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FAQs & travel information about Turkey

Turkey is a popular destination that is located exactly between Europe and Asia. The fact that half the country is in Europe and the other half in Asia also makes a special charm of Turkish culture. Besides the diverse culture, the historical cities, and the great hospitality, it is mainly known for the beautiful seaside resorts on the Mediterranean and Black Sea coast. Before you set off on your trip to Turkey, we would like to give you some basic travel information and answers to the questions we are most often asked.

FAQs & travel information about Turkey

Turkey is a popular destination that is located exactly between Europe and Asia. The fact that half the country is in Europe and the other half in Asia also makes a special charm of Turkish culture. Besides the diverse culture, the historical cities, and the great hospitality, it is mainly known for the beautiful seaside resorts on the Mediterranean and Black Sea coast. Before you set off on your trip to Turkey, we would like to give you some basic travel information and answers to the questions we are most often asked.

What do I need to enter Turkey?

To travel to Turkey as an EU-citizen, you will need a passport, a valid identity card works also for the most EU-citizen, please check that in details for your country. Conveniently, you do not need a visa permit.

Which vaccinations do I need to be allowed to enter Turkey?

If you enter Turkey directly from Europe, no compulsory vaccinations are required. Still, we recommend that you check whether all standard vaccinations according to the vaccination calendar of the Robert Koch Institute are still valid and refresh them if necessary. We also recommend consulting a travel or tropical medicine specialist.

Which currency is being used in Turkey? When and where can I exchange my money?

The country’s currency is the Turkey Lira (TRY), which has got an exchange rate of about 1 Euro = 0.057 Turkey Lira. You can exchange your money easily in banks or exchange offices right at your destination, as experience has shown that it is cheaper to change money locally than in your home country. If you do so however, you should be aware that additional fees in addition to any exchange fees may arise if you do not bring the money in cash but pick it up locally with your card.

Is there a time difference between Turkey and Germany?

There is a time difference of +3 hour between Turkey and Germany. There is no summertime in Turkey

Which language is the official language in Turkey?

The national language of Turkey is Turkish, but English and German is common in the touristic areas as well.

What is the climate in Turkey like and when is the best time to travel through Turkey on a motorbike?

Since Turkey is located on two continents and also lies between two seas, the climate is diverse. In the north (Marmara region) it is rather maritime. The summers there are hot, but in winter there is also snowfall up to the coasts. In the Black Sea region, especially the winters are different, they are humid and temperate. Summers are also rather warm and humid; the climate is more oceanic. In the Aegean region in the west of Turkey there is a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and very mild winters, mostly above 15°C. The southern Mediterranean region has a more temperate climate. In the southern Mediterranean region, the climate is almost subtropical, the summers are even hotter and drier, the winters are also very mild. In Anatolia the climate is continental with very hot summers but depending on the altitude also very cold winters with lots of snow. A "best time to travel" is therefore hard to define, but on the motorcycle spring and autumn are well suited because it is then not too hot.

How can I travel to Turkey the easiest?

Traveling to Turkey is the easiest by plane. The most important airport is the airport of the country’s capital Istanbul (IST) from where an airport transfer is already arranged for you. Regardless of the method of transportation you choose, we will gladly assist you with the planning so that nothing can go wrong!

How can I book a motorbike tour through Turkey and which dates are available?

You can find all of our tour dates on our tour site. If none of our proposed dates match your needs, however, simply fill out our contact form or shoot us an e-mail telling us how many riders you will be travelling with, what level you are riding at und when you would like to travel and we will be more than happy to send you an individual offer after checking our current availabilities! If you would like to book further amenities such as a couple of extra days to explore the country on your own or enjoy some more motorbike rides, just let us know - the more information we receive, the better and quicker we can organize your next motorbike tour for you and the earlier you can lay back and relax, looking forward to travelling to Turkey!

How can I pay for my tour?

After your booking, you can pay for your tour via bank transfer, the information that you need to do so will be mentioned on your invoice. An initial deposit payment amounting to 20% of the total tour price must be paid immediately after receiving the invoice, the rest of the payment is due 30 days before your scheduled departure. Exceptions can be made if flight bookings have to be paid in total in advance, which depends on the chosen flight and airline.

Can I book a motorbike tour through Turkey as a beginner?

Yes, there is possible, gladly you can also book as a motorcycle novice our Turkey tour! The tour through Turkey is almost completely on good roads and rather designed for enjoyment, the BMW 750 GS also a motorcycle with very good handling. In general, however, you should of course be clear whether you can physically drive so many days in a row and want to. The daily stages are very doable, but who has never made a longer trip on the motorcycle, should evtl first start with a shorter tour.

How old do I have to be to participate in one of the tours? Do I need a driver's license?

To be able to join our tours by riding your motorbike through Turkey, you must be at least 18 years old. Furthermore, you need a valid motorcycle license. For touristic use the European driving license is valid.

Can I rent a motorbike for the duration of the tour?

Yes, on all of our motorcycle tours, the rent of a motorbike is already included in the price! Usually, we use the BMW 750 GS, on surcharge it is possible to get a 1250 GS as well.

Can I rent a motorbike without booking a tour?

Unfortunately, right now it is not possible to rent a motorbike from us in Turkey without booking a tour.

I would like to participate in the tour with my own motorbike - what do I need to consider?

If you would like to, of course you can also ride the tour on your own motorbike. To do so, your motorbike should be legally registered, in a generally good state and equipped with proper tires. If you are not sure whether or not your bike is suitable to ride the tour, write us an e-mail, call us or text us on WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram and we will be happy to assist you!

What happens if my motorbike breaks down during our tour?

If a part of your motorbike breaks during our tour, our guide will try to fix it for you. Should this not be possible on our way, we will try to provide you with a replacement motorbike so that you can continue your tour as if nothing had happened. Please notice that if you have not booked the rent of an motorbike before, we may charge you accordingly on the spot.

What kind of safety gear do I need to wear during the tour? Can I rent it?

For your own safety, we require you to wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads, a chest guard, gloves, a motorcycle jacket or jersey, goggles, and durable motorcycle boots while riding. Please bring your own riding gear to participate in an enduro tour through Turkey with us.

What should I bring in addition to my safety gear?

Besides of the safety gear mentioned above, we recommend bringing the following items to your motorbike tour:

  • A hydration pack or a normal, small backpack (incl. a rain cover)
  • A raincoat that can also be worn while riding your motorbike
  • Leisure clothing: t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, jeans, comfortable shoes, swimwear, underwear, socks
  • Towels, cosmetic products and personal hygiene products
  • Personal medicine as well as a first-aid kit
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Passport, visa (if needed), driver's license, your wallet

I would like to add some additional days to my tour, would that be possible?

Turkey is a beautiful country that surely has a lot more to offer than we can cover in just a couple of days of riding. Thus, we would be more than happy to assist you in booking some additional nights, whether you would just like to spend some more days in the wild, at the beach or on your bike!

Which accommodation will we stay in during our tour through Turkey?

During this trip we will stay in very comfortable accommodations, details can be found in the respective itinerary.

Which insurances should I conclude before my trip to Turkey?

A travel health insurance is highly recommended for our tours in Turkey.

What happens if the weather gets bad during my tour?

Riding motorbikes is an outdoor sport, which is why the weather is always a risk factor. Should the weather be bad, our guides will determine whether they think that we can ride the tour anyways or not and if any changes to the routing must be made so that you can enjoy a safe adventure. Should our guides decide that going for a ride is too dangerous given the current situation, we will cover the kilometers in our support vehicle (if applicable) and try to adhere to the rest of the program as good as possible.

What happens if I cannot participate in the motorbike tour I booked?

You can find all information regarding the cancellation of your booking in our terms and conditions.

What else should I consider?

Now, that you have got a general overview of what to expect on your trip to Turkey, you can take a look at the website of the government of the UK on travel advice to Turkey to get even more travel information. We at Viaduro care for your safety, and therefore we would like to provide you with some travel information that enables you to travel safely. However, we can always only assume which travel information is important to the average traveler, so you might as well look for more information regarding your specific needs elsewhere. Although we are regularly updating this information, it might also happen that not everything is up to date as frequent changes can always take place, thus, all information provided is not legally binding. 

One last advice, please always make sure to listen to our guides! We can guarantee you that the only thing they want you to do - except having fun of course - is to be safe, and they are the ones that know this country best and that have the best overview of the ongoing situation. With that being said, you are now ready to read through the actual travel information. Enjoy your trip!

- Last update: 02.06.22 -

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