Aegean Coast Info

Located on Turkey’s south west coast, the Aegean area where we ride is a relatively undeveloped coastal land where olive groves descend to rocky peninsulas and hidden coves. The coast is among the loveliest landscapes in the country.

Lapped by the clear water of the Aegean Sea, the sea is never far away and pristine beaches surrounded by olive groves, rocky crags and pine woods make this a perfect region to explore by bike. Dotted with idyllic fishing harbours, popular holiday villages and the remains of ancient civilisations attesting to the inheritance of more than 5,000 years of history, culture and mythology, this region offers a holiday with something for everyone.

Nature lovers, sun worshippers, photographers, sports enthusiasts, sailors and archaeologists will all find much of interest here! Along the whole length of the coast, accommodations to suit every taste and price range can be found and the quality of restaurants, road surfaces, markets and other facilities is also higher than many other parts of the country.

Enjoying an exceptionally mild climate, with soft, verdant springs, hot summers, sunny autumns and warm winters marked by occasional showers cycling is possible throughout the year.

The region’s highlights include Lake Bafa National Park- an incredibly beautiful landscape of white sand beaches, huge, rounded boulders and untouched natural vegetation. Often home to flocks of flamingos, Bafa is one of our favourite places.

We visit Dalyan due to it’s stunning riverside position, protected turtle beach, Lycian rock tombs and relaxed, easy going vibe. An evening meal beside the villages clean waters watching the sun set… or a riverboat trip down to the beach… or a poke around the lovely markets…. Dalyan has something for everyone!

8 thoughts on “Aegean Coast Info

  1. Hello! We are traveling to Turkey December 2018 for ten days. Along with sight-seeing in Istanbul, we’d like to do some cycling. Would you recommend the Aegean coast during this time, and if yes, do you have any bikes for hire, maps, etc? We are experienced road cyclists. Thanks for your help.

    • Hi Amy, Nice to hear from you. Yes, the southern Aegean is often fine in December / January. We can offer good quality hire bikes and full self-guiding itineraries… Please check your email- I will send you some details. Best regards, Jon

  2. We have 5 people – 4 middle aged women and our 25 year old nephew early August 2015. We would like to cycle 3 days along the Aegean, stay in family run places for 4 nights….what can you offer? How does this work? What would be the cost?

    Many thanks

    • Hi Sherry, Nice to hear from you… It sounds like a portion of our Aegean Road Bike Touring route would be perfect for your group. We can offer guided or self-guided alternatives. The cost will depend on which sector of the tour you decide on, but I will send you a quote, along with some more information, in an email. Thanks again, Jon.

  3. Hello,
    We too would like to bike ride in this area or similar for 7 days. Middle aged fit couple wanting an easy to moderate ride but in July. I suspect this is a relatively hot period as I’ve not seen many dates available. Would appreciate some advice, suggestions for this time.
    Regards
    Susi

    • Hi Susi. Thanks for getting in touch! You can ride this tour in July, though it will be hot for sure! I’ll send you an email with some more info anyhow! All the best, Jon

  4. We are interested in four days road cycling in Aegean coastal area from about 23 October. We are an older Australian couple. We cycle regularly, but would prefer to keep daily distances under about 50 km and terrain not too steep. We would be happy to stay in one centre and take day rides or cycle from place to place (providing we have enough time to experience the villages). Can you help?

    • Hi Louise, We can certainly help you organise a wonderful bike tour along the Aegean Coast! I’ll email you with some specific suggestions…

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