Trip Type : Small Group Tour
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Turkey Bike Tour

Backroads
5.0 . Excellent
96%
Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
7 days
From: $ 4,998 $ 714 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Experience the crossroads of East and West
  • Rides through pine-dappled hills, olive groves, craggy outcrops, sunny beaches and friendly villages
  • The ancient ruins of Knidos and Kaunos
  • Break bread with a Turkish family at their traditional home
  • Sail the Mediterranean in traditional wooden gulets, dropping anchor to swim, snorkel and slumber

Short Description

We've all said it. "I need a vacation after my vacation." Great getaways do more than just remove you from the day-to-day, they recharge and rejuvenate you. That's our adventure in Turkey. Spend days exploring the warm, friendly Turkish coastline, and split your nights between spectacular hotels, like Mehmet Ali Aga Mansion, and a Turkish gulet,serenely floating on the Mediterranean. Pedal past pine forests and olive groves, then pass evenings stargazing and enjoying small plates of almonds, honey and fresh cheeses. It's a vacation on your vacation.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Bodrum
End City Dalaman

Destinations

Turkey

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Itinerary

Day 1:    Pine-dappled hills, olive and almond groves, lively seaside resorts and friendly villages Greetings of merhaba! (hello!)fill the air as you pedal the countryside outside Bodrum  Splash in the Aegean Sea, then relax over a spread of Turkish specialties.

Days 2-3: The ruins of Knidos, once a jewel of Greek civilization

Ferry across the Aegean to the Datça Peninsula, traced by small coves and bays  Magnificent views of mountain and sea are the background for today's climb  Cool off with a swim in the Mediterranean  We're welcomed like family at a restaurant overlooking the harbor, where fishermen gather to play cards and drink tea.

Day 4: Experience the crossroads of East and West

Ride along inlets marking the shore of the neighboring Bozburun Peninsula. Veer away from the beach to enter a forest cloaking the hilly coastal range In Turgutköy village, learn the intricacies of carpet weaving. Find your sea legs as we cruise to secluded Ekincik Bay for our first evening under the stars.

Days 5-7: Sail the Mediterranean for three days in traditional wooden gulets, dropping anchor to swim, snorkel and slumber

Remote coves provide shelter for water activities, and coastal hills invite exploration on foot and by bike Investigate the well-preserved Roman theater and remains of Lycian and Carian tombs in Kaunos Plunge into stunning Cleopatra's Bay, where partially submerged ruins of an ancient Greek monastery are visible in the crystal-clear water A nomadic family shares an insider's view of life in Turkey's remote high valleys.

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This was our third Backroads trip. It was a 10 day bike trip on the south island of New Zealand. Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! All the details are carefully taken care of! Even when the unexpected happened (an earthquake!), our guides had a bus replace the train trip that was cancelled (due to damage to the railroad tracks) and it was done quickly. I would recommend Backroads to all my active friends :)
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I've taken two Backroads camping trips with my teenage son. It's our summer bonding time and has proved to be a better experience than I could have imagined. Highly recommended. Everything is done for you except riding the bikes! We've been to the San Juan Islands and Yellowstone/Tetons. This year, hopefully Alaska!
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I've taken over 15 Backroads trips and each one was absolutely incredible. Each trip leader has been fabulous -- and the itineraries are simply amazing. The best way to see the world is via Backroads. Trust me.
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The most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip

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I recently had the most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip. I'm not a biker but everyone was supportive of each other regardless of experience level. The routes took us through some of the most beautiful roads in the Bay Area. My favorite part was the food as there were freshly-prepared meals three times a day. A+.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Cancellation Policy:

Number of days Prior to trip start (Per Person)

156+ days: Cancellation Fees is $200        

126-155 days will be 20%

96-125 days: Cancellation Fees is 30%

61-95 days Cancellation Fees is 50%

31-60:  Cancellation Fees is 75%

0-30 days will be 100%

Trip ID#:

TurBikBac

Trip Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Passport ans visa fees

Meals Included:

All Breakfasts, 6 Dinners and 5 Lunches

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