Day 1: Transfer to Lake Egirdir from Antalya Airport
Day 2-7: Mountain biking in the Turkish Lake District and St Paul Trail area
Day 8: Return transfer to Antalya Airport
4 nights hotel / pension
2 nights village house
1 night bungalows / camping
Day 1: Arrive at Antalya airport, transfer to Egirdir (3 hours). Check in the pension and have a meeting about the week with your guide.
Day 2: Egirdir – Yukari Gokdere (and back to Egirdir on asphalt road)
HIGHLIGHTS: teahouse view, pass, top downhill - Egirdir Akpinar, climbing on asphalt. - Tea at teahouse - Akpinar to ridge, border of military base - military base-Isparta Davraz (ski lodge), flat. - ski lodge-pass (ca. 2000 m, bes kuyular), long climb - pass- Yukari Gokdere, long rocky downhill, very nice - back to Egirdir, stay at the same pension.
Day 3: Egirdir-Beydere –Atabey -Barla (back to Egirdir on the asphalt)
HIGHLIGHTS: most beautiful pass within the trip, very nice rocky downhill - Egirdir Beydere on asphalt, flat - Beydere-pass, short climb - pass-Atabey, downhill, flat, partly on rocky road, last part on asphalt - Atabey – Kalkan, flat, asphalt - Kalkan pass, climb, beautiful pass - pass-Barla, long rocky downhill, very nice again.
Stay at the same pension.
Day 4: Serpil Köy-Sagrak (Adada)
Today we will drive 20kms from Egirdir to Serpil to begin our trip.
HIGHLIGHTS: nice forest scenery, gorge, Adada, roman road - Serpil Köy-lake, climbing, pushing bike (not possible to walk) - lake-yuvali, rocky, slightly downhill - yuvali-Sipahiler, good dirt road - Sipahiler Sagrak, dirt/rocky, down to gorge (small river) and then up, last part asphalt - roman road: don’t try this at home… Stay at Sagrak old school which is now a charming local pension.
Day 5: Sagrak – picnic place – Kasimlar
HIGHLIGHTS: beautiful mountain scenery, nice downhill - Sagrak- Adada- Yenikoy on asphalt - yenikoy – pass, pushing the bike to long (alternative?) we will change that part and use an old migration route, it is a dirt road! - pass – picnic place – dirt road, mostly up, sometimes down - picnic place – pass, dirt road, climbing a bit, traversing in mountain terrain, at a junction with 4/5 roads you go up again (right) but not to long. - Pass – Bucakdere, bad road but a beautiful downhill, super-mountain-scenery - Bucakdere -Kasimlar, asphalt. Stay at Kasimlar for the night in a village house.
Day 6: Kasimlar – Caltepe
HIGHLIGHTS: beautiful (asphalt) river-road with nice trees, view from pass. It is the longest downhill - Kasimlar – junction (to Seydisehir – Konya), good road along the riverside. - junction to first pass (ca. 1800 m): long climb, dirt road, nice view (to the lake) - first pass-second pass, slightly down to junction (follow Antalya) and up again, rocky dirt road - second pass – long beautiful downhill to the main road - on the main road (asphalt) to Caltepe. We will stay at the Barca guest house.
Day 7: Caltepe – Selge – Roman bridge
HIGHLIGHTS: gorge-road, Selge, Roman bridge - Caltepe – climbing to small village - from small village through beautiful gorge to altinkaya (old ancient city of Selge) - downhill on asphalt to holiday houses/restaurant at riverside (roman bridges). We will stay near by the river.
Day 8: Transfer to Antalya for the flight.