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Tentative route: 

Route through eastern Turkey

Route through western Turkey

Approximate Dates: Late October till mid-November

Total distance to bike: 1400km

Estimated kms per day when biking: 90km per day

Climate: Average 16oC

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If you've got some inside info on turkey, let Rob know by posting your thoughts below. He's after some great places to see, comfortable places to sleep, yummy places to eat...not to forget areas to avoid too!

Comment by Rob Thomson — February 1, 2007 @ 8:55 am | post a comment about turkey

Bike shops in Istanbul:


Pedal Sportif

Mimar Kmalettin Cad

Sirkeci – 34420

Tel: +90 (212) 511 06 54

Fax: +90 (212) 520 28 81


Very friendly and knowledgeable, good English and excellent German spoken. Plenty of tourers pass through and parts can also be sent to elsewhere in Turkey in the case of breakdowns. A wide selection of imported goods – Shimano, cycle clothing etc…




Hamidye Cad

Eski Duyunu Sok No2/2

Sirkeci – Istanbul

Tel: +90 (212) 527 35 63

Fax: +90 (212) 522 55 81


Not much English spoken – Russian and Bulgarian though – but understatedly friendly. We were invited for lunch as well as the usual Turkish tea. Excellent supply of top knotch Shimano goodies, very good prices.


REF: http://www.tandemtoturkestan.com/reference/bikesh…

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