The Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) introduced Türkiye’s unique bicycle routes and organizations at Eurobike, Europe’s largest bicycle fair. Türkiye’s stunning bicycle routes, located in and around major tourism destinations such as İstanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia, İzmir, Muğla, Sakarya and Kayseri, drew accolades at the Fair, which hosted more than 1,500 participants from 105 countries.
The Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) recently introduced Türkiye’s unique bicycle tourism potential at Eurobike. Türkiye’s extensive route network, specially determined for road, mountain, gravel and electric bicycles, attracted great attention at Eurobike, Europe’s largest bicycle fair.
TGA met with global leaders in the bicycling sector, introducing both the country’s many bicycle routes and its special facilities for bicyclists from its prominent A08 stand in the Fair. These impressive bike routes have been created in and around İstanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia, İzmir, Muğla, Sakarya and Kayseri, areas that are among the country’s most acclaimed destinations. Türkiye also implemented the Bicycle Friendly Accommodation Facilities Certificate to ensure the provision of an accommodation experience that meets all the needs of the cyclists.
MORE THAN 1,500 EXHIBITORS FROM 105 COUNTRIES
Held in Germany, Eurobike brings together the global leaders of the bicycle industry. Now in its thirtieth edition, the event took place this year with the theme “Holiday on Bike”. EuroBike has led the world of cycling since 1991; the Fair moved from Friedrichshafen to Frankfurt for the 2022 leg and welcomed visitors to its new home.
At Eurobike – the heart of the global bicycle industry from July 13 to July 17 – more than 1,500 exhibitors from 105 countries exhibited their products. The five-day event drew cyclists and industry professionals from all over the world, including 33,780 trade visitors and 27,370 cycling enthusiasts.
Taking place across an expansive area of 140,000 square meters, the event brought together leaders in the bicycle industry to discuss the future of the sector. As well, stakeholders from a broad range of fields such as politics, industry, science and civil society discussed the sector’s current issues and challenges in various panels and workshops.
TÜRKİYE: A UNIQUE CYCLING PARADISE IN THE HEART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Combining the mystery of the East with the modernity of the West, Türkiye offers diverse cycling adventures on routes specially designated for mountain bikes, road bikes and gravel and electric bikes. Travelers pedalling in Türkiye have the opportunity to experience first-hand the splendour of the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and Aegean regions, and İstanbul and Cappadocia along dazzling routes that combine history and nature.
The 7,560-kilometre-long EuroVelo 8 Mediterranean Route, which covers twelve Mediterranean countries, stretches for 500 kilometres in Türkiye along the turquoise coast of İzmir. Tracing the settlements on the İzmir peninsula, which range from the ancient Ionians to the Ottoman Empire, this exciting route promises cycling enthusiasts a multifaceted ride where they will experience the cultural, natural and local values of the region.
Cappadocia, which enchants visitors with its extraordinary fairy chimneys, is also a unique mountain and gravel bike destination. Home to seven distinctive mountain and gravel bike routes, this fairy-tale landscape offers a serene journey amid valleys, villages, orchards and vineyards on the Ürgüp-Ortahisar route. While the Ürgüp-Ortahisar route presents opportunities to sample the region’s notable wines, the Ürgüp-Damsa Dam route showcases nature and history in the same ride.
The route, featuring a vivid landscape composed of greens and browns of every hue, stretches from the Pancarlık Valley to cave churches dating to the 10th century.