Bicycling/Mountain Biking Turkey

Last Updated on May 1, 2019

Cross-country cycling and mountain biking are quickly gaining popularity in Turkey, but they are still relatively little pursued. Here’s a first-hand report on a do-it-yourself bicycle tour along the Mediterranean coast from Kaş to Datça.

Bicycle Tours

Don’t want to do it all yourself? Here are the expertswho can make your bike tour easy. More…

Road Conditions

The surface tends to be fairly rough crushed-stone asphalt. The tar can rise to the surface on hot days and make the road sticky. It’s not the best for cycling, but certainly bearable to an experienced cyclist. More…

Cycling Maps

Not bad, and getting better. Here are some of the best. More…

Call of the open road…

Bicycle Camping

Although you will find it possible to camp rough (ie, just stop somewhere in the countryside and pitch a tent), I’d save it for special occasions and emergencies.More…

Bus, Train & Ship Transport

You can usually have your bike shipped as baggageaboard inter-city busestrains, ships and ferryboats when the need for speed and/or comfort arises. More…

Repairs & Spare Parts

You may find them in the big cities, but you should bring the most likely-needed spares with you. More…

Bicycle Racing in Turkey

The Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey(Cumhurbaşkanlığı Milletlerarası Türkiye Bisiklet Turu) is the big international race, with daily live international TV coverage. More…

—by Tom Brosnahan

Road Conditions

Cycling Maps

Bicycle Camping

Bus, Train & Ship Transport

Repairs & Spare Parts

Best Bicycle Tours

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