Category Archives: Bicycle touring

A group bicycle tour from Kayseri to Tarsus

In May Ferda and I decided to join an organized Turkish bicycle tour from Kayseri to Cyprus.  Of course I’ve bicycle toured a lot in Turkey, and I’ve been on group hiking and backpacking and climbing trips, but I had … Continue reading

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Yet another short loop SW of Antalya

The mountains to the west of Antalya are stunning, and they’re great for bicycle touring.  For years I cycled in the mountains west of Boulder so I can’t help comparing the two areas.  The mountains near Boulder seemed more conducive … Continue reading

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The end of Spain: Andorra to Barcelona

Before coming to Spain the place I was most looking forward to visiting was Barcelona.  Everyone seems to rave about the city, sometimes referring to it as “a giant outdoor museum”.  Sadly, of the places we visited in Spain, I … Continue reading

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Fairy tale castles in pig country

Before coming to Spain, I didn’t realize what a pig-crazy country it was.  The variety of pork sausages and salami in the markets is quite amazing.  And if you want, you can simply by a whole cured leg.  There were … Continue reading

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Treasures near Madrid, or how 100km of cycle touring takes a week

Bicycle touring Spain, finally!  I’ve wanted to go to Spain for years.  I have Kurt to thank for making it happen this year.  When he was in Antalya last fall, he suggested a one-month tour from to Lisbon to Barcelona.  … Continue reading

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