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Cycle the Coast of Lycia

Ride along the stunning coast of Southern Turkey

Intro

Discover one of Turkey`s beautiful coastal regions by mountain bike. This is an ideal way to get a true feel for the nature, character and beauty of this special region and its people. Take a boat ride in Kekova Bay, visit Roman, Ottoman and Lycian ruins, relax by your hotel pool in the evenings or go for a dip in the sea. Experience the friendly welcome of the Lycian people and experience their delicious local cuisine as well as standard Turkish delicacies. Brand new bikes, experienced guides, full back-up vehicle support included as standard.

Highlights

· Experience the stunning countryside of Lycia

· Take a boat trip in Kekova Bay

· Visit ancient Lycian, Roman & Ottoman settlements

· Optional scuba diving, hiking, river trekking, canyoning and paragliding

· Meet the friendly locals

· The delicious food

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This trip can be run as required, please contact us for more information.

What's included

  • Internal flights from Istanbul
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Guides and drivers
  • All sightseeing and admission fees on itinerary
  • Most meals (see itinerary for meal plan)
  • Activity equipment including a bike
  • Unlimited bottled water on cycle days
  • All service charges and other taxes
  • Places visited
    • Kas
    • Sarilar
    • Sutlegen
    • Belenli
    • Kekova
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    Itinerary

    Day 1

    Flight from Istanbul to Antalya or Dalaman airport. Transfer to hotel in Kas. Welcome dinner at a local kebab house. Overnight in Kas. Meal plan: D

    Day 2

    Transfer to Sarilar Village. Cycle through Turkoman villages and visit the remains of Korba. Lunch and return to Kas. Rest of the day free to explore or relax by the pool/on the beach. Cycling distance: 23km. Difficulty rating: 1 (Easy). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 3

    Transfer to Sutlegen Village. 2-kilometer climb 1100-1400m before the road becomes flatter. Last leg is more downhill. Lunch and return to hotel in Kas. Rest of the day free. Cycling distance: 50km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 4

    Cycle from Belenli Village to Kekova seashore. Lunch. Swimming & snorkelling in Kekova Bay and visit ancient Lycian, Roman & Ottoman settlements. Return to lodge in Kekova Sound. Cycling distance: 40km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 5

    Ride through many villages. Stops include Sura Necropolis ruins, St.Nicholas Church, ancient Lycian & Roman Myra ruins and Myra River Valley. Kas. Cycling distance: 50km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L


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    Highlights

    · Experience the stunning countryside of Lycia

    · Take a boat trip in Kekova Bay

    · Visit ancient Lycian, Roman & Ottoman settlements

    · Optional scuba diving, hiking, river trekking, canyoning and paragliding

    · Meet the friendly locals

    · The delicious food



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    Itinerary

    Day 1

    Flight from Istanbul to Antalya or Dalaman airport. You will be met at Antalya Airport or Dalaman Airport and transferred to a hotel in downtown Kas. Tour briefing & welcome party. Welcome dinner at a local kebab house. Overnight in Kas. Meal plan: D

    NOTE: Direct Easyjet flights from London Gatwick to Antalya are now available and may be a suitable option for many people.

    Day 2

    After breakfast at 09:30, transfer to Sarilar Village – Antalya Road junction (30 minutes) by a minibus. Route safety briefing and equipment adjustments. Only one hour and thirty minutes of cycling with a few short stops. Today is a warm-up day for the participants to get used to the climate and environment, and customizing the equipment (bikes; breaks, gear..etc). The guide(s) can evaluate the technical and/or physical levels & profiles of the bikers. This helps to ensure safety and comfort for the other days. The route goes through number of Turkoman villages in a limestone terrain and through a bush & woods corridor. We also visit the remains of ancient Lycian settlement named “Korba”. Stop for lunch before returning to hotel in Kas in the mid afternooon. Rest of the day free to explore or relax by the pool/on the beach. Cycling distance: 23km. Difficulty rating: 1 (Easy). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 3

    After breakfast at 09:00, transfer to Sutlegen Village (1.5 hr.) by a minibus. Route & Safety Briefing and Equipment Adjustments. Kibris Valley Route starts at Sutlegen Village with a 2-kilometer climb 1100-1400m and follows Kibris Canyon route through very special cedar forest, pine & oak woods and bush vegetation, experiencing a marvellous panorama and numerous small villages allowing an insight into how locals live... After the initial climb, the road becomes flatter and then the last leg of the ride is more downhill. Lunch and return to hotel in Kas by vehicle for mid to late afternoon. Rest of the day free. Cycling distance: 50km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 4

    After driving up to Belenli Village-Antalya Road junction (ancient Lycian island settlement) start riding downwards. The road takes you through the village centre before a steep uphill road to Kiran Dag (Mountain) junction. The terrain consists of Mediterranean bush and wood vegetation. Along the route you see small Lycian settlements, vineyards, olive groves, greenhouses and ruins. From Kekova cycle downhill to Kilincli Village. We stop for fruits, biscuits, crackers, juice and other food & drinks. The final leg brings us to Kekova seashore, an ecologically and archeologically protected zone. After lunch take a boat trip in Kekova Bay and go swimming & snorkeling and visiting ancient Lycian & Roman & Ottoman settlements. Return to the lodge in Kekova Sound. Cycling distance: 40km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 5

    After breakfast we set off, riding through many villages. Sura Necropolis ruins will be your first long stop before starting the descent to Demre town (aka Myra). This route will allow you to visit the historical St.Nicholas Church and some ancient Lycian & Roman Myra ruins. After that you may push the route optionally (when commonly decided by the whole group) for another 23 kilometers through Myra River Valley (only in the season, if daytime allows). The day ends at your hotel in Kas. Cycling distance: 50km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 6

    Free day. No scheduled activities but the following activities can be arranged (for an additional charge): Scuba Diving, Coasteering, Hiking, River Trekking, Canyoning, Paragliding, Gorge Hiking, Jeep Safari, Boat Trip. Alternatively just relax! Meal plan: B

    Day 7

    An amazing day’s riding through forests, villages and open countryside and on a variety of tracks showcasing some of the best valley views. We drive in the van up a mountain road to Gursu village (1200m) in the Susuz Mountains – home to some of Central Lycia’s most stunning rock formations and a cedar forest. After 20 km downhill ride, last part follows a creek bed dirt road. With all the same fun, thrill and adventure as the free ride trails, these are more cross-country oriented and with the pedaling element you get that extra bit of work out and satisfaction. We finish the trip at a creek pond, a perfect spot for a refreshing dip after a long ride. There are may stops on the route with plenty of snacks. Lunch is at a farmyard village restaurant. After lunch, we drive back to hotel in Kas. Rest of the day free.Farewell dinner. Cycling distance: 45km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L, D

    Day 8

    After breakfast transfer to Dalaman Airport or Antalya Airport for flight to Istanbul. Breakfast service is subject to the departure times. Available at 07:30-09:30. For very early transfers, a sandwich & juice pack will be supplied. Meal plan: B

    Itinerary

    Day 1

    Flight from Istanbul to Antalya or Dalaman airport. Transfer to hotel in Kas. Welcome dinner at a local kebab house. Overnight in Kas. Meal plan: D

    Day 2

    Transfer to Sarilar Village. Cycle through Turkoman villages and visit the remains of Korba. Lunch and return to Kas. Rest of the day free to explore or relax by the pool/on the beach. Cycling distance: 23km. Difficulty rating: 1 (Easy). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 3

    Transfer to Sutlegen Village. 2-kilometer climb 1100-1400m before the road becomes flatter. Last leg is more downhill. Lunch and return to hotel in Kas. Rest of the day free. Cycling distance: 50km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 4

    Cycle from Belenli Village to Kekova seashore. Lunch. Swimming & snorkelling in Kekova Bay and visit ancient Lycian, Roman & Ottoman settlements. Return to lodge in Kekova Sound. Cycling distance: 40km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 5

    Ride through many villages. Stops include Sura Necropolis ruins, St.Nicholas Church, ancient Lycian & Roman Myra ruins and Myra River Valley. Kas. Cycling distance: 50km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L

    Day 6

    Free day. Optional activities. Alternatively just relax! Meal plan: B

    Day 7

    20km downhill, then more cross-country oriented finishing at a creek pond. Lunch at a farmyard village restaurant. Back to Kas. Rest of the day free. Farewell dinner. Cycling distance: 45km. Difficulty rating: 3 (Moderate). Meal plan: B, L, D

    Day 8

    Transfer to Dalaman Airport or Antalya Airport for flight to Istanbul. Meal plan: B

    What's included

  • Internal flights from Istanbul
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Guides and drivers
  • All sightseeing and admission fees on itinerary
  • Most meals (see itinerary for meal plan)
  • Activity equipment including a bike
  • Unlimited bottled water on cycle days
  • All service charges and other taxes
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    Comfortable small hotels throughout



    Places Visited
    • Kas
    • Sarilar
    • Sutlegen
    • Belenli
    • Kekova
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