May 09 - 19, 2017
Exploring Asia Minor on Two Wheels
This 11-day tour of Turkey provides a great overview of Turkey and its diverse history, landscapes and people. The tour starts in Istanbul, capital for three empires and 105 Emperors and Sultans. The tour covers Cappadocia, the volcanic lunar-like landscape in central Turkey filled with the most bizarre formations, with painted churches in them, Konya, the center of Sufism, Ephesus, the best preserved ancient Roman city, Assos, where Aristotle taught philosophy and Gallipoli with its bloody history, battlefields and monuments. You will be able to savor the delicious cuisine of Turkey, ride through scenic mountain roads, visit ancient sites, enjoy a memorable hot-air balloon flight in Capapdocia and learn about fascinating Turkey.
|Accomodation:||Accommodation will be at charming small hotels that reflect the color and character of the area. These hotels range from 350 year old ancient "camel motels" on the Silk Road to deluxe cave hotels in Cappadocia.|
|Motorcycles:||BMW F700GS as the standard bike. Upgrade to BMW R1200GS is possible at a small cost. Please contact if you wish to participate with your own bike.|
$6,599 USD on F700GS in double room $4,399 USD passenger in double room $950 USD single supplement $485 USD upgrade to R1200GS
The adventure starts with two nights in Istanbul, early arrivals are recommended. Then the route goes through Gallipoli, Ephesus, Bodrum, Kekova along the Aegean and Mediterranean Coastline and shoots inland to and Cappadocia in central Turkey. Bikes will be dropped off in Cappadocia to fly back to Istanbul for the farewell night.