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Turkey Yacht + Bike Tour

Sail the Mediterranean and Aegean Coasts to Bodrum

8 days / 7 nights Level: 2Price From: $6,595Collection: Classic, Cycle + Sail

Tour Highlights

  • See one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus in Bodrum—plus other historic sites like the ancient city of Kedrai and the ruin of Knidos, built to honor the Greek goddess Aphrodite
  • Bike to Turkish villages unchanged by time where locals reveal how they’ve been hand-weaving Turkish rugs for centuries
  • Dine on Mediterranean fare prepared by your private chef, including vine-ripened vegetables, handmade cheese, and fresh-caught seafood
  • Swim and sail in both the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas

Eat

Turkish meze of roasted eggplant, dolma, fragrant ripe melon, fresh salads, and yogurt-based dips, flaky börek pastry filled with feta, and just-caught seasonal seafood like bass and mussels

Drink

Harmonious, full-bodied reds made from Boğazkere and Öküzgözü grapes, crisp, young whites like Narince, Emir, and Sultaniye, and an array of more familiar varietals grown by flourishing Turkish wineries

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  • Pre-tour

    Istanbul Pre-Tour Package

    Begin in Istanbul, the cultural capital of modern Turkey that converges on two continents. From the airport, we’ll transfer you to the Four Seasons Sultanahmet for your first restful evening. On our second day in Istanbul, explore the city’s heritage on foot with our local guide: marvel at the Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, mesmerizing Byzantine monuments, and an opulent underground cistern. After lunch in a local restaurant, we’ll weave through the stalls of the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar and tour the iconic Blue Mosque. Then it’s time for our flight to Dalaman—we’ll meet our boat and the rest of the group in Marmaris.

    Accommodations: Four Seasons Sultanahmet

    Price Per Person: $800

    To reserve call +1 888 396 5383

  • Day 1

    Embarkation in Marmaris

    Welcome to Turkey! Get ready to board your private Turkish gulet—your guides will greet you at the Dalaman airport for a transfer to Marmaris where we’ll embark. Settle into your cabin, get to know the five-person crew, and toast to the week ahead with a welcome drink and our first of many memorable onboard dinners.

    Meals: Dinner
    Destination: Marmaris
    Accommodations: Kaya Guneri Plus or Kaya Guneri IV*

    *Cabin upgrades available for $1,000 per person

  • Day 2

    The Unspoiled Mediterranean

    Our first day at sea begins with fresh-baked breakfast on board as we start sailing to nearby Turunç Bay. Once we drop anchor, we’ll get acquainted with our bikes during a fitting and safety talk, then tackle a warmup climb that brings us to the highest point over the Mediterranean—you can even see the Greek island of Rhodes. Keep pedaling on traffic-free roads through a series of small villages and stop for a traditional Turkish coffee and treats in the company of locals. We’ll descend to the secluded coves of Serçe and end our ride with a refreshing dip in the sea. After lunch, take a siesta or sun in the serenity of the cove. Back on board, we’ll cruise to the bay of Bozukkale, marked by a Hellenistic fortification. Take a short walk up to the ancient walls for a Turkish-style sundowner, and dine beneath the starry night sky back on board our yacht.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destination: Marmaris, Turunç, Serçe Cove, Bozukkale Bay
    Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 609 meters
    Longer Option: 33 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 1,416 meters
    Accommodations: Kaya Guneri Plus or Kaya Guneri IV

  • Day 3

    Where the Mediterranean Meets the Aegean

    Start the morning with a leisurely breakfast or a swim to get invigorated for today’s ride. A short transfer brings us to the starting point of the day. We’ll follow narrow, car-free roads through ancient settlements to our first destination: the traditional village of Taşlıca, where we’ll explore the settlement and its unique cisterns used to store water for livestock. Then it’s back on the bike to keep riding to Bozburun, a sweet seaside town dotted with taverns and tiny shops. Lunch is served at a local restaurant, followed by an afternoon of snorkeling or kayaking in the inviting waters of the Aegean. Back on the gulet, we’ll set sail for another quiet cove where we’ll moor for the night and dine on the deck.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destination: Serce, Taşlıca, Söğüt, Selimiye, Bozburun, Dirsek Bükü Cove
    Accomplished: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 500 meters
    Longer Option: 29 miles / 47 km, elevation gain: 926 meters
    Accommodations: Kaya Guneri Plus or Kaya Guneri IV

  • Day 4

    Aphrodite’s Ancient City

    We’ll lift anchor early this morning and sail so close to Symi we could wave as we pass by. Our destination is the Datça Peninsula, a paradise of almond and olive trees set against beaches with beryl water. We’ll ride from the charming port of Mesudiye along the coastline until we reach the town of Palamutbükü, where we’ll climb to the peninsula’s highest point. At the top, delight in expansive views of the Aegean that continue during our descent to the western end of Datça. Ride right through homey villages where shop windows are stocked with local goods, stopping for a coffee at one of the cozy cafés. Our ride ends at the Greek ruin of Knidos, home to a temple that honors Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. After a swim in the sea and lunch on our boat, our guides will walk you through bartering with the local fisherman in Knidos—take home a fresh filet of your choosing to be cooked by the onboard chef and served for your dinner this evening. If the wind is in our favor, we may sail onto the Mersincik Bay or Çökertme Bay to anchor overnight.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destination: Mesudiye, Palamutbükü, Knidos
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 441 meters
    Longer Option: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 776 meters
    Accommodations: Kaya Guneri Plus or Kaya Guneri IV

  • Day 5

    Coastal Countryside

    We’ll make the ancient city of Keramos and the gorgeous Gulf of Gökova our port for the next few days as we explore the coast. After breakfast, today’s ride travels eastward along the northern shore of Gökova. Climb to the tiny villages of Alatepe and Kultak, making frequent stops to sample fresh bread and other delicacies on offer by villagers. Opt to hop in the van or challenge yourself with a steep three-mile climb! We’ll share lunch together, then spend the afternoon at your leisure—perhaps borrowing paddleboards or sea kayaks from the gulet. This evening is another feast of fresh local fare prepared by our private chef.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destination: Çökertme, Akbük
    Accomplished: 22 miles / 35 km, elevation gain: 395 meters
    Longer Option: 25 miles / 40 km, elevation gain: 751 meters
    Accommodations: Kaya Guneri Plus or Kaya Guneri IV

  • Day 6

    Dreamy Seascapes

    Today, pedal from Akbük to Akyaka through rolling hills and pine tree canopies—the scenery is a never-ending tableau of deep, lush forest and serene stretches of shimmering gulf. Ride or transfer back to the boat, and we’ll set sail for Sedir Island to anchor in its crystalline waters. Explore Kedrai—the ancient city Cleopatra and Marc Antony visited in search of privacy—before lunch, then embark once more as we cruise west, chasing the sunset. We’ll arrive in another remote bay just in time for an airy al fresco dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destination: Akbük, Akyaka, Sedir Island, Çökertme
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 480 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 52 km, elevation gain: 960 meters
    Accommodations: Kaya Guneri Plus or Kaya Guneri IV

  • Day 7

    Ancient Wonders and Artisan Crafts

    We’ll rise with the sun and sail towards Çökertme Bay for our final day of riding. Spin through peaceful villages untouched by time as we mount several small climbs. In Sazköy, pause for a bite to eat and visit with a local to learn about the village’s artisan trade—intricately hand-woven carpets. Keep pedaling to a descent into Çiftlik, where our boat is moored and anticipating our arrival with lunch ready and waiting. Back in the Gulf, we’ll continue sailing towards the tip of the peninsula to the buzzing city of Bodrum. Spend the afternoon digging into Bodrum’s many sites, including the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (a Wonder of the Ancient World), the imposing 15th-century castle, and lanes of shops draped with canopies of bougainvillea. On our final evening together, we’ll toast to all our accomplishments with a cocktail on the yacht and enjoy one last gorgeous dinner gathered on the Kaya Guneri.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destination: Çökertme, Sazköy, Çiftlik, Bodrum
    Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 427 meters
    Longer Option: 31 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 1,041 meters
    Accommodations: Kaya Guneri Plus or Kaya Guneri IV

  • Day 8

    Güle Güle to our Gulet!

    One last breakfast onboard is followed by a farewell to our yacht and doting crew. Your guides will accompany you to the Bodrum Airport to see you off to your next adventure, wherever it may take you!

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Istanbul (for pre-tour) or Dalaman Pick-Up Location: Dalaman Airport
Departure Details

Airport City: Bodrum Drop-Off Location: Bodrum Airport
Travelers Take Note

Because this tour relies on calm sailing conditions, weather and winds may dictate itinerary changes or prevent sailing at certain times, at the discretion of the captain and Tour Guides.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.     Go Private

2019Single Supplement From: $1,200

See our cancellation policy

Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 7 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Additional Inclusions

  • Open bar onboard
  • One complimentary laundry service onboard
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Electric Assist

Type: E-Bike

Cyclo Cross 500

Manufacturer: Merida

Type: Cross

Square Cross 6

Manufacturer: Ghost

Type: Hybrid

SPEEDER 500

Manufacturer: Merida

Type: Hybrid