St Paul Legacy MTB Full Itinerary

Programme:

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

Accommodation:

4 nights hotel / pension
2 nights village house
1 night bungalows / camping

Full Itinerary:

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.

One thought on “St Paul Legacy MTB Full Itinerary

  1. hi, just noticed your site and the area you work around. I’m not in the market for a biking holiday at the moment but will certainly pass on your details to people i know may be interested.
    I have booked a flight to Antalya and am wanting to walk some of the st Pauls trail and wondered if you know of anyone who can do a transfer for me from Antalya airport to the start of my walk in Adada a few miles from Sutcular? i only have 2 weeks and know i cannot complete the full loop from Perge to Serik and thought if i could start in Adada and walk around the loop via Kesme, that i could manage this in 2 weeks.i would be greatful if you could supply any information.
    thank you! kind reguards. Alice

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