Turkey - Bodrum & The Bay of Gokova

8 Days / 7 Nights 200km

The Gulf of Gökova, stretching between the historic city of Bodrum and the extremely attractive Datça-Peninsula, is a scenic gem - a highlight among our cycling tours in Turkey. Completely spared from mass tourism, you explore by bike and boat untamed nature with fantastic panoramas, small harbours, wonderfully clear waters and historical highlights.

Highlights:
  • Bodrum’s Halicarnassus built by the Knights of Rhodes at the entrance to Bodrum’s harbour
  • Ancient rock tombs
  • Archaeological site at Knidos
  • Swimming at picturesque English Bay
 

Your Journey

Day 1:

Arrive Bodrum and board your traditional gullet at 2.00 pm.

Day 2 Bodrum – Yalıҁiftlik

Start the day with aguided city tour by bike visiting the imposing St. Peter's fortress, and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, once one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Afterwards, bike to Kızılağaç, known for its local bazaar. Continue to Yalıҁiftlik where there is a beautiful beach.
Cycling 17 km

Day 3 Yalıҁiftlik - Mazı – Akbük

From Yalıҁiftlik, bike through the scenic natural landscapes of the hinterland and finally back to the coast to Mazı. Here the boat awaits you for lunch and you can relax on board during the two and a half hours crossing to Akbük, a charming little harbor.
Cycling 41 km

Day 4 Akbük – Akyaka

A shuttle service takes you from Akbük to the charming mountain village of Sarnıçköy to start biking. At the village of Akyaka, stop to view the ancient rock tombs. This picturesque village is characterized by pseudo-Seljuk-Ottoman architecture with significant wooden elements, unique to Turkey. Return to Akyaka for overnight.
Cycling 31 km

Day 5 Akyaka – Ҁamlı

Enjoy a circuit ride inland with an abundance of nature and solitude. Afterwards, head to picturesque Ҁamlı bay, for a refreshing swim.
Cycling 34 km

Day 6 Ҁamlı – English Bay - Yedi Adalar

Today's bike tour takes you through small villages and fragrant pine forests to picturesque English Bay for a swim stop. Then enjoy a one-and-a-half-hour cruise by boat to Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands).
Cycling 20 km

Day 7 Aegina Island – Piraeus/Athens

Cross to Körmen on the Datça Peninsula. An ascent by bike leads you to a height of 450 m/1.480 ft, for a beautiful view over the Greek islands Nissyros, Tilos and Rhodes. Enjoy the descent back down to the sea then follow a path along a scenic coastal road before entering the suburban outskirts of Knidos. Visit the impressive archaeological site.
Cycling 42 km

Day 8 Friday, Knidos - Bodrum

After breakfast on board, enjoy the sea air during the last crossing to Bodrum where your tour ends.

Terrain

Energetic – biking hilly mountainous terrain mostly on asphalted roads with some extended climbs. Daily rides are between 16 – 40 km. Electric bikes available.

Meals

Half board (2 meals a day)

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