TOURS

THE LYCIAN COAST - Marmaris to Kalkan

       

THE CARIAN COAST - In The Footsteps Of Alexander The Great

  

THE WEST COAST - Dikili to Ephesos

 

THE SOUTH COAST - Kalkan to Olympos

 

 

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CYCLE & SAIL THE LYCIAN COAST OF TURKEY

MARMARIS TO KALKAN (or vice versa)

8 Day Escorted Tour

  

You'll spend a week discovering the southern coast of Turkey from Marmaris to Kalkan onboard a BAHRIYELY ship (pronounced: Barijeli). Your charming and stylish floating hotel is built to the highest of standards.

Your tour guide will point out the unique natural wonders and historical sites which grace the area, allowing you to be transported back in time. Admire the famous graves of Dalyan, which were cut into the cliffs between 4 and 2 BC by the Lycean coastal inhabitants, or let yourself be mesmerized by the breathtaking Saklikent Canyon. Spend your evenings in the deserted bays and let yourself be rocked to sleep by the ocean or make the most of the pulsating night life in the port cities and their many cafes and bars.

   

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

                                                                                                       

Day 1 (Sat) Arrival in Marmaris

Fly into the airport of Dalaman and transfer to Marmaris. Boarding starts from 2pm. Before or after our first communal dinner enjoy a stroll through the city‘s labyrinth of winding streets.

   South Coast of Turkey Bahriyeli 2nd Day Marmaris – Bozburun Peninsula – Ekincik (Cycling distance 34 mi./ 55 km)
Our first bike tour begins after breakfast and takes usalong a coastal stretch and then along a mountain road to a 300 m high village on the Bozburun Peninsula, which is one of the most pristine regions of the Turkish Mediterranean coast. On the shore below, the ship is waiting to take us on the crossing to Ekincik, a small port, where we spend the night.

Lykian rock tombs at Kaunos

3rd day (Mon) Ekincik – Dalyan – Kaunos (Cycling distance approx. 19 mi./ 30 km)
Today, we bicycle across a 350 m high pass to Lake Köycegiz, whose hot springs invite us to take a therapeutic bath. We then continue by bike as far as Dalyan, where an excursion boat is waiting to take us past the impressive Lykian rock graves of Dalyan to the ancient city of Kaunos. The impressive ruins of Kaunos are well worth a visit before the boat takes us back to the ship, which is anchored in front of a rock formation and where a delicious dinner is waiting for us.

4th day (Tue) Dalyan – Sarsala Bay (Cycling distance approx. 34 mi./ 54 km)
In the morning, a small boat takes us and our bikes to Dalyan, the starting point of today’s bike trip, riding along quiet roads through lush vegetation. In Dalaman, we stop for a typical Turkish tea break. We continue afterwards through the fertile and partially wooded Dalaman Plain as far as Sarsala, a quiet bay, where we spend the night.

 South Coast of Turkey Manti

5th day (Wed) Sarsala Bay – Göcek - Gemiler (Cycling distance approx. 18 mi./ 28 km)
Starting from Sarsala, we cycle once more across the Dalaman Plain and later via a pass road to Göcek, which, on account of its important marina, is one of the most important locations for tourism on the Turkish south coast. In the afternoon, passing many small islands, the ship brings us to Gemiler, which is also known as the island of St. Nicholas, to whom an Early Christian church was dedicated in the 5th century. In the evening, the extensive Byzantine ruinsmay be explored.

  

6th day (Thu) Gemiler – Kazaköy – Fethiye (Cycling distance approx. 19 mi./ 30 km)
From Gemiler, we bicycle through pine woods to the Greek town of Kayaköy, which once had 6.500 inhabitants but was abandoned in 1922. We spend some time here to explore the impressive town ruins on foot. We then continue on to Fethiye, where we have enough time in the evening to go on an enjoyable walk through this lively town. Of particular interest is the old centre around the Eski Cami mosque, the narrow, winding stepped streets and the typical corner houses as well as the Lykian rock graves, especially the magnificent temple grave of Amyntas, located above the town.

Children in Turkey

7th day (Fri) Fethiye – Kemer – Saklikent – Kalkan (Cycling distance approx. 33 mi./ 54 km)
A pleasant transfer ride takes us from Fetiye to Kemer, the starting point of today’s bike tour.
This is a truly impressive place, because the Taurus Mountains, up to 3000 m high, almost reach the shore here. We cycle from there to the Saklikent Canyon, where we have lunch right by the river. Saklikent means “Hidden City” in Turkish. The spectacular gorge can easily be explored on foot. We continue southward as far as Kalkan, where we end our journey through Lykia with a cozy communal dinner on board and a friendly get-together with the crew and the tour guides.

  

Day 8 (Sat) Kalkan - Departure

After breakfast participants make their own way home.  Group transfer available to the airport.

  

RATING: Moderate to hilly

A good level of fitness is required for this tour as the daily routes of 35 to 50 km cover some hilly and mountainous terrain. You can expect some short but steep ascents where you may walk if you wish. Most roads are asphalted and there are no time constraints on your days cycling. You may also rest for half a day or longer aboard ship at any time.

  

YOUR BAHRIYELY (ship) - click here

  

AIRPORT / TRANSFERS

The nearest large airport is Dalaman, located approx. one and a half an hours from Marmaris.

The transfers between Dalaman Airport and boat are included in the tour price as long as it takes place at embarkation day and disembarkation day. Advance reservations are required.

If you should need a transfer from another airport (e.g. Izmir) the price is depending on number of passengers and time of day.

    

   

SCHEDULE & PRICE    

   

DEPARTURE DATES  

2013 dates:   October 26  (reverse itinerary)

2014 dates:   Apr 19,      Oct 18

May 10,         Nov 1  (reverse itinerary)  

 

Price per person, double occ. CAD $1820
Singles on request   $500
Single share cabins may be available at no extra surcharge    
Option e-bike rental   $160

 

This tour includes:

  • 8-day journey on a premium two-mast motor ship with crew
  • 7 nights accommodation in an air-conditioned spacious cabin with private bathroom.
  • Breakfast buffet  AND one hot dinner per day, prepared by the ship's cook.
  • Linen and towels
  • Six day tours with your cycling guide, as per program
  • Support vehicle during all cycle tours
  • Detailed travel maps and guide for each days tour
  • Rental bicycle: 21-speed trekking bike with Ortlieb pannier bags & insurance
  • Entrances to museums and archeological sites
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Group transfer between the airport in Dalaman/Izmir/Bodrum and the boat in Marmaris (included only on embarkation and disembarkation days, otherwise on request)

 

Additional costs:

  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Lunches on land
  • Tips for crew and tour-guides

  

Helmets are mandatory and will be available to rent for free aboard ship, however we recommend you bring your own.

 

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CYCLE & SAIL THE CARIAN COAST OF TURKEY

In the Footsteps of Alexander The Great

  

8 Day Escorted Tour

In 334 BC, Alexander the Great embarked on a journey to continue expanding his father's kingdom, Macedonia. Among the first stations of his unprecedented campaign were regions of Lydia and Caria, which were then still Persian regions, with flourishing cities such as Ephesus, Miletus and Halicarnassus.

Accompanied by a luxurious Turkish gulet and with an expert tour guide you will follow in the footsteps of the famous General, without encountering resistance from someone like Alexander or forego the pleasures of having comfortable accommodation. You can learn about the history and stories that have settled here about 2300 years ago. You will be accompanied by our tour guide Catharina Flämig, who has a PhD in Archaeology.

Cycle with us on this journey between antiquity and modernity, between rural life and city life, and through a land of contrasts, where hospitality can be found everywhere.

Islandhopping Turkey - Sail and Bike - Carian Coast - Alexander the Great

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1 Bodrum - Embarkation

Individual arrival by plane and then transfer to the embarkation port in Bodrum. Check-in onto your gulet from 14:00 onwards.
The former city of Halicarnassus withstood the siege by Alexander the Great for a long time. However, of the ancient city only a few remnants still stand. Today it is one of the main tourist centers on the Turkish coast, but without losing its small town charm. You can experience this on a walk through the bazaar and through the narrow streets of the city. If you arrive early, a visit to the medieval crusader Castle of St. Peter with a variety of exhibitions is well worth it, or seeing the remains of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
During your first dinner together on board you will get to know your fellow travelers.

sail and bike - islandhopping - bodrum - carian coast - Turkey

Day 2 Bodrum - Knidos (Bike tour approx. 17 km)

This morning starts off with you on your bicycle saddle. To get used to your bikes, a short tour to Yaleciftlik is on the program. Here you can enjoy your lunch before cruising on the Halis Temel for the first time. Our destination is the ancient settlement of Knidos, which is located on the isolated and idyllic end of the Datca Peninsula. Here we spend the night and have enough time to explore this amazing place that once housed a sanctuary of the god Asclepius, on a walk with your tour guide or on your own. You can almost imagine life in the settlement and a certain untidiness of the ancient site provides an abundance of new discoveries. Knidos is a place that inspires the imagination.

Day 3 Knidos - Körmen - Bodrum (Bike tour approx. 35 km)

After a peaceful night we leave Knidos with our bicycles along scenic streets. The bike tour takes you across the Datca Peninsula through a rural area and later along the coast. In good weather there is a view as far as the Greek islands Nissyros, Tilos and Rhodos. Afterwards a longer uphill awaits you up to a height of 450 m, before it changes into a rapid downhill to the sea. Here the Halis Temel awaits you for a cruise to Bodrum. In contrast to Knidos, life here pulses and you should not miss a walk through the streets in the evening.

sail and bike - islandhopping - Turkey - carian Coast - Kids

Day 4 Bodrum - Iassos (Bike tour approx. 76 km)

On mostly quiet streets we cycle through remote villages and forests to Iassos. Passing by cotton fields where farmers are working one can hear the muezzin's call across the land from the nearby mosques. In the afternoon there is time for a tea break and maybe the chance to talk to some locals. The ship awaits you in Iassos. The ancient city used to be an island before later on being connected to the mainland. Excavations situated in the middle of olive trees provide a beautiful setting for a walk at sunset.

sail and bike - islandhopping - Turkey - carian Coast - columns

Day 5 Iassos - Akbük - Didim (Bike tour approx. 35 km)

During a short but hilly stretch we cycle from Iassos to Akbük. From here on we cruise the short distance to Didim. The antique Didyma is, alongside Delphi, considered as one of the most important sanctuaries of Apollo. Even Alexander the Great was here on his campaign in 334 BC. On his visit the construction of the Hellenistic temple in 330 BC was attributed. It is now one of the best preserved large structures of antiquity. Overnight stay at the port of Didim.

sail and bike - islandhopping - Turkey - carian Coast - Didyma

Day 6 Didym - Karine - Kusadasi (Bike tour approx. 46 km)

By bike we cycle over the broad plain of the Menderes River delta to the ancient Miletus, which was once an early Greek city, whose famous city gate can be seen in Berlin's Pergamon Museum. In the Miletus harbor, Alexander the Great and his Macedonian fleet succeeded to defeat the Persian supremacy, and later on took over the whole city.
Afterwards the bike tour continues to Karine, where you board the ship again. We then cruise around the 1200 m high Dilek Mountains and reach Kusadasi in the evening, where the next two nights are spent.

Day 7 Kusadasi – Ephesus and Sirince (Bike tour approx 35 + 12km)

Early in the morning you will leave Ku?adas? for your first cycle tour. We cross the bazaar which becomes lively during the early morning hours. Soon we leave town, continue cycling along marvellous landscapes till the so-called “cherry-valley”. Local farmer sell their local grown fresh products out of a market stall along the street. Worth seeing and tasting.

We reach Ephesus after 35 km of cycling. A local guide explains the background of this archaeological site with its famous library. According to the legend, the Temple of Artemis which was one of the Seven Wonders of the World burnt down the same day as Alexander the Great was born. Since Artemis oversaw the birth of Alexander, she could not protect her sanctuary that night. Alexander contributed to the conquest of Ephesus with a significant financial contribution for the rebuilding of the sanctuary.

Later a visit to the idyllic Greek mountain village, Sirince is planned where we have the possibility to get some nice souvenirs. Afterwards the bus takes us to our ship, which will cruise with us to a quiet bay opposite of Samos Island for our overnight stay. If we are lucky we might get the chance to watch the wild horses grazing close by, while the sun sets behind the mountains.

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sail and bike - islandhopping - Turkey - carian Coast - Ephesos

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast on board, departure and transfers to Izmir airport takes place.

 

RATING: Moderate to hilly

A good level of fitness is required for this tour as the daily routes of 35 to 50 km cover some hilly and mountainous terrain. You can expect some short but steep ascents where you may walk if you wish. Most roads are asphalted and there are no time constraints on your days cycling. You may rest for half a day or longer aboard ship at any time.

  

YOUR BAHRIYELY (ship) - click here

  

AIRPORT / TRANSFERS

The nearest airport is Bodrum, located approx. a half hour from the embarcation port.

The nearest airport to Kusadasi is Izmir, located approx. 1 1/2 hours north of the city.

• Transfer: Group transfer between Izmir airport and Kusadas? harbor (only on day of embarkation): 20 euro/person/way, if transfer is booked 30 days due to arrival; 25 euro/person/way, if transfer is booked 29 - 8 days due to arrival; 30 euro/person/way, if transfer is booked 7 days and less due to arrival. We charge twice the above mentioned amount per person for transfer booked from Bodrum airport to Kusadas? harbor.
• Transfer: Group transfer between Bodrum harbor and Bodrum airport (only on day of disembarkation): 20 euro/person/way, if transfer is booked 30 days due to arrival; 25 euro/person/way, if transfer is booked 29 - 8 days due to arrival; 30 euro/person/way, if transfer is booked 7 days and less due to arrival. We charge twice the above mentioned amount per person for transfer booked from Bodrum harbour to Izmir airport.

 

SCHEDULE & PRICE    

   

DEPARTURE DATES  2014

Bodrum to Kusadasi:   May 24      Sept. 13

Kusadasi to Bodrum:   June 14     Oct 4  (reverse itinerary)

 

Price per person, double occ. CAD $1920
Singles on request   $500
Single share cabins may be available at no extra surcharge    
Optional e-bike rental   $160

 

This tour includes:

  • 8-day journey on a luxurious Turkish gulet with crew
  • 7 nights accommodation in an air-conditioned spacious cabin with private bathroom.
  • Breakfast buffet  AND one hot dinner per day, prepared by the ship's cook.
  • Linen and towels
  • Six day tours with your cycling guide, as per program
  • Spport vehicle during cycle tours
  • Detailed travel maps and guide for each days tour
  • Rental bicycle: 21-speed trekking bike with Ortlieb pannier bags & insurance
  • Entrances to museums and archeological sites
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Airport transfers (see above)

 

Additional costs:

  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Lunches on land
  • Tips for crew and tour-guides

  

Helmets are mandatory and will be available to rent for free aboard ship, however we recommend you bring your own.

 

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CYCLE & SAIL THE WEST COAST OF TURKEY

  

FROM PERGAMON TO EPHESOS  (or vice versa)

8 Day Escorted Tour

Western Turkey, with its kilometre-long sandy beaches, the unique light of the Aegean coast and grandiose ancient cities with such evocative names as Pergamon and Ephesos, is the perfect region to be explored by the curious traveller. Mass tourism has not yet left its mark here, plus the coasts offers great variety and culture.

Come with us on an unusual discovery tour, cruising with the luxurious three-masted motor sailer Bahriyeli. Get in touch with antiquity as well as modern Turkish life and enjoy the singular beauty of the azure-blue Mediterranean, its secluded coves and crystal-clear water. A day trip to the Greek island of Chios and its picturesque medieval mastic villages rounds off our tour.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

1st Day (Sat) Dikili - Arrival
Individual plane trip to Izmir and transfer to Dikili. Check-in on board begins at 2 pm. Use the afternoon for a stroll through the town or a first swim in the Mediterranean Sea. The tour begins with a communal dinner on board.

2nd Day (Sun) Dikili – Hisarköy – Pergamon – Dikili (cycling distance ca. 30 km/19 mi.)
A transfer bus takes us in the morning to Hisarköy, where we set out on your first bike tour heading for ancient Pergamon. Located in the Kaikos River plain, Pergamon, with its mighty acropolis, was once one of the most important cultural centres of western Asia Minor. Allegedly, parchment was also invented here. The Pergamon Altar, now in Berlin, is considered one of the most important architectural monuments of Hellenism. Several sanctuaries, an impressive theatre, remains of the gymnasium and library as well as the famous Red Hall make Pergamon a very special experience. After the sightseeing tour, the bus takes us back to Dikili.


3rd Day (Mon) Dikili – Candarli - Foca (cycling distance ca. 32 km/20 mi.)
Today, we bicycle from Dikili along the coast to Candarli, whose main attraction is the well-preserved 14th century Genoese fortress with five towers. The ship is waiting for us there to take us to Foca, a small port as yet unspoiled by mass tourism. This enchanting place has preserved its original flair and is, besides, one of the last retreats of the endangered Mediterranean Monk Seal. We spend the night here.

4th Day (Tue) Circular Tour Foca – Cesme (cycling distance ca. 40 km/25 mi.)
In the morning, we go on a bike tour around Foça
that takes us on a quiet road partially along the coast and partially through the hinterland. Along the way, we pass the picturesque port of Yenifoca, which has retained its medieval charm and is an inviting place for a tea break before returning to Foca. In the afternoon, the boat takes us across to Cesme, where we anchor for the night in a quiet bay.

5th Day (Wed) Karaburun - Cesme (cycling distance ca. 28 km/18 mi.)
In the late morning the boat takes us to the peninsula of Karaburun where we arrive after 1.5 hrs. After lunch we make a scenic cycle tour with spectacular views to the Aegean Sea. After a climb of 8 km / 5 mi. we reach Sarpincik, a traditional mountain village. From there we cycle all downhill to a small landing place, where the Bahriyeli awaits us to take us to Cesme – nowadays an exclusive resort where many people from Izmir and Istanbul have their summer residences. .

 South Coast of Turkey cycling

6th Day (Thu) Cesme – Sigacik – Seferehisar – Ahmetbeyli (ca.  44 km/28 mi. by bike) 
Crossing from Cesme to Sigacik. This small port is the starting point of today’s bike tour, which leads us in a wide arch through the hinterland back to the coast and to Seferehisar. The ship takes us from there to the bay of Ahmetbeyli, only a few hundred meters away from Claros, which was an important oracle in antiquity.

7th Day (Fri) Ahmetbeyli – Ephesos – Kusadasi (cycling distance ca. 56 km/35 mi.)
On our last bike tour, the visit of Ephesos is yet another highlight of our holiday. Once one of the most important cities in Asia Minor, Ephesos housed one of the Seven Wonders of the World, namely, the Temple of Artemis, the goddess of the hunt. In probably the best-preserved ancient metropolis in the world, modern visitors are mostly impressed by the famous Marble Road, the Celsus Library, the Hadrian Temple and the huge theatre. After a lively conducted tour of the site, we bicycle back to Kusadasi, where our tour of the Turkish west coast ends in the evening in a friendly get-together with our tour guides and the crew.

 

8th Day (Sat) Check-out in Kusadasi – Return Home

After breakfast, check-out, return transfer to the airport and flight home, or extension of your holiday in Turkey. 

 

RATING: Moderate to hilly

A good level of fitness is required for this tour as the daily routes of 35 to 50 km cover some hilly and mountainous terrain. You can expect some short but steep ascents where you may walk if you wish. Most roads are asphalted and there are no time constraints on your days cycling. You may rest for half a day or longer aboard ship at any time.

  

YOUR BAHRIYELY (ship) - click here

  

AIRPORT / TRANSFERS

The nearest airport is Izmir, located approx. a 1 1/2 hours from the embarcation port.

• Group transfers between Izmir airport and the boat (on embarkation and disembarkation day only): 20 euro/person/way if booked until 30 days prior departure; 25 euro/person/way if booked 29 to 8 days prior departure; 30 euro/person/way if booked within the last 7 days prior departure (booking incl. complete transmission of the flight details). Exclusive trans-fers from other airports to the boat are on request.

If you should need a transfer from another airport the price is depending on number of passengers and time of day.

 

SCHEDULE & PRICE    

   

DEPARTURE DATES  2014

Kusadasi to Pergamon:  May 31,   Sept 20

Pergamon to Kusadasi:  June 7,    Sept 27 

 

Price per person, double occ. CAD $1920
Singles on request   $500
Single share cabins may be available at no extra surcharge    
Optional e-bike rental   $160

 

This tour includes:

  • 8-day journey on a luxurious Turkish gulet with crew
  • 7 nights accommodation in an air-conditioned spacious cabin with private bathroom.
  • Breakfast buffet  AND one hot dinner per day, prepared by the ship's cook.
  • Linen and towels
  • Six day tours with your cycling guide, as per program
  • Spport vehicle during cycle tours
  • Detailed travel maps and guide for each days tour
  • Rental bicycle: 21-speed trekking bike with Ortlieb pannier bags & insurance
  • Entrances to museums and archeological sites
  • English and German speaking tour guide
  • Airport transfers (see above)
  • Transfer per bus from Dikili to Hisarköy and from Pergamon to Dikili

     

Additional costs:

  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Lunches on land
  • Tips for crew and tour-guides

  

Helmets are mandatory and will be available to rent for free aboard ship, however we recommend you bring your own.

 

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CYCLE & SAIL THE SOUTH COAST OF TURKEY

FROM KALKAN TO OLYMPOS

8 Day Escorted Tour

For one week, we explore by bike and boat the southern coast of Turkey between Kalkan and Olympos, a region of spectacular beauty. The Olympos National Park includes the famour Burning Stones of the Chimaira, a unique millennia-old natural spectacle. The great Taurus mountain range and the amazing underwater world around the island of Kekova are also absolutely fascinating.

But culture lovers, too, will get their full share of excitement because the region abounds in ancient sites: Arikanda, Limyra, Myra, Kekova or Kas – with every step we take we come across the rich remains of antiquity. The spectacular Lykian rock graves and sarcophagi in particular will remain in our memory for a long time to come. The proud three-masted Bahriyeli is our luxurious as well as charming home away from home on this tour.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

1st day (Sat) Arrival - Kalkan

Individual plane trip to Dalaman or Antalya and transfer to Kalkan. Check-in on board begins at 2 pm. Use the afternoon to stroll through the lively town and its famous bazaar. The tour begins with a communal dinner on board.

  

2nd day (Sun) Kalkan – Finike (cycling distance approx. 38 mi./ 60 km)

After breakfast, a transfer bus takes us and the bicycles to Düdenköy in the Akcay river valley. Here starts the first leg of our bike tour, taking us first along the Avlan reservoir and then towards Finike. After 30 km we reach Arikanda, one of the most important cities of ancient Lykia. Impressive remains of the agora, the stadium, the water system, the gymnasium and a great number of grave monuments make the visit of this site a special experience. Along a winding road with overwhelming vistas, we reach 10 km away from Finike the ancient town of Limyra, where we can admire not only the remains of the city walls and the acropolis but also the famous caryatids sarcophagus of Perikles dating to the 4th cent. BC. Overnight in Finike.

 

3rd day (Mon) Finike - Cavus - Olympos  (Cycling distance approx. 25 mi./ 40 km)

Today we cycle near the coast through pristine nature as far as Cavus. After a short sailing section, we arrive at the overgrown ruins of ancient Olympus, which was once famous for the cult of the metal working god Hephaistos. The city is located picturesquely on both sides of a stream and near a beautiful pebble beach inviting you for a swim in the Mediterranean. Around the ancient city extends the Olympus National Park; one its most fascinating natural spectacles are the millennia-old Burning Stones of the Chimaira. After nightfall, we will admire these “eternal” flames from close-up.

 

4th day (Tue) Olympos - Ovacik - Altinyaka - Cavus (Cycling distance approx. 44 mi./ 68 km)

In the morning we bus transfer from Olympus to the Taurus Mountains. We then cycle along an ever-changing panoramic route to Altinyaka, an ancient site with many impressive building remains located near a gorge. From there, we proceed by bicycle to Cavus, an idyllic bay, where we can spend the rest of the day swimming or relaxing on board. The ship remains in this bay until the next morning.

  

5th day (Wed) Cavus – Finike - Myra - Kale - Kekova Is. (Cycling distance approx. 25 mi./ 40 km)

After an early morning sail to Finike, we cycle along the coast to Kale and along the way visit Myra, the town of Saint Nicholas. Aside from the St. Nicholas Basilica, the wonderful Lycian rock graves with their amazingly varied façade architecture are well worth a visit. Here, in the 4th and 3rd cent. BC, several generations have hewn their graves into the rock, next to and above each other, leaving memorable monuments to posterity. The ship then takes us from Kale to Kekova Island and its legendary sunken city, which is best explored on foot.

 

6th day (Thu) Kekova - Kas (Cycling distance approx. 25 mi./ 40 km)

Today's cycle tour takes us from Kekova across a pass road to Ka?. Picturesquely hidden in a quiet bay, this town was called Habesos by the Lycians and Antiphellos by the Greeks. So far, Ka? has been spared the onslaught of mass tourism and has preserved its original atmosphere. The town centre and its narrow lanes and old Greek houses with their typical wooden balconies and bay windows are under preservation order. Quaint restaurants stand side by side with ancient Lycian sarcophagi. Off the coast, seemingly near enough to touch, lies the Greek island of Kastellorizo. And, to round things off, a final unforgettable impression: watching the sunset from the steps of the ancient theatre.

  

7th day (Fri) Kas - Kalkan (Cycling distance approx. 10 mi./ 16 km)

After breakfast we do the last short cycling tour of the journey. On quiet roads we cycle around the peninsula of Ka?. On the sail to Kalkan we have the chance to go swimming in the sea if weather conditions permit. In the evening we have the chance to buy some gifts at the local bazaar of Kalkan. After the dinner on board we say goodbay to the captain and crew of the Bahriyeli.

  

8th  (Sat) Kalkan – Return Home

After breakfast, checkout, return transfer to the airport and individual trip home, or extension of your vacation in Turkey.

RATING: Moderate to hilly

A good level of fitness is required for this tour as the daily routes of 35 to 50 km cover some hilly and mountainous terrain. You can expect some short but steep ascents where you may walk if you wish. Most roads are asphalted and there are no time constraints on your days cycling. You may rest for half a day or longer aboard ship at any time.

  

YOUR BAHRIYELY (ship) - click here

  

AIRPORT / TRANSFERS

The nearest airports are Dalaman or Antalya, located approx. 80km from the embarcation port.

Transfers between Dalaman Airport and boat are available as long as they take place on embarkation day and disembarkation day. Advance reservations are required. Ask for pricing.

If you should need a transfer from Antalya or Bodrum airports the price is depending on number of passengers and time of day.

 

SCHEDULE & PRICE    

   

DEPARTURE DATES  

2013:    October 12,  19

2014:    April 26,    May 3,     October 25

 

Price per person, double occ. CAD $1840
Singles on request   $500
Single share cabins may be available at no extra surcharge    
Optionel e-bike rental   $160

 

This tour includes:

  • 8 day journey on a luxurious Turkish gulet with crew
  • 7 nights accommodation in an air-conditioned spacious cabin with private bathroom.
  • Breakfast buffet  AND one hot dinner per day, prepared by the ship's cook.
  • Linen and towels
  • Six day tours with your cycling guide, as per program
  • Detailed travel maps and guide for each days tour
  • Support vehicle on all cycle tours
  • Rental bicycle: 21-speed trekking bike with Ortlieb pannier bags & insurance
  • Entrances to museums and archeological sites
  • Multilingual tour guide

 

Additional costs:

  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Lunches on land
  • Tips for crew and tour-guides

  

Helmets are mandatory and will be available to rent for free aboard ship, however we recommend you bring your own.

 

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