Istanbul is huge and there are
plenty of things to do. Traffic can sometimes be a huge obstacle to move around
the city. We have a better offer: how about pedaling through the most
picturesque local neighbourhoods of Istanbul?
A great capture by Seda Sahin
Before we start pedaling:
Ready to go! We start our Istanbul pedal journey
from Kadıköy and ride towards Moda, one of the most hip and chill neighborhoods
of Istanbul. Maybe have a cup of Turkish coffee in a boutique coffee shop or
take a sip of Turkish tea at the historical Moda Pier.
Let’s keep going, we have more wonderful places to see and discover! Our next stops are Kalamış Marina and Fenerbahçe Park. Both places are perfect fit for photography. We will have short breaks at each place to make great captures.
Fenerbahçe Park by Kadıköy Belediyesi
After our photography break, we keep riding
to Caddebostan along the seaside. This is where the longest bicycle lane of
Istanbul starts. Special bicycle lane goes all along on the seaside for 20 kilometers.
Don’t worry we are not going to hit the pedal that far away. However we will enjoy the most beautiful pedal roads of Istanbul. Asian (Anatolian) part of Istanbul has the great seaside walks, this is the best place
where you can enjoy the enchanting views of Prince’s Islands.
There are lot of local people gathering and chilling at the parks by the sea side after a busy day. We will also have the chance to watch and enjoy sunset as well.
Caddebostan shore will be our longest stop for chatting, relaxing and having snacks.
View from Moda Park by Baris Altunbaş
How hard is the cycling
Our route is almost 20 Kilometres long. There are only 2 steeps where we ride our bicycles up the hill. Don't worry it is not too steep. We'll mostly be riding by the seaside on an easy and picturesque route. We can have short breaks whenever you feel like having one. Don't forget that this is not a race, we ride to discover and have fun. We will stop every 2-3 kilometers to take some photos or have snacks.
Planned stops :
What is included ?
Visit I'm Cycling in Istanbul Tour page for more information.