Bicycle touring Turkey, a long-awaited dream came true!
Turkey, from the beginning, was one of the countries I was looking forward to the most. I was not only awaiting the tasty Turkish food or the Turkish hospitality I had heard a lot of good things about beforehand. It was also about reaching the last country on the European continent and reaching Asia by pure pedal power.
As I already traveled almost all of the Balkans by Bus / Train a few years before and since I haven’t been to Greece yet, everything south/south-east of Bulgaria was new territory for me. Despite the big anticipation and before I stood on Turkish soil, I had to earn the crossing to Turkey, with a long and tough day on the bike.
Everything that is written in this or future blog posts happened a year earlier, at about the same time of the year, on my bicycle world tour
An exhausting but incredible first day touring in Turkey
After I left Burgas and the black sea in the early morning of the 7.6.2019, I cycled south along the “E87” towards the mountains and Malko Tarnowo, the last city before the Bulgarian / Turkish border.