Route Suggestions in Marmara and Aegean Regions of Turkey
This is my first post here and my boyfriend and I will be taking our first trip to Turkey, six days of which will be a motorcycle trip from Istanbul to Assos (by way of Eceabat-Cannakale ferry crossing) (1st night), then Bozcaada (2nd night), then Sirince (3 & 4th night), onto Bursa (5th) night, then last day Iznik to Yalova and Ferry back to Istanbul.
I have a couple of maps: Marmara region in 1:375,000 scale (covers the northern Marmara, and southern incl. Assos, Edremit, Bursa, Iznik, Yalova) and the Aegean coast in 1:400,000 scale which goes down to Selcuk/Sirince. I also have town maps (city streets) of Cannakale, Izmir, and Bursa.
I would like suggestions on alternate roads to the big highways like E87, D110 and D550). Can anyone suggest smaller roads that are still in somewhat decent shape? We will be riding a BMW R1200GS and an Aprilia Caponord...my boyfriend has 30 yrs riding with some off-road experience, I have 15 yrs. riding but mostly street and race-track experience (roadrace) but not much off-road.
Thanks in advance for any advice, suggestions...we leave for Turkey in two weeks...
Kath kathis 'at' mindspring 'dot' com
Last edited by Bertrand; 4 Jul 2009 at 21:26.
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