MOUNTAIN BIKING ALONG THE LYCIAN COAST
MOUNTAIN BIKING ALONG THE LYCIAN COAST SELF-GUIDED
The Lycian Way is a well-known long-distance walk across the borders of Turkey, which unites Roman trade routes, ancient mule trails in the mountains, and cultural sights. The total length is 510 kilometers along the Lycian coast and leads through high mountains and wild gorges pasture villages. Often, the path leads into lovely bays, which invite you to relax and have a swimming break. We start the tour near the coastal town Finike in the South Taurus. In five bike rides, we explore some very different regions along the long-distance trail. This stylish, unique tour is characterized by lovely natural landscapes, fantastic beaches, culinary delicacies, and lovely people. This MTB tour satisfies every biker's heart.
1st day: Flight to Antalya
After arrival, our bus takes us along the Lycian mountain range to the south to the region of Finike-Kumluca.
2nd - 3rd day: Great views and endless descents
We follow ancient paths, which take you to the rustic mountain village, where you can enjoy the freshwater trout for lunch. Afterward, you will climb a pass with a high plateau-shaped by sheep-breeding. An almost endless descent with great views brings you to our hotel. The next day, you enjoy a descent down via forest roads and natural paths In the green deciduous forests.
4th day: Rest day in Cirali
Opportunities to visit the ruined city of Olympos, pleasant beach walks, relaxing bathing in the sea, or you can visit Chimaira «the burning stones» of Cirali.
5th - 7th day: mountain villages and fragrant pine trees
You cycle uphill to the village Ulupinar, where you turn off into a gravel road. Dozens of rapid curves and serpentines bring you into a gorge with wild-west romanticism. In the lower part, the valley is flattened and you reach a beach that is not accessible to cars. After refreshment in the sea, you continue along the coast. Then again uphill, downhill through fragrant pine trees.
The next bike stage leads you up again into the mountains. Along the route, we discover one
old but still intact Roman bridge. On the last Bike day, you reach the highest point of your tour through wide pine forests. Then downhill - nature trails and asphalt road brings you down to a plain in front of Antalya.
8th day: Antalya ----> flight home
Transfer to the airport and flight home.
7 nights in rooms with shower/WC based on half board
6 times lunch box (day 2-7)
all transfers due to the program
luggage transport from/to accommodation
GPS data of the route
hire a bike
IDEAL TRAVEL TIME
Every day in the periods below
Beginning of March till the end of May
Beginning of September till mid of November
Additional nights possible in all accommodations.
Starting point: Finike
Finish point: Antalya
Arrival: flight to Antalya
Mostly in forest or dirty roads. Daily around 40-60 km, ascends and descends up to 800 m