|Type of tour:||Guided|
|Distance:||24 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Apr 18, 25; May 9, 23; Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015|
|Start city:||Marmaris, Turkey|
|End city:||Marmaris, Turkey|
You will travel by bike and boat on this tour, exploring the beauty of the Lykian coast between Marmaris and Fethiye. Our floating hotel is stylish and charming, and meets even the highest expectations.
Let your tour guide show you unique natural wonders and historical sites, let yourself be taken back into the distant past. Admire the famous rock graves of Dalyan, which coastal Lykians have carved here into the stone, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Saklikent Canyon.
Spend your nights in secluded bays and let yourself be rocked to sleep by the gentle murmur of the waves, or go out and enjoy the pulsating life of the harbour towns full of cafes and bars.
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Day 1: Arrival to Marmaris
Individual arrival to Marmaris. Check-in on board begins at 2 pm. Use the afternoon for a stroll through the town and its famous bazaar. The tour begins with a communal dinner on board.
Overnight near Marmaris.
Day 2: Marmaris - Sarsala (22 miles/35 km)
Ship ahoy! A short two-hour cruise brings us to a picturesque swimming bay. From here we will traverse a high pass in the Dalaman plain by bike, on route to Sarsala, a quiet bay.
Overnight near Sarsala.
Day 3: Sarsala - Fethiye (20 miles/32 km)
After breakfast you embark on a ships crossing which takes you past a scattered array of smaller islands until you reach Gemiler – also known as the Island of St. Nikolas – where a 5th Century church stands in his memory.
Your bike tour winds its way through pine forests until you reach the 1922 abandoned Greek City of Kayaköy, once home to 6,500 inhabitants. The tour then leads you onwards to the Ölüdeniz lagoon, an expansive beach which reminds many of the ‘Golden Horn’ on Brač in Croatia.
After a refreshing break it is your choice to continue on a beautiful yet demanding tour to the Lycian rock tombs set into the cliffs high above the city, where the awe inspiring Temple grave of the Amyntas can be marvelled at.
A rewarding descent takes you to the comfort of the ship. The evening can be spent taking a stroll through the city streets; recommended are the alleyways of the old town located by the Eski Cami Mosque.
Overnight near Fethiye.
Day 4: Fethiye - Gocek (25 miles/40 km)
A transfer by bus (50 min) takes you to the starting point for today’s bike tour: Xanthos. By bike you will reach the Sakklikent Canyon where a riverside restaurant invites you to refuel and relax before you explore the Canyon on foot.
Back in the company of your bike the tour takes you northwards to Kemer. Here a bus will collect you and your bike and a 30 minute transfer will bring you back to Fethiye where the ship awaits. Back on board the boat you will have time to unwind and relax as you head towards Göcek, one of the most important harbours along the Southern Turkish coat; your harbour for the night.
Overnight near Gocek.
Day 5: Gocek - Ekineik (25 miles/40 km)
The bike route from Göcek leads you up a winding pass which offers a beautiful view of the bay. Quiet roads snake their way through thriving fields and lush vegetation to your destination of Dalyan. An outing boat collects you and the bikes and takes you on a half hour tour along the Dalyan Delta past imposing Lycian rock tombs to a nearby island where the boat awaits your arrival.
Overnight near Ekineik.
Day 6: Kaunos - Ekincik (25 miles/40 km)
After breakfast you start the day by taking a small crossing on the outing boat to the vicinity of Kaunos. The first destination of today’s tour is the ruins of this once thriving city. Where once a well-protected harbour lay on the banks of the Köycegiz Lake, now lies only a vast swamp. The acropolis is all that remains to tell of this city's earlier fortune.
The tour takes you further towards Ekincik where a thermal bath invites you for a swim stop along the way. The last stretch of the tour leads you away from the lake side in the direction of Ekincik.
Overnight near Ekincik.
Day 7: Ekincik - Marmaris (20 miles/32 km)
After a two hour crossing in the morning sun you reach the peninsula of Bozborun by boat. A winding road takes you above sea level to a small mountain village with a 1500 year old sycamore tree and a small bazar which you can visit on foot. After climbing again you are rewarded with the descent along the coastal road to Icmeler. The tour then continues towards Marmaris where the boat awaits you for a relaxed evening meal together with fellow travellers and tour guides.
Overnight near Marmaris.
Day 8: Departure from Marmaris
After breakfast, check-out and individual return home or extended stay in Turkey.
We reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. The tour sometimes takes place in reverse order.
We now have 2015 information for some tours. Please contact us to inquire if you don't see 2015 dates and prices here.
Apr 18, 25; May 9, 23; Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015
|Vesta 1 Sevil ship|
|When you book, please enter the passport number, name as it appears on the passport, country of citizenship, and date of birth for each person in the "Comments" section of the booking form.|
Vesta 1 Sevil
The Vesta 1 Sevil is a perfect ship for sailing. This beautifully designed, 32-meter craft is designed in the style of a traditional Turkish gulet. It features tasteful decoration, a large deck area with sofa seating (with enough room for outside dining), and sunbathing mattresses.
It has 8 cabins- 4 with double beds, and 4 with twin beds.
All cabins have:
Enjoy sailing with a sophisticated captain, a skillful cook, and experienced sailors. The cook prepares breakfast and one warm meal per day.
Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:
All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:
Additional specifications on the Hybrid touring bikes:
Please note that the bikes are deliberately NOT equipped with water bottle holders. There is room in the saddle bag to carry a bottle of water, along with everything else you need for the daily rides.
Additional specifications on the Electrically assisted bikes:
The i:SY-Flyer ECO, a relatively light model of 50 pounds (21 kg), is a compact bike with a special low frame geometry for easy mounting and 20-inch wheels. The handlebar “Speedlifter Twist” is turnable, making the bike space-efficient for storage. This E-Bike model is equipped with an 8-gear-Shimano hub gearshift (Nexus), as well as Shimano V-brakes. It has a 10-amp battery along with an 8-amp back-up that allow for unlimited riding.
The type i:SY Flyer ECO is available for all persons with a height of 150- 190 cm (it is not available for heights above 190 cm).
Bicycle insurance is available to buy. It costs 10 Euros/week for the hybrid touring bikes, and 20 Euros/week for the electrically assisted bikes.
The bikes will have FLAT pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals. The guide on board the boat can assist you in attaching them to your rental bike.
If you plan to bring your own seat, please ensure that it is a universal seat post. The guide on board can also assist you if you bring your own seat.
It is required to wear helmets on this tour. In order to guarantee optimum protection, we request that you bring your own helmet and - for your own safety - wear it on all bike tours. A limited number of helmets are available on board to rent, at the time of booking, thought it is highly recommended to bring your own helmet.
The day-tours average 25 miles (40 km) and take you through partly hilly and mountainous terrain. There will also be some extended climbs, which you can walk your bike up. Most of the roads are asphalted.
On any day, you can choose to skip a bike tour and spend the time sunbathing and relaxing on the ship instead.
We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike-tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for the bikes we provide is 4.6 ft. (1.50 m)
Tour start and end
Nearest airport: Dalaman, Turkey
Nearest train station: Dalaman, Turkey
You will find your ship on embarkation day in the port of Marmaris in Turkey. Check-in time on board begins at 2 p.m. The ship’s exact location in the port is not decided until the actual embarkation day.
You can book a transfer between Dalaman airport and the boat in Marmaris (only on embarkation and disembarkation days) for the following prices (per person/way):
Transfers between Bodrum/Izmir airports are available as well at the following prices (per person/way):
Traveling by plane to Dalman
Traveling by plane is the fastest, cheapest and most comfortable way to get to Turkey. The closest airport for this trip is Dalaman. There are scheduled flights as well as chartered flights to Dalaman (www.condor.de or www.tuifly.com from German Airports). All flights are non-smoking flights. If there is no flight to Dalaman, Izmir is another possible airport.
From our experience, there is a 50% chance that chartered planes will change their scheduled flight times. The respective travel agent will directly inform you of any such changes. Set flight times are only really available with scheduled flights and these are generally much more expensive.
If possible, please choose a return flight that does not depart until early or late afternoon to ensure a stress-free return to your home country.
Tips on getting to and from your tour
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Island Hopping by bike and boat has been organized by Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH since 1998. Since then we have been expanding our program continuously. In Croatia we are meanwhile organizing tours in Istria, the Kvarner Bay as well as Central and South Dalmatia. Since 2002 tours in Greece and Turkey have also been part of our program.
We look forward to seeing you on our ships!
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A vacation that involves exercise and physical activity requires greater commitment than a conventional package tour. It is your duty to make certain that you are up to the physical challenges of such a trip. The pre-condition for a bike-tour is that you are able to handle a bicycle in street traffic and on unpaved paths under any weather conditions. If you rent a bike, it is your responsibility to check the condition of the bike, particularly the brakes. You bear sole responsibility for adhering to all legal regulations at home and abroad, particularly regulations about travel documents and cross-border trade. When traveling across the exterior borders of the EU, your luggage must remain unlocked, to facilitate passage through customs. If your baggage is searched, you will be notified about it upon arrival at the destination. If problems with the procurement of the services occur, you are required to help within the scope of legal regulations, in order to avoid potential damages or keep them at a minimum and report any complaints to us immediately.
Duty of Care
During the duration of the trip, you are liable for damage to or loss of bicycles and any equipment entrusted to you. For guided tours, this is only valid if you have separated yourself from the group, have disobeyed instructions from the tour guides, or caused the damage or loss intentionally, through negligence or gross negligence.
You can demand redress if the trip services are not rendered according to the contract. This can be solved by us providing compensation of equal or greater value. In the case of disproportionate effort, corrective action can be denied. For the period in which the services that have not been rendered according to contract, you can request a reduction in travel price after your return. The pre-condition for this is the immediate notification of our deficiencies or those of our tour guides, so that we have the opportunity to find a remedy. Tour guides are not authorized to recognize claims. Independent of a reduction in travel price, you can demand compensation due to non-compliance with the travel contract, unless we are not responsible for the defect.
Limitation of claim
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Travel ProtectionWe urge you to consider effecting a travel cancellation cost insurance. Before the trip, please also find out about your medical and accident insurance and about luggage insurance or travel liability insurance, if necessary.
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Court of Jurisdiction
The court of jurisdiction is Konstanz, Germany