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Tour code: Tr15TrSo
Departure:Sofia

Bulgaria and Turkey
Motorcycle Tour
Sofia, Bulgaria departure

Highlights
Motorbike Rides along Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea & Marmara Sea

Cross Bosphorus & Dardanelle 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-turkey DAY 2, Sofia (BG) – Edirne (TR) – Tekirdag
455 km - about 5hrs riding

Ride to Tekirdag, a harbor city and a preferred vacation place for inhabitants of Istanbul.
On  the way stop in Edirne and enjoy strolling the streets of this beautiful city. evening in Tekirdag on the Marmara Sea.








DAY 3, Tekirdag – Gallipoli – Anzac Cove – Canakkale
188 km - about 4hrs30min riding

Ride along Marmara Sea to Anzac Cove - a small cove on the Gallipoli peninsula. The ANZACs landed here during World War I. Cross Dardanelle Strait, separating Asian Turkey from European Turkey.
Spend the night in charming 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) - Didim
196 km – 3h10min

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 Didim.


 
DAY 6, Didim – Fethiye
243 km - about 4hrs riding

Cross Sakar Pass on your way to Amyntas Rock Tombs in Fethiye on the Aegean Sea. The ancient kings rock tombs are carved in the mountain wall at ancient Telmessos, Lycia. Spend the afternoon on the beach or take on the road bends leading to Butterfly Valley.
Evening in Fethiye.

konya-turkey-4DAY 7, Fethyie – Side
300 km – about 4h30min riding

Ride Tahtali Mountain aka Lycian Olympus. Once in Side head to the ancient city. Riding the old roman road in the middle of the ancient site will give you the feeling that you are riding a time machine.  Side is situated on a small charming peninsula and offeres a visit to the Greek Theatre and the famous Apollon Temple.


 





DAY 8, Side – Konya – Goreme, Cappadocia
458 km - about 6hrs10min riding

The city of Konya is the city of the famous Whirling Dervishes. Visit Mevlana Museum and continue riding to Cappadocia. The view changes by the minute. The region is 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.
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 – Inebolu – Doganyurt
370 km - 5hrs20min

From the Central Anatolia the roads take you to the Black Sea. Ride the twists and turns of the black sea coast to the fishermen city of Doganyurt. Watching the fishermen in action in the morning is an authentic experience. The Black Sea Coast will reward you with incredible riding and fantastic views.





DAY 12, Doganyurt – Amasra – Eregli
290 km - about 5hrs36min riding

Continue the Dragon Road of the Black Sea Coast to Amasra. Hundreds of road bends and tunnels will spice up the ride.There are so many twists and turns that you feel you lean even while sleeping. The fabulous views complete the picturesque landscape. Evening in Eregli.



DAY 13, Eregli – Sile – Istanbul
317 km - about 5hrs40min riding

The city of Sile is famous for its beautiful views over the Black Sea and its old lighthouse. The  fish market next to the castle walls is a fabulous experience.
Evening in Istanbul.

 

 

DAY 14, 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 15, Istanbul (TR) – Burgas (BG)
325 km - about 5hrs10min riding

Continue your journey back to Bulgaria and the Resort of Burgas - one of the preferred summer vacation spots on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Black Sea Coast welcomes you with wild beaches and impressive views. Evening in Burgas.


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DAY 16, Burgas - Sofia
382 km - 3h41min riding

Ride back to the city of Sofia. Arrival at 02:00 PM. Situated at the center of the Balkan Peninsula, the city lies at the foot of Vitosha Mountain.
Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.


Departure Dates:


October 02 - 2022
October 07 - 2023
October 05 - 2024



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
€5489
€5339
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
BMW F750GS
€6389
€6099
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
BMW F800 GS
€5789
€5619
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
BMW F850 GS
€6389
€6269
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
BMW R1200 GS
€5989
€5819
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
BMW R1200 GS LC
€6389
€6269
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
BMW R1250 GS
€6539
€6439
€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
May 31 - 2022!

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Price includes:


Accommodation:
15 nights accommodation in very good 3* and 4* Hotels
Meals: 15 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.
support car driver

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: 16 days
Riding days: 15 days
Total distance: Approximately 4100 km/ 2548 miles
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
Starting point: Sofia - capital city of Bulgaria
End point: Sofia - capital city of Bulgaria. Arrival at about 02:00 PM in the last day.
Please book flights accordingly or spend add an extra night to your journey. Contact us for details.

 

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We accept MasterCard and Visa on our on-line secure internet payment form, MasterCard, Visa, JCB, Diners Club and American Express via fax and phone.
We also accept payments via PayPal (by credit card, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or PayPal account), by Moneybookers, bank transfer and Western Union.
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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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