Category Archives: Turkey

Bicycle touring Şavşat İlçesi: 5-4-2 rider attrition

We were still five people when we crossed from Ardanuç to Şavşat.

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Bicycle touring Ardanuç İlçesi

Readers may recall that we left our heroes at a fancy hotel above Aydınköy, the beginning of their week in Ardanuç… As soon as Ferda and I arrived at the pansiyon, Hacer, Emek, and Görkem had cold beers and wine … Continue reading

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Narman, Oltu, and Olur to Ardanuç: a short bicycle adventure

From Narman we rode the main highway to Oltu where I thought there was a little bit to see. We found the castle, an old medrese,

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On the bicycle again: Kars to Narman

If you look quickly at a road map, you’ll see no direct roads west from Kars to Narman. The reason is, of course, the mountains — Allahuekber Mountains and the eponymous national park. Check more carefully, however, and it’s possible … Continue reading

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Kars and Ani: the start of another bicycle tour

It took Ferda and me 26 hours to get (by bus) from Antalya to Kars. Emek and Görkem drove from Muğla, and Hacer took the bus from Mersin. We were the last of our group of five to arrive. I … Continue reading

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