15 day cycling holiday Turkey (combi bike-boat and hotel trekking), group

Combi tour in Turkey: one week cycling & cruising and one week hotel trekking

Week 1. Cycling and cruising along the Carian coast

During the first week of this cycling tourFiets-vaar you’ll discover Ancient Caria, which dates back to the late period BC and is geographically northwest of Lycia. Unlike many neighbouring tribes, the Carians were not descended from the Greeks but from the Etruscans. This sparsely populated area is known for its very jagged coastline, unspoiled countryside, harbours, deserted coves and low-traffic roads. With no widespread road network, it is ideal for a cycling cruise. In the third century AD, the area was conquered by Alexander the Great.

Type of bike trails week 1

The daily routes range from 20-35 km, are recreational in nature, not flat and last approximately 3 4 hours. You must regularly overcome some short climbs, with the average gradient being about 5% and a maximum altitude of about 300 metres. All routes, except for the first ride, go on paved roads with little traffic and are suitable for cyclists with a healthy level of fitness. If you don’t want to cycle you can just relax on board the ship.

The rides start after breakfast between 9:00-9:30 am. Some days the participants can decide upon a light or medium route and you can decide which route best suits you. Both tours will be guided.

The bike tours are recreational, you decide your own pace and we stop on a regular basis for tea and taking pictures. Normally the bike ride ends around 1:00 pm with an extended lunch on board of the ship and the afternoon is for relaxing and swimming. The ship will moor in a nice bay for the night.

Hotel trekking: cycling through the past and present along the southwest coast of Turkey

Besides the beautiful surroundings and the changing landscapes, we also cycle through the historical locations of the Lycian Empire. The Lycians were an ancient people who inhabited the area between Antalya and Fethiye, a mountainous area. We start our hotel trekking tour in Fethiye the most southwestern part of ancient Lykia. From Fethiye we continue south to Patara, the capital during the Lycian period and birth place of Santa Claus. From the cozy harbour village of Kaş we cycle along the spectacular coastline to Finike, known for its oranges orchards. From the little paradise of Adrasan we cycle to the impressive ancient Olympos.

Type of bike trails week 2

Trans LykiaThe cycling routes are mainly on smooth asphalted roads. We cycle through a wide variation of scenery, picturesque villages and archaeological monuments. The route takes us along the beautiful Lycian coastline interspersed with hilly terrain, with climbs that are not longer than a few kilometres.

From € 1.295,- p.p.

(based on 2 persons per room)

For departure dates: see ‘Travel dates & costs'

Including

  • Package of 15 days including 7 nights accommodation on a ship, and 7 nights in small family hotels/bungalows
  • Full board starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day and lunches (excluding lunch on day 8 and lunch and dinner on the rest days)
  • Coffee/tea and snacks during the second week
  • 10 Stunning bike routes along Turkey's southwestern coast
  • Support vehicle during the second week
  • Technical assistance and equipment service
  • Luggage transport
  • English speaking tour guides

Not included

  • Vliegtickets
  • Airport transfers
  • Single supplement
  • Beverages during lunch and dinner and other personal expenses
  • Lunches and dinners at rest days
  • Bike rental: mountain bike, hybrid bike or e-bike
  • Helmet rental
  • GPS device rental
  • Visa costs Turkey
  • Travel, cancellation and bike insurance
  • Insurance premium for money back guarantee

Daily program

Week 1
Day 1. Arrival Dalaman airport, transfer to Fethiye harbour
Day 2. Kille Bay-Bay Sarsala (22 km, elevation: 450 metres)
Day 3. Ase Bay-Guzelyurt-Ase Bay (40 km, elevation: 300 metres)
Day 4. Serçe Bay-Bozburun harbour (25 km, elevation: 450 metres)
Day 5. Selimiye-Bayir Koy-Turgut Bay (27 km, elevation: 350 metres or 600 metres
Day 6. Oraniyee-Bencik Bay (25 km, elevation: 200 metres or 40 km, elevation: 450 metres)
Day 7. We sail towards the bay of Fethiye with regular stops for swimming
Day 8. After breakfast we will disembark and transfer to Fethiye

Week 2
Day 9. Fethiye-Patara (60 km, elevation: 400 metres)
Day 10. Patara-Kaş (40 km, elevation: 500 metres)
Day 11. Rest day in the picturesque Kaş
Day 12. Kaş-Finike (66 km, elevation: 500 metres)
Day 13. Finike-Adrasan (46 km, elevation: 500 metres)
Day 14. Adrasan-Cirali-Olympos-Adrasan (50 km, elevation: 600 metres)
Day 15. Transfer from Adrasan to Antalya airport

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