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Turkey: Lycian Coast

Breath-taking nature and ancient sites
Bodrum One way tour. Possible in both directions. Göcek
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Turkey: Lycian Coast

Highlights of this tour

Explore the Lycian coast between Bodrum and Fethiye by boat and bike! Spend a week on our charming floating hotel that is sure to fulfil even the highest expectations. Be taken back into the distant past as you explore the natural wonders and historical sites accompanied by a competent tour guide. We discover the ancient Rock Tombs of Dalyan, carved into the cliffs by coastal Lycians, and the breath-taking scenery of the Saklikent Canyon. We spend our nights in secluded bays and either being rocked to sleep by the gentle […]

Ancient Rock Tombs of Dalyan

Beautiful nature and spectacular views

224 km / 140 miles of cycling

Motoryacht: max. 30 passengers

Guidance
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling
guidance Guided cycling
Difficulty
  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
Difficulty level 3 Difficulty level 3
Duration of the tour.
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8 days

About this tour

Explore the Lycian coast between Bodrum and Fethiye by boat and bike! Spend a week on our charming floating hotel that is sure to fulfil even the highest expectations. Be taken back into the distant past as you explore the natural wonders and historical sites accompanied by a competent tour guide. We discover the ancient Rock Tombs of Dalyan, carved into the cliffs by coastal Lycians, and the breath-taking scenery of the Saklikent Canyon. We spend our nights in secluded bays and either being rocked to sleep by the gentle murmur of the waves, or heading out to enjoy the lively harbour towns and villages with their plentiful cafes and bars.

The ship – Your sailing hotel
In between cycling excursions, you cruise along with the ship, which travels to a new destination every day. You will sleep and have breakfast and 1 warm meal on board. Depending on the program, this will be lunch or dinner. The other meal is ashore (not included). It’s possible to spend a day on board if you like. There are rental bikes on board, but you can also bring your own if you mention it when booking.

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Day to day program Bodrum - Göcek

Day 1: Bodrum (Embarkation)

Individual arrival by plane to Bodrum Airport and transfer to Bodrum (approx. 45 min.). Check-in on the boat begins at 2 pm. Take the afternoon to stroll through the lively old town, the famous bazar, and the impressive fortress. The week begins with a shared dinner on board.

Day 2: Bodrum – Körmen | Körmen – Knidos (aprx. 42 km/26 mi)

In the early morning, we leave for our first sailing trip of the week which brings us from Bodrum to Körmen. Once we arrive, we hop on our bikes for our first cycling tour, along the Datça peninsula. The first ascent takes us to a height of 450m before we head back down to the sea. On a clear day it is possible to see the Greek islands Nisyros, Tilos and Rhodes. A scenic road leads first along the coast and then through more rural areas, before taking us to Knidos. After visiting the impressive archaeological site, we stay in one of the most picturesque bays on the Turkish coast.

 

Day 3: Knidos – Serçe Limanı – Çiftlik (aprx. 49 km/30 mi)

In the morning we have plenty of time to relax on our way to a small bay at the peak of the Bozburun Peninsula. A secluded mountain road takes us to a mountain village located at 300m above sea level, home to a 1,500-year-old plane tree and a lively bazar that is well worth a visit. A short walk around the plane tree is said to ensure a long and lucky life. After lunch we continue to the bay of Çiftlik by bike where there is enough time to enjoy a refreshing swim in the sea.

Day 4: Çiftlik – Ekincik | Ekincik – Kaunos (aprx. 31 km/19 mi)

 

During breakfast we cross over to the little harbour of Ekincik, the starting point of today’s bike ride. After crossing the pass with its spectacular views, we reach the shore of Lake Köycegiz, where we have the opportunity to enjoy a healing mud bath close to Sultaniye. After cycling through another small pass, we reach the mouth of the Dalyan River. From here we hop on a small boat for a 30 minute cruise past the impressive Lycian rock-cut tombs overlooking the Dalyan delta to our boat which waits on anchor near a small rocky island.

Day 5: Kaunos – Dalaman – Sarsala Bay (aprx. 42 km/26 mi)

After breakfast the boat brings us close to the ancient city of Kaunos, the first destination of today’s bike tour. Once directly on the seaside and an important port town, the harbour now lies 8km from the coast. Only the ruins are silent witnesses of the former wealth of the city. After visiting the site, we continue on by bike. We cross the fertile Dalaman plains with their cotton fields and orchards and take a well-deserved break in a tea house in Dalaman. After crossing a small pass, we reach the beautiful bay of Sarsala, where we can already spot the ship from afar.

Day 6: Gemiler Bay – Fethiye (aprx. 33 km/21 mi)

After breakfast the boat sails past numerous small islands before reaching Gemiler. Also known as the island of St. Nicolas, a church was built here for the saint in the 5th century. Back on the mainland our bike ride takes us through a pine forest to the 1922 abandoned Greek city of Kayaköy, once home to 6,500 people. From here we continue our bike ride to Fethiye where we have the chance to extend our tour by a few kilometres: a small peninsula nearby tempts with its quiet bays and beautiful beaches, perfect for a picturesque swim stop. In the evening we can spend the time exploring the city of Fethiye with its local bazar. The old town, marked by the Eski Cami Mosque is also worth a visit, with its narrow, winding alleyways and the typical corner houses.

Day 7: Fethiye – Cavdir (by bus) | Cavdir – Saklikent Canyon –  Kadiköy (aprx. 27 km/17 mi) | Kadiköy – Göcek (by bus)

A bus transfers (60 min) takes us to Cavdir, the starting point of today’s cycling tour. From here we bike to the Saklikent Canyon, where we can enjoy lunch on the riverbank. In Turkish “Saklikent” means “Hidden City”. The canyon is spectacular and can easily be explored on foot. Afterwards we continue our cycling tour to Kadiköy. From here a short transfer takes us to the ancient town of Tlos which was once one of the largest towns in Lycia. After our visit a transfer takes us to Göcek.

Day 8: Göcek (Disembakation)

After breakfast check-out. On request collective transfer to the airport and individual return home.

Good to know

Itinerary changes: We reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour will be conducted in inverse order. You will find further details in your booking information packet.

Language: Due to our international audience the tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Requirements: Level 3: The trip along the Lycian Coast is one of the more challenging tours in our program. The day-tours average 40 km/25 mi. and lead through hilly and mountainous terrain. There are extended climbs where walking your bike is of course permitted. Most of the roads are asphalted. This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.

Group riding pace: On our regular cycling tours, the cyclists on regular bicycles determine the pace. We ask guests who have reserved an e-bike to be mindful of this and to acknowledge that the regular cyclists need time to rest and take longer to climb the hills. We thank you for your understanding.

Requirement to wear a helmet: Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).

Bringing Children: We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike-tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for the bikes we provide is 4.6 ft. (1.50 m)

Catering: The on-board chef is a member of the crew and will prepare breakfast and one warm meal daily. The catering starts with dinner on embarkation day and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day.

Internet availability: Our Turkish boat does not offer a WiFi connection. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, we recommend bringing your portable electronic device to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbour. Free WiFi is on offer almost everywhere. If you order something to eat or drink, then you are able to use the WiFi to your hearts content.


Day to day program Göcek - Bodrum

Day 1: Göcek (Embarkation)

Individual arrival by plane to Dalaman Airport and transfer to Göcek (approx. 1 h). Check-in on board starts at 2 pm. Take the afternoon to stroll through the lively harbour town. The tour begins with dinner on board.

Day 2: Göcek – Cavdir (by bus) | Cavdir – Saklikent Canyon – Kadiköy (aprx. 27 km/17 mi.) | Kadiköy – Gemiler Bay (by bus)

A bus transfers (60 min) takes us to Cavdir, the starting point of today’s cycling tour. From here we bike to the Saklikent Canyon, where we can enjoy lunch on the riverbank. In Turkish “Saklikent” means “Hidden City”. The canyon is spectacular and can easily be explored on foot. Afterwards we continue our cycling tour to Kadiköy. From here, a short transfer takes us to the ancient town of Tlos which was once one of the largest towns in Lycia. After visiting the historic site the shuttle bus takes us to Gemiler Bay, where we board the boat off the coast of Gemiler Island – also known as St. Nikolaus Island due to the church constructed here in his name in the 5th Centuary.

Day 3: Gemiler Bay – Fethiye – Sarsala Bay (aprx. 33 km/21 mi.)

In the morning we cycle through a pine forest to the 1922 abandoned Greek city of Kayaköy, once home to 6,500 people. From here we continue our bike ride to Fethiye where we have the chance to extend our tour by a few kilometres: a small peninsula nearby tempts with its quiet bays and beautiful beaches, perfect for a picturesque swim stop. Alternatively we can spend the time exploring the city of Fethiye with its local bazar. The old town, marked by the Eski Cami Mosque is also worth a visit, with its narrow, winding alleyways and the typical corner houses. Back on board, the boat takes us to Sarsala Bay where we spend a peaceful night on anchor.

Day 4: Sarsala Bay – Dalaman – Dalyan (aprx. 42 km/26 mi.)

After breakfast we cross the fertile Dalaman plains with its cotton fields and orchards before taking a well-deserved break in a tea house in Dalaman. We then cycle on through a small pass to the estuarial area of the Dalyan delta, where we have lunch in a charming restaurant. From here it’s only a few more kilometres to Dalyan. A small boat takes us passed the impressive rock-cut tombs and the Dalyan delta to our ship, which waits on anchor near a small rocky island.

Day 5: Kaunos – Ekincik (aprx. 31 km/19 mi.) | Ekincik – Ciftlik Bay 

After breakfast the boat brings us close to the ancient city of Kaunos, the first destination of today’s bike tour. Once directly on the seaside and an important port town, the harbour now lies 8km from the coast. Only the ruins are silent witnesses of the former wealth of the city. After visiting the site, we continue on by bike to the shores of Lake Köycegiz, where we have the opportunity to enjoy a healing mud bath close to Sultaniye. After crossing another small pass with fantastic views we finally reach the tiny fishermen’s village of Ekincik, where we board the boat and spend the night in the bay of Ciftlik.

Day 6: Çiftlik – Serçe Limanı – Datça (aprx. 49 km/30 mi.)

A secluded mountain road takes us to a mountain village located at 300m above sea level, home to a 1,500-year-old plane tree and a lively bazar that is well worth a visit. A short walk around the plane tree is said to ensure a long and lucky life. After lunch we continue to a small bay at the peak of the Bozburun Peninsula. From there we cross over to Datca, the capital of the peninsula of the same name. The evening can be spent wandering through the lively harbour town.

Day 7: Datça – Knidos (aprx. 42 km/26 mi.)

Today’s bike tour leads us along the Datça peninsula. The first ascent takes us to a height of 450m before we head back down to the sea. On a clear day it is possible to see the Greek islands Nissyros, Tilos and Rhodes. A scenic road leads first along the coast and then through more rural areas, before taking us to Knidos. After visiting the impressive archaeological site, we stay in one of the most picturesque bays on the Turkish coast.

Day 8: Knidos – Bodrum (Disembarkation)

In the morning we cross over from Knidos to Bodrum. Check-out after breakfast. On request collective group transfer to the airport and individual return home.

Good to know

Itinerary changes: We reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements. Sometimes the tour will be conducted in inverse order. You will find further details in your booking information packet.

Language: Due to our international audience the tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Requirements: Level 3: The trip along the Lycian Coast is one of the more challenging tours in our program. The day-tours average 40 km/25 mi. and lead through hilly and mountainous terrain. There are extended climbs where walking your bike is of course permitted. Most of the roads are asphalted. This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle tour.

Group riding pace: On our regular cycling tours, the cyclists on regular bicycles determine the pace. We ask guests who have reserved an e-bike to be mindful of this and to acknowledge that the regular cyclists need time to rest and take longer to climb the hills. We thank you for your understanding.

Requirement to wear a helmet: Helmets are mandatory on our bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted, helmet with you as our rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).

Bringing Children: We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike-tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for the bikes we provide is 4.6 ft. (1.50 m).

Catering: The on-board chef is a member of the crew and will prepare breakfast and one warm meal daily. The catering starts with dinner on embarkation day and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day.

Internet availability: Our Turkish boat does not offer a WiFi connection. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, we recommend bringing your portable electronic device to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbour. Free WiFi is on offer almost everywhere. If you order something to eat or drink, then you are able to use the WiFi to your hearts content.


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Prices & information

On selected departures you will receive a 200 euro discount per person. Simply enter the discount code IHSPR when booking or give it to us when booking by phone. The discount is only valid for new bookings and cannot be combined with other discounts.

Pricing overview - 2024
Cabin type For All departures
Twin/Double cabin below deck 2 pers. € 1990
Included in this tour
  • 8-day-trip on a gulet with crew
  • 7 nights in a twin cabin below deck with shower/toilet
  • 7x half board catering
  • Bottled mineral water on board and during all activities ashore
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Guided cycling tours and sightseeing as described in itinerary
  • Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites (group visits only)
  • Overview-maps for the daily tours on board
  • Support vehicle on all cycle tours
  • Transfers during the trip incl. bicycle transport as described in itinerary
Excluded in this tour
  • Transfer to/from the ship in Turkey
  • Rental e-bike or bicycle (optional)
  • Rental bicycle helmet (optional)
  • Entrance fees & excursions not included in the tour price
  • Meals and beverages ashore
  • Parking fee
  • Other transfers
  • Beverages on board (noted on a tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
  • Personal (travel) insurances
  • Tips for tour-guides and crew (at your discretion)
  • SGR Insolvency protection
SGR Insolvency protection (mandatory consumer contribution SGR insolvency protection guarantee scheme: € 5 per person - will be specified separately on the booking confirmation)
Bicycles/E-Bikes
  • All hybrid bicycles are reliable, low maintenance, aluminium frame bike in the suitable size. The hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. Please be aware that these rental bikes are only available for participants that are taller than 1.50 m.
  • E-Bikes: high-quality pedelec, powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances, and characterized by their light weight and great components. Alternative drive systems may also be used.

Standard components of our e-bikes in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. We offer a trapeze frame for all guests up to 179 cm, and a diamond frame for people 180cm+.

Weight Limit of Clients Bicycles Brought on Board Please be aware, that we have a weight limit of 22 kg (48.5 lb), if you bring your own bicycle on board of one of our boats. This limit is important to protect the health of our guides/crew members, than they have to lift the bikes on board. If we consider it necessary, we will check the weight on site. If the weight limit is exceeded, we reserve the right to refuse taking the bike on board. It is not possible to bring your own E-Bike on board.

Additional options & information - 2024
  • Rental e-bike with Ortlieb pannier: e-bike: € 200 per week
  • Rental hybrid bicycle: € 80 per week
  • Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: e-bike: € 20 /week; hybrid bicycle: € 10 /week (not insured: damages caused through gross negligence)
  • Shared twin cabin (on request)
  • Surcharge for a double cabin for single use: € 700 (on request, reservation required)
  • Group transfer between Bodrum airport and Bodrum port (only on embarkation and disembarkation days): Price on request (booking incl. the complete transmission of flight details – minimum 2 persons).
  • Group transfer between Göcek and Dalaman airport (only on embarkation and disembarkation days): Price on request (booking incl. the complete transmission of flight details – minimum 2 persons)
  • Group transfer between Bodrum airport and Göcek port (only on embarkation and disembarkation days): Price on request
  • Group transfer between Dalaman airport and Bodrum port (only on embarkation and disembarkation days): Price on request
  • Customized transfers: Price on request

 

Requirement to wear a helmet: Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (reservation requested).

Weight limit of bicycles brought on board: Please be aware that we have a weight limit of 22 kg (48.5 lb) per bike if you bring your own bicycle on board of one of our boats. This limit is important to protect the health of our guides/crew members, as they have to lift the bikes on board. It is not possible to bring your own e-bike on board. If we consider it necessary, we will check the weight on site. If the weight limit is exceeded, we reserve the right to refuse taking the bike on board.

Participants: Minimum 14 / Maximum 30

Legal notice: Boat Bike Tours is not the operator of this tour; this is a so-called ‘partner tour’. The tour operator is: Inselhuepfen/Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH, Konstanz, Germany. Other conditions may apply to this tour: further details are available on request.



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Shaded and sunny relaxing areas

Luxurious wooden interior fittings

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