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Cycling in Turkey

Turkey is a fascinating country to explore by bike. Thanks to its unique position on a crossroads between Asia, the Middle East and Europe you can discover an impressive history, rich culture and superb food not to mention great hospitality.

Experience the true satisfaction of having travelled across this ancient and beautiful land under your own steam, fully immersed in the ever changing landscapes, nature and cultures - modern and ancient of the region, with time for tasting the sun kissed produce of the Lycian region.

Turkish food is one of the richest in the world, your Explore Leader will ensure you get the opportunity to try local treats like Börek, a cheese filled baked flaky pastry. Wash it down with a refreshing glass of Ayran, yoghurt based drink. The food is often a highlight on a holiday to Turkey.

On a cycling holiday in Turkey you can enjoy generally well surfaced and incredibly traffic free roads. What motorists we come across are delighted and surprised to see cyclists in their village. There is lots of horn honking, but that is a greeting and encouragement, not an admonishment!

In Turkey everyone has a smile for a cyclist! Farmers will stop to wave, children will try to run alongside shouting ‘Allo’, keen to try some English. If you stop for a breather, an old lady can emerge insisting that you take some of her apples or walnuts, the welcome we receive is touchingly genuine.

Cycling through Turkey with Explore you’ll get the best out of your holiday. For nature lovers, there is much on offer here. From the various types of turtles and tortoises of Dalyan, to eagles and tree crabs (strange but true) in the mountains, from chameleons in the forests, to orchids by the roadside, there is more to the area than meets the eye.

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Turkey has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. The best times to travel to Turkey on a cycling holiday are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) when it is cooler than the summer months but still with plenty of sunshine. You can also benefit from smaller crowds travelling at this time of year.

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