Presidential Tour Road Biking

The Presidential Tour is Turkey’s international pro team tour, covering over 1300km in just 8 days as it winds its way north east from the Mediterranean coast to Istanbul. The 2012 tour begins on 22nd April and this year for the first time we’re offering keen riders the chance to ride all, or part of the course before or after the race itself, combing a week of first class riding with the chance to view one of the world’s great cycling spectacles.

Highlights:

  • Ride in the footsteps of legends along the same, expertly designed routes.
  • Experience some of Turkey’s most epic mountain climbs and bare knuckle descents.
  • Ride as much or as little of the route as you choose- the support vehicle is always on hand.
  • Discover the best coastal and mountain landscapes of Turquoise Coast and Aegean regions, including the fabulous Lake Bafa National Park.
  • Explore the ancient Greek ruins at Ephesus- arguably Turkey’s finest historical site.

Tour Details:

This is a 6 day tour (including a day watching the pro race) with the majority on fast, well surfaced major roads. To avoid busy main roads and traffic hotspots our tour picks up the Tour at Stage 2 in Goynuk, near Antalya, and heads inland over the mountains before returning again to the coast. The route then meanders northwards through splendid coastal scenery past the unmissable ancient Greek city of Ephesus to Izmir, where we end. The race distances have been moderated in some cases, but the tour still is challenging and extremely rewarding.

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Why?

Ride in the shadows of your professional heroes on some of Turkey’s best road biking routes. Combine your tour with the professional event too!

When?

Recommended either side of the Presidential Tour (24th April to start at Antalya, or 28th April to begin at Izmir and ride the route in reverse). Please contact us for clarification.

How?

The tour begins in Antalya and ends in Izmir. A multitude of scheduled and charter flights are available to those airports. A return transfer to Antalya can be arranged on request.

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Practical Info:

Price* (excluding flights):

Approx. 700 Euro.
See Pricing Policy for details.
To make a booking:
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Start / finish point:

Antalya / Izmir

Approx flight price from UK:

200 Euro.

Duration:

7 days (6 day option).

The biking:

8 days multi centre.
Fitness grade 4.
Group size 6-12.

What’s included:

7 nights good quality hotel accommodation.
Transfers to and from Antalya airport.
Professional guides.
Full use of support vehicle.
All meals, tea and coffee.

What’s not included:

Alcoholic and soft drinks available at camps or restaurants and entrance fees to historical sites and museums. Tips for guides and driver.

Trip dates:

22nd to 29th April 2012 for the Pro Race version. Other dates April – October (7 day tour without race day) are available for reduced price- please contact us for info.

Equipment advice

Road or light touring bike is strongly recommended for this tour.

Optional extras:

Single room guarantee £200.
Bike rental £120.

* Price may be dependent on final group size.
See Booking Conditions for details.

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