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Self-guided bicycle tour Turkey and Rhodes 2022
Travel code: DRFT212I
Tour type: Biking
Travel type: Self-guided mini-trekking
Area: Rhodes-Turkey
Number of days: 15
Tour description

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The first week you’ll make a wonderful tour along cosy harbour villages in south-west Turkey. You’ll discover the ancient culture of the Lycian and Karian coast.

After a week you’ll sail by fast hydrofoil to the Greek island Rhodes, island of the sun god Helios. The landscape is amazingly green and the sea is really as blue as the pictures show you. The tours go along the sea and through the hilly inland and almost all culture-historical places of interest are on route.

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The hiking/bicycle routes
Most routes lead by paved roads with very little traffic. Some unpaved stretches, which are easily accessable with the hybrid bikes.

General tour information
The first two days of your biking holiday you’ll spend in Fethiye in a small-scale typically Turkish hotel owned by a hospitable Turkish family. Fethiye is situated on a splendid bay and is surrounded by the foothills of the Taurus mountain range. There are 3 tours to choose from.
Then you’ll be transferred to the cosy harbour town Göcek. From there you’ll cycle to Dalyan.
On day 5 until 7 you’ll tour around Köyceğiz lake with overnight stays in Köyceğiz and again in Dalyan. After this you’ll be transferred to Fethiye and you’ll sail for Rhodes.

You’ll stay two nights in Rhodes town with a (cycling) program of your own choice. Then you’ll cycle to Archangellos on the east coast, where you’ll spend again two nights and from where you’ll make a tour to Lindos.
Then you’ll cross the island to Embonas, a charming vineyard town on the slopes of mount Ataviros on the west coast.
Along Kritsinia castle and the Kamiros archeological site you’ll cycle to Kalavarda. Here you’ll stay two nights and make a circular tour to Petaloudes butterfly valley.

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