Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Route Planning

Route Planning Where to go, when, what are the interesting places to see
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 6 Apr 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Mersin/Turkey
Posts: 14
Gas prices in TURKEY

After the recent rise gas prices are way over 3USD / litre. As far as know the price is lower in Greece even withh the collapsed economy. Take the gas prices into consideration whhile planning a route via Turkey. And the gas prices wil take the price of every other thing such as food and accomodation.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 6 Apr 2012
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Seville (E) / Geneva (CH)
Posts: 530
In my opinion there are only two downsides while visiting Turkey:

a) extremely high gas prices, as you said (even now, your government is taking a big chunk of the cake in taxes), and

b) a sort of 10€ entry fee rule by the Ministry of Tourism. Anywhere you go, no matter the degree of conservation, the existence (or not) of a visitor's center, etc, it will cost 10€ (some worth more than that, others do not justify it).

For all the rest, you just can fall in love with the beautiful and welcoming people/country.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8 Apr 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Graz
Posts: 8
... and be carefully with your speed

because in Turkey bikes have a lower speed limit than cars !!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10 Apr 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kas,Antalya
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by AT750 View Post
because in Turkey bikes have a lower speed limit than cars !!
Yep, 80kph max.

Cheers,

Dickyb,


DickyB's Turkish Delights - ADVrider
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10 Apr 2012
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Seville (E) / Geneva (CH)
Posts: 530
I guess I never knew that because I drove cars there... Or maybe because 80 km/h was already the top speed of our Renault 4 and Renault 5???
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 6
We were lucky then!!! Didn't realise this at all!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: London
Posts: 69
It's 100km/h. I got busted yesterday, doing 116km/h. I said all the signs say 120, but that's my ignorance I guess.

And yes, fuel is very expensive, 4.39TL per litre. Current exchange rate to USD is approx 2:1 and about 2.25:1 for Euros.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 9 Oct 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by silentboarder69 View Post
It's 100km/h. I got busted yesterday, doing 116km/h. I said all the signs say 120, but that's my ignorance I guess.

And yes, fuel is very expensive, 4.39TL per litre. Current exchange rate to USD is approx 2:1 and about 2.25:1 for Euros.
Thanks for the info on the speed limit.
4.69TL per litre = £1.51 per litre which is about 10p per litre more expensive that here in the UK. Although I wonder how much you would save with a 100km/hr speed limit? hmmm....
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 13 Oct 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 301
Hi, gas prices are high but general living costs on the road are quite low . Andy
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carretera Austral - Futaleufu going South- Gas Stations ReeceNZ South America 5 14 Jan 2014 11:07
Notes from a September 2011 ride through Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Greece PanEuropean Europe 32 21 Jan 2013 06:22
Fuel costing 3X more in Bolivia for foreign registered plates 2foilheads South America 34 13 Jan 2013 11:36
Turkey 2012 Revenue Route Planning 11 27 Jan 2012 21:50
Departing Turkey without my bike... MarkDRZ Trip Paperwork 2 4 Jan 2012 17:14

 
 

Grant & Susan's Europe Ride 2014.



Renedian Adventures

HU DVD Summer Special!

The weather has finally turned, so Gear Up for your motorcycle travel adventure! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - Gear Up! 2-DVD set until June 30 only. Gear Up! for your motorcycle travel adventure! Get all the info you need to hit the road!

Which bike, how to prepare it, what else to take, how to pack it all in! 6 hours!

"It's another great job, informative and entertaining."

"It's really professional and full of useful information, a must for any traveler."

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GEARUP' on your order when you checkout.

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:44.