cycling and mountain
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.
Don't want to do it all yourself? Here are the experts who can make your bike tour easy. More...
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...
Not bad, and getting better. Here are some of the
Call of the open road...
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.
You can usually have your bike shipped as
baggage aboard inter-city buses, trains, ships and ferryboats when
the need for speed and/or comfort arises. More...
You may find them in the big cities,
but you should bring
the most likely-needed spares with you. More...
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