Are you ready to explore the most beautiful landscapes of Türkiye by bicycle? If you enjoy bike riding, or if cycling is a passion for you, we think you will love these ideas! Don’t delay, get your bike ready and choose your location. We are here to help you select your route!
We have brought these suggestions together for adventurers who want to get away from the noise of the city, immerse into nature, and experience the freedom of cycling. Here are our choices for Türkiye’s best bicycle-friendly cities and breath-taking cycle ways. Different passages await you so that you can choose hours long travel or just enjoy the moment by taking a small break whenever you have the chance. Whichever one you chose each reveals unique sights. If you are ready, our list of the most beautiful cycling routes in Türkiye begins now!
Cappadocia Valleys, Nevşehir
Did you know that one of the most beautiful ways to explore Cappadocia is by bike? Cappadocia has long and fascinating valleys in which you can spend most of the day cycling. Reach previously unexplored places in the region on your bicycle and witness unique views both along the road and at your destination.
Choose to leave for Güvercinlik Valley or Love Valley in Göreme at the first light of the day and see the fairy chimneys and hot air balloons welcoming you with a great light show upon arrival. You will see many like-minded people on the trails in the valleys of Cappadocia. If your bike is not suitable for the valley, you can rent a bicycle and helmet at an affordable price from rental points in the area.
Yenice Forests, Karabük
Yenice Forests is a magnificent place for you to enjoy your cycling freedom. If you want to have a calm, quiet and peaceful day of mountain biking, we highly recommend the Yenice Forests.
Yenice Forests is an ideal location with clean air, huge trees and long bicycle routes, which offers distinctive environments from which to relax and enjoy the view. The Yenice Forests have multiple bicycle trails consisting mostly of dirt roads in the forest along with some paved paths. It is possible to have a comfortable journey on two wheels in this area, which is safer and more enjoyable than street cycling.
The Lycian Way, Antalya
The Lycian Way is the longest bicycle route in Türkiye with 535 kilometres from Fethiye to Antalya. It is an ideal route for experienced mountain bikers. With its path right in nature, the Lycian Way offers you the most beautiful shades of blue and green throughout your adventure. There are different trails on the Lycian Way. Once you determine the most suitable route for your skill level and available equipment a breath-taking feast of scenery awaits you.
There will be many other cycling enthusiasts on the Lycian Way, which can be toured by bike in all four seasons. If you’re going on this journey alone, you are sure to make new friends. The biggest advantage offered by the Lycian Way is that many accommodation and transportation opportunities are available along the route. You can choose the best hotel for you when planning your cycling tour.
Lake Van is a great choice for those who love a challenge with its bumpy roads and paths! Lake Van, which stands out among the Turkish cycling routes with its four hundred-kilometre length, invites you to an enjoyable and exhausting experience. This bicycle tour around Lake Van can last a week. If you wish, you can visit the historical and natural beauty in the region for small breaks and relaxation. We recommend stopping at points such as Akdamar Island, Van Castle, and Aygır Lake.
The Trabzon-Artvin Route
The Trabzon-Artvin route, which is one of the first places that come to mind when it comes to bicycle tour routes in Türkiye, is among the favourite points of bicycle enthusiasts at a length of 230 kilometres. The Trabzon-Artvin route-bordering the Black Sea-reveals the most beautiful shades of blue and green and is a unique route that can strengthen your ties with nature.
To tour the Black Sea by bike, you can divide this region into three parts like many other cyclists. The first stretch is from Trabzon to Rize, next, Rize to Hopa, and finally, Hopa to Artvin. On this route, there are many areas where you can take breaks. On the way, it is recommended that you turn off to Rize’s Ayder National Park and see Trabzon’s stunning Sümela Monastery! After reaching Artvin, you can continue to the mountain lake of Şavşat Karagöl a famous natural beauty that will complete this adventurous bicycle tour.
The Phrygian Way, and the Phrygian Valley
The Phrygian Way and the Phrygian Valley, in the middle of Afyon, Ankara, Eskişehir, and Kütahya provinces, have a wide variety of bicycle routes. The beginning of this route, which is a mix of ancient roads and deep valleys, is more suitable for experienced mountain bikers. However, in the huge Phrygian Valley, which spreads over a total area of 529,632 hectares, it is easy to find a suitable day trip for less proficient riders. Don’t forget to visit the many ancient cities, churches, and monuments on your Phrygian Valley tour! We recommend that you stop at Midas Monument and the Lion Temple on this journey.
Gulf of Gökova, Muğla
If you are both a beach and bike enthusiast, the Gulf of Gökova is perfect for you! The Gulf of Gökova is frequented by many cyclists especially in the springtime. It offers a special opportunity for cycling along the sea in fresh air. You will be on the road for an average of three or four days to complete this route, which starts in Bodrum and ends in Datça. You can immerse yourself in refreshing waters by taking swimming breaks to make this beautiful journey that much more enjoyable!