11 day adventure motorcycle tour in Turkey
Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Bergama, Canakkale
11 days, 10 nights, 6 riding days
The spirit of history, ancient ruins, national parks, natural phenomena, breathtaking roads - that's what awaits you on an 11 day tour of Turkey. Are you ready to feel the spirit of the Ottoman Empire?
- Start/Finish: Sofia
- Accomodation: 4 Star Hotels, 5 Star Hotels
- Tour dates: Calendar
- Highlights: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Bergama, Canakkale
- Duration: 11 days, 10 nights, 6 riding days
- Guide language: English, Русский,
- Group: 6 - 8 members
- Terrain character: Mountains
Day by day schedule:
Day 1. Istanbul
In Istanbul you will be picked up by our Tour Guide and transferred directly to the hotel. In the evening, you will get to know your fellow riders and explore the route, have a welcome dinner.
Day 2. Istanbul - Ankara - about 450 km.
In the morning we are riding to the capital of Turkey – Ankara. The upcoming route is historically connected with Byzantium and the Roman Empire. This legendary 450 km long road connects Europe and Asia. You will have a unique opportunity to sightsee the old town with its rich history.
Day 3. Ankara - Cappadocia - about 330 km.
This morning you head to Cappadocia. Among the attractions, you will see the bitter-salty Lake Tuz. Not only is it famous for its healing salt water and flamingo families nesting on its coast, but also for its curing properties for many ailments. We will check into the hotel and spend 3 unforgettable nights out in Cappadocia. We will also walk through the open-air museum - Goreme National Park.
Day 4. Cappadocia and Goreme
In one of the three days in Cappadocia you can fly a hot air balloon and admire the view of the city in the palm of your hand. You will not forget our 3-4 hour off-road motorcycle ride through Goreme National Park.
Day 5. Cappadocia - Aladaglar - Cappadocia - about 320 km.
It’s up to you either to admire the Aladaglar National Park which is also called the Aladag Mountains or to enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls Eshelkey, Katusbaz. We plan to spend a day at this destination: a hot air balloon flight, followed by breakfast and then to visit the waterfalls. We can also arrange a day of relaxation.
Day 6. Cappadocia - Pamukkale - about 650 km.
We will visit the incredible city of Pamukkale. This day also breaks the record for the length of the route. We will partially move along autobahns, public highways, dealing with both mountain serpentines and direct toll roads.
Day 7. Pamukkale
The city of Pamukkale in Turkey is famous for its thermal springs, located among white limestone terraces and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we are planning a two-hour tour, followed by lunch. You can also take an excursion to the Acropolis — the place of the original settlement.
Day 8. Pamukkale - Bergama - about 270 km.
This day will be remembered for an overnight stay in the old town. You will have an excursion into Greek history and, of course, you cannot leave Turkey without visiting the Acropolis. The city is famous for its history - the Acropolis in Bergama was presented to Cleopatra by Mark Antony. Acropolis in Bergama is also known for its huge amphitheater.
Day 9. Bergama - Canakkale - about 250 km.
Today we are going to the old touristic town of Troy. We will visit the narrowest water point known for fiercest battles fought in the First World War. The famous Dardanelles Strait is located at the intersection of the Marmara and Aegean Seas.
Day 10. Canakkale - Istanbul - about 305 km.
We will cross the Dardanelles Strait by a ferry and move on to the Marmara Sea through the European part of Turkey. Day 10 is the final day of the trip, which will end with a dinner where you can share your impressions and photos!
Day 11. The ride fellows are packing up and we are flying home.
Today is a flight back day.
What is included in the tour
- Transfer to and from the airport
- Accommodation in first class 4-5* Hotels
- Breakfast and dinner
- Lunches while driving
- Escort car
- Motorcycle rental
- Professional guide on a motorcycle
- Tours along the route
- Ferry tickets
- Road taxes
- Airplane tickets
- Personal expenses
- Alcohol and drinks
- Lunches on rest days
- The drinks
- Toll roads
- Alcohol drinks
- BMW F 850 GS: 4250 €
- BMW R 1250 GS: 4350 €
- BMW R 1250 GS Adventure: 4400 €
- Own motorcycle: 2700 €
Price per rider:
- Passenger: 2450 €
- Single room: 600 €
- Deposit motorcycle: 2000 €
- (The deposit is refundable at 100% upon return of the bike without damage after the end of the tour)