8 Day Guided Motorcycle Tour in Western Turkey from Istanbul

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Centrally located Istanbul hotels to null

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Turkey is a country which is located where Asia meets Europe and has some breathtaking routes for motorcyclists. And you will be riding on both of these 2 continents during our trip. The journey will take place between North (Istanbul) and South (Antalya) of the country along the western coasts and inlands. During the tour you will visit historical, local and natural places that will be never forgotten. Accomodation will be mix of 4 nights camping by the sea (or in walking distance) and 3 nights at hotels. Price includes as many services as possible to avoid thinking of extra costs such as; rental motorcycle (BMW F800 GS), fuel, single basis private accomodation, all meals with drinks, entrance fees to attractions and 2 hrs boat trip with swimming break.  You will enjoy this experience on two wheels when discovering this beautiful country in 1 week (8 days, 7 overnights).
• You will be picked up from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport on Day 1 and transferred to your hotel.  • On Day 2, first ride will be towards historical peninsula of Istanbul for a half day tour to some historical attractions such as Underground Cistern, Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmet Mosque. The ride will continue directly to Gallipoli peninsula where one of the bloodiest campaigns took place during the World War 1. First camp site will be arrived in about 4 hours with short rest stops. In the camping evenings, you will enjoy the tasty barbeque for the dinner as long as it's permitted in the site (min twice). Otherwise you will benefit from the facility's restaurant services which is included in the price. Accomodation will be organized as 4 nights in tent in camp sites, 3 nights at carefully picked hotels with minimum 4* or special class category. All accomodation are on single basis. • On day 3, ride will continue towards legendary lands of battles from WW1. After getting a lot of information from recent history on historical battlefields for about half a day, it will be departed to the harbour where you will cross from Europe to Asia by ferry. As you land on Asian side, Trojan Horse, starred in the movie "Troy" together with Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom in 2004 will be awaiting for you. Today's camping in Assos region surrounded with olive trees and located by the sea will be arrived after 1,5 hour riding. • The next day begins with a Turkish coffee in a local small village, called Yesilyurt. Next stop will be the fabulous ancient city Pergamon where medicine developed a lot and snake was used as symbol for the first time. On the way to Turkey's 3rd biggest city Izmir, you will stop by a small Aegean fisherman village Foca. After checking in to the hotel in Izmir, you will have some time for walking through the old shopping streets of the city. Comfy beds at the hotel will be waiting for you at the end of the day. • 5th day will begin with a ride towards another famous ancient city Ephesus and holy pilgrimage place, House of Virgin Mary. After having lunch in a cozy mountain village, Şirince, the ride goes on to the camp site on Bodrum peninsula, which is another popular touristical destinaton. • The day begins with a ferry cross to Datça peninsula. It will be ridden through fantastic natural scenes on the peninsula till another popular touristical town, Marmaris. On the way to last camp site in Kaş, Saklikent (Hidden) Canyon will be visited for some refreshing. • Last riding day will begin towards the harbour where you will enjoy the last swimming opportunity during a 1,5 hour boat trip. Last part of the journey continues to Antalya through the breathtaking curvy coastal roads. • 8th day is the time for departure home. Transfers to the airport will be organized complimentary.Daily average ride will be between 200-350 km's and around 1700 km's in total.

What’s included

  • Rental motorcycle for 6 riding days (BMW F800 GS)
  • 3rd party liability insurance
  • Fuel
  • 7 nights Single basis accommodation (4 nights in tent in camp sites, 3 nights at hotels min 4* or special class category)
  • Private gulet boat rental for 1,5 hour with swimming break
  • Tent and all seasonal sleeping set on camping days
  • All ferry fees (twice)
  • All highway tolls
  • Support vehicle for luggages
  • Continental breakfast (including tea, coffee, water)
  • Lunch with 1 soft drink (during 6 riding days)
  • Dinner with 1 alcoholic or soft drink
  • Bottled water on rest stops
  • Tour escort/host
  • Professional guide on mentioned attractions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Ride Around Turkey gift package including 2 t-shirts, 1 hat and 1 towel)
  • Memento set of minimum 50 photos + 30 minutes video record of the trip
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • All personal health, travel and accident insurance
  • Travel expenses to/from Turkey (flight tickets etc)
  • Visa expenses if required
  • Other personal expenses