They crossed the taurus on bikes and arrived fethiye
As part of the tour, 25 dutch cyclists; one woman, one belgique and a guide pedalled against the challenging conditions of the taurus mountains. They crossed through footpaths extending from kemer-ovacik in antalya to saklikent ski center, elmali, gömbe, seki and yaka village. To arrive fethiye, cyclists pedalled through ovacik district in ölüdeniz and kayaköy, and they finished the track at kilim apart hotel on 22 m. Road. The participants who were aged between 23-50 said the tour was great fun and they fell in love with turkey and its natural environment. After a day’s rest, 25 cyclists and their guide will leave for their countries from dalaman airport.
Dutch guide pieter jan paarlberg, age 48, said “i am working for vasaport.nl in netherlands. It is a big bicycle company in my country. I am the guide for the organized events. We hold a high mountain transition in morocco each year. We found this region as a result of our research for an alternative route. We will organize this tour by the end of september each year..we started our tour at kemer-ovacik. There were incredible heights there. We strated with lots of green, then the trees lessened. Yet, it was a different kind of beauty. As we get closer to fethiye, the texture of the forest became densely massed again. We were welcomed with a gorgeous sea in fethiye. You have all kinds of natural beauty here.”
39-year-old jacqueline hoftijzer, the only woman cyclist said “turkey is such a beautiful country. We came across a different beauty each day. I liked the big difference between the nature and the city. I will keep cycling. It is a very good sport to get familiar to a country. I would like to see different parts of your country.”