Bicycle Cruise Lycian Coast

Bicycle Cruise Lycian Coast (8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 230 km )


We spend a week discovering the Lycian coast from Marmaris to Fethiye with the three-masted motor yacht Bahriyeli. Our charming and stylish swimming accommodation is built to the highest of standards. We get to know the Turkish coast and back-country with the aid of a bike.

Our tour guide points out the unique natural wonders and historical cities which grace the area, allowing us to be transported back in time. Admire the famous rock cut tombs of Dalyan, which were carved into stone between 4 and 2 B.C. by the Lycian coastal inhabitants, or let yourself be mesmerized by the breathtaking Saklikent Canyon.

Spend your evenings in the deserted bays and let yourself be rocked to sleep by the ocean or make the most of the pulsating night life in the port cities and their many cafes and bars.

Map

Highlights of the tour
Culture: The Lycian rock-cut tombs are impressive landmarks.
Nature: Explore the spectacular Sakklikent Canyon by foot.
Activity: Short but effective: Go for a walk around the plain tree of Bayır - it brings good luck.
Culinary: Don't miss trying Gözleme - The thin and spicy filled flat breads are a speciality of the Anatolian kitchen!
Souvenirs: A stroll through one of the many exciting bazars mustn't be missed!

Itinerary

1st Day (Sat) Marmaris (Embarkation)

Individual arrival by plane to Dalaman or Bodrum airport and (if any) transfer to Bodrum (aprx. 1,5 h and respectively 2 h). Check-in on board starts at 2 pm. Take the afternoon to stroll through the lively and oriental old town. The journey begins with dinner, where everybody gets together.

2nd Day (Sun) Marmaris – Sarsala (aprx. 22 mi./ 35 km)

Ship ahoy! A two-hour cruise brings us to a picturesque swimming bay. From here we cycle over a 850 ft./ 250 m high pass before we reach the plain of Dalaman. Today’s destination is Sarsala, a quiet bay, where we stay overnight.

3rd Day (Mon) Sarsala – Fethiye (aprx. 22 mi./ 35 km)

After breakfast we cross to Gemiler Bay, passing many small islands on the way. We cycle through a pine forest until we reach the since 1922 uninhabited Greek city of Kayaköy, which was once home to some 6.500 inhabitants. Afterwards our bike tour leads us to the lagoon of Ölüdeniz – a gem you should not miss – comparable with the Golden Horn on Brač Island (Croatia). Join your tour guide once more on an appealing but challenging ride to your ship waiting in the lively town of Fethiye.

4th Day (Tue) Fethiye – Göcek (aprx. 19 mi./ 30 km)

A bus transfers (60 min) takes us to Cavdir, the starting point of today’s cycling tour. From here we bike to the Saklikent Canyon, where we can enjoy lunch at the river bank. In Turkish “Saklikent” means “Hidden City”. The canyon is spectacular and can be easily explored on foot. Afterwards we continue our cycling to the ancient town of Tlos which has been one of the largest towns in Lycia. After an inspiring visit a transfer takes us to Fethiye. Back at the harbour the Bahriyeli brings us to Göcek, where we spend the night.

5th Day (Wed) Göcek – Dalyan (aprx. 25 mi./ 40 km)

From Göcek – due to its important Marina one of the most significant places of tourism along the Turkish south coast – we bike over a 1,150 ft./350 m high pass, enjoying panoramic views. Afterwards we cross a pine forest before we cycle along a quiet minor road down to the Dalaman plain, through fertile fields and lush vegetation to Dalyan. From here a small boat takes us down the river – passing the impressive Lycian rock cut tombs of Dalyan – to the Bahriyeli, where we stay overnight.

6th Day (Thu) Kaunos – Ekincik (aprx. 20 mi./ 32 km)

In the morning once more a small boat picks us up and takes us to the ancient city Kaunos which is certainly worth a visit. In former times situated next to the sea it’s silt up nowadays. Only some ruins recall wealthy times. After a brief visit we continue cycling along the Köycegiz lake until we reach the thermal baths that invite us to a healing bath. After a 1,150 ft/350 m climb we arrive at the little village of Ekincik, where we spend the night.

7th Day (Fri) Ekincik – Marmaris (aprx. 34 mi./ 55 km)

After a two-hour crossing we arrive at the Bozborun Peninsula. On our last bike ride we take a lonely mountain road in order to get to a cute mountain village with its 1500 year old trees. After a spectacular descent down to Icmeler‘s coastal road our cycling tour finally leads us to Marmaris, where the boat already awaits us with a delicious dinner. The last evening aboard takes place traditionally and includes the communal dinner and a last get-together in a cosy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.

8th Day (Sat) Marmaris (Disembarkation)

After breakfast check-out. On request collective transfer to the airport and individual return home or extended stay in Turkey.

Ships

Bahriyeli (Premium)

The Bahriyelis A-C are three mast motor-sailors built as a traditional Turkish gullet. They combine pure elegance with great comfort. With their high rising masts, the boats are a real eye catcher in every harbor. The salon and the guest cabins are graciously designed with gallant furnishings. The expansive ships decks provide an array of comfortable seating arrangements. A perfect setting in which to enjoy the cruise, read a book or simply to regenerate in whilst the sea breeze sooths the senses.

Rental bikes

Hybrid Bikes

Those choosing to rent a hybrid bike will receive a reliable, low maintenance, aluminum frame bike in the suitable size. Our hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. All components are selected based on our twenty years of experience in bike tourism, insuring that they fulfill the necessary criteria to provide the rider with an uncompromised cycle experience.

These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 80 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

E-Bikes

Clients who wish to be supported by a tail-wind and seek to hire an e-bike will receive a high-quality pedelec, powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances, and characterized by their light weight and great components. Alternative drive systems may also be used. Standard components of our e-bikes in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. With our e-bikes you will conquer the hills with a smile, they are a true declaration of independence for all who wish to cycle and seek the support of a little push.

These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 160 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

Islandhopping Pannier

For the duration of the tour we supply you with a waterproof pannier by Ortlieb, a practical way of carrying drinks, bathing gear, camera etc.

To ensure that bike panniers remain water proof they have to be closed tight. Although panniers are manufactured from waterproof material Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH cannot be held liable for any damage that might be caused to any personal belongings like mobile phones, cameras ect.

The use of our Islandhopping panniers is free of charge.

Journey

Port of embarkation/disembarkation - Marmaris

Our trip along the Lycian Coast starts and ends in Marmaris.


How to get to Marmaris

A flight is the fastest, easiest and most economic way to get to Turkey. The closest airport is Dalaman (DLM). The most flights go to Izmir airport (ADB), which is situated approx. four hours from Marmaris. During the high season you can also fly directly to Dalaman airport.

To investigate and book a suitable flight you can for example use the website www.opodo.com.

Transfers between the Airport and the Boat

  • Fee-based collective transfers between Dalaman airport and Marmaris (only available on embarkation/disembarkation days): 20 euro per person and way
  • Fee-based collective transfers between Bodrum airport and Marmaris (only available on embarkation/disembarkation days): 40 euro per person and way

     

  • Customized transfers are available on request: info@islandhopping.com

How to make a transfer reservation

For the organization of all airport transfers please indicate your exact flight details:

– arrival & departure date
– flight route
– airline
– flight number
– estimated arrival or departure time

If there are belated changes of your flight times you are kindly requested to inform our office immediately.

For transfer reservations please contact our office team:

Ph: +49-(0)7531-36186-0
Email: info@islandhopping.com

Extended stay

Extend your holiday!

Would you like to spend a couple of days in Akyaka in the surrounding regions of Marmaris before or after your bicycle cruise?

Akyaka: according to most visitors, the main attraction is the natural beauty of Akyaka, together with the biodiversity of the surrounding wetlands, where among other things, the now very rare European otter (lutra lutra) can be spotted. Especially in the winter months a number of bird species including herons, ibis, flamingos, and with a little luck even pelicans can be observed as they rest here on their journey south.

If you like to book a room in the below mentioned hotel, please send us an email to: info@islandhopping.com.

Susam Suites Hotel in Akyaka

More than a hotel: the Susam Suites Hotel is a completely new holiday experience! A unique harmony of comfort and tranquility combined with an insiders’ view into the local life in and around the region of Akyaka, including a large range of outdoor activities! The Susam Suites Hotel is located in Akçapınar Village, close to Akyaka, at the Gulf of Gokova, only 45 minutes from Dalaman Airport and 20 minutes from Muğla and Marmaris.

The Susam Suites Hotel consists of 7 suites and 18 deluxe rooms, where one can experience the true serenity of the village amidst the fruit and vegetable gardens of Akyaka. The hotel buildings are grouped around a 27 meter long swimming pool and offers its visitors a tantalizing array of culinary delicacies which can be tasted in the bar and restaurant area. All meals consist exclusively of local products and a relaxed drink at the bar could be an enjoyable alternative for your evening.

Besides kitesurfing, outdoor enthusiasts can find a wide range of other outdoor activities such as wakeboarding, canoeing, nature walks, river boating, outdoor yoga classes, hiking and bicycle tours in the close surroundings of the hotel.

The room prices in Susam Suites Hotel in Akyaka vary according to the season. Bookings are available at the following rates:

15 March – 20 April 2018

– Single room incl. breakfast: 45 euro per person/night
– Double room incl. breakfast: 35 euro per person/night

20 April – 14 June 2018 and 1 September – 30 September 2018

– Single room incl. breakfast: 60 euro per person/night
– Double room incl. breakfast: 45 euro per person/night

1 October – 15 November 2018

– Single room incl. breakfast: 45 euro per person/night
– Double room incl. breakfast: 35 euro per person/night

 

Prices & Accomplishments

Base tour price per person (in a double cabin below deck)

– 1,190 euro (premium ship Bahriyeli)

Included services

• 8-day boat trip on a premium gulet with crew
• 7 nights in a double cabin with shower/toilet
• 7 x half-board on board
• Guided bicycle tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
• Overview-maps for the daily bike tours (on board)
• Entrance fee to museums and archaeological sites (group visit only)
• Transfers during the trip incl. bicycle transport as described in itinerary
• Support vehicle on all cycle tours
• Bed linen and towels
• English speaking tour guide

Additional optional services

• ½ a double cabin (on request)
• Surcharge for a single cabin: 500 euro (limited, on request)
• Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: hybrid bicycle: 80 euro/week; e-bike: 160 euro/week (limited, on request)
• Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week; e-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)
• Collective transfer (on embarkation and disembarkation days only) between Dalaman airport and the boat in Marmaris: 20 euro/person/ (booking incl. the complete transmission of flight details).
• Collective transfer (on embarkation and disembarkation days only) between Bodrum airport and the boat in Marmaris: 40 euro/person/ (booking incl. the complete transmission of flight details).
• Additional customized transfers (on request)
• Additional nights in Akyaka (B&B) (see below ‘extended stay’; prices on request)

Not included in the tour price

• Journey to Turkey
• Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
• Flat rate for bottled water: 20 euro for adults or 10 euro for children up to age 16 (to be paid to the captain)
• Meals and beverages ashore
• Entrance fee for sights not included in the tour price
• Beach towel for ashore use (if needed)
• Tips for tour guides and crew

 

Price reductions

• Children up to age 16 receive a 25 % discount on the basic tour price (not combinable with other discounts).
• Early-Bird discount: receive a 5% discount on the tour base price if your booking reaches us before the 31.01.2019 (combinable with the SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount).
• SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount: all guests booking the third or more tour directly over Islandhopping will receive a 5% discount on the tour base price (combinable with the Early-Bird discount).

Things to note

Language aboard

Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Weight Limit of Clients Bicycles Brought on Board

Please be aware, that we have a weight limit of 22 kg (48.5 lb), if you bring your own biycle/e-bike on board of one of our boats. This limit is important to protect the health of our guides/crew members, than they have to lift the bikes on board. If we consider it necessary, we will check the weight on site. If the weight limit is exceeded, we reserve the right to refuse taking the bike on board.

Itinerary changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements.

Requirements (Level 3)

The trip along the Lycian Coast belongs to the most challenging of our program. The day-tours average 40 km and take you through partly hilly and mountainous terrain. There will also be extended climbs where walking your bike is of course permitted. Most of the roads are asphalted. This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself. You can set aside a whole or half-day for swimming or relaxing on board the boat whenever you want.

Requirement to wear a helmet

Helmet use is mandatory on all bike tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Bike helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

Bringing children

We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.50 m (5 ft.)

Internet availability

Our Turkish boats do not offer a WiFi connection. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, we recommend to take your portable electronic device to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbour. Free WiFi is on offer almost everywhere. If you order something to eat or drink, then you are able to use the WiFi to your hearts content.

Our Ships

Please do not forget that the ship is your hotel as well as a machine, which has to be maintained and operated – day and night. A certain level of noise is therefore inevitable.

Catering

The on-board chef is a member of the crew and will prepare breakfast and one warm meal daily. The catering starts with dinner on embarkation day and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day.

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
April 2019
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 27.04-04.05Lycian CoastBahriyeli AMarmarisMarmaris1190 book
May 2019
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 11.05-18.05Lycian CoastBahriyeli DMarmarisMarmaris1190 book
 18.05-25.05Lycian CoastBahriyeli CMarmarisMarmaris1190
September 2019
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 28.09-05.10Lycian CoastBahriyeli AMarmarisMarmaris1190 book
October 2019
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 05.10-12.10Lycian CoastBahriyeli AMarmarisMarmaris1190 book
 12.10-19.10Lycian CoastBahriyeli AMarmarisMarmaris1190 book

Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
14:00- 17:00 Hrs

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com