15-day cycling holiday Turkey and Greece (Rhodes)
Combi trip through Turkey and Greece (Rhodes)
During this cycling holiday you will discover the best of 2 countries: Turkey and Greece (Rhodes).
The first 2 days of your cycling holiday you will stay in Fethiye in a small hotel of an hospitable Turkish/Belgian family. Fethiye is situated on a beautiful bay and enclosed by the foothills of the Taurus Mountains. It has an authentic centre, called Paspatur, where you will find a variety of shops and a real fish market. The original Amphitheatre is restored and on the outskirts of the town you will find rock-carved Lycian tombs. You can take a short bike ride on the peninsula and/or a longer trek through a green valley with small-scale agriculture.
The next day you can take a slightly heavier bike ride to Göcek or opt for another scenic tour around Fethiye, with a transfer to Göcek. Göcek is a cosy harbour town with many terraces and eateries.
On the 4th day you can climb the village or use a transfer for the first few kilometers. Then you cycle through a predominantly flat area to the lively Dalyan, located on a river delta near the lake of Köycegiz. Here you will stay 2 nights in a beautifully located guesthouse by the river, overlooking the Carian rock tombs. The river delta near Dalyan is a protected natural area known for the Caretta Caretta turtles, which come to lay their eggs on the beach.
On the rest day you can take a bike ride through the surroundings, cycle along the many pomegranate plantations, or go on a boat trip with a visit to the Beach of Iztutu, the sea turtles, the authentic City of Kaunos and the beneficial mud and sulphur baths on the shores of Lake Köycegiz.
On day 6 you will cycle to Köcyegiz on the other side of the lake. You will stay in a hotel located at the lake.
The last cycling day in Turkey goes back along the other side of the lake to Dalyan, where you and your bike are safely brought to the other side.
On day 8 you will sail to Rhodes and to take the Helios tour in Rhodes town.
In Rhodes Town you walk right into the Middle Ages: The impressive city of the era of the crusaders has been beautifully restored. You will spend a whole day here, but you can also use that time for an excursion to the picturesque Symi. On this island you will visit both the Panormitis Monastery in the south and the photogenic main town in the north. Sports enthusiasts take their bikes to cycle from south to north.
You continue the cycling holiday to the east coast. In addition to the golden beach of Afandou, the Turkish Baths of Kalithea and the Tsambika Monastery (short but steep hiking trail) are today's attractions, before the owner of our family-owned little hotel in Archangellos takes care of you.
To Lindos you can take a day trip by bike or bus. This famous white town is beautifully situated on a double bay.
Embonas is the next stage on your cycling holiday. This is the wine town of Rhodes, situated on the flanks of the Ataviros. There are several free wine tastings.
Via Kritinia Castle you go to Kalavarda with a beautiful bike route directly along the uninhabited coast. Kalavarda is a quiet village on the west coast, a few steps away from the ancient city of Kamiros.
On the last cycling day the cycling route goes along the Butterfly Valley Petaloudes (butterfly season June-September). From Rhodes you will then fly home.
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Trip around the peninsula (24 km) and/or farmland route (41 km)
Day 3: Green valley route (37 km)
Day 4: Göcek-Dalyan (40 km)
Day 5: Rest day or tour Dalyan (30 km)
Day 6: Dalyan-Köycegiz (40 km)
Day 7: Köycegiz-Dalyan (35 km)
Day 8: Transfer to Fethiye and from there boat to Rhodes
Day 9: City walk or Symi excursion (if with bike 25 km)
Day 10: to Archangellos (40 km)
Day 11: Tour to Lindos (46 km)
Day 12: To Embonas (38 km)
Day 13: To Kalavarda (33 km)
Day 14: day trip Butterfly Valley Petaloudes (35 km)
Day 15: Transfer to Rhodes Airport
- Overnight stays in family hotels based on double room
- Day 1 and 2 half board and other days bed & breakfast
- Beautiful bike rides
- Airport transfers
- Luggage transport
- On day 8 ferry ticket Fethiye-Rhodes and transfer to hotel in Rhodes town
- Dutch/English-speaking contact person
- Map of the area
- Airline tickets
- Single supplement
- Single traveler supplement
- Lunches, dinners (excluding day 1 and 2), drinks and other personal expenses
- Bike rental: mountain bike, trekking bike or e-bike
- Rent helmet
- Visa Turkey
- Travel, cancellation and bicycle insurance
- Customer Contribution Guarantee Fund GGTO
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Combi trip Turkey-Greece (Rhodes), hotel trekking 15 days
Self-guided travel (GPS), bed & breakfast, luggage transport, airport transfers, ferry tickets
Prices are based on a minimum of 2 people.
START DATES ON SATURDAY (OTHER START DATES ON REQUEST)
|April, May, June, October||€ 1149,-|
|July, August, September||€ 1236,-|
|Single supplement||€ 195,-|
|Single traveler supplement||€ 185,-|
|Rent MTB or trekking bike||€ 120,-|
|Rent e-bike||€ 195,-|