€200 discount on select dates

    Turkish Riviera- Cruise and Bike the Lycian Coast

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    7 nights
    25 miles/day
    Guided from EUR € 1990
    Countries: Turkey
    Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

    Turkish Riviera- Cruise and Bike the Lycian Coast

    (0)

    Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Bike and boat tours

    7 nights
    25 miles/day

    Guided from EUR € 1990
    Bike and Boat Tour aboard Admiral
    Countries: Turkey

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    • Sail the Turquoise Coast and cycle through picturesque landscapes

      Set sail on the beautiful three-masted Admiral and bike along Turkey's Lycian coast, an idyllic stretch along southwestern Turkey, known for its beauty and historical significance. With crystal-clear turquoise waters, rugged cliffs, and lush greenery, the coast combines the charm of the Mediterranean with unique Turkish landscapes.

      Along the Lycian Coast are ancient ruins and archaeological sites, remnants of the Lycian civilization that once thrived in this region. These landmarks, such as the rock-cut tombs of Dalyan, are a haven for history lovers.

      On this guided tour, you'll cycle along coastal paths, mountain roads and pine forest lanes. After a full day of activity, relax on the ship in secluded bays and enjoy the crew’s Turkish hospitality or visit one of the many cafes and bars in the local harbor towns. Either way, the savory Turkish cuisine will not disappoint!

      This bike and boat tour truly offers the perfect combination of adventure and leisure with elements of history, nature, and culture.

      • Fethiye, Turkey. Fenyza Dogan@Unsplash
      • Göcek, Fethiye, Turkey. CC:Jorge Franganillo
      • Bodrum, Turkey. Keo Oran@Unsplash
      • Mediterranean diet in Turkey! Edgar Castrejon@Unsplash
      • Fethiye, Turkey. Chundy Tanz@Unsplash
      • Prickly pears in Kaunos, Lucian Coast, Turkey. Steven dosRemedios@Flickr
      • Turkey. ©BikeTours' Mariam
      • Ancient Lucian tombs in Kaunos, Turkey. Stefan Wloch@Flickr

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      Highlights

      • The idyllic Lycian Coast
      • Bodrum, an ancient seaside city
      • Fethiye, a bustling harbor town
      • Rock Tombs of Dalyan
      • The picturesque Saklikent Canyon
      • Gemiler Bay, also known as the 'Island of St. Nicholas'
      • Lively bazaars

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    • Daily program

      • Day 1: Bodrum
        Once at Bodrum Airport, consider arranging a group airport transfer to ensure a smooth journey and avoid travel complications. Check-in on the ship starts at 2 pm. Spend the afternoon exploring Bodrum with its maze of narrow streets and traditional white houses, complemented by a famous bazaar offering local crafts, textiles, and spices. In the evening, return to the ship to enjoy a delicious dinner.

        Day 2: Bodrum - Körmen - Knidos (26 mi/42 km)
        Begin the day by sailing from Bodrum to Kormen. From here, the first cycle route will be along the scenic Dacta peninsula. Climb 450m to enjoy fantastic views of Greek islands like Nisyros, Tilos, and Rhodes. Continue cruising along charming coastal roads and through rural areas before arriving at Knidos. Here you can explore what remains of an ancient Greek city, including a theater and temples such as the round-shaped Sanctuary of Aphrodite. Return to the ship and spend the evening in a beautiful Turkish bay.

        Day 3: Knidos - Serçe Limanı - Çiftlik (30 mi/49 km)
        In the morning, you'll sail to a secluded bay atop the Bozburun Peninsula. A quiet mountain road guides you to a village at 300m, housing a 1,500-year-old plane tree and a bustling bazaar worth exploring. A brief stroll around the plane tree is believed to bring luck and longevity. Following lunch, pedal to Çiftlik Bay, where ample time awaits for a swim in the sea.

        Day 4: Çiftlik - Ekincik - Kaunos (19 mi/31 km)
        Enjoy breakfast, then sail to Ekincik's harbor, the beginning of today's bike ride. After crossing a pass with breathtaking views, reach Lake Köycegiz's shore for a healing mud bath near Sultaniye. Cycle through another pass and reach the mouth of the Dalyan River. On a small boat, enjoy a 30-minute cruise past the impressive Lycian rock-cut tombs overlooking the Dalyan delta, returning to the anchored boat near a small rocky island.

        Day 5: Kaunos - Dalaman - Sarsala Bay (26 mi/42 km)
        Following breakfast, the ship will sail near the ancient city of Kaunos. Once a bustling port town directly on the seaside, the harbor now rests 8 km inland, with only silent ruins revealing its past wealth. After exploring the site, cycle along the fertile Dalaman plains with cotton fields and orchards. Stop for a break at a tea house in Dalaman before continuing through a small pass, leading back to the ship in the picturesque bay of Sarsala.

        Day 6: Gemiler Bay - Fethiye (21 mi/33 km)
        This morning the ship will pass numerous islets before reaching Gemiler, also known as the island of St. Nicolas, with a 5th-century church dedicated to the saint. Today's cycle route winds through a pine forest to the abandoned Greek city of Kayaköy, once inhabited by 6,500 people. From here, cross the Oludeniz lagoon before a quick transfer to Ovacik. The bike route continues to Fethiye, offering an opportunity to extend the tour to a nearby peninsula with serene bays, picturesque beaches, and a refreshing swim. In the evening, take a walk through the city. The old town with narrow, winding alleys surrounds the Eski Cami mosque and hosts a local bazaar worth exploring.

        Day 7: Fethiye - Saklikent Canyon - Göcek (17 mi/27 km)
        Following a 60-minute transfer to Cavdir, today's route leads to the Saklikent Canyon, or 'Hidden City'. After lunch along the riverbank, enjoy the panoramic Canyon views and consider exploring on foot. From here, cycle to Kadiköy where you will then transfer to Tlos. Explore the well-preserved ruins, including an acropolis, theater, Roman baths, and the Tomb of Bellerophon, offering a glimpse into Lycian civilization. Following this visit, your day concludes with another brief transfer to Göcek

        Day 8: Göcek
        After breakfast, you will check out. You may arrange for a transfer to the airport or opt to extend your stay in Turkey.

      • Day 1: Göcek
        The closest airport to your embarkation in Göcek is the Dalaman Airport. Check-in on the ship begins at 2 pm. Take the afternoon to stroll through the lively town exploring the many seaside restaurants and shops.

        Day 2: Göcek - Saklikent Canyon - Gemiler Bay (17 mi/27 km)
        Following a 60-minute transfer to Cavdir, today's route leads to the Saklikent Canyon, or 'Hidden City'. After lunch along the riverbank, enjoy the panoramic Canyon views and consider exploring on foot. From here, cycle to Kadiköy where you will then transfer to Tlos. Explore the well-preserved ruins, including an acropolis, theater, Roman baths, and the Tomb of Bellerophon, offering a glimpse into Lycian civilization. Following this visit, a shuttle bus will transfer you to Gemiler, known for its 5th-century church dedicated to St. Nicholas, where the ship will be waiting along the coast.

        Day 3: Gemiler Bay - Fethiye - Sarsala Bay (21 mi/33 km)
        Today's cycle route winds through a pine forest to the abandoned Greek city of Kayaköy, once inhabited by 6,500 people. From here, cross the Oludeniz lagoon before a quick transfer to Ovacik. The bike route continues to Fethiye, offering an opportunity to extend the tour to a nearby peninsula with serene bays, picturesque beaches, and a refreshing swim. In the evening, take a walk through the city. The old town with narrow, winding alleys surrounds the Eski Cami mosque and hosts a local bazaar worth exploring. Back on the ship, you will sail to Sarsala Bay for a peaceful evening.

        Day 4: Sarsala Bay - Dalaman - Dalyan (26 mi/42 km)
        This morning, begin cycling along the fertile Dalaman plains with its cotton fields and orchards. Stop for a break at a tea house in Dalaman before arriving at the estuarial expanse of the Dalyan delta. After a nice lunch in a traditional restaurant, board a small boat and enjoy viewing the ancient rock-cut tombs which were burial structures carved into the cliffs by the Lycian civilization.

        Day 5: Kaunos - Ekincik - Ciftlik Bay (19 mi/31 km)
        After breakfast, the ship will sail near the ancient city of Kaunos. Once a bustling port town directly on the seaside, the harbor now rests 8 km inland, with only silent ruins revealing its past wealth. Continue the tour by bike to the shores of Lake Köycegiz and take a healing mud bath close to Sultaniye. After another small pass with fantastic views, reach the tiny fishermen’s village of Ekincik, where you embark on the boat and spend the night in the bay of Ciftlik.

        Day 6: Çiftlik - Serçe Limanı - Datça (28 mi/45 km)
        Begin the day cycling along a quiet mountain road that leads to a village at 300m, housing a 1,500-year-old plane tree and a bustling bazaar worth exploring. A brief stroll around the plane tree is believed to bring luck and longevity. After lunch, continue to a small bay on the utmost peak of the Bozburun peninsula, where you cross over to Datca. In the evening, enjoy a visit to the lively harbor town.

        Day 7: Datça - Knidos (26 mi/42 km)
        Following breakfast, the day begins with a cycle along the scenic Dacta peninsula. Climb 450m to enjoy fantastic views of Greek islands like Nisyros, Tilos, and Rhodes. Continue cruising along charming coastal roads and through rural areas before arriving at Knidos. Here you can explore what remains of an ancient Greek city, including a theater and temples such as the round-shaped Sanctuary of Aphrodite. Return to the ship and spend the evening in a beautiful Turkish bay.

        Day 8: Knidos - Bodrum
        After breakfast, you will check out. You may arrange for a transfer to the airport or opt to extend your stay in Turkey.

      • 3-night Istanbul Extension

        Program

        Day 1:
        Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport, a transfer will take you to your accommodation, offering you initial glimpses of this vibrant city. Check in and settle into your hotel.

        Day 2:
        Following breakfast, enjoy a boat tour along the Bosporus, providing a unique perspective of the cityscape from the water. Navigate under the iconic hanging bridges, passing palaces, villas, huts, Rumeli Hisari fortress, and returning to the Golden Horn. Explore the Galata Tower on the northern Golden Horn shore and proceed to the Pera Art Museum. After lunch, dive into the 'modern Istanbul' experience with a stroll through the Beyoglu suburb, the hub of Western culture in the city.

        Day 3:
        Today you'll focus on exploring architectural marvels from the Byzantine era in Istanbul's old town. Begin with a morning visit to the Hagia Sophia, the crowning church of the Byzantine emperor. Discover the Topkapi Palace, the former seat of Ottoman Sultans, and the Sultan-Ahmed Mosque, also known as the 'Blue Mosque.' In the afternoon, explore the Hippodrome, the Byzantine Empire's athletic and social center, and visit the Hippodrome Exhibition in the ancient Byzantine water cistern at the Nakkas Art Museum. Conclude the day with an experience of local craftsmanship and a glass of wine. The farewell dinner takes place on the Bosporus shores at the base of the Galata Bridge.

        Day 4:
        After breakfast, check out of your hotel and enjoy the last impressions of the city as your transfer takes you to the Airport.

        Included services

        • 3 nights in 3-star boutique hotel
        • 3x breakfast
        • Boat tour on the Bosporus
        • 2 day guided cultural tour
        • Entrance to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern
        • Airport transfers

      Surface and terrain

      The daily cycling routes cover approximately 40 km/25 mi., traversing hilly and mountainous landscapes. There are uphill stretches where walking your bike is allowed. The majority of the routes are paved.


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      How to get there

      Bodrum to Gocek

      The closest airport is Bodrum (BJV). Transfers from the airport to the port are recommended and can be pre-booked for embarkation and disembarkation days

      Gocek to Bodrum

      The closest airport is Dalaman (DLM). Transfers from the airport to the port are recommended and can be pre-booked for embarkation and disembarkation days

      Transfers are available on request and pricing depends on arrival location and group size. Please contact us for additional details.


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    • Dates

      • April 27; May 25; Sept 28, 2024

      • May 4; June 1; Sept 14; Oct 5, 2024

      Prices

      Tour package

      Per person, double occupancy €1990
      Single-use cabin (1 person/1 cabin) €2690

      *Children up to age 16 receive a 25% discount on basic tour price

      €200 off per person on Apr 27, May 25, and Jun 1 departures. Valid for new bookings after Feb 8, 2024.

      Bike Rentals

      Standard touring bike €80
      Gravel bike €180
      Electric bike €225

      Additional Services

      Optional extension in Istanbul, pricing depends on number of travelers and travel dates. Please contact us for more information.

      Included services

      • 7 nights accommodation in booked cabin style

      • Half board: 7x breakfast and 7x lunch OR dinner
      • Guided bike tours with english speaking guide
      • Bottled water on board and for all tours
      • Maps for daily bike tours
      • Entrance fee to museums and archeological sites

      Bike rentals

      Bikes Available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:

      • Standard Touring Bike- Diamond (56 cm - 60 cm) or Trapeze Frame (46 cm - 52 cm) with the following specs
        • 24-speed Shimano Alivio
        • Aluminum frame
        • Shimano V-Brakes
        • 28" wheels
        • Selle Royale saddle
           
      • Electrically-assisted bike* 
        • 9 gear
        • Aluminum Frame
        • Shimano BR-MT 200 brakes
        • Bosch Drive Unit Performance Gen 3
        • 625 Wh battery
          *more about electrically-assisted bikes

      Helmets:
      Helmets are required on all cycle tours. Helmets for adults are available onboard in a limited number (on request). You must bring your own helmets for children. We strongly recommend that you bring or buy your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.

      Pedals: 
      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.

      Bike Protection:

      Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE

      Please note: Guests are more than welcome to bring their own bike along. However, be aware that we are not insured for the private bikes on board and that all maintenance of private bikes are the responsibility of the owner. Additionally, it is important for us to know if the private bikes are standard models, MTBs or e-bikes. Onboard of our boats we have a weight restriction of 22 kg for all private bikes (excluding batteries) for health and safety reasons. Bikes above this weight will not be accepted on board for daily use!


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