• Travelcode: 277

    Lycian Coast by Bike + Boat

    from/to Marmaris

    • Spend a week discovering the Lycian coast from Marmaris to Fethiye with the three-masted motor yacht Bahriyeli. Our charming and stylish swimming accommodation is built to the highest of standards. We get to know the Turkish coast and back-country with the aid of a bike. Our tour guide points out the unique natural wonders and historical cities which grace the area, allowing us to be transported back in time. Admire the famous rock cut tombs of Dalyan, which were carved into stone between 4 and 2 B.C. by the Lycian coastal inhabitants, or let yourself be mesmerized by the breathtaking Saklikent Canyon. Spend your evenings in the deserted bays and let yourself be rocked to sleep by the ocean or make the most of the pulsating night life in the port cities and their many cafes and bars.

      Tour profile / Level 3

      The trip along the Lycian Coast belongs to the most challenging of our program. The day tours average 40 km and take you through partly hilly and mountainous terrain. There will also be extended climbs where walking your bike is of course permitted. Most of the roads are asphalted. You can set aside a whole or half-day for swimming or relaxing on board of the boat whenever you want.

      Itinerary

      Day 1: Marmaris
      Individual arrival by plane to Dalaman or Bodrum airport and transfer to Bodrum (aprx. 1,5 h and respectively 2 h). Check-in on board starts at 2 pm. Take the afternoon to stroll through the lively and oriental old town. The journey begins with dinner, where everybody gets together.

      Day 2: Marmaris – Sarsala, approx. 35 km
      Ship ahoy! A two hour cruise brings us to a picturesque swimming bay. From here we cycle over a 850 ft./ 250 m high pass before we reach the plain of Dalaman. Today’s destination is Sarsala, a quiet bay, where we stay overnight.

      Day 3: Sarsala – Fethiye, approx. 35 km
      After breakfast we cross to Gemiler Bay, passing many small islands on the way. We cycle through a pine forest until we reach the since 1922 uninhabited greek city of Kayaköy, which was once home to some 6.500 inhabitants. Afterwards our bike tour leads us to the lagoon of Ölüdeniz – a gem you should not miss – comparable with the Golden Horn on Brač Island (Croatia). Join your tour guide on an appealing but challenging ride back to your ship or get picked up by a bus that is taking you to the boat waiting in the lively town of Fethiye.

      Day 4: Fethiye – Göcek , approx. 30 km
      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 at the river bank. In Turkish "Saklikent" means "Hidden City". The canyon is spectacular and can be easily explored on foot. Afterwards we continue our cycling to the ancient town of Tlos which has been one of the largest towns in Lycia. After an inspiring visit a transfer takes us to Fethiye. Back at the harbour the Bahriyeli brings us to Göcek, where we spend the night.

      Day 5: Göcek – Dalyan , approx. 40 km
      From Göcek – due to the important Marina, one of the most significant places of tourism along the Turkish south coast – we bike over a 1,150 ft./350 m high pass, enjoying panoramic views. Afterwards we cross a pine forest before we cycle along a quiet minor road down to the Dalaman plain, through fertile fields and lush vegetation to Dalyan. From here a small boat takes us down the river – passing the impressive Lycian rock cut tombs of Dalyan – to the Bahriyeli, where we stay overnight.

      Day 6: Kaunos  – Ekincik , approx. 32 km
      In the morning once more a small boat picks us up and takes us to the ancient city Kaunos which is certainly worth a visit. In former times situated next to the sea it’s silt up nowadays. Only some ruins recall wealthy times. After a brief visit we continue cycling along the Köycegiz lake until we reach the thermal baths that invite us to a healing bath. After a 1,150 ft/350 m climb we arrive at the little village of Ekincik, where we spend the night.

      Day 7: Ekincik – Marmaris, approx. 35 km
      After a two hour crossing we arrive at the Bozborun Peninsula. On our last bike ride we take a lonely mountain road in order to get to a cute mountain village with their 1500 year old trees. After a spectacular descent down to Icmeler‘s coastal road our cycling tour finally leads us to Marmaris, where the boat already awaits us with a delicious dinner. The last evening aboard takes place traditionally and includes the communal dinner and a last get together in a cosy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.

      Day 8: Marmaris
      After breakfast check-out. On request collective transfer to the airport and individual return home or extended stay in Turkey.
       

      Important Information:

      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.
    • ARRIVAL-PARKING-DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport:  Dalaman (DLM), Bodrum (BOD)

      Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents.


      TRANSFER

      See under "Date & Prices"


      PARTICIPANTS

      Minimum: 14
      Maximum: 22


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Helmets: Helmet use is mandatory on all cycle tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Cycle helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

      Bringing Own Bike: Please be informed that only bringing normal trekking-/touring-/city-bikes is allowed. It is NOT possible to bring own E-bikes - those have to be rented; depending on availability.

      Children: We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bicycles is 1.50 m (5 ft.)

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    • Included services:
      • 8-day boat trip on a premium gulet with crew
         
      • 7 nights in a double cabin with private shower/WC
         
      • 7 x half-board on the ship
         
      • Bed linen and towels
         
      • Guided bike-tours as described in itinerary
         
      • Overview maps for all cycle tours on board
         
      • Support vehicle on all cycle tours
         
      • Transfers during the trip incl. bicycle transport as described in itinerary
         
      • Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites (group visits only)
         
      • English speaking tour guide
      • maps- and information material per room
    • Anreisetermine / Verfügbarkeit

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      09.05. - 16.05.20
      16.05. - 23.05.20
      19.09. - 26.09.20
      26.09. - 03.10.20
      03.10. - 10.10.20
      10.10. - 17.10.20

      Extras

      Discount  
      children until 16,99 years in own cabin -25%
         
      drinking water + local taxes/week  
      adults 20
      children until 16 years 10
         
      Bicycle & equipment  
      21-speed bike 80
      E-Bike 180
         
      Additional night
      on request -
         
      Transfers*  

      Airport Dalaman - Marmaris

      20
      Airport Bodrum - Marmaris  40
         

      *shared transfer ONLY on embarkation-disembarkation day, prices per way/person


      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Welcome on board the premiumship BAHRIYELI A!

      The Bahriyeli A is a three-mast motor yacht built as traditional Turkish gullet.

      A ship with best equipment, which combines pure elegance with greatest comfort. With its towering masts, this proud ship is a real eye-catcher in any harbour. The saloon and guest cabins are spacious. The expansive ships deck provides an array of comfortable seating arrangements. A perfect setting in which to enjoy the cruise, read a book or simply to regenerate in whilst the sea breeze sooths the senses. At mealtimes the guests are pampered with a generous variety of authentic dishes, created masterfully in the on board galley, bringing an insight into the diversity of the Greek kitchen to the table.

      Please note: It is very possible that the Bahriyeli A will be renamed in 2020. As soon as the new name has been given, we will make sure to inform you.


      CABINS

      The Bahriyeli offers seven guest cabins, five twin and two doubles, all of which are situated below deck in compliance with the traditional boats form of the Turkish gullets.

      The teak furnishings are high class and elegant. Each cabin includes individually regulable A/C as well as an esnuite with separate shower cabin and WC.


      CATERING

      The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and one warm meal a day. The half board starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. 


      INTERNET

      There is no WiFi connection offered on board of your ship. If you need to connect to the internet during the tour, we recommend to take 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.


       

      LANGUAGES ON BOARD

      German, English

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      We provide you the following bicycles:

      21-speed-hybrid-bike

      (Men- and Ladyframes in 4 different frame sizes:

      46 cm and 52 cm for ladies, 56 cm and 60 cm for men). Please be informed that we are only able to offer rental bikes starting with a body height of 150 cm.

      All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes with strong "bite", 28 inch hollow chamber rims with quick clambs, safety mudguards and a comfortable Selle Royal touring saddle

      Please Note: If you won´t be without your own saddle (without the post) or your own click pedals, please bring them with you and let your tour guide attach them to your rental bicycle..


      E-bike

      The FLEXeBIKE stands for innovation; a high end e-bike which can be morphed onto a standard hybrid bike when you remove the battery and substitute the motorized rear wheel with a standard one. At 19kg the bike is amongst the lightest touring e-bikes on the market, available in frame sizes:

      46cm – easy entry,
      52 cm – trapez, and
      58cm – diamond.

      The Shimano Deore 2 x 9-speed derailleur system make this bike suitable even for those steeper hill climbs. Varying support modes offer three times
      the normal pedal thrust. Shimano V-brakes insure that the bike comes to a safe stop.

      The supporting electric motor is a high-performance BionX-D-motor which runs on a 555 Wh rechargeable battery. Quick charging enables the rider to be back on the road within half an hour with enough power to last up to 70km (within a range of 4 varying support levels). Instead of pulling the breaks, a recharging gear can be used on downhill sections of the ride to slow the descent and replenish the battery. The large motor radius in the rear wheel ensures great torque, assisting the rider in moving forward, even up hills.

      A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.


      Insurance for bike rental, payable locally

      Insurance against theft and damage of rental bikes:

      21-speed-hybrid-bike         10 Euro/week

      E-Bike FLYER                20 Euro/week

      (not covered: wilful damage)

       

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