Turkey - Georgia, summer 2018

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by elias, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. elias

    elias Been here awhile

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    Some more from the city center.

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  2. elias

    elias Been here awhile

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    ......and some more!!!

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    DavidM1 Unicorn hunting

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    Looking forward to more of this to see what I missed. In May I made it as far as Dogubayizit before the calendar forced me to turn around.
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    pame sunonomate!!!
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  6. elias

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    Okay so now the real fun begins. In my mind in every trip with a motorcycle, your time is never wasted. Especially when you see new places. But From now on Every day I am going to visit places that I was really looking forward.

    And What a day this would be.

    I was planning to visit the dark Canyon south east of Sivas, and do a part of the road in it. To get there I had to go through a mountain road which was the worst i have ever seen, with millions of potholes. The weather was clear but with High temperatures, not much Traffic, only three or four cars.

    Stopped to drink some water.
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  7. elias

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    The Canyon is somewhere behind the Hills
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    elias Been here awhile

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    After around 240 km i reached the entrance of that part of the road i saw in the internet when i was planning that trip.

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  9. elias

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    The length of this off road section is 10 km, and it stops in the village of Kemaliye. After that its tarmac again. The truth is that everything i saw in pictures about this place, the reallity is even more spectacular. The views are just stunning, and every few meters i wanted to stop for photographs or just stare. Huge cliffs, a colorful wide river inbetween, tunnels, tunnels, tunnel!!!!! Amazing, Just amazing.

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  10. elias

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    After every corner the view is different. more beautiful!!!, i did that 10 km in 1,5 hour, i didnt want to end.

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    That was really narrow
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    DavidM1 Unicorn hunting

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    Lovely pictures of the stone road. It's on my to-do list.
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    Fantastic, thanks for sharing :thumb
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    It's impressive the number of tunnel projects that are going on in Turkey currently.
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  14. elias

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    I think they need a lot of them, or just redirection . I remember on the highways when there was a hill in front, many times the road was going straight ahead uphill and the trucks were struggling.
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    After the canyon there is a village called Kemaliye. You can find only two guesthouses there, both in the center and very good. Also gas station, and ATM. Dark clouds were coming quicklly, and rain started. I enjoyed an an evening nap, and then got out to walk around, have a coffee, and then back for dinner. It was sfor sure an amazing day.

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  16. elias

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    My parking spot.
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    Again in the village.
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    Next day, again woke up early around 7 am, went for breakfast and a coffee to the square of the village, packed the bike, and headed back for 1 km to cross a bridge, the target today was to go north to Sumela monastery, near Trabzon, on the mountains. I was very excited, because again the distance was not that much, around 330 km, and i would have the chance to see a different enviroment, and landscape. because the mountains i am heading are full of forests, which means completely opposite from my first 4 days.

    Back to the bridge.
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    The river had this brown color, because of the heavy rain during the night.

    Behind is the road i came yesterday, from the tunnels.
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    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Beautiful
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