Day 82. 67km. Mihalıççık – Beypazarı

Posted: March 31, 2015 in Cycling, Turkey
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Up over the mountain in the sunny but crisp morning, and a spectacular vista opens out before us, breathtaking in its size and scope. A canyon of epic scale with a lake far, far below. Today was a day of rolling down into the canyon, through cherry blossom fields, and across a white, chalky landscape to the town of Beypazarı.

Drahtesel on the way to Beypazarı

Drahtesel on the way to Beypazarı

Down through an alpine forest from Mihalıççık to open out on a canyon lake-bed vista that went on forever.

Looking out over the vast panorama

Looking out over the vast panorama

Dropping down to the valley, we passed a village of cherry blossom.

Cherry blossom village

Cherry blossom village

The lunar landscape was bright in the dazzling sun. White and creamy brown cliff faces on the side of the lake, with a layer of green. The road rolled over the undulating landscape, with the blue lake on the left and chalky cliffs of the right.

Chalky landscape

Chalky landscape

James cycling through the chalky landscape

James cycling through the chalky landscape

Beypazarı

Beypazarı

Famous Beypazarı 80 layer baklava

Famous Beypazarı 80 layer baklava

Comments
  1. Olga Trancikova says:

    happy birthday!
    thanks for your posts, exciting to read them;-)

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