Category Archives: Turkey

15th Gökova Bicycle Tour (GBT)

This was a fun five-day organized bicycle tour. The most similar tours I’ve done (in terms of organization) would have to be Ride the Rockies and Bicycle Tour of Colorado. A truck carried our gear each day (the white one … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Artvin: Borçka, Murgul, Arhavi

After spending about three weeks in Ardanuç and Şavşat, Ferda and I moved quickly through Borçka, Murgul, and Arhavi. The riding was some of the hardest of the trip with long climbs and descents on muddy, rocky roads. Stream crossings … Continue reading

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Still Şaşvat: Bazgiret, Vaket, Cancir Yaylası

Sorry, one more blog about Şavşat, but it really is one of the most beautiful ilçe (district) in Turkey. I’ll also include a little about the numerous places to stay in this area. The riding here is hard with lots … Continue reading

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Beautiful Şavşat: Yukarı Koyunlu, Demirkapı, Çermik

Nine years ago I wrote “Artvin’s worth the effort!” Yep, it’s still worth it, and it’s still an effort. In retrospect (the trip’s over now, but I still have a fair bit of photo editing and blogging to do), the … Continue reading

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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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