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Lycian coast 8-day Bike and Boat Tour to/from Marmaris
We spend a week discovering the Lycian coast from Marmaris to Fethiye with a three-masted motor yacht. Our charming and stylish floating hotel is built to the highest 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.
Premium Ship (all cabins with shower/toilet) - The three mast motor-sailor ship is built as a traditional Turkish gullet. On a length between 33 to 37 m it combines pure elegance with great comfort. With high rising masts, the boat is a real eye catcher in every harbor. The salon and the guest cabins are graciously designed with gallant furnishings. 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.
The trip along the Lycian Coast belongs to the most challenging of the 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 the boat whenever you want. Helmet use is mandatory on all bike tours. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. Bike helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).
We believe that only children in a good physical condition and of a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike-tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for the bikes we provide is 4.6 ft. (1.50 m)
The on-board chef is a member of the crew and will prepare breakfast and one warm meal daily. The catering starts with dinner on embarkation day and ends with breakfast on disembarkation day.
There is no WiFi connection onboard. 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.
This tour is conducted bilingually, in English and German.
Children up to age 16 receive a 25 % discount on the basic tour price.
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Individual arrival by plane to Dalaman or Bodrum airport and (if any) 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.
Marmaris – Sarsala (aprx. 22 mi./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.
Sarsala – Fethiye (aprx. 22 mi./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 6500 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 once more on an appealing but challenging ride to your ship waiting in the lively town of Fethiye.
Fethiye – Göcek (aprx. 19 mi./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 ship brings us to Göcek, where we spend the night.
Göcek – Dalyan (aprx. 25 mi./40 km)
From Göcek – due to its 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 our ship where we stay overnight.
Kaunos – Ekincik (aprx. 20 mi./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 is today silted up. 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.
Ekincik – Marmaris (aprx. 22 mi./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 its 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.
After breakfast check-out. On request collective transfer to the airport and individual return home or extended stay in Turkey.
Itinerary changes We reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organizational requirements.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|May 09 2020||May 16 2020||22||Single rooms||1,890€|
|May 16 2020||May 23 2020||22||Single rooms||1,890€|
|Sep 19 2020||Sep 26 2020||22||Single rooms||1,890€|
|Sep 26 2020||Oct 03 2020||22||Single rooms||1,890€|
|Oct 03 2020||Oct 10 2020||22||Single rooms||1,890€|
|Oct 10 2020||Oct 17 2020||22||Single rooms||1,890€|
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