Turkish Mountain Bike Delight
Turkey, Bike - Semi Slick, 9 days - from £875 (land only) - from €1,180 (land only) - from $1,470 (land only)
By: Mr Mark Sellers, Cheshire, UK
I had lots of questions! All responded to efficiently, politely and positive. A very good experience!
Support crew for biking were just superb. Wouldn't let me fix my own flat tyre, nor oil my own chain, etc. Friendly, supportive and absolutely nothing a problem for them. If I had a small gripe is was that lack of really good English meant I was never quite sure where we were exactly. Trek 29" Xcaliber (brand new in fact !) I hired was just so good. And good value. Such a good expe rience.
I was SO VERY impressed with the local agent (Mehmet). I have never seen such attention to detail. eg. When he said I'd be picked up to travel home by the taxi-bus at 7:45am, he meant AT 7:45am ! He is very attentive.
By: Chetan Patel, UK, London
The guide Khadir was great and set a good pace to accomodate for the fittest and also the slowest. Both tour leader and support vehicle were always on hand and fixed any mechanical problems and punctures.
The two guides were amazing. Very well organised and the local tour guides bike equipment hire was top level. The bikes they have available are high standard so you can be confident of the equipment.
The support vehicle was always at hand with replenishments. The food and stops were always planned well and I can't actually complain about anything on this trip. As a mountain bike photographer i'm considering going back next year.
By: Maggie Wardle, Tadley, Hampshire
Mehmet was an excellent guide. He was extremely knowledgable about the history and culture of the area and broke the day down into a great mix of cycling and site seeing. He went out of his way to make sure all the group's needs were catered for. We both had a great holiday even though we felt that the grading was rather low. We are regular road cyclists and have done some off road cycling but we found it quite tough and even the more experienced group members thought it should have been graded higher. Everything was fantastic. Fascinating area to visit and the mix of cycling and cultural visits was excellent. The opportunity to do an early morning balloon flight was well worth the extra money- a magical experience. The food was so plentiful, fresh and tasty that I'm glad we were cycling to burn off the calories! The company and camaraderie made the whole experience more enjoyable.
By: Joany Verschuuren & Mark Tamminga, Ontario, Canada
The food was, without exception, fantastic. Mehmet was a terrific guide and Kadir offered bike support well beyond excellent! Highly recommend this tour and this outfitter.
By: Louise McEvoy, Canada
I can't say enough GREAT things about Mehmet and Kadir. I've been on 6 guided trips like this and they were - by far - the best guides I've ever had. They were personable, fun, friendly and most of all - they treated us as friends. Mehmet was the best organized guide I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and Kadir was a fantastic biking guide, he amazed me every time we rode with him. We were in good hands with both of them! I would highly recommend this trip for anyone interested in a great biking holiday. Turkey has amazing history, architecture, food, people and the biking trails were great too. Overall, a great trip! Most enjoyed Mehmet and Kadir, our guides made the trip for me and my husband. The trip was rated easy/moderate but it should be rated a little higher (maybe moderate) given that some of the trails are very sandy, there are some long days, we had a lot of windy rides and there were some long climbs. There were a few people in the group who struggled with the rides so the more experienced riders would stop and wait for them.
By: James Ginn, Quebec, Canada
All aspects of the trip organization and preparation were handled very well. The weather was great and the holiday was certainly worth the price. Excellent from a cycling, culinary and cultural aspect.
Mehmet (our guide) certainly made this trip enjoyable through both his great insight and knowledge as well as his great organizational skills. And I would add that both Kadir and Moustafa performed perfectly according to our needs.
I was very satisfied with this trip on all levels and will certainly consider doing more tours with KE Adventure Travel.