Admiring the view off the Lykian Coast, Turkey. Photo by Tobias Lohmann
A tea break in Dalaman! Photo by Tobias Lohmann

Cycling along Sarsala Bay, Turkey. Photo by Tobias Lohmann

Lycian Coast

Turkey Bike + Barge Tours

Cycling the Southern Coast of Turkey from/to Marmaris

  • Spend a week discovering the Lycian Coast of Turkey by bike and on a luxurious three masted motor yacht. This charming and stylish floating accommodation is built to the highest of standards. You will get to know the Turkish coast and back-country. The tour guide will point out the unique natural wonders and historical cities which grace the area, allowing you to be transported back in time.

    Admire the famous rock graves of Dalyan which coastal Lycians have carved into the stone, or let yourself be mesmerized by the breathtaking Sakklikent 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.

    Be sure to check out our full list of bike and boat tours in Turkey.

  • Twin/double cabin: £ 1057 $ 1,903 1290 NOK 12685 kr 11709 $ 1,522

    Single supplement: £ 410 $ 738 500 NOK 4917 kr 4538 $ 590

    Children up to age 16 receive a 25% discount on basic tour price.

    If you combine this tour with the Southern Greek Aegean tour or the Central Greek Aegean, you will receive a £ 82 $ 148 100 NOK 983 kr 908 $ 118 discount per person for the second tour.

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental per week: £ 66 $ 118 80 NOK 787 kr 726 $ 94 Collective transfer from/to Dalaman airport, each way:  £ 16 $ 30 20 NOK 197 kr 182 $ 24 Collective transfer from/to Bodrum airport, each way: £ 33 $ 59 40 NOK 393 kr 363 $ 47 (Transfers are only on embarkation/disembarkation day)
    Exclusive transfers can be arranged

    *We can also arrange transfers from Bodrum or Izmir for 2 x prices listed above. Please ask us for additional details. 

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    The closest international airport to your embarkation/disembarkation point is Dalaman (DLM). You can also fly to Bodrum Airport (BJV).

    Local Travel

    An organized collective transfer from/to the Dalaman airport to/from Marmaris can be arranged (on embarkation and disembarkation days only).As well, an organized collective transfer from/to Bodrum airport to/from Marmaris can be arranged (on embarkation and disembarkation days only). See pricing.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before your arrival. Average high/low temperatures in °F for the Marmaris area are: April 66/52°, May 77/57°, and October 77/57°. A good website to visit to research regional weather conditions is weatherbase.com

    Remarks

    Please be aware that you be part of an international group of people.Minimum number of participants: 10 Maximum number of participants: 14


Skill Level

This is a moderate to difficult bike and boat tour. It is recommended you be in good physical shape ideally acquired by daily or frequent biking. Daily distances average 40 km and take you through partly hilly or mountainous terrain. There will also be extended climbs. Most routes are paved and take place on lightly trafficked roads as much as possible. You can choose to spend a whole or half-day on board the boat whenever you want.

Where You’ll Stay

On the Comfort Plus class ship, the Bahriyeli

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights on board
  • 7 x half board
  • Guided bike tours as described in itinerary
  • Overview - maps for the daily bike tours on board
  • Bed linen and towels
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle with pannier
  • Entrances to museums and archeological sites
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Support vehicle on all bike tours

What’s Not Included

  • Beverages on board (tally sheet)
  • Flat rate of €20 for bottled water to be paid on board (€10 for children up to age 16)
  • Gratuities for crew and tour guide (optional)
  • Transfer to and from airport
  • Meals and beverages on shore
  • Bicycle protection
  • Helmet, obligatory. Limited number available on board and must be requested at time of booking.
  • Trip insurance
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillDifficult
Length8 days
From1290 Rates
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Tour Dates

2018: 
April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20, October 27, and November 3, 2018

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Lycian Coast Map

Day 1: Arrival in Marmaris
Day 2: Marmaris - Sarsala, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 3: Sarsala - Fethiye, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 4: Fethiye - Göcek, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 5: Göcek - Dalyan, 25 mi. (40 km) 
Day 6: Kaunos - Ekincik, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 7: Ekincik - Marmaris, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 8: Marmaris (Disembarkation)

*All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival in 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. Dinner on board.

Day 2: Marmaris - Sarsala, 22 mi. (35 km)
A two-hour cruise brings you to a picturesque swimming bay. From here you cycle over a 850 ft./ 250 m high pass before reaching the plain of Dalaman. Today’s destination is Sarsala, a quiet bay, where you will overnight.

Day 3: Sarsala - Fethiye, 22 mi. (35 km)
After breakfast, you cross to Gemiler Bay, passing many small islands on the way. You cycle through a pine forest until you reach the  uninhabited Greek city of Kayaköy, which was once home to some 6.500 inhabitants. Afterwards the bike tour leads 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 the ship or get transferred by bus to the boat waiting in the lively town of Fethiye.

Day 4: Fethiye - Göcek, 19 mi. (30 km)
A bus transfer (60 min)  transports to Cavdir, the starting point of today’s cycling tour. From here you bike to the Saklikent Canyon, where you 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 you continue cycling to the ancient town of Tlos which was one of the largest towns in Lycia. After an inspiring visit a transfer takes you to Fethiye. Back at the harbor, the boat will transport to Göcek, where you spend the night.

Day 5: Göcek - Dalyan, 25 mi. (40 km) 
From Göcek, one of the most significant places of tourism along the Turkish south coast, you bike over a 1,150 ft./350 m high pass, enjoying panoramic views. Afterwards you cross a pine forest before you 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 you down the river, passing the impressive Lycian rock cut tombs of Dalyan.

Day 6: Kaunos - Ekincik, 34 mi. (55 km)
In the morning once more a small boat will transport to the ancient city Kaunos, certainly worth a visit. Kaunos was once a thriving port city in Southwestern Anatolia near Dalyan, Turkey, between the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. Its ruins tell a tale of a rich and opulent history with its many archaeological structures and elegant Kaunian rock-cut tombs. After a brief visit we continue cycling along the Köycegiz lake until we reach the thermal baths. After a 1,150 ft/350 m climb you arrive at the little village of Ekincik, where you spend the night.

Day 7:  Ekincik - Marmaris, 34 mi. (55 km)
After a two-hour crossing, you arrive at the Bozborun Peninsula. On the last bike ride, you will take a lonely mountain road in order to get to a cute mountain village with its 1500 year old trees. After a spectacular descent down to Icmeler‘s coastal road, the cycling tour finally leads  to Marmaris, where the boat already awaits  with a delicious dinner. The last evening aboard traditionally includes the communal dinner and a last get-together in a cosy atmosphere with crew and tour guides.

Day 8: Marmaris (Disembarkation)
Check out after breakfast. On request, a collective transfer to the airport is possible. 

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