Turkey is amazing, you will have an awesome time there!
The obvious stuff like the faith bridge and Aya Sofia and the Blue mosque in Istanbul is all worth a look but for me Turkeys best bits are the landscapes. Heres my list of top places in no special order.
Gallipoli Penninsula: Beautiful place and interesting 1st World War history.
Pammakule: Weird limestone pools, if they are full (sometimes they drain them) they are a really stunning and bizarre natural feature.
Amasya: Rock cut tombs in a mountain valley above the synonymous town. Nice relaxed place for a day off.
Dogubayazit: Specifically Ishak Pasha Palace perched high above the valley, is stunning. This is right out East near the Iran border the whole landscape round here is fantastic. Also Mt. Ararat (see below) is here which towers over surrounding hills. Well worth the effort of riding out here.
Lake Van: Mad turquoise Lake in South Eastern Anatolia, beautiful Mt. Nemrut and ancient artifacts on its shores.
Cappadocia: Possibly the jewel in Turkeys crown. Fantasticly weird land formations cut with ancient habitations and churches. You could spend days here just wandering around exploring the valleys. Absolutely stunning.
Anyway, thats my favourites. The food and accomodation in Turkey is generally pretty good and the people very welcoming and freindly. Especially out East where they see fewer tourists you can take an invitation to have a glass of tea as just that (and not an attempt to sell you a carpet) do yourself a favour and accept, the Turkish are funny, freindly and welcoming hosts.
*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
Last edited by Matt Cartney; 22 Jun 2006 at 10:48.