about us

Cycle Turkey Team & Philosophy

The company, Cycle Expeditions Turkey, was founded in 2015. Our inspiration comes from nature. We live for the outdoors and being active in nature. Be it cycling, hiking, swimming or any other form of outdoor activity, the freedom of the outdoors feels great and keeps us feeling healthy, happy and humble.

We would like to share our passion for the outdoors with you by taking you to the most beautiful places in Turkey. In doing so we like to take a slow pace and an environmentally friendly approach when enjoying nature.

As we ourselves are passionate about staying active outdoors, we decided to create active holiday programs with an emphasis on fitness in nature. It is important to us, that our guests experience the balance between tourist attractions and the real beauty of Turkey, and in doing so to stay fit and active. Our tours are just as much about sustainable tourism as they are about sustaining the physical and mental health of our guests.

Cycle Turkey organises guided and self-guided, single and multi-day bicycle tours along the Aegean coast. Be it by hybrid bike, e-bike or mountain bike, we have the appropriate cycling program for everyone. During the winter months we also offer a broad range of biblical archaeology bus tours along the Turkish Aegean coast as well as in Cappadocia.

The Cycle Turkey headquarters are located in Ҁamlık on the Bodrum Peninsula in the southwest of Turkey. Approx. 15 km from the city center of Bodrum. We offer a dynamic fleet of rental bikes as well as professional mechanical service for private bikes.

Our team currently consists of six employees. Our daily operations are a colourful mix or management, product management, logistics and travel services. Every team member has their own area of expertise which they carry out diligently and with great passion. Together we are a professional, functional and friendly team.

Ali Sonay – Owner

Ali has worked as a tour guide since 2002 for our partner company, Islandhopping, and manages Cycle Turkey, a company which provides active holidays in Turkey and the Greek Aegean. His incredible knowledge of Turkey and the neighboring Greek Islands is incredibly helpful in running the operation. Ali insures the smooth execution of all tours starting in Turkey and coordinates the team and their responsibilities.

Gül Sonay – Accounting and administration

Gül is Ali’s support system not only privately but also on the job. She too has found her career path at Cycle Turkey. She takes care of everything number related and her positive attitude has an incredible way of sparking a smile on everyone’s face.

Oğuzhan Soylu – Marketing & Project Management

Oğuzhan joined our team at Cycle Turkey in 2020. With his expertise in digital marketing and his training as a software developer, he is the perfect fit for marketing and product management. Oğuzhan is a passionate cyclist and has a great interest in all kinds of outdoor sports. He very much looks forward to participating in tours as a tour guide whenever he has the opportunity.

Bora Suyolcu – Mechanic and tour guide

Bora joined the team in 2019 and is responsible for the maintenance of our rental bikes. He is a passionate athlete and spent three years diving professionally. He loves the sea and nature and spends his free time outdoors. Whenever possible, he takes part in mountain bike races and other events.

August Wilkoszevski – Mechanic and tour guide

August joined the team at Cycle Turkey in September 2019. He is a licensed cook, and spent the past three years running a family owned outdoor business in Istanbul. Afterwards he decided to turn his passion for the sea and nature into a profession. His passion for cycling has taken him on countless adventures throughout Turkey and Greece. He is responsible for the maintenance of our rental bikes.

 

Metin Akyüz – Mechanic and logistics

Metin joined the Cycle Turkey team in November 2019. He previously spent eight years in central Asia as a mechanic. He spent the past three years in Africa, in Burkina Faso. His main duties include logistics as well as supporting the team with the maintenance of the rental bikes and keeping the Bike Center Bodrum in top shape. Metins nickname is ‘MacGyver’. He works diligently and is committed to supporting his colleagues.