Frquently Asked Questions
You will need your passport valid for 6 months, full motorcycle licence, and personal travel insurance.
For entry into Turkey with a UK passport a visa is required and is purchased only online. You must have a valid passport with an expiry date of no less than 6 months from your date of entry. Check the link for visa enquiry.
We use the latest models of BMW 700 GS, 800GS, 1200GS Yamaha XT660 Tenere, Yamaha XT660R, Honda NX750X, 800 Crossruner, CBF 1000 or Transalp Most with panniers and top cases.
Absolutely! If it wasn’t we wouldn’t take you! The Turkish people are friendly and courteous and are famous for their hospitality.
Yes we do ride as a group. Our maximum number of riders per group is 8.
Each tour has a level of difficulty however most of our routes can be ridden by a competent and confident rider. 90% of our routes are tarmac B & C roads.
You just need to be a competent and confident rider of an intermediate level or above. The tours are not suitable for new or less experienced riders.
Absolutely. All riding is on tarmac roads. We have designed our route to allow for rest/café stops and plenty of photo stops. There are many attractions to see along the way and we take the time to visit them.
The same as the male riders..
A motorbike crash helmet must be worn when riding comply with Turkish law and you must bring your own. You will also need proper protective motorcycle jackets, trousers, boots and gloves. During the summer an airflow style jacket can be more comfortable and during the colder months an inner fleece style body warmer is recommended under your jacket.
If you are coming to Turkey only for a motorcycle tour, you need very little luggage. Apart from your motorcycle clothing, you will only need some casual clothes for the evenings and non-riding days. Turkey is very informal and you should pack what you are most comfortable with and then half it!
The water is completely safe to drink. Everywhere we travel there will be plenty of places to buy cold bottled water along the way.
Please see tour details for information on daily mileages and rest days. The route is designed and mileages calculated to accommodate terrain, climate, temperature, and points of interest. Adequate time is provided to relax and take photos.
Turkey Motorbike Tours reserves the right to alter the route as conditions prevail to accommodate changes in political environment, weather, terrain and physical condition of participants. The leader’s decision is final. Any information provided by Turkey Motorbike Tours on such matters as road conditions, distance, hazards, terrain, climate, etc is given in good faith but without any responsibility whatsoever on the part of Turkey Motorbike Tours.
At Turkey Motorbike Tours your well-being and safety is our primary concern. In the unlikely event that something serious does happen, we will make sure you receive the necessary medical attention ASAP. We highly recommend you have proper travel insurance to cover repatriation to your home country just in case.
No one is left behind. We deal with such incidents as a group and everyone is expected to accept this.
Money is easily obtained at most ATM machines, banks or currency exchange offices. Travellers cheques can be exchanged at most banks. The New Turkish Lira (YTL) is the currency used in Turkey. Credit cards are widely accepted.
A moderate sum to cover lunches, dinner, snacks will be required.
While travelling through Turkey – Euros, British pounds and USA Dollars are accepted in many places however in the more remote areas TL are required.
All our overnight accommodation is personally sourced and chosen. The hotels are excellent quality and are clean, comfortable and serve excellent food.
We will use our best endeavors to ensure that there are no cancellations but reserve the right to cancel the tour should the minimum number of persons stipulated within the tour details not be met. In this case all monies will be refunded. Please refer to ourbooking conditions for full details.
It is a condition of our holidays that you have full travel insurance including medical insurance, repatriation, and cancellation cover.
Turkish food is always cooked fresh and offers an excellent variety of meat and vegetarian dishes.
A fantastic route which has been fully researched to give you the best motorcycling roads, airport transfers, overnight stay in quality hotels including breakfast, some evening meals, Choice of latest model motorbikes (price dependent on size of bike chosen), top cases, motorcycle insurance, all fuel, BMW and Yamaha 24hr road side assistance and detailed route plans and maps and personal guide.
Please see tour details for inclusions list.
Flights to/from Turkey, toll and ferry charges, lunches, other meals and beverages, Turkish visa, travel insurance, entrances fees to tourist attractions and local guides.
Absolutely! If you would like to add on a few days by the coast, visit Turkey’s famous cities, hire a boat/yacht to dive in clear blue seas or view Turkey from the air in a hot air balloon or just kick back and relax, we can arrange it, just ask!