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Bulgaria and Turkey Motorcycle Tour

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This Bulgaria and Turkey Motorcycle Tour takes you riding the motorbike along the three seas: the Marmara, Aegean, and the Black Sea Coasts. Cross Dardanelles and Bosphorus Straits, venture up in the sky on a hot air balloon ride to enjoy the endless views of Anatolia, and so much more!

Key information

  • Terrain: on paved roads as well as on sections of gravel roads
  • Bike: rental bike (BMW F800GS, BMW R 1200 GS, BMW R 1200 GS LC)
  • Mileage: approximately 3160 kilometers / 1963 miles
  • Daily rides: 211 - 550 kilometers / 131 - 342 miles
  • Riding gear: not included: complete motorcycle gear with integral or flip up helmet
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, welcome dinner in Sofia, farewell dinner in Istanbul

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  • Starts and ends in Sofia
  • Cross the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits
  • Rides along the Aegean Sea, Black Sea, and Marmara Sea
  • Visit the Archaeological site of Troy and Ancient City of Ephesus
  • Explore Cappadocia and the Imperial city of Istanbul
  • Cross the border at Edirne and visit the Anzac Cove
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate


10 riding days
Group size: Minimum of 5 participants
Airport transfer included: Sofia Airport
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During this tour, you will be accommodated in very good three or four-star hotels.


Day 1: Sofia, Bulgaria

Welcome to Bulgaria, the country where people shake their heads to mean yes and nod for no. You will be collected from Sofia Airport and transferred to your hotel in the capital city. Accommodation and briefing.

Day 2: Sofia, Bulgaria - Sipoceane - Pazardjik - Edirne, Turkey (413 kilometers / 257 miles / 5 hours and 50 minutes)

Start your motorbike adventure by riding to Edirne. Founded by the roman Emperor Hadrian, the place used to be called Adrianople back in the days. Spend the night in Edirne and enjoy strolling the streets of this beautiful city.

Day 3: Edirne, Turkey - Gallipoli - Anzac Cove - Canakkale (211 kilometers / 131 miles / 3 hours and 40 minutes)

Ride along Dardanele Strait, separating Asian Turkey from European Turkey. Your next destination is Anzac Cove - a small cove on the Gallipoli peninsula, the site of World War I landing of the ANZACs The beach became the main base for the Australian and NZ troops during the Gallipoli campaign. Cross Dardanele by ferry and spend the night in Canakkale.

Day 4: Chanakale - Troy - Foca - Izmir (310 kilometers / 193 miles / 5 hours)

The wooden horse used in the movie Troy is on display in Canakkale, but you are off to visit the real archaeological site of Troy - UNESCO World Heritage. Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Continue your journey to western Anatolia. Spend the night close to Aegean Sea in the city of Izmir.

Day 5: Izmir - Selcuk (Ephesus) - Pamukkale (351 kilometers / 218 miles / 6 hours and 15 minutes)

Morning ride to the ancient city of Ephesus. Great monuments of the Roman Imperial period including the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre can be found here. Remains of the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world attracts visitors all over the world. Evening in Pamukkale.

Day 6: Pamukkale (rest day)

Rest day in beautiful Pamukkale. Enjoy spending time in the thermal water, natural swimming pools or visit the archaeological site of Hierapolis, either way relaxation is guaranteed. Accommodation in Pamukkale.

Day 7: Pamukale - Burdur - Isparta - Kale - Konya (417 kilometers / 259 miles / 5 hours and 44 minutes)

The ride to Konya will reveal the beautiful vistas of Burdur and Egirdir Lakes. The city of Konya is the city of the famous. Whirling Dervishes, love and tolerance. Accommodation in Konya.

Day 8: Konya - Goreme, Cappadocia (236 kilometers / 147 miles / 3 hours)

Continue your journey to central Anatolia to reach Cappadocia - a region with exceptional natural wonders, characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage. Accommodation in Goreme.

Day 9: Goreme, Cappadocia (rest day)

Enjoy a rest day in Cappadocia. Seeing the region from above during a hot air balloon ride will surely impress you. If you fear the heights, you can go underground - visit the troglodyte cave-cities. There are 36 underground cities in Cappadocia and the widest one is Kaymakli underground city. Spend the night in Goreme.

Day 10: Goreme - Ankara (291 kilometers / 181 miles / 3 hours and 30 minutes)

Ride to Ankara, Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul. Ankara became the new Turkish capital upon the establishment of the Republic on 1923. Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in Ankara, is visited by large crowds every year during national holidays. Accommodation in Ankara.

Day 11: Ankara - Zonguldak (270 kilometers / 168 miles / 3 hours and 35 minutes)

From the Central Anatolia to the Black Sea. Today you will ride to Zonguldak, a city famous for mines and mysterious caves. Gökgöl Cave is fifth biggest cave in the country. The fossils found in this cave prove a history of 300 million years. Accommodation in Zonguldak.

Day 12: Zonguldak - Istanbul (346 kilometers / 215 miles / 6 hours and 30 minutes)

Ride your motorbike on the Black Sea Coast. You will leave Asia behind as you cross Bosphorus Strait and reach the imperial city of Istanbul. You are on Europe Land again. Accommodation in Istanbul.

Day 13: Istanbul (rest day)

Enjoy a rest day in one of the greatest cities in the world - Istanbul. Istanbul is a fascinating city built on two continents and divided by Bosphrus Strait. You can visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia Mosque or enjoy a boat ride. Accommodation in Istanbul.

Day 14: Istanbul - Sofia (550 kilometers / 342 miles / 6 hours)

Continue your journey back to Bulgaria and its capital city - Sofia. Situated at the center of the Balkan Peninsula, the city lies at the foot of Vitosha Mountain. Accommodation in Sofia.

Day 15: Sofia

Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.

Bike rental deposit

Adventure Motorcycle Tours and Rentals requires a bike rental deposit depending on the bike of your choice. The deposits are as follows:

  • BMW F800GS, BMW G650 GS, BMW F850 GS, BMW R 1200 GS: 1500 EUR
  • BMW R 1200 GS LC: 2000 EUR


You must have a valid motorcycle license to rent a motorcycle from Adventure Motorcycle Tours - Transylvania Live. The license from your country is sufficient - you don't have to get an international drivers license.

Skill level(s) required for this tour: intermediate


  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents


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Included in your package are 14 breakfasts, a welcome dinner in Sofia, and a farewell dinner in Istanbul.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 14 nights accommodation in very good three or four-star hotels
  • 14 breakfasts
  • Welcome dinner in Sofia
  • Farewell dinner in Istanbul
  • General map
  • Daily route briefing
  • Motorbike of your choice with gasoline and third party liability
  • Return airport transfers
  • Road taxes
  • Ferry tickets
  • Bridge taxes
  • English speaking guide riding a motorcycle
  • Support car carrying luggage, mechanical spares, water, etc.
  • Balloon ride in Capadochia
  • Ephesus archaeological site

What's not included

  • Most meals
  • Flights and airport taxes
  • Beverages
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Visas
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Individual activities
  • Photo, video tax, and others not mentioned

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Sofia Airport (SOF). Transfer from and to this airport is included in the price. Adventure Motorcycle Tours and Rentals will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Sofia Airport Airport transfer included: Sofia Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
15 days / 14 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 5 participants


Start: Sunday October 2, 2022
End: Sunday October 16, 2022

Pricing information

The price is based on 5 riders traveling together. Should the number of riders change, price will alter.

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