Along the shoreline of the Turkish Rivera you will find Marmaris, a once sleepy little fishing town that grows from it permanent population of 31,000 to over 100,000 during the peak tourism season. Rivalling anything on the Turkish coast the night life at Marmaris is something of a spectacle in itself.
The hot and humid summers, and cool and rainy winters are what you would expect from a Mediterranean climate so mountain biking in Marmaris all year round is possible if you are suitably equipped.
Where the Aegean and Mediterranean seas meet you will find the world’s largest natural harbour, and home to a large number of foreigners, many of whom keeping their yachts in the impressive 700 berth marina. The older part of the town surrounds the castle, old houses under preservation orders and the narrow roads make this area a delight a delight to explore. Further along the coast the choice of hotels is seemingly endless.
Surrounded by around 65,000 hectares of forests, and mountain ranges soaring to 1000m the unspoilt landscape of Marmaris makes the location a favourite for hiking and biking. Shallow turquoise waters of the beaches are an idyllic place to relax when the bike has been packed away.
The urban roads of Marmaris are generally kept in good condition, but if venturing further a field then expect some deterioration and in some case no paving at all. And always be aware of wandering stock as not all rural properties are fenced. Marked Marmaris mountain biking trails are few and far between so if you want to get off road hire a guide for an unforgettable MTB holiday
From markets to exquisite ruins, Marmaris is a destination that transforms from its rich daytime culture of history and stunning scenery to a night time culture of endless parties, flashing neon, bonfires, and bands. Chuck in some mountain biking around Marmaris and you are sure of a great holiday.