Turkish Lake District MTB- St Paul Trail

  • Riding scenic, challenging trails along the famous St Paul Trail trekking route.
  • 2000m pass above Lake Egirdir with stunning panoramic views and descent.
  • Discovering the amzaingly well preserved Roman road at Adada
  • Drinking tea with Yoruk nomads on mountain pastures of Dedegol and Davras
  • Exploring the extensive ancient Greek ruined city of Selge.
  • White water rafting in the white waters of the Korprulu Canyon.
  • Experiencing incredible local hospitality at the wonderful old village of Beydilli

TOUR DETAILS:

This challenging route skirts the new St Paul Trail over high mountains and through deep canyons from the little known Turkish Lake District towards it’s destination in the Koprulu Canyon near the Mediterranean coast. It passes through some of the greenest parts of Taurus mountains, some of Turkey’s most impressive canyon scenery and the mountainous homelands of Yoruk nomads. It’s a true voyage of discovery and our most varied expedition- perfect for those with a thirst to discover what’s around the next corner!

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The Turkish Lake District Tour follows a little known network of remote dirt tracks, wonderful deserted roads, and rough singletrack migration routes, linking up historic sites via some of the Toros Mountains’ most stunning scenery. This tour is perfect for those looking for an adventurous and challenging biking expedition in some of Turkey’s most beautiful and least explored landscapes! This is wilderness  mountain biking with the maximum of diversity- remote, undiscovered terrain that brims with history and culture. You’ll meet semi nomadic shepherds and have the chance to stay in rustic villages where time has largely stood still.

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Why?

Our guide Jon Bawn lived in this region for a couple of years and this tour was developed out of the MTB routes he discovered during that time. It’s a result of local knowledge and grass routes no nonsense mountain biking and will appeal to adventurous MTB tourists.

When?

May to June and September to October offer the best riding conditions but this trek can be great in the summer too- the longer days actually making for a more relaxed itinerary with more time for exploring the many sights en route.

How?

The tour starts and finishes in Antalya where there are many flight options to suit all budgets. Please note that this tour is physically demanding, with daily elevation gains of well over 1000m- and as such requires a good level of fitness! Contact us if you need advice or assistance. Dutch riders click here to read the Op Pad review of this tour!

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Price (per person): 900 Euro
Minumum group size 3.
Maximum group size 10.
For groups of 5 people or less a surcharge of 100 Euros per person is added to the price. 

Options: 
Single Supplement 220 Euro.
Bike rental 150 Euro. 

Price includes: 
7 nights hotel and pension accommodation. Transfers to and from Antalya airport. Professional MTB guide. Full use of support vehicle. All meals, snacks and tea and coffee at mealtimes.

Price does not include:
Flights. Alcoholic and soft drinks available at camps or restaurants and entrance fees to historical sites and museums. Tips for guides and driver.

Tour Length:
8 days.

Start / finish point:
Antalya

Grade:
3-4: Challenging and requiring good fitness but less technical than the Cappadocia Singletrack tour 

Features:
6 days multi centre MTB. Varied terrain with some singletrack and wilderness sections. 

Equipment advice: Tubes filled with “Slime” or other anti-puncture liquid are strongly recommended for this tour. The tour goes to some very out of the way places where in the event of technical or physical failure could take a long time to get back to the minibus. Please contact us for advice on bike maintenance and spares to take.

Dates: 
June 17 – 24 2017
August 26 – September 2 2017

Turkish Lake Distric Old Bridge

Turkish lake District Korprulu Canyon

9 thoughts on “Turkish Lake District MTB- St Paul Trail

  1. Hi! This lake district tour looks fantastic! can you send me info if it is possible to do – for 3 women – between 14-21 may or 9-16 May?
    We are all from Brasil, and this is my 2nd time in Turkey!

    We would also like to know about the hotels during the trip.

    • Hi Sheila, Thanks for getting in touch! The Lake District tour is one of my personal favourites- I lived in the area from 2004 to 2005 and the mountain scenery there is some of the wildest and most untouched in all Turkey. Plus the local people, cultures and hospitality you’ll meet along the way are incredibly authentic. Hotels are all of a good standard, if a little less commercial than those you might come across in more touristic areas. Either of the dates you suggest can be possible, although 9-16 May would work better for us if you have that option. I’ll send you an email so we can discuss the finer details. All my best, Jon

  2. can u send me prices for all your trips out of antayla and i’m lookign for hard long distnace trip the longer the better with and withotu accom and food .

    • Hi Tas thanks for your enquiry. The price of this tour depends on how many people there will be in the group. Are you travelling alone or with others? I’ll send you an email with some options and ideas. Cheers, Jon

  3. Looking for tours in the MTB tours in the summer – thinking Turkish Lake District. Is any trip available.

    • Hi Michael. Thanks for getting in touch. We do have possibilities for the Turkish Lake District tour this summer. I’ll send you an email with some details.

  4. please send me more inform about the Turkish Lake District MTB.
    And when are tours this summer
    mario manica

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