As a coastal town bicycling has always been a popular means to commute in Alanya. Following the first International Mountain Bike Cup held in 1997, bicycling sport took an even more important meaning for the residents of Alanya and become an integral part of the tourism ecosystem. The popularity of the bicycling sport grew over the years in Alanya. Today, Alanya enjoys the honor of being the starting point for the Tour of Turkey—the only international bicycling race that spans two continents.
Alanya hosted yet another significant bicycling event!
The Velo Alanya Road Bike Race Cup was held between 2-4 February, 2018. 75 cyclists from 9 countries attended the race. Organized by Velo Alanya Cycling Experts as the first women only international bicycling event in Turkey this race serves an important milestone. Started at the historical Red Tower—a signature landmark in Alanya—the course followed the gorgeous coastline of Alanya reaching the finish line in Side.
For those of you in love with the cycling sport, Drita Hotel is a perfect location. We not only provide a comfortable lodging experience right on the Mediterranean coastline with rich gastronomic offerings, but also are situated right on the highway connecting Alanya to Gazipasa—a 35 km long uninterrupted road (no traffic lights or obstacles of any kind) perfect for bicycling. Enjoying warm winter months, Drita Hotel, a bicycle-friendly establishment, is a great location for teams preparing for races and leisure cyclists alike.
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