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A Word Of Thanks
This is a courtesy word to Alper Kalkan from Blue Paradise Apart, who kindly hosted a small team of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts during our two weeks training camp in Marmaris in 2020.
Thank you, Alper!
Looking forward cycling with you on Marmaris gravel trails in the future!
Route #1: To Mahalle, Icmeler and back
Type: Gravel ride
Total ascend: 781m
Route #2: To mt.Balan Dagi and back
Type: Steep heawy gravel/rock ascend + raw asphalt DH
Total ascend: 764m
Route #3: To cape Karayoren (Kumlubuk bay)
Type: 90% asphalt ride with 2 long steep climbs
Total ascend: 1350m
Route #4: Trailruning loop near Marmaris
Type: Include +200m gravel uphill, 4km heavy ridge traverse with intensive climb and DH sections along fire defence grooming line and -200m gravel DH
Total ascend: 455m
Route #5: Island Cennet/Yildiz/Heaven/Paradise AKA Peninsula Nimara
Type: 2/3 asphalt approach and way back + 1/3 intensive gravel climbs and descends
Total ascend: 630m
Route #6: Karaca gravel-asphalt mix loop
Type: Constant switchin between gravel and asphalt sections makes this round trip to Gokova bay (Karaca village) an absolute fun
Total ascend: 1175m
Route #7: Cennet/Yildiz/Nimara island ruins
Type: Short walking route, abandoned overgrown road, overgrown marked singletrail.
Total ascend: 310m
Route #8: Carian trail: from Amos Antic to Turunc and Ecmeler
Type: Walking route, overgrown marked singletrail.
Total ascend: 690m
Route #9: Marmaris - Hisaronu bay - Icmeler
Type: Mixed gravel-asphalt ride
Total ascend: 990m
Info and References
The Carian Trail (Turkish: Karia Yolu) is an 820 km long-distance footpath exploring the South Western corner of Turkey through the modern provinces of Muğla and Aydın. The trail is officially opened in 2013.
The trail is named after the Carian civilization, indigenous people of Asia Minor. It passes through an area with many ancient ruins. Stone paved caravan roads and mule paths connect villages from the coast to a mountainous hinterland.
The trail is signed and waymarked with red and white stripes (Grande Randonnee convention).
The Bozburun Peninsula section of Carian trail, which is 141.2 km long and is formally the #1 section of the trail. It starts from İçmeler and follows Turunç, Kumlubük, Bayır, Taşlıca, Söğüt, Bozburun, Selimiye, Orhaniye, and ends in Hisarönü.
See also the Likian trail on the map
MARMARIS NATIONAL PARK
Information on the site nationalparksofturkey.com