This bicycle tour is an off-traffic, moderate difficulty sightseeing tour on Asian coast of Istanbul. It includes a 10 km coast from Kadıköy Harbor, to Bostancı, a ferry ride, a 7 km loop in Heybeliada (one of Princess Islands) and another ferry ride back to Kadıköy. (we speak German, English and Spanish)
Istanbul Asian side full day Cycling Tour
|Cycling Distance||17 km|
|Difficulty||moderate (ages 8 and up)|
|Price||35€ (four or more) 40€ (two to three people)|
|Included||Sandwich, Bikes, Guide, Ferry tickets, Park entrance fee|
|Route||Kadıköy, Moda, Kalamış, Fenerbahçe, Caddebostan, Suadiye, Bostancı, Heybeliada (Princess Island)|
You will get to see the best of the Asian side in Istanbul. We provide the bikes. The tour starts in Kadıköy at 9:30 & ends at 16:30. Children of age 8 and up can join the tour without difficulty (please inquire for children bikes) . You may choose to walk or make a horse-carriage tour in the Island, if you prefer not to ride through hills.
There are two ferry rides in this tour (each lasts 1 hour)
35 – 40 € per person (sandwich included)
included in the price
- ferry passages (Bostancı – Heybeliada, Heybeliada – Kadıköy)
- small lunch (sandwich & drink)
- tour guide
- park entrance fee in Princess Island
please contact us for group discounts (more than 6 people) and bike arrangements.
About the Route:
This is a popular route for the Istanbul residents (especially on the weekends). You will get a chance to see what regular people do in Istanbul as pastime. Click here to see the tour on a larger map of Istanbul.
- Kadıköy Rıhtım (Harbour) 9:30
- Kalamış Park & Marina
- Fenerbahçe Park (10 minutes rest)
- Start Coast Ride
- Caddebostan (bathrooms) 10:45
- Bostancı (bathrooms, teashops) 11:30
- Ferry to Heybeliada – Princess Island (12:20)
- Walk & Ride in Heybeliada
- Ferry to Kadıköy 15:15
- Tour Ends (16:30)
How to get to Kadıköy from European Side:
You can take the ferries from Eminönü ,Karaköy, Kabataş or Beşiktaş to get to Kadıköy. There are 2-3 ferries per hour, the trip 20 minutes to get to Kadıköy. From the ferry station, it should take 10-20 minutes to walk to Yoğurtçu Park.
Click here for ferry timetable.
You can also take the Metrobus line if you live near it. We advise against taking a bus or dolmuş due to traffic, yet it is relatively better to cross Europ to Asia. You can check online for estimated times, and plan accordingly: there are buses and yellow dolmuş from Taksim Square straight to Kadıköy.
Here is an excellent guide that explains how to get to Kadıköy from the European side. Contact us if you need directions.
Bostancı Bisiklet Tours
we speak English, German, and Spanish