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Eastern Promise - A bike ride through Turkey


Istanbul to Trabzon - Through the mountains or along the sea?

690 miles (1,110 km) over 9 days from April 23, 2007 to May 1, 2007

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Road bikes, 1-2 weeks, World
Locale: Europe, Turkey
Year: 2007
Keywords: turkey istanbul trabzon bike cycle ride touring camping mountains

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Copyright © 2007-2014 By Bill Dodds - (contact)

Status: Completed Jul 2007
Last update: Saturday August 4, 2007 23:22 (US/Pacific) (edited Mon 16 Feb 2009 16:59 (US/Pacific))
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Turkiye


Table of Contents

Will I make it in time?: Still packing and my flight is in 3 hours

Istanbul: Sights, sounds, scares - a 4 day interlude
Monday 23rd April, Istanbul to Korfez - 62 miles: The thin white line
Tuesday 24th April - Korfez to Duzce - 80 miles: The real Turkiye shows up
Wednesday 25th April, Duzce to Gerede -63 miles: Here come the mountains
Thursday 26th April, Gerede to Kursunlu - 66 miles: Checking out the wildlife
Friday 27th April, Kursunlu to Osmancik - 98 miles: Riding the wind
Saturday 28th April, Osmancik to Kavak - 86 miles: The mountains or the sea?
Sunday 29th April, Kavak to Ordu - 121 miles: Wind beneath my wings and my guardian angel
Monday 30th April, Ordu to Besikduzu - 83 miles: The plot thickens
Tuesday 1st May, Besikduzu to Trabzon - 31 miles: The home straight
Wednesday 2nd May - Flight home
Traffic Hazards and High Melodrama
Finally -


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