ISTANBUL CYCLING TOURS

ISTANBUL CYCLING TOURS

BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIKE TOURS:

  • ISTANBUL OLD CITY BIKE TOUR (3-4 HOURS – EUR 25 PER PERSON)
  • ISTANBUL SEVEN HILLS BIKE TOUR (5-6 HOURS – EUR 55 PER PERSON)
  • CONTINENTAL BIKE TOUR (5-6 HOURS – EUR 55 PER PERSON)
  • BOSPHORUS BIKE TOUR (5-6 HOURS – EUR 55 PER PERSON)
  • PRINCE ISLANDS BIKE TOUR (5-6 HOURS – EUR 55 PER PERSON)

 

*MINIMUM FOUR PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BOOK EACH ONE OF THE TOUR OPTIONS. PLEASE ASK FOR PRICE IF YOU ARE LESS THEN FOUR PEOPLE AND WANTS TO HAVE A PRIVATE TOUR.

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Live tour guide in English

Includes

  • Guide service
  • Bike & Helmet Rental
  • Bottle of water

Important information

What to bring: Comfortable shoes

Know before you go: Note that the monuments will only be seen from the outside.

Pick-up and Drop – off Services is subject to extra payment.

Discover and experience Istanbul with an English-speaking local guide!

Riding into this beautiful city by bike is the best and funniest way to discover the hidden beauties and to enjoy the local sights and tastes of Istanbul.  You will experience Istanbul through eyes of a local and you will see all the highlights of Istanbul city in just hours.

Your private local English-speaking guide will show you the real Istanbul and share all the information you need to know. This information will not only be historical and cultural information. Your professional guide will also tell you interesting stories and fun facts during the Bike tour in Istanbul. Finally yet importantly, our guide will provide you some ‘insider tips’ during the bike tour. For example, the best places to go for a Turkish cuisine and drinks.

It is highly recommended to do this bike tour shortly after your arrival in Istanbul.  By this way, you will have a true impression and first stance information about the city. In the remaining days of your stay, you may arrange your vacation more consciously.

The routes of the Istanbul bike tours by the CYCLISTANBUL are very safe and carefully created through many years of experience doing bike tours in Istanbul. Here are the most exiting tour alternatives arranged for your choice. You may also request different routes upon your interest.

ISTANBUL OLD CITY BIKE TOUR
3 HOURS – EUR 25 PER PERSON

Start: Every Sunday at 10:00 O’clock from Galata

Highlights & Itinerary

  • Depart from Galata, pass through Karaköy, Glata Bridge, Eminönü, Sirkeci and first shortstop at Gülhane Park and arrive Sultanahmet Square. Take a break there and see Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque and Hippodrome in and around the square.
  • Continue to Çemberlitaş, Beyazıt Square, Süleymaniye Mosque. Take another break there and see Shrines of Suleiman the Magnificent and Hurrem Sultan. Enjoy the marvelous Istanbul Landscape seen by the courtyard of the Suleymaniye Mosque.
  • Then continue through old neighborhoods of Istanbul and arrive to the shores of Golden Horn. Pass over the Golden Horn through Metro Bridge and a short trip by the Golden Horn shores at the Karaköy side where you can view the marvelous landscape of the historical peninsula from another point.

Finally, we arrive back to the Taksim Tunnel Square by the World’s second oldest tunnel metro.

ISTANBUL SEVEN HILLS BIKE TOUR
5-6 HOURS – EUR 50 PER PERSON

Istanbul is known as the City on the Seven Hills (Turkish: Yedi tepeli şehir). This denomination is a heritage from Byzantine Constantinople where the city model of Rome were inherited and the Istanbul were also built on seven hills at the Byzantine period as being the East Rome.

The seven hills, all located in the area within the city walls and each hill was surmounted by monumental religious buildings (churches under the Byzantines, imperial mosques under the Ottomans).

Highlights & Itinerary

  • I – The first hill on which the ancient city of Byzantium was founded, begins from Seraglio Point and extends over the whole area containing Hagia Sophia, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Topkapı Palace.
  • II – Second hill has Nuruosmaniye Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Column of Constantine.
  • III – At the third hill, there are Istanbul University, the Bayezid II Mosque to the south and the Süleymaniye Mosque to the north.
  • IV – The fourth hill on which stood the Church of the Holy Apostles and, subsequently, the Fatih Mosque.
  • V – On the fifth hill is the Mosque of Yavuz Sultan Selim.
  • VI – On the sixth hill is the Edirnekapı and Ayvansaray neighborhoods.
  • VII – The seventh hill is the Kocamustafapaşa neighborhood, known in Byzantine times as the Xērolophos (Greek: ξηρόλοφος), or “dry hill,” it extends from Aksaray to the Theodosian Walls and the Marmara. This region is a triangle with apices at Topkapı, Aksaray, and Yedikule.

INTERCONTINENTAL BIKE TOUR
5-6 HOURS – EUR 50 PER PERSON

How does it sound like to cycle from continent to continent, to pedal in Asia and Europe in the same hour, is it extraordinary? We enjoy this tour very much and we guarantee you will enjoy it too.

Highlights & Itinerary

  • Lets say “two wheels, two continents” and start our tour from the Reviva Tourism office in Galata, where our bicycles are located.
  • First, take a pre-tour photo at the bottom of the Galata tower and then go down to Karaköy and catch the Kadıköy ferry.
  • When we arrive Kadıköy by ferry, we continue alongside the coast to Moda neighborhood, arrive at Fenerbahçe and Kalamış Marina by our bikes. There is an uninterrupted and safe bicycle path from Kadıköy coast to Kalamış Marina. When we arrive at Kalamış Marina, we can take a rest and enjoy the sea and the marina. If you want, if our pace and energy is sufficient enough, we may continue towards the Bostancı coast from here.
  • On the way back, we pass the same beautiful roads, reach Kadıköy coast, and catch the Karaköy ferry. The second oldest metro of the world from Karaköy to İstiklal will take us and our bikes up to the tunnel square where we take the “after the tour” photos.

BOSPHORUS BIKE TOUR
5-6 HOURS - EUR 50 PER PERSON

Start: Every Sunday at 10:00 O’clock from Galata

Cycling around the Bosphorus is the best option in order to see the beauties of the Bosphorus in a short time and to understand why Istanbul is so unique and almost an addiction for those who love her.

Highlights & Itinerary

  • We take our bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment from the Reviva Tourism office in Galata.
  • After Karaköy, we pass Dolmabahçe, Beşiktaş and Ortaköy (we will take a break in Ortaköy and eat kumpir on the way back), and after Kuruçeşme and Arnavutköy, we arrive at Bebek.
  • After Bebek, Rumelihisarı, Baltalimanı, Emirgan, İstinye, Yeniköy, Tarabya, Kireçburnu and Sarıyer are ahead of us.
  • On the way back, we will have a break at Ortaköy, and we will enjoy wonderful view of Ortaköy and street foods such as kumpir.
  • After Ortaköy, we catch up a tempo again and arrive at Karaköy and by the help of Tünel metro, the second oldest metro of the world we reach to the Tünel Square. There, we take a after the tour photo and hand over our bikes and say goodbye to each other until next bike tour.

PRINCES’ ISLANDS BIKE TOUR
5-6 HOURS - EUR 50 PER PERSON

Highlights & Itinerary

  • We take our bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment from the Reviva Tourism office in Galata. While we are in Galata, we take a photo next to the Galata tower and start our tour.
  • Islands are one of the good options for day trips from Istanbul city center. In addition to the ease and comfort of reaching the Islands by ferry, the beauty of the magnificent houses and streets in the Islands contributes greatly to this. With its quiet streets, beaches, roads, “hills” and wooded areas, cycling around the Islands offers both a choice to meet the daily transportation needs of those living in the Islands and an enjoyable activity for those who come to visit the Islands. Motor vehicles are not allowed on the islands, so we don’t have much of a choice but bicycle anyway J
  • We drive up to Kabataş with our bikes and catch the Büyükada ferry. During our cruise on the ferry, we chat about Istanbul with our guide, accompanied by tea and coffee.
  • When we arrive at Büyükada, we first tour the island streets close to the pier. Then we arrive at the Amusement (Lunapark) Park Square on the inclined roads of the island with strong motivations. After arriving at the square, we first pedal towards the Greek Orphanage, the largest wooden building in Europe. After explanation of our guide about the story of this building, which has been neglected for years due to bureaucratic and political reasons, we will go ahead on our way to the Church of Saint George (Aya Yorgi in Turkish).
  • Aya Yorgi church has a special place for all Muslim and Christian communities. Especially on April 23 and September 24, Aya Yorgi is flooded with visitors. After listening to the past of the church and the beliefs associated with the cliché and the region by our guide and watching the wonderful landscape from the hill where the church is located, we go down to the seashore again, but this time on another beautiful tree-lined road.
  • We finish our tour around the island and arrive at the pier. It is best to relieve the tiredness of the day by having tea and simit on the ferry, but it can also be a good choice to taste the island’s ice creams or “lokma” desserts before departure.
  • After arriving in Karaköy, we deliver our bikes and say goodbye with a hope of meeting again at another tour.

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