Where We Stay Matters:
At Biking in Turkey we appreciate the importance of exceptional accommodation and work hard to ensure we stay at places that make your cycling holiday even more memorable. From the finest classy boutique hotels to modest village houses or even camping under the stars, it’s all chosen for a reason!
In recent years the standard of accommodation options available across Turkey has been vastly improved and today a new class of “boutique hotels” present the guest with a perfect balance of luxury, class, history and individualism. Boutique hotels are often small, family run establishments, often with their own gourmet restaurants. Some are old Konaks (large Ottoman houses), some are underground caves, some are airy wooden mountain chalets. All are a world away from anonymous luxury of the big hotel chains although the facilities they offer are equally appealing. Here at Middle Earth Travel we have come to love the hotels where we stay, and select only the best places that we would chose ourselves if we were the customer!
In some of the places that we ride there are no hotels of a fine standard and in these cases sometimes we stay at village houses. These are normal local houses, often owned by the village mayor and his family, who have opened their arms, and their doors, to accommodate our groups. What village houses lack in facilities and glamour they more than make up for in charm and hospitality and many guests find these nights the most memorable of their trip. Note that we always go out of our way to make your stay as comfortable as possible, and yes, you can have a few cold beers even in the most traditional areas!
On some tours, particularly our more remote mountain bike adventures, we choose on occasions to sleep under canvas. On these nights, the support vehicle will drive ahead of the cyclists and arrive and set up camp so that when we arrive everything is ready. We camp in some of the most awesome places, often under starry skies that you just don’t see in more urbanised areas. This is the true spirit of adventure and wilderness camping is at the mountaineering heart of every member of the Middle Earth Travel team. Rest assured though that we go out of our way to make it as comfy as possible- hot showers, proper beds, bar-be-qued supper and ice cold drinks… You’ll never forget the experience!