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Discover the Turkish Riviera by Bicycle

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A never-ending journey of lush forests, historic cities and turquoise coasts...

DUBAI MEDIA CITY, UAE - May 13, 2024 - PRLog -- A bicycle trip through the Turkish Riviera, one of the world's most enchanting geographies, spotlights, turquoise coasts and beautiful bays, mountain roads and golden beaches, and a rich cultural and culinary heritage. Let's look at the glamorous cycling routes along the Turkish Riviera.

Kemer's Scenic Routes

The charming coastal town of Kemer in the Turkish Riviera's Antalya is a perfect address for cyclists who appreciate good climbs and refreshing breaks by the sea. The beautiful town, renowned for its lovely beaches and unspoiled bays with turquoise waters, has 13 cycling routes, including five road and eight mountain bike routes, with different gradients and levels of difficulty. From leisurely coastal rides to adrenaline-pumping mountain trails, the awe-inspiring landscapes will accompany you on whichever route you choose.

Climbing to the Summit

Mount Tahtalı
, once known as Olympus Mountain in the ancient era, is one of the magnificent natural wonders of the Turkish Riviera. The routes around the mountain present stunning panoramic views, but they are a unique challenge for cyclists. So, be in your best form before taking on them. The route between Kemer and the peak of Mount Tahtalı is a well-known trail. It may seem short, but it is not an easy one! During the ride, you'll gain 700 meters of altitude in seven kilometers, which means a 10% slope.

Stunning Coastline from Antalya to Mersin

Travel along the coastline from Antalya to Mersin. This long-distance route begins at Kaleiçi, in Antalya's city center, and proceeds to the ancient city of Side, Pamphylia's most important port city. You can enter Kaleiçi through the magnificent Roman-era Hadrian's Gate, one of Antalya's best-preserved ancient treasures. Surrounded by walls dating from various periods, Kaleiçi is known for its authentic architecture historical houses and structures. After visiting these historical sites, you can ride to the marina, where travel boats are anchored in the harbor. Approximately 80 kilometers past the marina is the ancient city of Side, where a fascinating historical heritage awaits. Visit the Ancient Theatre, Anatolia's only example of unique architecture, and the Apollo and Athena temples.

The road to Alanya winds along the coastline. Alanya, home to various civilizations throughout history, has a rich cultural heritage, including the Alanya Castle, one of the best-preserved mediaeval castles among the hundreds of Anatolia. You can take in the breathtaking beaches by riding your bicycle through the city's narrow streets. Continue the route until you reach Mersin, one of the Mediterranean's favorites port cities. Mersin offers an endless variety of tourist attractions, including a deep blue sea, natural beaches and breathtaking scenery.

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