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Bike & Boat

Lycian Coast · Turkey

From 1990 €
Route
from Yalıçiftlik / to Göcek
Duration
8 days /
7 nights
Distance
approx.
220 km
Level 3
Level 1
Easy cycling tours suitable for islandhoppers who are confident on their bikes but prefer riding on flatter terrain (15-30km and 200 elevation meters per day).
Level 1 - 2
Easy to moderate cycling tours through hilly terrain suitable for islandhoppers who have a good basic level of fitness (20-35km and up to 200-400 elevation meters per day).
Level 2
Moderate cycling tours through hilly terrain suitable for islandhoppers who cycle regularly and feel comfortable with longer climbs (25-40km and 300-500 elevation meters per day).
Level 2 -3
Moderate to demanding cycling tours through hilly to mountainous terrain suitable for islandhoppers who like a challenge (30-50km and 400-700 elevation meters per day).
Level 3
Demanding cycling tours through hilly and mountainous terrain suitable for islandhoppers who can take on steeper climbs (30-60km and 400-800 elevation meter per day).

Breath-taking nature and ancient sites

Explore the Lycian coast between Bodrum and Fethiye by boat and bike! Spend a week on our charming floating hotel that is sure to fulfil even the highest expectations.

Be taken back into the distant past as you explore the natural wonders and historical sites accompanied by a competent tour guide. We discover the ancient Rock Tombs of Dalyan, carved into the cliffs by coastal Lycians, and the breath-taking scenery of the Saklikent Canyon. We spend our nights in secluded bays and either being rocked to sleep by the gentle murmur of the waves, or heading out to enjoy the lively harbour towns and villages with their plentiful cafes and bars.

TO NOTE: This tour takes place either from Bodrum to Göcek or from Göcek to Bodrum.

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Highlights

Culture: The magnificent Lycian rock-cut tombs
Nature: Exploring the spectacular Sakklikent Canyon on foot
Activity: Walking around the plane tree of Bayır is said to bring good luck
Culinary: Don't miss out on trying Gözleme, the thin and spice-filled flat bread
Souvenir: A stroll through one of the many exciting bazaars shouldn’t be missed!

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Itinerary

  • Yalıçiftlik - Göcek
  • Göcek -Yalıçiftlik
1st Day
Embarkation Yalı Çiftlik (Bodrum County)
Individual arrival by plane to Bodrum Airport and transfer to Yalı Çiftlik (approx. 45 min.). Check-in on the boat begins at 2 pm. Your tour guide will be happy to give you tips on how best to spend the afternoon. Yalı Çiftlik offers a very beautiful beach as well as hiking opportunities along the coast. Naturally, you can also choose to visit Bodrum. The bus to Bodrum runs every half hour. The week begins with a shared dinner on board.
2nd Day Yalı Çiftlik – Körmen – Knidos
(aprx. 42 km/26 mi)
In the early morning, we leave for our first sailing trip of the week which brings us from Bodrum to Körmen. Once we arrive, we hop on our bikes for our first cycling tour, along the Datça peninsula. The first ascent takes us to a height of 450m before we head back down to the sea. On a clear day it is possible to see the Greek islands Nisyros, Tilos and Rhodes. A scenic road leads first along the coast and then through more rural areas, before taking us to Knidos. After visiting the impressive archaeological site, we stay in one of the most picturesque bays on the Turkish coast.
3rd Day Knidos – Serçe Limanı – Çiftlik
(aprx. 49 km/30 mi)
In the morning we have plenty of time to relax on our way to a small bay at the peak of the Bozburun Peninsula. A secluded mountain road takes us to a mountain village located at 300m above sea level, home to a 1,500-year-old plane tree and a lively bazar that is well worth a visit. A short walk around the plane tree is said to ensure a long and lucky life. After lunch we continue to the bay of Çiftlik by bike where there is enough time to enjoy a refreshing swim in the sea.
4th Day Çiftlik – Ekincik – Kaunos
(aprx. 31 km/19 mi)
During breakfast we cross over to the little harbour of Ekincik, the starting point of today’s bike ride. After crossing the pass with its spectacular views, we reach the shore of Lake Köycegiz, where we have the opportunity to enjoy a healing mud bath close to Sultaniye. After cycling through another small pass, we reach the mouth of the Dalyan River. From here we hop on a small boat for a 30 minute cruise past the impressive Lycian rock-cut tombs overlooking the Dalyan delta to our boat which waits on anchor near a small rocky island.
5th Day Kaunos – Dalaman – Sarsala Bay
(aprx. 42 km/26 mi)
After breakfast the boat brings us close to the ancient city of Kaunos, the first destination of today’s bike tour. Once directly on the seaside and an important port town, the harbour now lies 8km from the coast. Only the ruins are silent witnesses of the former wealth of the city. After visiting the site, we continue on by bike. We cross the fertile Dalaman plains with their cotton fields and orchards and take a well-deserved break in a tea house in Dalaman. After crossing a small pass, we reach the beautiful bay of Sarsala, where we can already spot the ship from afar.
6th Day Gemiler Bay – Fethiye
(aprx. 33 km/21 mi)
After breakfast the boat sails past numerous small islands before reaching Gemiler. Also known as the island of St. Nicolas, a church was built here for the saint in the 5th century. Back on the mainland our bike ride takes us through a pine forest to the 1922 abandoned Greek city of Kayaköy, once home to 6,500 people. From here we continue our bike ride to Fethiye where we have the chance to extend our tour by a few kilometres: a small peninsula nearby tempts with its quiet bays and beautiful beaches, perfect for a picturesque swim stop. In the evening we can spend the time exploring the city of Fethiye with its local bazar. The old town, marked by the Eski Cami Mosque is also worth a visit, with its narrow, winding alleyways and the typical corner houses.
7th Day
Fethiye – Saklikent Canyon – Göcek
(aprx. 27 km/17 mi)
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 on the riverbank. In Turkish “Saklikent” means “Hidden City”. The canyon is spectacular and can easily be explored on foot. Afterwards we continue our cycling tour to Kadiköy. From here a short transfer takes us to the ancient town of Tlos which was once one of the largest towns in Lycia. After our visit a transfer takes us to Göcek.
8th Day Göcek (Disembakation)
After breakfast check-out. On request collective transfer to the airport and individual return home or extended stay in Turkey.
1st Day
Göcek (Embarkation)
Individual arrival by plane to Dalaman Airport and transfer to Göcek (approx. 1 h). Check-in on board starts at 2 pm. Take the afternoon to stroll through the lively harbour town. The week begins with dinner on board.
2nd Day Göcek – Saklikent Canyon – Gemiler Bay (aprx. 27 km/17 mi.)
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 on the riverbank. In Turkish “Saklikent” means “Hidden City”. The canyon is spectacular and can easily be explored on foot. Afterwards we continue our cycling tour to Kadiköy. From here, a short transfer takes us to the ancient town of Tlos which was once one of the largest towns in Lycia. After visiting the historic site the shuttle bus takes us to Gemiler Bay, where we board the boat off the coast of Gemiler Island – also known as St. Nikolaus Island due to the church constructed here in his name in the 5th Centuary.
3rd Day Gemiler Bay – Fethiye – Sarsala Bay
(aprx. 33 km/21 mi.)
In the morning we cycle through a pine forest to the 1922 abandoned Greek city of Kayaköy, once home to 6,500 people. From here we continue our bike ride to Fethiye where we have the chance to extend our tour by a few kilometres: a small peninsula nearby tempts with its quiet bays and beautiful beaches, perfect for a picturesque swim stop. Alternatively we can spend the time exploring the city of Fethiye with its local bazar. The old town, marked by the Eski Cami Mosque is also worth a visit, with its narrow, winding alleyways and the typical corner houses. Back on board, the boat takes us to Sarsala Bay where we spend a peaceful night on anchor.
4th Day Sarsala Bay – Dalaman – Dalyan
(aprx. 42 km/26 mi.)
After breakfast we cross the fertile Dalaman plains with its cotton fields and orchards before taking a well-deserved break in a tea house in Dalaman. We then cycle on through a small pass to the estuarial area of the Dalyan delta, where we have lunch in a charming restaurant. From here it’s only a few more kilometres to Dalyan. A small boat takes us passed the impressive rock-cut tombs and the Dalyan delta to our ship, which waits on anchor near a small rocky island.
5th Day Kaunos – Ekincik – Ciftlik Bay
(aprx. 31 km/19 mi.)
After breakfast the boat brings us close to the ancient city of Kaunos, the first destination of today’s bike tour. Once directly on the seaside and an important port town, the harbour now lies 8km from the coast. Only the ruins are silent witnesses of the former wealth of the city. After visiting the site, we continue on by bike to the shores of Lake Köycegiz, where we have the opportunity to enjoy a healing mud bath close to Sultaniye. After crossing another small pass with fantastic views we finally reach the tiny fishermen’s village of Ekincik, where we board the boat and spend the night in the bay of Ciftlik.
6th Day Çiftlik – Serçe Limanı – Datça
(aprx. 45 km/28 mi.)
A secluded mountain road takes us to a mountain village located at 300m above sea level, home to a 1,500-year-old plane tree and a lively bazar that is well worth a visit. A short walk around the plane tree is said to ensure a long and lucky life. After lunch we continue to a small bay at the peak of the Bozburun Peninsula. From there we cross over to Datca, the capital of the peninsula of the same name. The evening can be spent wandering through the lively harbour town.
7th Day
Datça – Knidos
(aprx. 49 km/30 mi.)
Today’s bike tour leads us along the Datça peninsula. The first ascent takes us to a height of 450m before we head back down to the sea. On a clear day it is possible to see the Greek islands Nissyros, Tilos and Rhodes. A scenic road leads first along the coast and then through more rural areas, before taking us to Knidos. After visiting the impressive archaeological site, we stay in one of the most picturesque bays on the Turkish coast.
8th Day Knidos – Yalı Çiftlik (Disembarkation)
In the morning we cross over from Knidos to Yalı Çiftlik (Bodrum County). Check-out after breakfast. On request collective group transfer to the airport and individual return home or extended stay in Turkey.

Accommodation

Admiral (Deluxe)

The Admiral is a traditional Turkish gullet. The magnificent vessel, with its three imposing masts and impressive sails, is equipped for greatest comfort and is an eye-catcher in every harbor.

The Admiral hosts 15 tastefully decorated spacious guest cabins and can easily accommodate bigger groups of guests. The guest cabins, located below deck and all adorned in noble wood, are equipped with air conditioning and offer private bathrooms with shower cabins and toilets.

The cozy salon with a well-stocked bar invites guests to spend some time in conversation in the company of fellow travellers.…

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Exterior shot of the sailing gulet Admiral in Turkey

Rental Bikes

Our Hybrid Bikes

For our hybrid bike tours, we use reliable, low maintenance hybrid bikes with aluminum frames in various sizes. Twenty years of experience in bike tourism has given us the knowledge and confidence to select the right components for the requirements of an Islandhopping tour. Our bikes ensure a carefree riding experience for our cycling enthusiasts.…

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Our E-Bikes

All our e-bikes are high quality pedelecs, most of which are fitted with Bosch motors with extra battery range. They are characterized by their relatively light weight and great components. Some of our fleet are equipped with other motor systems. With an Islandhopping e-bike, you will be able to climb almost any hill with ease. They are a true set of wings for anyone who needs a little ‘tail wind’ to make their ride that little bit more enjoyable.  …

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Gravel & Road Bikes

Our gravel and cyclocross bikes can be ridden over a variety of terrain. These bikes run perfectly on smooth asphalt surfaces as well as on gravel trails. The frames are extremely robust while still light. The relatively wide tires provide good traction when cycling on loose surfaces. Cyclocross bikes allow for adventurous rides without compromise.…

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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. The use of our Islandhopping panniers is free of charge.…

  • Our Hybrid Bikes
  • Our E-Bikes
  • Gravel & Road Bikes
  • ACCESSORIES

Services, Dates & Prices

 

The below calendar lists the basic cruise price per person. The final cruise price depends on cabin type, cabin occupancy and any additional optional services. The prices for additional optional services are listed below the travel calendar. The green checkmark indicates that the trip is secured.

Time Period Tour Country Accommodation Route Availability Price from
The final price is dependent on the type of cabin, the number of guests staying in the cabin and any additional services booked.

September 2024

07.09.
Comfirmed departure
07.09. –
14.09.
Bike & Boat
Lycian Coast
Turkey Admiral Yaliçiftlik bis Göcek fully booked 1990,00 € on waiting list
28.09.
Comfirmed departure
28.09. –
05.10.
Bike & Boat
Lycian Coast
Turkey Admiral Yaliçiftlik bis Göcek available 1990,00 € To Booking
14.09.
Comfirmed departure
14.09. –
21.09.
Bike & Boat
Lycian Coast
Turkey Admiral Göcek bis Yaliçiftlik fully booked 1990,00 € on waiting list

October 2024

05.10.
Comfirmed departure
05.10. –
12.10.
Bike & Boat
Lycian Coast
Turkey Admiral Göcek bis Yaliçiftlik fully booked 1990,00 € on waiting list
Included services 2024
  • 8-day trip on a gulet with crew
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • 7 x half board
  • Bottled mineral water on board and for all activities ashore
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Guided bike tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Support vehicle on all cycle tours
  • Transfers during the trip incl. bicycle transport as described in itinerary
  • Entrance fee to museums and archaeological sites (group visit only)
  • English speaking tour guide
Not included in the basic tour price 2024
  • Flights to/from Turkey
  • Beverages on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Meals and beverages ashore
  • Entry fee for attractions visited individually (without group)
  • Tips for tour guides and crew
Prices for Additional Optional Services 2024

Shared twin cabin
(limited)

Available on request

Surcharge for a double cabin for single use below deck
(limited)

700 euro

Rental bikes

Hybrid bicycle: 80 euro/week
E-bike: 225 euro/week (limited)
Gravel Bike: 180 euro/week (limited)

Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike
(not insured: grossly negligent damages)

Hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week
E-bike or Gravel Bike: 25 euro/week

Transfers between Bodrum airport and Bodrum port
(min. 2 people, available on embarkation or disembarkation days only)

Prices on request

Transfers between Bodrum airport and Göcek port
(min. 2 people, available on embarkation or disembarkation days only)

Prices on request

Transfers between Dalaman airport and Göcek port
(min. 2 people, available on embarkation or disembarkation days only)

Prices on request

Transfers between Dalaman airport and Bodrum port
(min. 2 people, available on embarkation or disembarkation days only)

Prices on request

Exclusive transfers

Prices on request

Additional nights in Bodrum

Prices see additional nights Bodrum

4-day additional program Istanbul

Prices see extension program Istanbul

Discounts 2024
  • Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price (not combinable with any other discount / does not apply for single occupancies).

  • If this is your third or more Islandhopping tour booked directly with us, you will receive our SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount for your next tour in 2025.

Discounts 2025
  • Children up to the age of 16 receive a discount of 200 euro on the tour base price (double occupancy, not combinable with other discounts).
  • If this is your second Islandhopping tour booked directly with us, you will receive our Welcome-back-discount of 3% on the basic tour price.
  • If this is your third or more Islandhopping tour booked directly with us, you will receive our Loyalty-discount of 5% on the basic tour price.

Arrival - How to get there

Ports of embarkation

This trip takes place alternately from Yalı Çiftlik (Bodrum County) to Göcek and from Göcek to Yalı Çiftlik (Bodrum County). The port of embarkation of Yalı Çiftlik is most easily reached by flying to Bodrum Airport (BJV). The embarkation port of Göcek can easily be reached by plane via Dalaman Airport (DLM).

 

We recommend booking a transfer with us to save you a lengthy search for your island hopping ship.

 

Embarkation Yalı Çiftlik
(if tour starts from Bodrum County)

Should your trip starts from Bodrum county, you will find our boat Admiral in the small village Yalı Çiftlik, just under 14 km from Bodrum town. As the village only has one pier, you can‘t miss the ship. The small jetty is located directly at the Belediyesi YALI Fish Restaurant (on the right side of the beach as seen from the shore). As soon as you stand on the beach of Yali Ciftlik you will already see the boat.

 

open location

 

Embarkation Göcek (if tour starts from Göcek)

Should your trip starts from Göcek, you will find our boat Admiral in the ⇒ D-MARIN MARINA of Göcek town. This Marina should not be confused with the "Göcek Marina" or "Village Port".

 

We recommend booking a transfer with us to save you a lengthy search for your island hopping ship.

 

Open Site Map

Arrival by plane

A flight is the fastest, easiest, and most economical way to get to Turkey.

 

The closest airport is Bodrum (BJV). During the high season it is also possible to fly to Dalaman Airport (DLM) if your tour starts in Göcek.

From the airport to the harbour

You can prebook an exclusive airport transfer from Airport to Harbour (day of embarkation/disembarkation only).

 

If you prefer an exclusive airport transfer, please contact our office by email or phone:

 

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  • Embarkation
  • Berth Yalı Çiftlik
  • Berth Göcek
  • by plane
  • Airport - Harbour

If you would like to extend your trip

Additional nights in Bodrum

We are happy to arrange additional nights with breakfast in Bodrum, the starting point of your trip. Bodrum, the ancient Halicarnassus, is one of the liveliest coastal towns in Turkey. It owes its importance above all to its coastal location and its beautiful seafront promenade which comes to life in the evening with street artists, restaurants, bars, and a beautiful view over the sea. There are also many cultural sights and great beaches.

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Outdoor pool area with seating and greenery

Extension program in Istanbul

With so much to see in Istanbul, you surely want to see it all! If so, we recommend our 3-day additional program in the metropolis on the Bosporus for a truly incredible holiday experience.  Istanbul is the only city in the world that bridges two continents. It is a city which immediately captivates with its liveliness and contrasts. The additional program includes transfers, three nights in a hotel, a boat trip on the Bosporus, a 2-day guided cultural tour, entrance to the Hagia Sofia, and dinner in a local restaurant.

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Silhouette of Istanbul city and mosque at sunset
  • Additional nights Bodrum
  • Extension program Istanbul

Important information

Spoken language

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

Itinerary changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour will be run in reverse order. Our tours are dependent on weather conditions and the final decision is that of the captain. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend time on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bike-tour.

Requirements

Level 3

The trip along the Lycian Coast is one of the more challenging tours in our program. The day-tours average 40 km/25 mi. and lead through hilly and mountainous terrain. There are 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 are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.

Guided group pace

On most of our Bike & Boat tours you can choose between a hybrid bike and an e-bike. However, the guided group pace is based on the speed of the hybrid bike cyclists. Those who rent an e-bike on a hybrid bike tour are asked to show consideration for those who ride without electronic assistance. Hybrid bike cyclists need more breaks and more time to cycle the hills. We thank you for your understanding.

Requirement to wear a helmet

Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).

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 with their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.50 m (5 ft.) for hybrid bikes.

 

For the best tour experience with children, we recommend our Multi-Adventure Cruises in Croatia or Greece. We are convinced that these itineraries provide the best all-round experience for each individual family member.

Bringing private bikes & exclusion of private e-bikes

The tour which you have booked requires a bike with a fully functional set of gears. Islandhopping can offer you high quality, fully serviced rental bikes perfect for the terrain of this tour.

 

Should you however wish to bring your own hybrid bicycle with you, please make sure to check the condition of your breaks, gears, and tires and don’t forget to bring along a puncture repair kit and the essential spare parts for your bike (e.g. brake pads and spare tubes). Your bike should be in prefect mechanical working order.

 

We do not allow private e-bikes on board of our boats. This decision has been made due to health and safety regulations. If you wish to ride an e-bike for the duration of your tour, please get in touch with us about the rental options.

 

We do not recommend bringing along private road bikes, as the thin tires are not suitable for some of the road surfaces encountered on the tours.

 

Liability disclaimer: Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH. Will not be held liable for any damages caused to private bikes during loading, unloading or other logistical handling thereof.

Noise on board

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.

Internet availability

Our Turkish boats do not offer a WiFi connection. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, we recommend bringing 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.

Travel recommendation for groups with varying biking interests (MTB & hybrid cycling)

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