cycle touring - Turkey
Within a few days of entering Turkey by bicycle we had met a few other cyclists on the road to Istanbul, teaming up with a few of these we followed a winding route to the shores of the Bosporous.
After a rushed few days in Istanbul we again set out on our way to Capadocia. The cycling to Cappadocia was some of our most scenic and adventure filled yet as we passed the 8000km mark along the way and got a little lost on some Turkish country roads to be greeted by remote villages and awe inspiring vistas. As we cycle toured through some of the more inland parts of Turkey finding our route very hilly in parts we began to notice the roads were eating up our tyres leading to a bad run of punctures.
In 2011 we continued our cycle touring in Turkey by heading east from Istanbul along the Black Sea coast route. We climbed some particularly steep hills in places the locals thought we should avoid and receive many gifts of hazelnuts. Although the road was scenic it was also filled with a lot of road works, but this didn’t stop us managing to pass the 10,000km mark as we cycled on to Trabzon and the mystical ferry across the Black Sea to Sochi.
This map shows the route we cycled through Turkey. To see full details of where we have cycled, take a look at our full route map.