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  • Day93

    Arriving at the Aegean Sea

    August 30 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Before leaving the gas station, our personal "gas station guard" brought us coffee. Then we cycled about 20km on a main road, turned off the highway and stopped at a small gas station to have more of Şeref's homemade sourdough bread for breakfast. An older man invited us for tea to his house, but we understood what he wanted to say too late. So we missed out on this.
    Instead, we continued a hilly ride on some quiet secondary roads. It was extremely hot, so even those 50-100m climbs were really exhausting. After another 35km, we had to go back on the main road as there was no other option in our direction. The highway here has a wide shoulder and smooth asphalt, so it's safe. But it's no fun sharing the road with all the fastmoving cars and the noise they make!
    We stopped for a second breakfast at a restaurant that Şeref had recommended. It was one of the best breakfasts EVER! And even with our need of calories, we were completely full afterwards.
    From here, it was one more climb in the heat and then we could see the sea - FINALLY! We had to fight against the strong headwinds, even on a downhill, but eventually reached our campground and jumped into the clear turquoise water. What a luxury after a sweaty day!!
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  • Day94

    Next stop: Asia

    August 31 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Our night was pretty short as the next tent kid seemed to be sick and cried all night. At 5:45am, we decided to get up as we couldn't sleep anyways. We cycled to Gelibolu to have breakfast before continuing along the coast to Eceabat. We had strong tailwinds, so it felt like flying on the main road. On the peninsula, there was a huge battle in World War I between the Ottoman soldiers and the Allies, so it's a site of historical importance with some war memorials to visit.
    At Eceabat, we took the ferry across the Dardanelles strait, the geographical border between Europe and Asia. We saw the fortress of Kilitbahir on the European side and enjoyed some views on Çanakkale on the Asia side when we were on the boat.
    From Çanakkale, we had to cycle another 15km along the coast until we reached Güzelyali, our destination for the night. The village is nice. It has a decent beach where we went for a swim, of course, nice seafront houses and a few shops and restaurants. Here, we were welcomed by Firat who cooked a delicious dinner for us. Unfortunately, Herbert had to miss out on the food because he wasn't feeling to well. Hope he'll get better after some sleep, so we can go on tomorrow.
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  • Day97

    Troy

    September 3 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Yesterday, Herbert still didn't feel 100% and for some reason, I was knocked out, so we spent another day at Firat's. We were very happy that he didn't mind at all - he was only sad we couldn't eat all of the yummy food he cooked but were happy with dry potato.
    Today, we were good enough to continue riding. The road led along the coast at the beginning before turning inland. It was all nice quiet roads with almost no traffic.
    We arrived at the ancient site of Troy, UNESCO World Heritage. Of course, we climbed up the famous horse before visiting the site where you could still see remnants of those 9 cities built on top of each other. The good thing about travelling in Corona times is that you can visit the tourist places almost by yourselve. Except for some 10 other visitors, we had the whole site to ourselves.
    We continued cycling on secondary roads until we reached the coast again. When we saw a beachfront campground, we decided to call it a day and rest in the afternoon. So we went swimming, relaxed at the beach, visited the nearby ruins of Alexandria Troas and enjoyed our dinner with a view.
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  • Day98

    Coastline cycling

    September 4 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    As it's really hot every day, we left early and only had breakfast after some 20km. We found a nice spot with picnic tables on the beach.
    The day felt pretty tough as we are still a little weak. So again, we decided to have a short day. After visiting "land's end" Babakale with its well maintained fort, we went to Akliman Beach to camp. And as we are on the Western side of Turkey, we could enjoy one of those cheesy sunsets over the ocean :)Read more

  • Day95

    The turkish yogurt knock out

    September 1 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Herbert had a very bad night, so in the morning there was no way we could continue. It must have been the yoghurt we had bought before going on the ferry. It totally knocked him out. Luckily, Firat had no problem to host us another day.
    By noon, Herbert felt a little bit better and was able to leave the bed. Firat and his neighbors had thought about a cure for him and decided to try potatos. So Herbert ate some potatoes which were ok. I also bought a huge watermelon for us to eat.
    In the afternoon, we helped Firat hanging up new curtains on his window. Without any proper tools, this actually took a while. However, Herbert felt way better and could eat a proper dinner afterwards. Firat invited us to some ice cream and we finished the night with Turkish Raki, music, cheese, melon, and a homemade limoncello.
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  • Day47

    Troja

    November 5, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    After being constantly asked to pay for sections of the route, tunnels and bridges during my further journey in Turkey, I reached the archaeological site of ancient Troy in the province of Çanakkale. In the wooden horse, however, no brave Spartans are hiding anymore, only unarmed "Kawaii"-asians. Afterwards, I crossed the Dardanelles by ferry and drove towards Greece. Just before the border I got into a Turkish traffic control and so I already stopped with bad premonition. But I should be wrong. All of the three police officers were very friendly and while waiting for the results of the data check, I even got served a cup of cold water. Back in the European Union I continue the trip along the coast to Thessaloniki.Read more

  • Oct19

    Crossing at the Dardanelles to Canakkale

    October 19, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    Left the scenes of WW1 to travel to Çanakkale and our hotel for the night. 40 minute bus ride and a 30 minute ferry ride brings us to our hotel. Interesting WW1 display at the ferry dock. We eat dinner and everyone crashes. First time I’ve had red wine served colder than a white. Huh?Read more

  • Oct20

    On the way to Troy

    October 20, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 55 °F

    On the way to Troy to check out the Trojan Horse

    “DAY 5, Sunday - Visit Troy, Pergamum, Travel to Izmir
    This morning, proceed to the classical city of Troy. Tour this 4000-year-old city and legendary center of the Trojan War, made immortal by Homer's epic poem The Iliad. Then, drive to Pergamum, a powerful kingdom during the ancient Hellenistic period, and visit Asklepion, the ancient Roman spa center. Enjoy lunch in a local village before continuing to Izmir, a city believed to be the birthplace of Homer
    Overnight: Izmir
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    pictures of our hotel last night
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  • Day2

    Abfahrt aus Gelibolu

    September 9 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Angefangen hat der Tag mit einer Runde Schwimmen im Meer. Wellen die mich in der Nacht lange nicht schlafen ließen, waren beim schwimmen ganz toll. Ein ewig langer und sauberer Sandstrand sowie Duschen und Toiletten. Alles perfekt.
    Wie einige wissen , hab ich heute Geburtstag.
    Mal sehen wo man ein schönes Frühstück bekommt.
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  • Day1

    Gelibolu

    September 8 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Ja, hier sind wir vor 12 Jahren mit unserer Summer Wind zum ersten mal gewesen. Eigendlich wollte ich Wein kaufen, jedoch das einzigste Weingut von hier ist seid damals geschlossen. Dafür gab es auf dem Markt Honig und Käse. Zum Abschluss noch ein Tee und dann muss ich einen Schlafplatz suchen.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Çanakkale, Canakkale, جاناكالي, Çanaqqala ili, چاناق‌قالا, Чанаккале, Правінцыя Чанакале, Província de Çanakkale, پارێزگای چاناققەلعە, Çanakkalská provincie, Çanaxqele, Επαρχία Τσανάκκαλε, Provinco Çanakkale, Provincia de Çanakkale, Çanakkale provints, Çanakkale probintzia, استان چناق‌قلعه, Çanakkalen maakunta, Չանաքկալեի նահանգ, Provinsi Çanakkale, Provincia di Çanakkale, チャナッカレ県, ჩანაქკალეს პროვინცია, Çanakkale walayati, Чанаққала, 차나칼레 주, Provënz Çanakkale, Čanakales ils, चनाक्काले प्रांत, Wilayah Çanakkale, Provinsen Çanakkale, صوبہ چناکلی, Provincia Çanakkale, Çanakkale Province, Çanakkale eanangoddi, Чанакале, Mkoa wa Çanakkale, Вилояти Чанаккале, چاناققالە ۋىلايىتى, صوبہ چناق قلعے, Tjanakkaliän, 恰纳卡莱省

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