For those who love a little more action than the beach and poolside will allow, a morning or afternoon on the quad bikes is the perfect solution. The base for quad biking is in Olu Deniz, just a short journey from Fethiye. The route incorporates many degrees of difficulty, together with extensive views over Olu Deniz beach and the blue lagoon. Away from it all and still within easy distance of the sea you will climb the dusty roads and specially prepared tracks along the way.
Up in the mountains between Olu Deniz and the resort of Hisaronu lies the ghost village of Kayakoy. This also is part of the quad biking route, with its abandoned houses, all that remains of this village are the stone walls. The rooves and window and door frames have been removed over the last one hundred years since its abandonment.
Here Christians and Muslims once lived happily side by side. The narrow cobbled streets still exist and the shells of once thriving churches stand sentinel along the way. When the Greek members of the village were called for repatriation to Greece, the Muslim Turks were so moved that many accompanied them down to the harbour in Fethiye to say their goodbyes. Their houses remained empty and eventually the entire village fell to stone ruins. The only visitors to the village today are tourists who are hiking or parking up their ATVs to take a closer look at this picturesque ruin of what was once perhaps the epitome of mans ability to live together in harmony together.
In 2023, price of Fethiye Quad Biking is 25 € for single quad vehicle, 30 € for double quad vehicle. Quad Safari lasts 2 hours.
Everyday, all year round between: 8:30 – 12:00 / 12:00 – 15:30 / 15:30 – 19:00
Tours are available multiple timesin the day and you can choose the time of day that suits you best. Your exact pick up times will be based on your choice of time and allocated according to your location. Whilst transfer is included in the cost of your ticket for guests staying in Oludeniz, Hisaronu and Ovacik there will be surcharge for transfers from Fethiye or Calis Beach. The total length of the excursion is approximately 2.5 hours from pick up to drop off.
After you have been taken to the ATV centre in Oludeniz you will receive a brief instruction on how to operate your vehicle before you set off up the mountain towards Kaya Koyu. You will ride both on and off road as you journey ever higher. After a brief stop at the locally named ‘Ghost Village’ you will set off again through the forests and driving past historical mouments along the way. You will be enchanted by the deep azure of the sea, coupled with the emerald green of the pines before driving once more down to the base at Oludeniz.
Cost of Fethiye Quad Safari is 25 € for single quad vehicle, 30 € for double quad vehicle in 2023. Ride lasts between 1.5 to 2 hours.
You may drive solo or tandem on the quads. No experience is necessary as you will be given tuition at the base on arrival. You do not need a driving licence to drive one of the ATVs on this tour.
Once you have had basic tuition with our professional guide, you travel in convoy up through the mountains and along the quad route, with one guide in front and another flanking the convoy. Should you have any difficulties the guides will be instantly there by your side.
The tour goes out three times a day, morning, daytime and and afternoon, for seven days a week throughout the summer season and even throughout the winter when the weather and numbers allow.
Your ticket includes use of the ATV for the duration of the tour, plus insurance and professional guide throughout. A safety helmet is provided by the company, and tuition before heading out.
It’s a great idea to wear your swimsuit beneath shorts and T shirt. Do not wear good or white clothing. This tour will involve a wet and dry driving experience. Sunglasses or driving goggles are recommended, as is a bandana or handkerchief to be used as a dust shield.
Do bring some money for the purchase of drinks or snacks. There will be an action photographer with you throughout your tour and you may also wish to purchase any pictures that take your fancy.
Feel free to bring your own camera if you wish but do remember to keep it in a waterproof bag as the tour will include driving through water.
Lastly, wear good footwear that will stay on your feet even through the roughest terrain.
As a half day tour, even if you can barely tear yourself away from the sunbed, this is enough to experience another side of your holiday resort. Under 17s are not allowed to ride solo on the quads, but can ride with another adult driving.