Turkey - Hike, Bike & Kayak Overview

An adrenaline charged tour of Turkey. Visit the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, tour Anzac Cove and hike the Turquoise Coast on a Turkey holiday like no other.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,420
      CAD $1,440
      AUD $1,495
      EUR €1,040
      GBP £890
      NZD $1,715
      ZAR R13,595
      CHF FR1,280
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier Turkey Active.

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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Explore Turkey’s Mediterranean delights on an active tour

Experience Turkey from a different perspective. Abandon well-worn routes to forge a path through unexplored terrain, deep into the historical heart of Turkey. Travel from the minarets of Istanbul city, visiting Turkey’s holiest sites, cycling breathtaking Mediterranean coastlines, hiking the Lycian Way and kayaking over sunken cities. Take up the challenge and be amazed by all that this active travel adventure has to offer.

Please note that the departure on 21 April 2014 trip will run in reverse due to preparations for Anzac Day 2014
Day 1 Istanbul
Days 2-3 Pammukale
Days 4-6 Kas
Day 7 Faralya
Day 8 Fethiye
Day 9 Selcuk
Day 10-11 Gallipoli Peninsula
Day 12 Istanbul
No activities will be missed and the start and finish point will remain the same

  • Get lost in the maze of Istanbul's bustling backstreets
  • Pay respects to the Anzacs at Gallipoli
  • Hike along the ancient Lycian Way
  • Cycle through lush Mediterranean scenery around Kas
  • Kayak over a sunken city
  • Marvel at Pamukkale's chalky travertines
  • Visit Ephesus’s Roman ruins
  • Travel to Turkey's ancient thermal springs

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Finish:

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (5 nts), Overnight bus (1 nt), Pension (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Dolmus, Overnight bus
  • Included activities:

    Gallipoli and snorkel tour, Lycian Way hike, Mountain bike riding, Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park, Sea kayak excursion over sunken city of Kekova, Selcuk - Ephesus Archaeological site

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    231kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    This trip starts on Day 1 in Istanbul at 1pm.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,420
    CAD $1,440
    AUD $1,495
    EUR €1,040
    GBP £890
    NZD $1,715
    ZAR R13,595
    CHF FR1,280
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $118
    CAD $120
    AUD $124
    EUR €86
    GBP £74
    NZD $142
    ZAR R1,132
    CHF FR106
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Day 1 Istanbul

Adorned with treasure from all periods of human history, Istanbul is not only one of the world's most fascinating places, it's also one of its most mesmerising.

Days 2-3 Gallipoli Peninsula

The Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of devastation and tragedy during World War I, is a place of great beauty and a memorial to all soldiers that fell there.

Day 4 Selcuk

Selcuk's claim to fame is its proximity to the amazing ruins of Ephesus, although it has its own charm with its orchards, forests and strong cultural roots.

Day 5 Fethiye

With Lycian rock tombs carved into cliffs, a beautiful coastline and a renowned market, Fethiye is a laidback, friendly town full of wonderful Turkish cuisine and culture.

Day 6 Faralya

Located along the Lycian Way, Faralya is a small, unspoiled village looking out over turquoise waters and the perfect place to get away from it all.

Days 7-9 Kas

Sunken cities, Mediterranean beaches, a whitewashed Old Town, spectacular cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere are all found in delightful Kas.

Days 10-11 Pamukkale

The arresting cascade of travertines and nearby hot springs have attracted visitors to Pamukkale since ancient times.

Day 12 Istanbul

The wonderful city of Istanbul has an incredibly rich history, amazing array of architectural styles, a delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, fascinating culture and oodles of style.
    • 12
    • ERXT
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,420
      CAD $1,440
      AUD $1,495
      EUR €1,040
      GBP £890
      NZD $1,715
      ZAR R13,595
      CHF FR1,280
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Cycling, Explorer, Walking
    • Original
Book