The surface of a Turkish highway tends
to be fairly rough
asphalt, not the best for cycling, but certainly
bearable to an experienced cyclist.
tend to be narrow and rough.
The major drawbacks are not the surface
but the speed and attentiveness of
the traffic: the first is often excessive,
the second is not.
You must ride
Also, some older roads are narrower and
have steeper grades and sharper
turns than the many improved
roads now found in the country. This
is not so bad for a biker, but makes
the roads a bit more dangerous.
much of the traffic on the older
roads has shifted to the newer ones,
and the government's campaign to network
the country with four-lane/dual-carriageway
roads is going forward rapidly.