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Destination Turkey

Bridging Europe and Asia

Islandhopping Turkey

The Turkish coast beckons with its untouched nature, hidden bays, great cultural highlights, and unsurpassed hospitality. Experience an Islandhopping holiday by bike and boat off the beaten track, tracing the footsteps of the Lycians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans.

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Bridging Europe and Asia

 

market in Bodrum in Turkey

Lycian Coast: Travel through time by Bike & Boat

Lycia is the coastal region between Antalya and Dalyan. The name of this region goes back to the Lycian people who inhabited the area over 3,000 years ago. The Lycians had their own culture, writing, and language and left behind remarkable architectural monuments. The striking rock tombs and the stone sarcophagi that can be admired on our tour are evidence of this little-known culture. Be fascinated by the rough and rugged coast that boasts incredible ancient sites, dreamy coastal villages, deep gorges and the best beaches in Turkey. On our Islandhopping tour “Bike & Boat Lycian Coast” we visit some of the must see places in Turkey: the scenic river delta near Dalyan, the spectacular Sakklikent Canyon, the Ölüdeniz lagoon, the ancient sites of Tlos and Kaunos, and Lake Köycegiz. Here, close to Sultaniye, you will have the opportunity to have a relaxing and healing mud bath.

Lycian rock tombs of Kaunos close to Dalyan in Turkey

Gulf of Gökova: Local insider tip

Declared a nature reserve in 1988, the Gulf of Gökova stretches over a length of 100 kilometeres between the historic town of Bodrum and the charming Datҁa Peninsula. Discover the true essence of Turkey: Explore the unspoiled, wild nature and delight in fantastic panoramic views. Travel by Bike & Boat and discover the charming small harbours, the wonderfully clear sea, and impressive historical highlights.

Our Islandhopping cruise “Gulf of Gökova” offers an unforgettable cycling holiday in Turkey by hybrid or mountain bike. Turkey's top attractions include the impressive archaeological site of Knidos, nestled in a picturesque bay, Cleopatra Island near Ҁamlı, the stunning English Bay, the village of Akyaka with a visit to the ancient rock tombs, and a guided tour through the lively town of Bodrum.

 

 

 

Facts about Turkey

 

Climate in Turkey and the Best Time to Travel

Temperatures in inland Turkey can rise to 40 °C during the day in summer and drop to -10 °C during the day in winter. The Aegean Sea has a Mediterranean climate resulting in summers being mostly sunny and dry. The average maximum temperature in summer is around 38 °C. Winter around the coastal region is mild and can be rainy while it can be very cold and even snow in inland Turkey, depending on the region.

 

The best time to travel to Turkey for a cycling holiday is April-June and September-November. Pleasant temperatures between 25 and 32 °C make even demanding cycling tours possible. Due to the strong winds, typical of spring and autumn, the tour route may be subject to change. Deviations from the program occur more frequently during these times.

 

The best time for a beach holiday is between June and October. Temperatures often climb above 35 °C and the sea remains at a pleasant 24 °C until October.

Entry requirements for EU and Swiss Citizens

Valid identification documents/passports which must have at least three further months of validity upon arriving in the country are essential for entry into Turkey. Therefore, please make sure to have the required documents with you when entering the country. Children travelling to Turkey must also have valid identification documents/passports.

 

In general, we recommend that all guests who own a passport bring it with them (in preference to an identification card). The reason for this is that upon entering Turkey you will receive an entry stamp, either in your passport or on a separate piece of paper. Upon leaving the country you will get a further exit stamp, again either in your passport or on the same piece of paper as your entry stamp. Experience has shown that this piece of paper often gets lost, causing unnecessary stress, explanations and bureaucratic procedures when trying to leave the country. Therefore, it is much safer and more practical to simply enter the country with a passport.

 

Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH does not assume any liability for the correctness of the information given here. You can obtain the latest information from the responsible consulate of your country.

Entry requirements for UK citizens

The current entry requirements for UK citizens is somewhat unclear due to Brexit (United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU) on the 31.01.2020. During the current transition period (which will be in place until 31.12.2020) there should be no changes to travel requirements. However, we strongly suggest that you inform yourself independently about the necessary entry regulations for Turkey at the responsible authority in your home country.

 

Plenty of information is provided by both the British government and the European Commission on FAQs which we suggest you refer to should you have any questions.

 

Valid identification documents/passports which must have at least three further months of validity upon arriving in the country are essential for entry into Turkey. Therefore, please make sure to have the required documents with you when entering the country. Children travelling to Turkey must also have valid identification documents/passports.

 

In general, we recommend that all guests who own a passport bring it with them (in preference to an identification card). The reason for this is that upon entering Turkey you will receive an entry stamp, either in your passport or on a separate piece of paper. Upon leaving the country you will get a further exit stamp, again either in your passport or on the same piece of paper as your entry stamp. Experience has shown that this piece of paper often gets lost, causing unnecessary stress, explanations, and bureaucratic procedures when trying to leave the country. Therefore, it is much safer and more practical to simply enter the country with a passport.

 

Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH does not assume any liability for the correctness of the information given here. You can obtain the latest information from the responsible consulate of your country.

Entry requirements for other internationals

Valid identification documents/passports which must have at least three further months of validity upon arriving in the country are essential for entry into Turkey. Therefore, please make sure to have the required documents with you when entering the country. Children travelling to Turkey must also have valid identification documents/passports.

 

We advise you to contact the responsible authority in your home country to inquire about current entry regulations (and possible visa requirements), as we cannot take responsibility for any incorrect information.

 

Please note that provisional passports and replacement documents are generally not recognized. Children (regardless of age) must always present a child identification card or passport.

 

Substitute ID documents after misplacement

Please contact the responsible authority of your home country for further information on entry regulations (especially in case of lost/substitute documents).

Currency

Turkey’s currency is the Turkish Lira.

 

Euro is accepted in many shops as well as on the boat.

 

So you really only need a few - if any - lira, which you can easily obtain in an exchange office or at the airport (however, please note that exchange rates at the airport are often worse than in the city).

There is usually enough time to get the local currency from an ATM, bank or exchange office before our boat departs on the tour. There are also ATMs at most of the overnight ports.

Boaticon on wavy line