To be trustworthy, I used to be just a little nervous about biking out of Istanbul. I imply, town is severely huge! The drivers are aggressive! And there aren’t any actual bicycle paths to talk of. I used to be certain that it could take a number of hours for me to exit Europe’s largest metropolis on my bicycle.
The reality, nevertheless, was that it was actually slightly easy and it solely took me one hour and twenty minutes to cycle from my rented house in Istanbul’s European district to the park on the jap finish of town the place the site visitors primarily involves an finish.
I used to be going to take a ferry boat from Be??kta? to Sariyer for the tremendous low worth of simply three Turkish Lira, however I missed the boat (twice! doh!), so I lastly simply jumped on my bike and began driving. To my shock, getting out of Istanbul was not almost as tough as I had thought it could be and admittedly, I want I had spent extra time biking round Istanbul whereas I used to be there.
That is the route I took on September 1, 2012 whereas biking out of Istanbul, Turkey.