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About TET Turkey route and Linesman contact

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:17 am
by leventtopcu
Dear TET riders,

This topic will be the primary official update zone for Turkey. Pls post your questions in this tread.

TET Turkey Country Page: http://www.transeurotrail.org/turkey/
Your Linesman - Levent Topcu: TR@transeurotrail.org

Updates:

12 March 2018:
The draft route is ready. It is 1,200km long. We are waiting for the right weather to test it. Hopefully, we'll be able to release the route in April 2018.

Re: About TET Turkey route and Linesman contact

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:38 pm
by Bento
Any update on this? I will cross into Turkey from Greece in the next week or so and would like to ride some trails. The rough and untested version is fine too :D

Although I'm on a bike bike (GS Rallye) but maybe I can even test some stretches for you or snap some photo's.

Re: About TET Turkey route and Linesman contact

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:52 am
by leventtopcu
Bento wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Any update on this? I will cross into Turkey from Greece in the next week or so and would like to ride some trails. The rough and untested version is fine too :D

Although I'm on a bike bike (GS Rallye) but maybe I can even test some stretches for you or snap some photo's.
Hi Bento,
Good to hear that you are planning to try the TR part of TET.
Here is the situation: A very large percentage of TR TET is actually ready. This weekend I'm heading for the last bit, hopefully. Please let's contact again next Monday and I will most probably be able to give a full route.
In any case stick with your plans to include TR in your trip, I'll give a route next week.
REgards,
-lev.

Re: About TET Turkey route and Linesman contact

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:08 pm
by Bento
leventtopcu wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 10:52 am
Bento wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Any update on this? I will cross into Turkey from Greece in the next week or so and would like to ride some trails. The rough and untested version is fine too :D

Although I'm on a bike bike (GS Rallye) but maybe I can even test some stretches for you or snap some photo's.
Hi Bento,
Good to hear that you are planning to try the TR part of TET.
Here is the situation: A very large percentage of TR TET is actually ready. This weekend I'm heading for the last bit, hopefully. Please let's contact again next Monday and I will most probably be able to give a full route.
In any case stick with your plans to include TR in your trip, I'll give a route next week.
REgards,
-lev.
Thanks! Could you also tell me if there are parts which can be done with a big adventure bike (R1200GS) loaded with luggage? I'm on a RTW trip at the moment :-)

Re: About TET Turkey route and Linesman contact

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:18 pm
by leventtopcu
Hi Bento,
Great, let's get in touch again next week Monday.
Your other question is the most favorite one on this forum. There are many sections easily doable with a GS. Yet, some rain and you have a different picture.
I've done it all with my G650x. Loaded with soft luggage.
My personal opinion is that a competent rider on proper tyres should be able to to finish the route on a +200kg bike. But, that is by no means a recommendation. I personally would not go alone on a fully loaded GS. This part of Turkey is flat. You will face muddy sections and canals even in summer/dry conditions.
Turning 180 degrees is usually a wise choice under such situations. It's all up to you.
I will try to put together a video, but I can not find enough time for editing.. hopefully soon..

Re: About TET Turkey route and Linesman contact

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:13 pm
by Bento
Thanks a lot! I'll be eagerly waiting for the route :D

Re: About TET Turkey route and Linesman contact

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:08 pm
by leventtopcu
Bento wrote:Thanks a lot! I'll be eagerly waiting for the route :D
Hi Bento,
Can you please pm me your email address. Thx.


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Re: About TET Turkey route and Linesman contact

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:28 pm
by Bento
leventtopcu wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 1:08 pm
Bento wrote:Thanks a lot! I'll be eagerly waiting for the route :D
Hi Bento,
Can you please pm me your email address. Thx.


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Sent you a PM

Re: About TET Turkey route and Linesman contact

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 6:29 pm
by leventtopcu
Bento wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Sent you a PM
I haven't received nothing yet!

Re: About TET Turkey route and Linesman contact

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:41 am
by Bonniebird
Hi Levent
Any news on when a route will be published?
My husband and I will be heading into Turkey from Bulgaria on our DR350’s next week and are hoping to ride as much of it on trails as possible.