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Tour code: Tr15TrSo
Departure:Sofia

Bulgaria and Turkey
Motorcycle Tour
Sofia, Bulgaria departure

Highlights

Motorbike Rides along Aegean Sea, Back Sea & Marmara Sea

Cross Bosphorus & Dardanelles Straits

ANZAC Cove - the main base for the Australian and NZ troops during the Gallipoli campaign.

Archaeological site of Troy – UNESCO World Heritage.

Ancient City of Ephesus - remains of the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”

Cappadocia -  exceptional natural wonders, fairy chimneys and a unique cultural heritage

Imperial city of Istanbul - built on two continents

 

Day by day itinerary:

sofia bulgariaDAY 1, Sofia (Bulgaria)


Welcome to Bulgaria, the country where people shake their heads to mean yes and nod for no. You will be collected from Sofia Airport and transferred to your hotel in the capital city. Accommodation and briefing.


 

 

edirne-turkeyDAY 2, Sofia (BG) – Sipoceane – Pazardjik – Edirne (TR)
413 km – 5h50min
Start your motorbike adventure by riding to Edirne. Founded by the roman Emperor Hadrian, the place used to be called Adrianople back in the days. Spend the night in Edirne and enjoy strolling the streets of this beautiful city.

 

 

DAY 3, Edirne (TR) – Gallipoli – Anzac Cove –Canakkale
211 km – 3h40min

Ride along Dardanele Strait, separating Asian Turkey from European Turkey. Your next destination is Anzac Cove - a small cove on the Gallipoli peninsula, the site of World War I landing of the ANZACs The beach became the main base for the Australian and NZ troops during the Gallipoli campaign. Cross Dardanele by ferry and spend the night in Canakkale.

 

DAY 4, Chanakale – Troy – Foca – Izmir
310 km – 5 h

The wooden horse used in the movie Troy is on display in Canakkale, but we are off to visit the real archaeological site of Troy – UNESCO World Heritage. Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Continue your journey to western Anatolia. Spend the night close to Aegean Sea in the city of Izmir.

 



ephesus-turkeyDAY 5, Izmir – Selcuk (Ephesus) -  Pamukkale
351 km – 6h15min

Morning ride to the Ancient City of Ephesus. Great monuments of the Roman Imperial period including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre can be found here. Remains of the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” attracts visitors all over the World. Evening in Pamukkale.

 

 

DAY 6, Pamukkale

Rest day in beautiful Pamukkale. Enjoy spending time in the thermal water, natural swimming pools or visit the Archaeological site of Hierapolis, either way relaxation is guaranteed. Accommodation in Pamukkale.

 


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konya-turkey-4DAY 7, Pamukale – Burdur – Isparta –– Kale – Konya
417 km – 5h44min

The ride to Konya will reveal the beautiful vistas of Burdur and Egirdir Lakes. The city of Konya is the city of the famous. Whirling Dervishes, love and tolerance.
Accommodation in Konya.

 



DAY 8, Konya – Goreme, Cappadocia
236 km – 3h

Continue your journey to central Anatolia to reach Cappadocia - a region with exceptional natural wonders, characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage. Accommodation in Goreme.




cappadocia-turkey-5DAY 9, Goreme, Cappadocia

Enjoy a rest day in Cappadocia. Seeing the region from above during a hot Air Baloon Ride will surely impress you. If you fear the heights, you can go underground - visit the troglodyte cave-cities. There are 36 underground cities in Cappadocia and the widest one is Kaymakli underground city. Spend the night in Goreme.

 

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DAY 10, Goreme - Ankara
291 km – 3h30min

Ride to Ankara, Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul. Ankara became the new Turkish capital upon the establishment of the Republic on 1923. Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Ankara, is visited by large crowds every year during national holidays. Accommodation in Ankara.

 

 

zonguldakDAY 11, Ankara – Zonguldak
270 km – 3h35min

From the Central Anatolia to the Black Sea. Today we ride to Zonguldak, a city famous for mines and mysterious caves. Gökgöl Cave is fifth biggest cave in the country. The fossils found in this cave prove a history of 300 million years. Accommodation in Zonguldak.



 

DAY 12, Zonguldak – Istanbul
346 km - 6h30min

Ride your motorbike on the Black Sea Coast. You will leave Asia behind as you cross Bosphorus Strait and reach the imperial city of Istanbul.  You are on Europe Land again. Accommodation in Istanbul.

 

 

DAY 13, Istanbul
Rest Day

Enjoy a rest day in one of the greatest cities in the World - Istanbul. Istanbul is a fascinating city built on two continents and divided by Bosphrus Strait. You can visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia Mosque or enjoy a boat ride.
Accommodation in Istanbul.


  


DAY 14, Istanbul - Sofia
550 km - 6h

Continue your journey back to Bulgaria and its capital city – Sofia. Situated at the center of the Balkan Peninsula, the city lies at the foot of Vitosha Mountain. Accommodation in Sofia.


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DAY 15, Sofia
Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.

Departure Date:
October 04 - 2020
October 03 - 2021
October 02 - 2022

Prices
!!!Book Now and get advantage of our Early Booking Offer

Motorcycle

Price**/1 rider*

Price**/1 co-rider*

Single supplement (private room)

BMW G650 GS
€5389
€5239
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
BMW F800 GS
€5789
€5469
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
BMW F850 GS
€6389
€6099
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
BMW R1200 GS
€5989
€5689
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
BMW R1200 GS LC
€6389
€6099
€4389
€4169
€839
€789

*Price is based on two people sharing a double room.

The price is based on 6 riders traveling together. Should the number of riders change, price will alter.

Special offer available for bookings made until December 25 - 2019!

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Price includes:

Accommodation:
14 nights accommodation in very good 3* and 4* Hotels

Meals:
14 breakfasts
welcome dinner in Sofia
farewell dinner in Istanbul

Motorcyclist English speaking guide
general map
daily route briefing

Transportation:
by motorbike of your choice, gasoline, third party liability
return airport transfers
road taxes
ferry tickets
bridge taxes
english speaking guide riding a  motorcycle
support car carying luggage, mechanical spares, water, etc.

Tourist attractions:
Balloon Ride in Capadochia
Ephesus Archaeological site


OPTIONAL:
Additional insurance coverage available on request at an extra cost.

Not included:
most meals
flights, airport taxes
beverages
alcoholic drinks
Visa’s
lunches and dinners
individual activities
photo, video tax and other not mentioned

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Special notes and Info:
Duration of the tour: 15 days
Riding days: 13 days
Total distance: Approximately 3160 km/ 1963miles
Skill level: intermediate
Lodging type: good quality Hotels
Rides: on paved roads as well as on sections of gravel roads
What to bring: Complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet

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Alin Todea, group leader

A motorcycle lover and a passionate traveler. He will travel from Transylvania (Eastern Europe) to Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia, riding his bike, and leading you to lots of fun, supervising the organization of the motorcycle tours for our guests.

Testimonial

It was a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ ride, with fabulous scenery, mountains and sea, twisties and sweepers; a meticulously researched and tightly choreographed journey through the back roads and byways of the Balkans. Alan T., USA

 

 

 

 

We just wanted to thank you for the fantastic motorcycle holiday we recently completed with you on the Eastern European Tour. Words really can’t describe what an experience that was, from the fantastic riding, spectacular scenery and food, to the great company you offered the both of us. Thank you so much for a truly memorable holiday. Jill and Rog, Australia

 









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