Oh, how time flies! - looking back at our anniversary trip

In 2009 we started offering cycling holidays in Turkey. In a previous life I learnt that if you do many small things well you will naturally come to the surface and customers will start to appreciate your working method.

This has led to many returning familiar faces. Which is awesome ... but returning customers also brought us a (luxury) problem: the need to offer new destinations!

We made sure to offer new destinations that were not the obvious choice. Northern Macedonia and Northern Greece fit right into our travel order.

Two years ago we added Ibiza as a new destination, for early spring and late autumn. Who would think of Ibiza as a cycling destination? We did!

This year our cooperation with our colleagues from Cyklo Travel has led to a new and surprising cycling holiday through Andalusia: from Ronda to Sevilla.

10th anniversary

2019 marks Eye4Cycling's 10th anniversary. Who would have thought that i would build such a beautiful company, together with my colleagues!

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Anniversary trip

We celebrated this joyous occasion from May 1st until May 15th with a real anniversary trip. The trip was put together in a way that participants would cycle the first leg in Turkey and then continue their cycling holiday on the Greek island of Rhodes (12-day variant). Or they could choose to do a 15-day cycling holiday: a combination of cycling across the Bozburun peninsula and the 8-day Trans Lycia holiday.

We visited the most beautiful spots and sights. We enjoyed:

  • Cycling past flowering orchards;
  • Iztuzu beach with the turtle hospital;
  • Lake Koycegiz, farming villages and everyone who says hello to you;
  • Akyaka in the bay of Gokova;
  • Cycling from one meal to the next. Delicious sea fish on the beach of Akyaka, Turkish mezzes and stuffed eggplant at Musa in Hisoronu;
  • Being a guest with a Turkish family in Bozburun;
  • A day of rest in Marmaris;
  • A bike ride through the rugged interior of the Bozburun Peninsula;
  • Lunch in authentic Bayir with Turkish pancakes under the 2000 year old plane tree;
  • And don't forget: ideal weather conditions.

Cycling along the shore line, orchards with the sweet smell of blossom, Turkish ‘ high tea’ with freshly baked bread, olives and lovely homemade jam. A a bubbling stream in the background. Fethiye feels like a warm bath and never bores.

Life can be so good on the bicycle in a part of the world that is so beautiful and hospitable! I (Raymond) certainly enjoyed it intensely.

The participants enjoyed this trip as well, if you read these amazing reviews:

Annie & Frans Teunissen

The 15-day anniversary trip from Dalyan via Fethiye to Adrasan and Antalya was a succession of fun and varied bike rides through cultural-historical areas.

An enthusiastic Raymond gave the necessary explanation at the turtle rescue center and various rock tombs, fruit cultivation, city walls and fun sights along the way. We were often surprised with a lovely small-scale hotel where the owner would take care of diner and our guide would take care of lunch!

A GREAT holiday!

Jannie and Henk Karrenbelt

This anniversary trip to Turkey and Rhodes is definitely recommended. We cycled along beautiful coast lines, visited picturesque villages and enjoyed the amazing nature. We didn't go hungry or thirsty as food and drink were moren than excellent.

Hats off to Raymond and Karel. It was sublime. Who knows, w might be back next time?

Sjoukje Hettinga

I have enjoyed the 15-day anniversary trip in Turkey. Surprising bike rides through overwhelming nature, culture and history along the coast, through the mountains and the hinterland.

Special locations for overnight stays. Friendly population and good food. A must for cyclists who want to see more than just asphalt.

Joke Gerritsen

It was another super nice anniversary trip in Turkey. Everything was well taken care of, as ususal. Beautiful cycling trips through a beautiful landscape. Enjoying sea views and  wonderful resting places for a nice lunch or coffee along the way.

I think it is highly recommended although it was sometimes a bit too heavy for me. So next time, i'll book an e-bike. Compliments to Raymond and also to our driver Tahir.

Gerda Klein Wentink

An amazing cycling holiday. Beautiful climbs with sometimes great views.

Enjoyable and excellent guidance both on the bike and in the support vehicle.

We visited nice locations for lunch and dinner.

The first week was a challenge for me, the second week was a bit more relaxed. Still quite a lot of climbing and descending but the bike rides went more through small villages / along the coast and we got a nice taste of culture.

I have enjoyed this 15-day cycling holiday very much.

These amazing reviews made us decide to organize this trip again next spring! Then please sign up for our newsletter.

Kind regards,

Raymond

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