Day 10 and 11 (last): Antalya - Istanbul - Kharkiv - Zaporozhye
Waking up early, cooked breakfast, last time skimped and went to the airport. Just a button to call a taxi on a pole :)
The road from our hospitable forest to the airport took about an hour. Then, as usual, I began to disassemble the bikes, pack everything and wait for boarding the plane. Everything went smoothly, no problems. The flight was also with a transfer in Istanbul and in Kharkov we were at 3 in the morning. I couldn’t find the key to the pedals, I thought that I forgot it in Turkey (in fact, I just didn’t find it in my things - it was at the bottom of the trunk) and went to the parking lot to ask the taxi drivers, it turned out that one of them had the right key. By 5 am we reached the railway station and bought train tickets to Zaporozhye. With these nightflights can make you forget what normal sleep is :) We rode: 15 km
Results: Total bike ride: 310 km. Turkey has a warm climate and hospitable people who are always ready to help. There are a lot of springs with water, many places where you can put up a tent for the night for free. There are not enough bike shops and a lot of thorns, so you should definitely take a set of patches and 2 spare tubes with you. Money spent in Turkey for 1300 UAH per person, this is with 5 bus crossings, which took half of this money. Food is cheap if you don't buy from mattress tourism places.
In late September - early October, the temperature at night averaged 20 degrees, during the day - an average of 24 degrees. The sun did not burn the skin, despite the fact that I did not use any protective creams, it did not burn out, and the tan is still clearly visible (4 months have passed at the time of writing the article). The roads are very good, in 10 days I found 1 small hole in the asphalt and that's it :) There were no serious breakdowns: eights on wheels (from transportation by plane) and punctures. I think that Turkey is very well suited for cycling, especially for those who are going to go abroad for the first timeabout your bike.