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UK to Turkey October 2013

I am off to Turkey from the UK in October (motorcycle).

I have not put together any route plans at all yet, and before I do I thought I would ask you folks here for any recommendations as to what might be good, or good to avoid! I have not spent any time going through the parts of Europe that lead there, I usually head for Morocco so it will all be new to me.

I have 3 weeks available to do the return trip, it's a visit a relative jaunt then pretty much turn around again. The other half is flying but I can't be putting up with all that nonsense, it clearly makes so much more sense to just go for a spin.

I will be very grateful for you advice, and cheers to those that offer it
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October ?!
going to be cold... unless you stick to the south-west or the sea side...

inner Turkey got a lot of high mountains... average 1300m to 2600m above sea level... found some leftover snow on some mountain pass track (main road) end of June in 2300m

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the south would be OK I guess...
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Where does your relly live? We are in Kas on the Turkish Med. It's nice here. Bulgaria is nice to come through. Maybe a stop at Doug's motocamp on the way through.

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Hi Gregrg
Just have a look at our website coxmorganoverland.co.uk south africa2009/10 part secion Brandesburton to Demascus and it will give you some view on the weather in October,get some good gear on and you will be fine.
Have a great trip beats flying every time.
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October ?!
going to be cold... unless you stick to the south-west or the sea side...

inner Turkey got a lot of high mountains... average 1300m to 2600m above sea level... found some leftover snow on some mountain pass track (main road) end of June in 2300m

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/hob...in/photostream

the south would be OK I guess...
Very nice photos

I'm heading to Turkey this summer, so also very interested in any route information, especially quiet off the beaten track areas.
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you can visit our club in istanbul.

hi. our club's name's istanbul cycling biking assocation club.travelers always visit us and we help them about route,bike,shipping another things.İf you want you can visit us in İstanbul.
İt is our facebook adress.you can look bikenews and travelers

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Rode UK to Turkey last year. See my blog www.oldfartsonabike.blogspot.com.au for details of route etc. Ferry-hopped France, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, Greece and then rode into and around W. Turkey.
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For what its worth we are away to Turkey from the Uk also this year. Our planned route is across Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania Bulgaria and then into Turkey.

Nothing is booked except the ferry. We chose this route as it looks more direct and at the end of April/ early May when we are travelling we thought it made more sense as opposed to Alps etc. Also possibly a bit cheaper than other parts of Europe.

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If you make it a weekend visit,you can share free camping and barbecue in the forest with us..That is a meeting point for us and foreign bikers travelling between 2 continents.
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Dates for others are not clear yet..Lets keep in touch for updated information..All questions always friendly welcome..

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