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Rome to Istanbul 2018
16-Day Road Cycling Full of European wonder!
A truly remarkable tour – take in the beauty, history and cuisine of Rome, south-eastern Italy, Greece and Turkey including Gallipoli and Istanbul. We cater for you, whether you’re seeking a tough cycling challenge, a moderate pace, or just want to come along for the ride!
A poignant highlight here: paying homage to the ANZACs at Gallipoli. Join us for the freedom, fun and fellowship of this very special tour.
Our Rome to Istanbul tour features 3 countries with some of the world’s oldest heritage sites and of course some amazing riding! From Rome we take a train through the verdant south of Italy to the east coast city of Bari. From here its an overnight ferry to the exuberant Grecian town of Patras. We bask in the Mediterranean sunshine, stopping in the town of Diakopto before heading round Corinth to the stunning seaside resort of Loutraki. We cycle through mountainous countryside to one of the world’s oldest cities: Athens. There’s time to absorb the feeling of the 11 millennia of history here in the birthplace of democracy! After checking out the ancient Acropolis and the modern markets, we ferry to Turkey’s westernmost town of Cesme. We spend time in the metropolis of Izmir with its incredible Ottoman buildings, then pass through the Canakkale province which straddles both Europe and Asia, and includes ancient Troy. The next day we ride to Gallipoli along the narrow isthmus connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Marmara Sea. We pay our respects at Gallipoli before our tour ends in the fascinating city of Istanbul. You may well wish to stay on longer!
- Rome to Istanbul – 16 Days 20th June to 5th July 2018