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This Bulgaria & Turkey Motorcycle Tour takes you riding the motorbike along the three seas: the Marmara, Aegean and the Black Sea Coasts. Begin your adventure journey in Europe and Asia in the capital city of Bulgaria – Sofia. Ride the Bulgarian mountain roads to Turkey. Your first night in Turkey will be in Edirne, a charming little city in north Turkey. A visit to ANZAC Bay and heroes memorials, will be an emotional experience. Cross the Dardanelles by ferry to Canakkale. This is where your Asian adventure begins.

Situated on two continents Turkey will welcome you with incredible motorcycle rides, fantastic landscapes and delicious traditional cuisine. Cross Dardanelles and Bosphorus Straits! Venture up in the sky on a hot air  balloon ride to enjoy the endless views of Anatolia and visit its underground cities. Book your Bulgaria & Turkey Motorcycle Tour – a superb motorcycle riding experience in Europe and Asia.

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Bulgaria & Turkey Motorcycle Tour
Highlights:

  • Motorbike Rides along Aegean SeaBack 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

Guaranteed Departure Dates:

  • 2021 – October 03
  • 2022 – October 02

available on different dates for private groups

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Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia

Prices for this
Bulgaria & Turkey Motorcycle Tour

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Motorcycle
Price**/1 rider*
Price**/1 co-rider*
Single supplement (private room)
rider with BMW G650GS
€5389
€5239
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
rider with BMW F750GS
€6389
€6099
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
rider with BMW F800GS
€5789
€5469
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
rider with BMW F850GS
€6389
€6099
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
rider with BMW R1200GS
€5989
€5689
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
rider with BMW R1200GS LC
€6389
€6099
€4389
€4169
€839
€789
rider with BMW R1250GS
€6539
€6309
€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 23 – 2020!

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ANZAC Cove

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Tour Map

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Special notes and Info
Bulgaria & Turkey Motorcycle Tour

  • 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
  • Starting point: Sofia – capital city of Bulgaria

Where you’ll stay in this motorcycle tour

click here to see the selection of hotels we use during our motorcycle tours. The accommodation is chosen either for its convenient location in the center of the city or  in nature with amazing views.

Advice for Canadians traveling abroad

According with Canadian government the following advice are to be followed:

Before you go

  • Confirm your passport is valid for 6 months from when you think your trip will end. Don’t get stranded.
  • Get comprehensive travel insurance to cover you and your gear. Get insurance that’s right for you and covers your activities in the places you’ll go. Remember, regardless of how healthy and fit you are, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.
  • Consider your physical and mental health. Get advice from your doctor if you’re unsure.
  • See your doctor or travel clinic 8 weeks before you go for a basic health check
  • Check if your medication is legal and available in the places you’re going. Take enough of your prescribed medicines to last the whole trip. Carry copies of your prescription and a letter from your doctor.
  • Tell your bank you’re travelling and check if your cards will work. Have several payment options.
  • If you’ll drive overseas check out the local traffic laws and practices. You’re likely to need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as your Australian driver’s license.
  • Share your itinerary with friends or family members. Give them copies of your passport

 

Travel insurance

Holidays don’t always go as planned. If you’re going overseas, travel insurance is as important as a passport. Without it, you or your family could suffer financially if things go wrong. No matter who you are, where you’re going and what you’re doing, get insurance.

Travel insurance is especially important if you need medical assistance. Healthcare overseas can be very expensive. Most countries won’t give you free care, or subsidies the cost of your care. You, or your insurer, must usually pay full price.

 

Travel Advice for Canadians visiting Romania

Safety

Keep your personal belongings close. Lock hotel and train compartment doors from the inside.

Drink spiking is an issue, especially in Bucharest’s Old Town. Don’t accept food, drinks, gum or cigarettes from people you’ve just met.

Dating and marriage scams occur.

Only use ATMs in banks, shops and shopping centers, especially at night. Always keep your credit card in sight. Be wary of people you’ve met online.

 

Local laws

Penalties for drug offences are severe. They can include jail sentences of up to 20 years.

By law, you must always carry photo ID. Keep your passport in a safe place. Carry a photocopy.

It’s illegal to take photos of airports, military sites or other secure locations.

It’s illegal to engage in sex work or have sexual relations with a person under 18.

Same-sex relationships are legal in Romania, but not widely accepted.

 

Local contacts

The Canadian Consulate in Bucharest provides limited consular and passport assistance.

You can get full consular help from the Canadian Embassy in Romania.

Read more advice for Canadians traveling abroad!

Imperial city of Istanbul – built on two continents

Please see your Day by Day itinerary below:

Itineraries

Day 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.

Day 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 hrs 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.

Day 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.

Day 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 – 3hrs 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

Day 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.

Day 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 Bosphorus Strait. You can visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia Mosque or enjoy a boat ride. Accommodation in Istanbul

Day 14

Istanbul - Sofia

550 km - 6hrs 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.

Day 15

Sofia

Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.
  • 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 carrying luggage, mechanical spares, water, etc.
  • Tourist attractions: Balloon Ride in Cappadocia, Ephesus Archaeological site
  • most meals
  • flights, airport taxes
  • beverages
  • alcoholic drinks
  • Visa’s
  • lunches and dinners
  • individual activities
  • photo, video tax and other not mentioned

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

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