Join an ultra-entertaining and fun tour while in Izmir and have some happy memories while on holidays. The “Izmir Biking and Zoo Tour” invites you to enjoy cycling, interact with animals, observe the spectacular setting of the Aegean Sea and unfold your senses while keeping up with your active lifestyle.
The tour is available on a daily basis and begins during the early morning time. Hotel transfers are included, meaning that a comfortable vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and drive you towards the starting point of the excursion. The vehicle will drive you to the pier, from where you will embark on a relaxing and short boat trip towards Karsiyaka. During the boat trip, you may admire the blue shades of the Aegean Sea and snap some photos.
Once you arrive at Karsiyaka the fun and active part of the excursion begins. From there, you will ride your bike for a distance of 18km. A professional guide will be there to accompany and assist you in case you need. Of course, several short stops are included so that you can recharge your energy and admire the setting. As this tour requires you to ride a bike for a long distance, please make sure that you are in a good shape and health.
This full day excursion includes also a really interesting visit at the Izmir Natural Life Park, also known as Sasali. The location of this park, outside of the city, gives you immediately the impression that is located in the heart of nature. Due to its size, this facility cannot be named as a zoo, as it is too large. Moreover, due to its size, the park allows the animals to be freer and happier.
The Izmir Natural Life Park hosts a variety of animals divided into several sections, depending on their origin. For example, you may visit the African Savanna which hosts Giraffes, Zebras, Hippopotamus, Ostriches, and Nyalas. Another interesting section is the Tropical Centre. In that section you may observe snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, fishes, macaw parrots, marmosets and fruit bats. Other interesting highlights of the park are the elephants, wolfs, pumas, lions and many more!
After spending some time at the park, you will continue riding your bike back for 18km until your reach the harbour. From there, a ferry boat will be waiting to transfer you back to Alsancak. A comfortable and fully air conditioned car will drive you back to your hotel during the afternoon full of memories and with a sense of sweet tiredness.
If you are planning to spend more days in Izmir please check our Excursions in Izmir page for more excursions.
If you wish to keep your active routine while exploring spectacular locations around Izmir, then this particular full day Izmir Biking and Zoo Tour is definitely a must. The tour combines cycling, a short boat trip, beautiful and serene spots of natural beauty and of course, a visit to a massive natural life park. Observe interesting animals, learn important insights about them and create memories while on holidays.
Pick up: The excursion is available every day and begins during the morning. Members of our team will pick you up from you hotel in Izmir with a fully air conditioned and comfortable car, and drive you to the port.
Ferry boat trip: In order to reach the starting point of the tour, you need to embark on a ferry boat and sail for a short distance towards Karsiyaka. The serenity and the characteristic blue colour of the Aegean Sea will take your breath away and make you release the stress and enjoy your time.
18km of Cycling: According to the schedule, by the end of the ferry boat trip, you will get your bike and start your cycling adventure. Accompanied by a professional and local tour guide, you will follow an incredibly beautiful path which is 18km long. Please note that several short breaks are included to get some rest and enjoy the natural setting.
Izmir Natural Life Park: The Izmir Natural Life Park is definitely an attraction not to be missed. Its enormous size constitutes this facility as a park and not just as a zoo. In fact, the size allows the animals to be freer and more comfortable than in zoos. Inside the park, you may observe multiple interesting animals which are divided in different sections. For example, there is a specially designed section called “Tropical Centre”. There, you can observe snakes, lizards, crocodiles, and turtles among many others. In addition, there is also a section called “African Savannah” with zebras and hippopotamus.
Return cycling ride: Few hours later and after exploring the magnificent and interesting park, you will continue on your cycling route back to where you started. In other words, the professional guide will accompany you in an exciting, yet relaxing 18km ride back.
Ferry boat trip: The finishing point of the cycling activity is the harbour. From there, you will get a ferry boat and return back to Alsancak, one of Izmir’s most known resorts. A modern and comfortable car will then transfer you back to your hotel during the afternoon.