature’s beauty, this trail is just for you.
Bartın - Amasra - Sinop
For those of you who want a tougher trail, you’ve come to the right place. Replace the ups and downs of life with the ups and downs of the hills on this bike trail. Accompanied by lush forests and a deep blue sea, this unique route promises a tough journey full of slopes. Don’t be discouraged, the highest peak is 300m and all the roads as tarmack. Long winding bends as you free peddle your way along the Black Sea, passing historical and natural vistas. You’ll come across humble fish restaurants; taste fresh fish caught locally, meet hospitable people and learn their culture first hand.
Make room in your heart and take the road heading south, where you’ll be sure to find a slice of heaven. The perfect place for a memorable experience for both camping and cycling in the summer months. Starting from Bodrum, the stunning views and blue waters of the Aegean will lead you to Datça, Gökova Bay, Göcek and on to Fethiye. Almost completely flat and tarmacked all the way. If you are not used to a long trail, this one could tire you out a little, be sure to take lots of breaks and drink water. If get bored of the straightness of the trail, veer off and take a parallel off-road route. No matter what route you take, this promises to be a fun packed adventure with memories that will last a lifetime.
Assos - Kazdağları
In Turkey, you will find plenty of seas, sun and natural beauty. So let’s add some history on this trail! Leave the North Aegean waters behind you and head towards the dreamy ancient city of Assos and the oxygen enriched Kaz (Ida) Mountains. The trail starts in a small village called Behramkale within the ancient walls of Assos. Heading towards the Kaz Mountains, you’ll pass through small, cozy seaside villages such as Küçükkuyu - Atınoluk - Akçay - Zeytinli – Edremit. You’ll encounter ancient places like the Temple of Athena on your way, which will add greatly to your journey.