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Island Hopping By Hybrid or E-Bike & Boat Gulf Of Gökova 2024

Yaliciftlik - Mazi - Akbuk - Akyaka - Camli - Yedi Adalar - Kormen - Knidos - Yaliciftlik

The Gulf of Gökova, stretching between the historic city of Bodrum and the spectacular Datça Peninsula, is a true scenic gem, and a highlight among cycling cruises in Turkey. Completely spared from mass tourism, it is here that Turkey shows its true colours, making it the ideal location for an unforgettable active holiday. Untamed nature with fantastic panoramas, small harbours, wonderfully clear sea, and historical highlights are just a taste of what makes the Gökova Gulf so special, an area well worth exploring by bike and boat! On all dates bike & boat cruise to the Gökova Gulf takes place on the same ship and parallel to the MTB & boat cruise Gökova Gulf MTB Standard. One of the tour guides takes care of the hybrid cycle group while the other guide leads the MTB group.

Approx 206km by hybrid or e-bike, Fitness Level 2

Check out YALIÇIFTLIK on SATURDAYS upon arrival

Code: I2 GOK

MS Admiral

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1

Individual flight to Bodrum Airport. Transfer to Yalıçiftlik (approx 50 minutes) is available to be pre-booked on request (not included in cruise cost). Embarkation on board from 1400HRS. Your cruise guide will be happy to give you tips on how best to spend the afternoon. Yalıçiftlik offers a very beautiful beach as well as hiking opportunities along the coast. Naturally, you can also choose to visit Bodrum. The bus to Bodrum runs every half hour. In the early evening, board the boat and overnight in Yalıçiftlik.

Day 2
Yalıçiftlik - Çamlık - Etrim - Yalıçiftlik

After breakfast you start your first bike ride through the local pine forests to Çamlık where you will have the chance to refresh yourself with a short coffee break. Continue cycling through silver-green olive groves to the small village of Etrim. Ancestors of the Turkmen tribes continue to live semi-nomadic lives in the region. You can marvel at their fascinating hand crafts and during a lunch break at a local restaurant you can discover some local cuisine. After lunch return to Yaliciftlik where you can enjoy a swim in the afternoon at the nearby beach, followed by dinner on board. Overnight stay in Yaliciftlik.

Cycle route approx 38km

Day 3
Yalıçiftlik - Mazı - Akbük

From Yalıҁiftlik, your bike tour takes you inland through the scenic natural landscape before you head back to Mazı on the coast. Here, your ship awaits you for lunch on board. Relax for the two and a half hours crossing to Akbük, a charming little harbour where you can enjoy the afternoon swimming. Dinner on board and overnight in Akbük.

Cycle route approx 41km

Day 4
Akbük - Akyaka

In the morning, a shuttle takes you from Akbük to the charming mountain village of Sarnıçköy. The bike tour leads you to the neighbouring village of Akyaka, where you can stop to admire the ancient rock tombs. This picturesque village is characterised by its pseudo-Seljuk-Ottoman architecture with impressive wooden elements, unique to Türkiye. This unique piece was designed by award-winning architect Nail Cakirhan. A short stroll through the village is well worthwhile. Dinner on board and overnight in Akyaka.

Cycle route approx 31km

Day 5
Akyaka - Çamlı

A round trip by bike around Akyaka takes you inland, away from the coast. On the way enjoy an abundance of nature and the solitude of this landscape before returning to Akyaka for lunch. Afterwards, head to the picturesque Ҁamlı bay, where you can take a refreshing swim. Dinner on board and overnight in Ҁamlı.

Cycle route approx 34km

Day 6
Çamlı - English Harbour - Yedi Adalar

Today's bike tour takes you from Ҁamlı through small villages and fragrant pine forests to the picturesque English Harbour. In this beautiful bay there will be plenty of time to swim to your heart's content. After the bike ride, have one and a half hours to relax on board and enjoy the sun and the salty sea air while you cruise to Yedi Adalar (Seven Islands). Dinner on board and overnight on anchor.

Cycle route approx 20km

Day 7
Yedi Adalar - Körmen - Knidos

The morning crossing takes you to Körmen on the Datça Peninsula, which you will explore by bike. A first ascent leads you to a height of 450m, before you get to enjoy the descent back to the sea with a beautiful view over the Greek islands Nisyros, Tilos and Rhodes. The path leads you on a scenic road along the coast before entering the suburban outskirts of Knidos. After a visit to the impressive archaeological site, spend the night in one of the most picturesque bays on the Turkish coast.

Cycle route approx 42km

Day 8
Knidos - Yalıçiftlik

After breakfast on board, get to enjoy the sea air one last time on the crossing back to Yalıҁiftlik. Once in Yalıҁiftlik, it is time to say goodbye to your ship, the crew, and cruise guides. Transfer to Bodrum Airport (approx 50 minutes) is available to be pre-booked on request (not included in cruise cost).


  • 7 Nights in ensuite cabin
  • 7 Days Half Board
  • Cruise Guide - English, German
  • Guided cycling tours as per itinerary
  • Hybrid Bike with Ortlieb Pannier
  • Overview maps for the daily tours (onboard)
  • Bed linen & towels
  • Bottled water onboard and for all activities ashore


  • Museums & archaeological sites (group visit only)



  • E-Bike Upgrade $350 per person
  • Insurance against theft/damage of the hybrid bike $25 per bike
  • Insurance against theft/damage of the e-bike $65 per bike

Not Included

  • Entrances for sites
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Drinks onboard and meals & drinks ashore
  • Tips for the guides & crew
  • Anything not specified in Inclusions

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Sat 21 Sep 24Sat 28 Sep 24
Sat 12 Oct 24Sat 19 Oct 24
Sat 19 Oct 24Sat 26 Oct 24
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Important Notes

Itinerary Changes
Cruise Operator reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary, depending on wind and weather conditions or organisational requirements. Sometimes the cruise will be run in reverse order. Cruises are dependent on weather conditions and the final decision is that of the captain.

Fitness Level 2
The daily tours average in length between 16-40km and lead predominantly through hilly and mountainous terrain and can be completed without time constraints. Participants will also need to master longer, steep climbs, during which they are of course permitted to push their bicycles. Most of the roads are asphalted and rarely frequented by traffic. Your tour guide will inform you each day about the tour details. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned bicycle tour. This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself.

We believe that only children in a good physical condition and previous bicycle tour experience and with a minimum age of 10 are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bicycle is 1.50m

Group Riding Pace
On most Bike & Boat cruises you can choose between a hybrid bike and an e-bike. However, the guided group pace is based on the speed of the hybrid bike cyclists. Those who rent an e-bike on a hybrid bike tour, are asked to show consideration for those who ride without electronic assistance. Hybrid bike cyclists need more breaks and more time to cycle the hills. We thank you for your understanding.

Helmet Requirement
Helmets are mandatory on all bike tours. It is advised to bring your own, well fitted helmet with you as rental helmet numbers are limited (reservation required).

The onboard chef is a member of the crew and prepares breakfast and one warm meal a day. The half board starts with dinner on the arrival day and ends with breakfast on the departure day.

Internet Availability
Turkish boats do not offer a WiFi connection. If you need to connect to the internet during the cruise, we recommend bringing your portable electronic device to a cafe or bar somewhere in the harbour. Free WiFi is on offer almost everywhere. If you order something to eat or drink, then you are able to use the WiFi to your hearts content.

Cruise and cycle tours are conducted bilingually (English, German).

Minimum 14 / Maximum 30

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