Would like to give some important notes for all willing to bike in Turkey.
1-Gas is most expensive here.2.nd highest price on the world.
2-Camping in wild areas is not officialy permitted except the ones with road signs as many wild animals around.
Aspecially river-fountain sides..There are road signs for free camping.
(e.g..by salt lake for bikes and caravans)
Best places for camping are:
A-gas station gardens and if it is cold,you can stay in mescits at nights.(place to pray while u are away from a mosque.)..Sure will be permitted..We love adventure travellers...
Be ready to be offered so much ÇAY.
B-better ask the head man of the village, MUHTAR, he will show you a good place to put up your tent or invite to MISAFIRHANE (guest room) or KAHVE (village cafe generally face to face with the village mosque)after its closed late at night..
C-In all natural parks, there are places for free and safe camping..
D-During summer months, many festivals for bikers available which are organised by local bikers clubs..free camping,amusements,shows,concerts and generally breakfast.)..When the list is completed,will announce here as usual..
3-At country side,golden key is a selamünaleyküm to a local before starting talking...
4-Lokal bikers are very helpful and ready for any friendly help or support...This is the best friendly community..
5-Never pick flowers and plants or keep them in your bags including antique looking stones or materials..
Turkey is developing faster but also loosing natural beauties faster..So village locals are more hospitable than those in cities..
Some days later, will write 2 GOLDEN ROUTES FOR BIKING IN TURKEY under a different thread here with some photos...
1-Bikers who will ride back to Europe
2-Bikers who will ride to Iran.
Wish you all happy,safe,lucky trips...
mehmet zeki avar