General Information About Tour
Our South Turkey tours runs for 10 days/11 nights comprising of 2,700 kms (1,687 miles) starting in Antalya. We visit historical and cultural sites, riding along beautiful coastal roads with stunning views and stopping for Turkish tea in canyons and waterfalls, checking out Cappadocia, meeting the friendly locals and sampling the delicious home cooked Turkish cuisine along the way.
Accommodation on this tour includes staying in independent good quality hotels for a good night’s rest after a great day of riding.
All our hotels are personally sourced and checked. They are 3, 4 star and Boutique hotels, all with fantastic individual qualities.
Arrive at Antalya airport and we will organise your transfer to the Hotel in Kemer. It’s roughly a 1 hour transfer time. At the hotel we will meet the tour group and bike leader and have a short tour briefing and evening dinner. We will stay overnight in Kemer before the tour starts the following morning.
Antalya to Alanya (approx 250kms)
After a good breakfast we depart from Antalya and head to Alanya via mountain and coastal roads stopping off for lunch at a waterfall. We’ll then visit the historical seaside town Side (pronounced Sid Eh) for tea and a look round. On arrival at Alanya, we will stay overnight at a fantastic hotel walking distance to all amenities in. You have a free evening to explore Alanya.
Alanya to Silifke (approx 285 kms)
Depart from Alanya and ride between the mountains and the sea and stop to visit a seaside Castle. After riding by the sea we arrive Silifke. We’ll visit the Caves of Heaven and Hell (as names by the locals) before an overnight at our hotel. We will go to next fishing town for a fantastic seafood dinner. There are other menu options if fish isn’t your thing!
Silifke to Karaman (approx 359 kms)
Today we leave behind the sea views and ride from Silifke to Karaman via twisty mountain roads to visit the old Alahan Monastery on top of the mountain. It’s one of the best clear views from the mountains. We have a short stop to look round and enjoy the view. After we carry on riding through mountain roads at a peak of over 200 metres before stopping in Karaman for our overnight stay. You are free to have dinner in the local town or at the hotel.
Karaman to Ürgüp (approx 390 kms)
We depart Karaman to ride on mountain roads to our Lunch break at a trout farm. After lunch we head to the magical town of Ürgüp, and the famous Cappadocia fairy chimneys where we are going to stay for 2 nights. Our small unique luxurious boutique hotel is built within the caves and is a sight to behold. It has a collection of over 1,000 records to listen to and unwind by the fire place after a long days ride. We will have dinner and drinks at the hotel later in the evening and make the most of this very special hotel.
Bike free day
This is your free day to relax and make the most of being in the magical Cappadocia. You can explore the area and fairy chimneys on foot, by bike, do a bicycle tour or by hot air balloon tour for truly fantastic photos. (N.B. The balloon trip starts very early at 6am but highly recommended and worth it! Our balloon goes up first at sunset and then you watch the sun rise along with up to another 100 hot air balloons rising in the distance – a truly magical experience!!)
If the hot air balloon is not your thing, you may just want to explore the local town, experience a Turkish bath or chill out and relax at the hotel. Just let us know if you want us to book anything!!
Ürgüp to Konya (approx 345 kms)
We depart the beautiful Cappadocia at 9am and ride to our first stop to explore an underground city and caves and have Çay (Turkish tea) with the locals. Our next stop will be roughly a 45 min ride away for lunch on the river Turkish style! We’ll then head to Konya for our overnight stay. Konya is a very famous town for its food and whirling dervishes dance known as the Mevlana. In the evening we will watch a fantastic live traditional Mevlana show
Konya to Eğridir (approx 293 kms)
In the morning we will visit the Mevlana museum just opposite our hotel. We then jump on the bikes and head towards Eğirdir Lake and then to Beyşehir for our lunch break. We will ride by the lake on lots of twisty roads with amazing views, through small old villages where we will have a tea break with the locals. After tea, we’ll have approx 2 hours ride to Eğirdir for our overnight stay at our hotel by the lake with perfect views. You can have dinner in the town kebab restaurant with many different selections of traditional Turkish kebab. .
Eğridir to Pamukkale (approx 240 kms)
Today we ride to see a special lake of which there are only 2 in the world. The lake contains the same stone as the planet Mars and is also the highest lake above sea level in Turkey. After lunch by the lake we ride straight to the town of Pamukkale, famous for its natural hot spring baths. The hot springs are just what’s needed after a day’s ride! (N.B. The entrance fee for this is not included but if you’re not sure if you would like to go – check out our tour video on our website and this will help you decide!!) We then have a free evening to relax at our hotel which has its own thermal pool.
Pamukkale to Fethiye (approx 290 kms)
We depart from Pamukkale and head towards the mountains and stopping for tea breaks. We then ride through twisty mountain roads to our lunch break in the pine forest. After lunch we ride to Dalyan and you can explore the town and experience the famous mud baths (this bit is optional!! Be prepared thou – you will get covered!!) After arriving in Fethiye we have dinner in the fish market in town by the sea.
Fethiye to Antalya (approx 305 kms)
Our last day’s ride! Our first stop will be Saklikent Canyon to have a little look round and then head to the Lycian town of Myra, famous for the birth place of Father Christmas! We then ride our last coastal roads back to Antalya and our hotel.
Once the bikes have been returned with the usual inspection and paper work sorted, we celebrate finishing a motorbike adventure tour of Turkey that you won’t forget! You can drink as much as you like as we won’t be riding next day!!