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Istanbul On Bike - Tours

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Address: Istanbul 34087, Turkey
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+90 553 440 55 44
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Istanbul On Bike is the first and only professional guided bike tour of...

Istanbul On Bike is the first and only professional guided bike tour of Istanbul. The tour is designed to show you the best of Istanbul - great monuments as well as hidden nooks and crannies – and to give you a taste of its daily life. Several itineraries of different lengths and difficulty are available. Istanbul On Bike is the perfect mix of sightseeing and sport: simply the best way of visiting this amazing city!

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Great guide, great ride

Cem did a fantastic job guiding us through Istanbul, which has not yet entirely embraced the bike culture. Cem is a pioneer that understands how to get through the city on a bike... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cem did a fantastic job guiding us through Istanbul, which has not yet entirely embraced the bike culture. Cem is a pioneer that understands how to get through the city on a bike and safely bring foreigners with him. This is an excellent non-mainstream activity and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to visitors to Istanbul.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cem and Emre were fantastic hosts and guides, the bikes were solid and the experience worth it. We had fantastic weather which made it really nice for our ride. It was a four hour commitment but you don't ride the entire time; we rode about 8 miles. Plus you get to take a boat ride if you take the Golden... More 

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Thank Bill W
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Cem and Çağrı were wonderful hosts. The bike tour focussed on the Sirkeci station area and Golden Horn inlet, and included great stories... Cem was raised locally so knew everything. I highly recommend this tour. Istanbul is one of the most interesting cities in the world.

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Naperville, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

At 60 I'm not ready to give up activities like biking. My wife and I decided that despite Istanbul not getting the highest ratings for bikeability we would trust a guide to navigate safely and provide us an upclose overview of the city for subsequent days of more indepth experiences. It turned out fantastic! Our guide Fatih was terrific -... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

I love to take a bike tour the first day in a new city. We took a private tour and it was a great way to start our vacation. Even a pick up from our hotel. Great service. Bikes are in great shape. Never biked in a dangerous location. Never felt in harms way. A great way to see the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Chose this tour as asian side wasnt included in my coming itinerary. My guide was excellent and was a pleasant ride mainly on good bike paths plus two different ferry trips

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

You get to cycle right around the Golden Horn and learn a bit about the fascinating history of a part of Istanbul. It was a lot of fun. Cem was incredibly knowledgeable and a great leader, I felt very safe cycling around with him. The tour was filled with information and stories and facts about all these really beautiful buildings.... More 

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It was nice to try riding bike in Istanbul.. It was so easy to visit many beautiful please in short time.. And I recommend you to try that with (Istanbul on bike) the owner is really kind and easy to contact with.. Even the price is good.. :)

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Thank iyas120
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Our guide Çağrı was fantastic! We loved the Golden Horn tour that took us through neighborhoods off the beaten path. Great way to see part of the "real" Istanbul-- the bike up the hill to the old city walls was demanding but so worth it. Çağrı was so accommodating and encouraged us to go at our own pace. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

My girlfriend and I went on a great tour with Istanbul on Bike. We would highly recommend checking them out. The golden horn tour was a great route, with lots to see.

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Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
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