BICYCLE ROUTES OF TÜRKİYE INTRODUCED IN ITALY
Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency presented Türkiye’s scenic bicycle routes at Fiera del Cicloturismo, Italy’s first bicycle fair. Türkiye’s outstanding routes, with specially designated paths for road, mountain, and electric bicycles, drew great acclaim from the Fair’s visitors.
Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) introduced Türkiye’s extraordinary bicycle routes at Fiera del Cicloturismo, the bicycle tourism event held on March 12-13 in Milan, Italy. On the first day of the Fair, Product Marketing Director Ceylan Şensoy conducted a comprehensive presentation on Türkiye’s bicycle tourism on behalf of TGA.
More than 100 people attended the presentation, which highlighted Türkiye’s cycling routes, including those specially designated for road, mountain, and electric bikes. Picturesque bike routes in İstanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia, İzmir, and Marmaris attracted considerable attention from Fair attendees.
Visited by over fifty destination and tour operators, and more than 15,000 people, including representatives from international bicycle companies and publications, and famous cyclists and destination tourism delegations, the Fair showcased exciting and interesting cycling routes for families with children, adventure travellers, athletes, and cycling enthusiasts of all ages and athletic levels.
Türkiye’s global promotion platform, goturkiye.com, which receives three million visitors per month, was spotlighted at the event, as was the platform’s dedicated website for bicycle tourism, gocyclingturkiye.com. More than 1,500 promotional brochures on Türkiye’s bicycle routes were distributed at Fiera del Cicloturismo.
Türkiye: A cycling destination where history and nature are woven together Türkiye, with magnificent landscapes stretching from turquoise seas to expansive steppes, offers bicyclists an exciting experience that weaves together history and nature. In Türkiye, travellers can pedal amid the splendour of the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Aegean regions, as well as in İstanbul and Cappadocia, on specially designated paths for mountain biking, road biking and electric bicycles.
The imposing Taurus Mountains, which run parallel to the Mediterranean Sea in Antalya, offer mountain cyclists excellent routes for exploring ancient cities nestled among cedar and pine forests, while İzmir and Muğla have beautiful paths through UNESCO-registered ancient cities, Cittaslow towns, and pristine beaches. Cappadocia, the Land of Beautiful Horses, is a wonderful cycling destination where you can experience deep valleys, fairy chimneys, mysterious underground cities and an extraordinary landscape on a mountain and road bike. The Black Sea region, which amazes cycling enthusiasts with its hospitable inhabitants and evergreen forests, attracts great attention from athletes who enjoy challenging cycling on steep roads. With its vibrant cultural and artistic life, diverse cuisine and rich cultural heritage, İstanbul features routes that offer explorers traveling on two wheels a wide range of numerous experiences.
Türkiye implemented Bicycle-Friendly Accommodation Facility Certificate last year to promote bicycle tourism in the country within the scope of its sustainable tourism efforts. Bicycle-Friendly Accommodation Facility Certificate is granted to facilities that provide cyclists with a wide range of biker-friendly amenities, including special menus, route and safety information, and bicycle maintenance. To date, fifteen facilities have met the criteria for certification: Visitors rolling along the beautiful bike paths in the Balıkesir, Antalya, Muğla, Alanya, İzmir, Afyon, Konya, Tokat, Afyonkarahisar and Eskişehir provinces can take stay at certified accommodation facilities. To learn more about the certification and certified places to stay, you may visit gocyclingturkiye.com.