Sports Events in Turkey

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    take a flight

    by mbachakam Written Aug 9, 2011

    Credit card will be the best because with the help of this you can Travel, can enjoy shopping. So for all type of task you can use it.

    Have a nice time.

    Equipment: 1.
    Grandeur Journeys - Vietnam

    Halong Bay
    Haiphong City

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    Mountain Biking In Turkey

    by aybars Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Where the east combines with the west, Turkey is like a bridge of cultures for ages. And in Cappadocia you can see what this combination means; a peaceful area where you will always be surprised by the people’s complaisance.

    As a tourism type;every year,we have more rider guests.Companies started to take serious these tours.But honestly we are the first,still trying to be the best.

    You may visit www.ride-with-us.com

    Equipment: Your bike of course :)

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    • Cycling

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    Turkish Football Tickets

    by JJfromNJ Updated Nov 16, 2009

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    I went to a Besiktas league match last year and bought an official ticket from the stadium. There were people selling tickets on the street too. Great stadium, GREAT crowd!!!

    I also went to a Fenerbahce Champions League match. It was sold out but I very easily found a ticket outside the stadium at face value.

    This doesn't necessarily mean European matches are harder to get tickets to. I guess it depends both on who the opponent is and the progress of the home team in whatever competition it is. There is something very special about the passion in Turkish football crowds. You're going to be amazed!

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    Erciyes Ski Center

    by Pinat Written Jun 22, 2009

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    I keep writing that I don't know how to ski but thanks to Sakine Terzi, we were able to prepare this tip for you. Sakine loves skiing and prefers Erciyes and here is why:

    You can reach the Erciyes Ski Center, which is 25 km from Kayseri, via the asphalt road that connects the town of Hisarcik to the Tekir Highlands. Accompanied by pretty landscapes, this road winds through the snow-covered wooden shepherds’ huts, flocks of goats and natural springs large and small. As you climb to the snow-capped summit of Erciyes, an extinct volcano, the Kayseri Plain will spread out below you like a sheet. And when you reach 2000 meters, the Cappadocia Valley and its unique geological formations will come into view.

    The mountain road that links Kayseri to the ski center is kept open even in the harshest winter weather under the watchful eye of the local authorities. Nonetheless, chains are a must for those who make the drive up in their private car, a journey that may take up to two hours from the city center under difficult road and weather conditions.

    Erciyes is the rising star among Turkey’s ski resorts for its long winter season, its soft powdery snow, its wide choice of ski runs appropriate for every level of skill, and its accommodations. But the real ‘Erciyes difference’ lies in the fact that it offers skiers a bird’s-eye view of Cappadocia’s matchless landscape from the open air. Another Erciyes plus is that the weather is consistently clear and dry, while the high altitude and meteorological conditions ensure that the snow is of consistently high quality. The ski runs, which extend over a broad area, start at 2200 meters; the summit is at 3300. Each one of the three main pistes is eminently suitable for skiing, snowboarding, summer skiing and heli-skiing.

    The 1570-meter-long first lift, Erciyes’ longest mechanical conveyance, extends by 1400 meters when combined with the second. All of the lifts, which afford rapid and comfortable transportation to the slopes, are new and well-maintained. And the cafeterias at the end of every second lift offer the added boon of a toasty break from the cold. The small 200-meter lift is a favorite with beginners. The most ideal ski runs are those around the Ana Doruk (Main Peak) and the Ucker Canagi or trough.

    Erciyes (Thanks to Sakine Terzi for the picture:)
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    Long Distance Cycling: From Sile to Sinop

    by Pinat Updated Jun 17, 2009

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    I like cycling but I don’t (better say can’t) cycle long distances so in this tip I’m going to tell about a cycling route that has been tried by one of my cycling-fan friends a couple of years ago. They preferred to cycle along the Black Sea coast from Sile to Sinop. In a way I’ll be acting as a story teller on behalf of my friend. This is what they have done:

    They started pedalling with the hilly road from Sile to Agva (40 km). They continued with Kefken, Pinarli and reached Karaagac in the evening. They made more or less 100 km. on their first day.

    Next day they took the sandy (and dusty) road to Karasu and then to Kocaali. They stopped for lunch at Karaburun and stopped for a refreshing swim in Akcakoca. They continued to Eregli, fighting with the trucks from time to time. They spent the night in Eregli.

    On the third day they took the bus to Zonguldak as the road from Eregli to Zonguldak is very dangerous for cyclists. From there, they pedaled along the busy Bartin road, and then towards north to Amasra on the coast. The road after Amasra is pleasurable but difficult. The road wound in sharp bends through green forests, passing fishing villages and small towns. At Cambu Bay they stopped for a lunch of fish. There they asked one of the locals to drive them to Göldere Falls and the local happily took them. From the Falls, they took the narrow road from the village of Kanatli into the mountains. Their next stop was Tekkeönü (famous for its boat building) then to Kurucasile and Kapisu. They spent the night in Kapisu.

    The following day they entered the province of Kastamonu and swam in the cove of Gideros (the ancient Kyotros) and cycled to Cide. The road from Cide to Doganyurt was pretty demanding but lovely. They stopped for meal at Aydos and then camped in Kavakli. That morning they passed numerous villages and arrived at a pretty village, Kayran, just beyond Doðanyurt, surrounded by fields of maize, hazelnuts and cabbages. At lunch time they swam on the outskirts of Inebolu. After some several steep hills they reached Gemiciler and then to Abana, one of Turkey's first seaside resorts.

    Two last uphill hauls brought them to Catalzeytin's long beach, where they had another swim and spent the night at the Teachers Guest House. In the morning they swooped across the bridge into the province of Sinop, and the road flattened out again. After passing Türkeli, they took the secondary coast road to Ayancik. They had lunch at Istefan Bay, swam at Camurca Beach, and bought some of the local linen as presents to take home. In the morning they stopped for a final swim at Harzana and finally took the bus from Sinop to Istanbul.

    My friend, Akin in Sile
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    Skiing in Turkey

    by Pinat Written Jun 16, 2009

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    The Anatolian peninsula of Turkey is covered with North Anatolian Mountains in the North and Toros (Taurus) Mountains in the South.

    During the normal winter conditions the height of the snow reaches approximately 3 meters, and, covered with forests, the natural beauty of the mountainous areas is stunning. I can say this as I don't ski but I like going to skiing resorts (such as Uludag, Kartalkaya, Ilgaz, etc.) with friends and I always have a good time with nature.

    You can also check the website of Turkish Ski Federation

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    She'll Be Coming Round the Mountains...

    by Pinat Written Jun 16, 2009

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    We have magnificent mountains and forests in Turkey but unfortunately they are mostly undeveloped. Of course this means they offer an extraordinary variety of wildlife, flora and fauna. Two of Turkey's most famous peaks are volcanoes, both inactive, Mt. Erciyes in Kayseri in Central Anatolia (3.917 m) and Mt. Agri (Mt. Ararat 5.137 m) in the East.

    Other well-known mountain ranges are the Rize-Kackar (3.932 m) in the Eastern Black Sea region, Nigde-Aladag (3.756 m) in the Central Taurus range, and the Cilo and Sat Mountains (4.136 m) near Hakkari in the Eastern Taurus.

    For climbers, Turkey offers a wealth of exploration. I am not personally into mountaineering but friends of mine who are always say that the challenging terrain offers great opportunities for outdoor sports fans who find interesting experiences on the mountains of Eastern, Central and Southern Turkey.

    For further details you can also visit the websites of Turkish Mountaineering Federation or Turkey Mountains

    Aladaglar (Thanks to Sakine Terzi for the picture)
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    Icehockey

    by Gili_S Written May 17, 2009

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    Football is the number one sports here and I assume basketball is the next. However, you might not know that Turkey has an Icehockey team too.
    They play in the group level with teams from Greece, Ireland, New Zealand and others :)

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    cycling in turkey

    by cachaseiro Updated Jul 10, 2008

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    i have cycled along the turkish southcoast from dalaman airport to the syrian border.
    i have also cycled along the black sea coast from the greek broder to georgia.
    cycling in turkey is quite good even if the roads are a bit crowded from time to time.
    be aware that turkey is very hilly and you have very few flat stretches.

    Equipment: a bicycle.
    preferably one with low gears.

    on my bike in turkey
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    Biking in Turkey

    by elifrana Written Jun 26, 2008

    Bicyle riding in Turkey: You can do Canakkale & Troy area. Within the town of Canakkale you can take ferries across to Eceabat. Canakkale has great fish restaurants. It is a smaller city but it has everything you need. Nice people. You can visit Gallipoli too. Istanbul down to Bodrum in general are nice. Stay closer to the sea as people in these areas are more acustomed to tourists. All very safe. Obviously avoid side or back roads after dark and stay away from gloomy people in general etc. Avoid Bodrum too steep and too many hills. Within the town of Bodrum and some beaches you would be ok though. From Bodrum you can take a ferry to Datca.
    Have fun
    Itir

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    Trabzonspor Football club.

    by Tdiver Updated Mar 11, 2006

    Currently 5th in the league, last time in 1984.
    Won the league 6 times,Cup 7
    Founded 1967.
    Ground,Huseyin Avin Aker Stadyumu.
    Capacity 20750
    Nickname,Bordo Mavililer/Bordeaux Blues or Karadeniz Firtinasi/Black Sea Storm
    Web page also in English.

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    All Kinds of Activities in Turkey

    by deecat Updated Jul 12, 2005

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    The competition that I saw the most of in Turkey was backgammon. There are tables outside all of the coffee houses and tea houses. Men are playing backgammon with unbelievable speed. I can still "hear" the clatter of dice hurtling across backgammon boards. During the winter, I was told that the cafes become backgammon halls.

    Perhaps the most popular sport in Turkey is soccer. I always saw children playing soccer. I also noted that all large cities had grand soccer stadiums.

    But one of the most comical sports that we were told about was camel wrestling. These matches take place along the Aegean coast south of Izmir during the months of December and January.

    Diving is also a popular [and well regulated] sport in Turkey.

    Paragliding takes place usually in the high Babadagi Mountain overlooking the beach at Olu Deniz

    Ballooning usually happens near Cappadocia

    Of course, hiking and climbing are really popular in rugged Kackar Mountain Range above the Black Sea in the northeastern part of Turkey. DON'T ATTEMPT HIKING OR CLIMBING IN KACKAR WITHOUT A LOCAL GUIDE!

    Yachting, sailing, and boating is very popular due to the vast coastline from four seas [Mediterranean, Black Sea, Aegean, and Sea of Marmara. The climate is excellent, and you will see luxury yachts moored in marinas, but most of the boats are locally made and called Turkish gulets. They have wide, spacious decks and plenty of headroom below. They are equipped with motors and fully functional rigging.

    If you are an outdoor lover, you will adore Turkey.

    Tarabya Bay on the shore of Bosphorus
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    Cruiseing along the Alanya's coast

    by deedee24 Updated Apr 10, 2005

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    Alongshore cruise is an another way of spending time more actively in Alanya. The participants board a ship, sail along Alanya's coast and admire a view of XIII century fortress standing on a rocky hill visible at the seaside. The ship stops twice to let people swim in the sea and visit some caves. Crewmen make the participants feel relaxed and satisfied.

    Equipment: The swimming costume can be necessary.

    The cruiser under Alanya's rocky hill
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    Cruiseing along the Alanya's coast

    by deedee24 Written Apr 10, 2005

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    Alongshore cruise is an another way of spending time more actively in Alanya. The participants board a ship and sail along Alanya's coast admireing the view of XIII century fortress visible at the seeside. The ship stops twice to let people swim in the see. Crewmen make the participants feel relaxed and satisfied.

    Equipment: The swimming costume can be necessary.

    Cruising ship under Alanya's rocky hill

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    Row your boat down the stream

    by deedee24 Written Apr 10, 2005

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    There are many possibilities of spending your time more actively than lieing on the beach and getting sunburnt. One of them is taking part in rafting, a very popular local attraction. It takes place in Taurus Mountains. At the start you are equipped with lifejacket, helmet and paddles, then you get in potnoon and row about 12 km down the river (I think they called it Koprulu but I'm not sure). It's a great adventure. If you're in Turkey, do not miss it.

    Equipment: Just take a good humor.

    happy rafting participants
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