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Mountain bike Turkey with us as we explore the heart of one of Turkey's most impressive and unusual regions. Cappadocia is a land of underground cities and Roman ruins, deep canyons and snow-capped mountains, fairy chimneys (unique rock formations) and stone villages. We'll bike this region of Turkey via winding trails that take us along rivers, into canyons, over small mountain passes, and through traditional farming villages. With about 80% of our trails off-road, we're able to get off the beaten path to explore the 'real' Turkey, while still taking in Cappadocia's most famous sights. At the end of each day we'll reward ourselves with stunning accommodation (including a luxury cave hotel that dates back to the 5th century) and delicious Turkish cuisine. Thanks to full van support as we bike Turkey, this 7-day tour is suitable for most riders, although you should have some prior mountain biking experience.
Additional departures are available, so if you are interested in biking Turkey please email us.
INSTRUCTION - TURKEY BIKE TOUR
Our Turkey bike tours are especially suited to those who have some experience mountain biking, including advanced beginners, intermediates and advanced bikers. Our expert instructors will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to enjoy the sport of mountain biking and to develop your riding technique, your confidence, and your technical knowledge. As you bike Turkey, you'll have the chance to learn such skills as: climbing, descending, cornering, balance, and weight distribution. For those who are interested, our Turkey bike instructors will also teach you the basics of bike mechanics, maintenance and repairs.
ITINERARY - EXPLORE TURKEY BY BIKE
DAY 1: Our Turkey mountain bike tour begins
Pick-up from Kayseri or Nevsehir airports. Explore historic village. Dinner & cave hotel in Uchisar.
DAY 2: Bike Turkey's terraced farmland & vineyards
Warm-up ride along picturesque stream, lush farmland & tiny villages. Lunch in traditional farming village. Easy downhill ride home through vineyards. Dinner & cave hotel in Uchisar.
DAY 3: Sleepy villages & ancient Roman city
Cycle along picturesque stream to ancient Roman City. Return to Uchisar via Love Valley, pass sleepy village carved into rock face. Dinner & cave hotel in Uchisar.
DAY 4: Bike Turkey's off-the-beaten track villages
Head into countryside past quaint farming villages & rock churches carved into cliffs. End in Soganli, one of region's oldest settlements. Dinner & cave hotel in Uchisar.
DAY 5: Explore underground city
Ride to underground city of Derinkuyu, maze of rooms & tunnels seven layers deep. Afternoon ride through countryside then van transfer to Guzelyurt, town of stone houses, fairy chimneys & snow-capped peaks. Charming hotel.
DAY 6: Bike the Turkish Grand Canyon
Riding in Ihlara Canyon, the 'Turkish Grand Canyon'. Deep green river & soaring red cliffs. Afternoon walk in the valley for 4 km. Transfer to cave hotel in Urgup
DAY 7: Bike Turkey's World Heritage Ruins & The Valley of the Fairy Chimneys
Visit Cappadocia's most famous sight, the Goreme Open-Air Museum. Bike to magical village set in honeycomb cliffs. Return via fairy chimney rock formations of Devrent Valley. Transfer to airport for evening flight to Istanbul.
Our Turkey bike tours are ideal for those who have some experience mountain biking, but the trails are not technically difficult and there is full vehicle support in case you get tired. Biking Turkey is also ideal for experienced bikers who are looking for an incredible scenic & cultural off-road journey. Those who enjoy ancient villages & rich history will love the opportunity to bike Turkey with us.
Off-the-beaten track journey (80% off-road) through one of Turkey's most fascinating regions
Visit underground towns, World Heritage ruins & Roman City
Unforgettable "cave room" accommodation & traditional Turkish cuisine
80% off-road trails, fun downhills & uphill with van support
Instructor to Guest Ratio
Max Group Size
5 nights unique cave hotel, 1 night charming hotel
All meals included
Important flight, insurance and equipment information
Jonathan & Tracey (USA): Extremely well organized by Mehmet. Great places to stay, especially the sacred house hotel. Thoughtfully constructed days on the bike, but very flexible to anything we wanted to do. Our guide, Mehmet, was simply fantastic and above all expectations, He went above and beyond on every occasion, he knew his material, had perfect english, was fun to be with and was very focused on our enjoyment of the trip.