Turquoise Coast MTB Full Itinerary

Programme:

Day 1 : Transfer from Antalya Airport
Day 2-6 : Mountain biking along the Turquoise Coast
Day 8 : Return transfer to Antalya

Accommodation:

6 Nights top quality hotels
1 Night boutique bungalows

Full Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Antalya Airport . We will unpack bikes, load onto the bike trailer, transfer and check in the historic and beautiful old city. Depending on your arrival time we should have chance to check bikes over and make any adjustments, and to supply equipment for those requiring a hire bike. Complimentary welcome drink, briefing and dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Transfer Saklikent Ski Resort and then continue towards the observatory until 2020m. We take a network of dirt roads past yayla’s (mountain summer pastures), gradually descending to the village of Sogut Cumasi (1480m).   We through a varied mountainous landscape before eventually dropping down into the Kemer Canyon where refreshments and a cool splash in the pools waits. We overnight at a fantastic eco resort- a true slice of paradise that has to be experienced to be believed. Transfer to Tekirova. Hotel at Sundance Camp boutique bungalows.
60km- 80% off road

Day 3: Transfer Finike – Yesilyurt / Alcadag (800m). We begin with a dirt road climb due west, before joining the Lycian Way trekking path. Then we ride tough, challenging, but totally rewarding single track from Alakilise to Yatikardic and finally Beloren- incredible panoramic views down toi the coast over 1000m below! Finally we descend to Demre and explore the rock tombs there. Transfer to our final destination: Adrasan- a perfect little place with a small, very clean beach and one of our favourite hotels in the area. Hotel Adrasan.

Day 4: Transfer Patara beach. Todays’s ride is a challenging one, almost entirely following the single track trails of the Lycian Way trekking path. Sometimes easy but never dull, a couple of technical stretches are well worth it for the chance to ride amongst this fabulous Turquoise Coast scenery. We begin on asphalt to Kinik, and visit the ancient ruins at Pydnai before hitting the singletrack proper. Passing Alinca (where we have lunch), the majestic wooded valley of Kabak and riding high above Butterfly Valley canyon before arriving at our hotel in the shadow of paragliders on Father Mountain. Hotel Ovacik.
35km – 90% off road

Day 5: Transfer up to Elmali – Yuva Vilage (1100m). From here we climb on rough dirt tracks up to Girdev Lake (1730m- beneath Eren Mountain- the highest in this area). We decend to 1670m in a deep valley climbing due west and then climb up a valley through mountain pasture again to over 1800m. Then we decend west , past Derekoy (1100m) before dropping down to top of Saklikent Canyon- a sheer sided gauge in the rock 12km long and the region’s most stunnnig geological feature. From here it’s all downhill to bottom of Saklikent gorge- with great views and a welcome cold beer beside the fast flowing snow melt waters when we arrive. Tough day that can be shortened on demand! Return transfer to Fethiye – Ovacik. Hotel Ovacik.
60km- 95% off road

Day 6: Today is an easy day, exploring local trails around Dalyan, with plenty of opportunities to explore the villages many attractions- hot springs, mud baths, Lycian tombs, fresh water turtles, boat trips on the river, and of course the unmissable and protected Istuzu beach will be on our itineraries in this well deserved chill out day! Hotel Dalyan.
20km – 80% off road

Day 7: Transfer up to Gokceova Golu (1700m) From our start point high in the mountains above Dalyan we ride fast, flowing fire road due south with incredible views over Koycegiz Lake. After lunch we drop down to the Yuvarlak stream, past Dogdugu and Zeytin Alani before passing Koycegiz and finishing for a well deserved beer beside the river at Dalyan. Hotel Dalyan.
50km – 85% off road

Day 8: After a leisurely morning we pack up the bikes and return transfer to Antalya, with time there for shopping and sightseeing depending on your flight time.

Click here to book online for only 150 Euro per person.
Note: Itineraries are subject to change without notice!

2 thoughts on “Turquoise Coast MTB Full Itinerary

    • Hi Damian,
      Good to hear from you! Were you looking for an MTB tour specifically? Actually the Turquoise Coast trip isn’t one we offer any longer, but there are other options in May! I’ll send you an email so we can discuss it! Cheers, Jon

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