Natural beauty, blue bayraklı Known for its beaches and friendly people, Kandıra, a favorite of tourism, is getting ready to welcome cycling enthusiasts. At the Kocaeli Tourism and Bicycle Festival, which will be held for the first time this year between 29 July and 1 August under the leadership of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, cyclists will pedal to promote Kandıra's natural touristic attractions. The festival, which will last for 4 days, will start from Kerpe. For the festival, you will pedal on routes with historical and natural beauties such as Bağırganlı, Cebeci, Sardala Bay, Akçakoca Bey Tomb, Babatepe, Pink Rocks. In addition, cleaning works will be carried out on the beaches to raise awareness within the scope of social responsibility.
PARTICIPATION WITH QUOTA AND ACCOMMODATION WITH TENT
There is a quota participation in the festival, which will be organized considering the pandemic process. During the festival, regular temperature measurements, hygiene practices and frequent inspections will be carried out. In the area where hygiene stations will be established, participants will be able to set up their tents and stay in accordance with the social distance.
"BICYCLE IS THE KEY TO A HAPPY CITY"
Due to the pandemic process, 250 cyclists will participate in the festival, and all the opportunities that may be needed for the participants will be met by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality. In Kandıra, where a total of 128 kilometers will be covered, the first day is the evening drive to the Kerpe Rocks, the second day is Kerpe-Cebeci-Babalı- Pembe Kayalar, the third day is Ömerağzı- Sarısu-Babaköy-Bağırganlı, the last day is Kerpe-Babatepe-Akçakoca Bey Mezarı-Kerpe. will be translated. At the end of the 4-day festival, the pearl of Kocaeli, Kandıra, will be discovered with pedals.
THE IMPORTANCE OF KOBIS FOR A SUSTAINABLE CITY WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality has implemented important projects to spread the bicycle, which has many benefits in terms of both transportation and health. KOBİS, which has been operating since 2014, comes first. In addition to KOBİS, which will establish a repair station for festival participants and provide technical support to the organization, natural bicycle tracks, or in other words, mountain bike tracks created in Kocaeli geography, were mapped and presented to the service of bike lovers.
THE MOTTO OF THE FESTIVAL 'TURN A PEDAL INTO HAPPINESS'
29 cyclists who will participate in the Kocaeli Tourism and Bicycle Festival, which will be held between July 1 and August 250, will pedal for happiness. Cyclists who will discover Kandıra, the pearl of Kocaeli, will play a major role in promoting Kocaeli with sea, coastal and nature tourism.
NATURE TOURISM TRACKS WILL BE BRANDED
Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality makes a great effort to bring Kocaeli's hidden beauties to light. In this context, the walking routes determined by the Department of Culture and Social Affairs, Tourism and Natural Habitats Branch Directorate are presented to the service of nature and sports enthusiasts by signing them. As of this year, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality offers hiking, cycling, canyon crossing and camping on nature tourism tracks with a length of more than 2 kilometers.
THE LONGEST NATURE WALKING TRACKS ARE HERE
When considering the existing trails in Kocaeli, Turkey's longest nature carries the distinction of being with hiking trails Province. On the 'Zambak Yolu' route, which stretches for 80 kilometers in the coastal part of Kandıra district, a track suitable for trekking in 4 seasons has been created. The route starting from Babalı Bay, which is of historical importance on the Sakarya border; Uzunkum Nature Park, Cebeci Beach, which hosts endemic Sand Lilies, Pink Rocks, Kefken, Kerpe, Sarısu, Seyrek and Natural wonder, Sardala Bay, which has been used as a quarry since ancient times, ends at the border of Istanbul's Ağva.
APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION VIA THE WEBSITE
Registrations for the festival, which will be held between 29 July and 1 August, have been taken from the website of kokeliturizmvebişikfestivali.com. Kocaeli Tourism and Bicycle Festival; Kocaeli Cycling and Nature Sports Club Association, Performance Cycling and Outdoor Sports Club Association, Cyclists Association Kocaeli Representative Office, Gebze Run, Swim, Drive Sports Club, Kocaeli Cycling Provincial Representative and Kandıra Municipality under the umbrella of Kocaeli Bicycle Platform.