You can enjoy the ambiance of the Mediterranean, while we ensure the safety of your bicycles. You can keep your bikes in the indoor bicycle park or in the parking area, which are accessible at any time. The indoor bicycle park and the parking area are monitored with security cameras at all times to ensure safety. We recommend parking e-bikes indoors in rainy weather.
Thanks to Akra, which hosts all kinds of cultural, social and sports events, you can experience the real accommodation opportunities that you cannot even dream of. Aiming to create unforgettable memories by appealing to your five senses at the same time with the Urban Social concept, Akra continues to serve you by adding a whole new dimension to the philosophy it adopts.
Allowing you to discover the nature of the Mediterranean inside the city, Akra will make you redefine the peace. The blue of the sea, the green of nature and the dynamism of the city are only a touch away. At Akra, you can keep fit at all times by exercising while relaxing in the lap of the Mediterranean, and rediscover your soul through the energy of the music with a unique melody.
Designed with different needs and tastes in mind with 471 rooms of 15 different types, Akra prioritizes sensitivities and individuality. The unwavering goal of Akra is to offer a rich cuisine appealing to all tastes, to ensure professional sports performance, to encourage sports, and to offer the best for your personal care and needs. Striving continuously for this goal, Akra, with its certificate of bike friendly hotel, will now become the spot for the sports fans, who want to spend their vacation cycling.
It makes your dream of enjoying swimming in every season come true with the advantage of temperature adjustment of indoor and outdoor swimming pools of different sizes. You can meet yoga, pilates and tennis or improve your skills through its expert trainers and group exercises. Divers of all levels or those who have not experienced diving yet can discover the underwater world of the Mediterranean at Akra. Beach volleyball, fitness, table tennis, basketball, bowling and various indoor games, appealing to all ages, make you enjoy both fun and sports.
Since 2017 it also began to bring many world-famous names together in Antalya by organizing festivals and other events that are making a positive diffrence in Antalya, among which are (but not limited to):
-The ''International Akra Jazz Festival'',a music festival which hosts world-famous artists and jazz masters
-The ''International Mezze Festival'', a gastronomical festival which is attended by master chefs and restaurants from all over the world
- Known for bringing a new perspective to the tourism of Antalya, Antalya's international bicycle race ''Tour of Antalya'' and ''Akra Gran Fondo'', which is placed in Category 2.1 of the UCI's International Road Bike Calendar and consists of 4 stages.
BIKE FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION
As part of its sustainable tourism goals, Turkey has announced the “Bike Friendly Accommodation Facilities Certificate” application document in order to promote bicycle tourism within the country. According to the announcement, accommodation establishments will be entitled to receive said document if they fulfill the following conditions:
To employ personnel who are knowledgeable about bicycle paths/routes, provide information about the cultural, historical and natural riches of the region in digital or written format, continously provide information about the current weather conditions at general locations in the view, always monitoring the indoor bike shelter as well as the shed that contains the equipment for parking and fixing bikes, having a designated area with equipment for bicycle repairing, having speedy laundry and speedy drying services.
CONTRIBUTION OF BICYCLES TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM
Sustainable development in itself can be defined as activities carried out in a manner that protects natural resources from careless depletion and leave a healthy environment for future generations while also meeting the needs of today. Sustainable tourism is defined by the UN Environment Program and UN World Tourism Organization as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.” It is an aspiration to acknowledge both the positive and negative impacts of tourism, aiming to maximise the former and minimizing the latter. Perhaps one of the most important contributors to sustainable tourism is the environmentally friendly activity of riding a bicycle. But, what are the contributions of cycling to sustainable development and tourism?
Riding a bicycle is a cheap and environmentally friendly form of fun exercise that can be enjoyed by almost anyone from children to elderly adults. With how healthy life styles and environmentally friendliness being very important things these days; many people seek to demonstrate the importance they give to them by displaying an environmentaly friendly attitude in almost every area of life, from the food they consume right up to the method of transportation they use in their day-to-day life. And here is where the importance of the bicycle comes into light. Powered only by the strength of its riders; being easily affordable, safe, healthy and of nonpolluting nature, bicycles are a very important tool to be used in the goal of achieving sustainable development and tourism.
BIKE FRIENDLY HOTEL POLICY OF AKRA
Having protected the values of Antalya through its environmentally friendly policy since it was established, Akra takes a step toward a more livable world. Akra offers services based on a bike friendly hotel policy in order to preserve and transfer to future generations the historical and cultural texture of Antalya without any changes and to discover this historical and cultural texture through cycling. It improves its services in an environmentally friendly manner by following the global innovations and technology. Within this context, it takes initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint by revising its consumption and service policy regarding the climate crisis, which has become a global problem.
As Akra Hotels, we are aware of our responsibilities in sustainable tourism as well as development and we are determined to fulfill them as we try to leave a better world for future generations. It is because of this very determination to achieve our goals that we carefully control the amount of resources such as water, electricity and food in order to lessen the amount of waste we produce. We also use recycling and environmentally friendly production methods to minimize any possible damage to the environment, all without compromising the comfort of our guests.
AKRA AS A BIKE FRIENDLY HOTEL
Akra has fulfilled the legal requirements set by the Ministry and been awarded the certificate of the bike friendly hotel. It is so easy and fun to find solutions for everything you need for your bike at Akra. The very first moment you arrive at the hotel by your bicycle, you will feel that the way you exercise colors up in a completely different manner with the high-quality service of Akra and the excellent nature of the Mediterranean.
Transportation by motor vehicle is one of the major causes of global warming. Keeping the awareness of global warning at the highest level, Akra offers free bicycle service to its guests, while continuing to support the Tour Of Antalya race under Category UCI 2.1, gifted by Akra to Antalya. In addition, it has also been holding the Akra Gran Fondo since 2018, where many amateur cyclists participate.
AKRA GRAN FONDO
Aiming to bring a new perspective to tourism as well as the promotion of Antalya; Akra Gran Fondo is very important cycling event that aims to contribute to the environment via the minimalization of the carbon footprint by inspiring all locals to use their cars less in favor of using their bicycles more. Akra Gran Fondo invites all cycling-enthusiasts to pedal more with them for a healthier and better future...
TOUR OF ANTALYA
First organized between 22-25 February 2018 by Argeus Events and Yedi İletişim in Antalya under the main sponsorship of Akra & Barut Hotels as well as with the support from T.R. Ministry of Youth & Sports, Governorship of Antalya, Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, the Turkish Cycling Federation and the Turkish Sports Writers Association.
The Chairman of Akra Hotels - Haydar Barut expressed his views as the following:
"As the oldest tourism group in the region, we wanted to give a gift.Therefore; we believe that both TOUR OF ANTALYA and AKRA Gran Fondo will not only bring a new perspective to the tourism and promotion of Antalya, but they are also part of a visionary project for both us as well as the city. However, this is only the start as we plan to make Antalya a destination for cyclists.''
Organized under the Category 2.2 of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) for the first two years, TOUR OF ANTALYA was held under the Category 2.1 for the first time in 2020. The change of category meant that more important teams were able to participate in the event that year.
Instead of cycling to your desired destination, you can prefer discovering a single specific location by cycling. We offer the service of transportation of your bicycles to the destination you, as a group, request. This service is available by the service procurement agreement with the third parties. Therefore, the service is offered after the transportation request is evaluated. We also provide a professional guide for your tours and trips upon request. Guided bicycle tours can provide you with information and guidance to discover the Mediterranean.
- Bicycle transportation (delivery and pick-up) charge (between Belek - Hotel) - up to 4 bicycles - € 40,00
- In case of renting a bicycle, a bicycle repair kit (jackknife-style Allen wrench set, wheel repair kit, pump and inner tube) is supplied.
- In case of inner tube replacement, the renter shall pay for the replacement cost amounting to € 7,00.
- In case of loss of any items included in the kit, the renter shall pay € 11,50 for the pump and € 170,00 for the jackknife-style Allen wrench set.
- If requested by the renter, Shimano (road or mountain bike) or Look (road bike) pedals shall be supplied free of charge.
|Mountain bike||Daily||7 days|
|22 or 11 Aluminum gears||€ 23,00||€ 121,00|
|22 or 11 Carbon gears||€ 40,00||€ 230,00|
|Road Bike||Daily||7 days|
|22 or 20 Aluminum gears||€ 29,00||€ 161,00|
|22 or 20 Carbon gears||€ 40,00||€ 230,00|
- Passenger car (1-2 persons) - € 44,00 / Transportation service shall be offered for maximum 2 bicycles.
- Vito passenger car (3-5 persons) - € 201,00 / Transportation service shall be offered for maximum 10 bicycles.
- Sprinter minibus and vehicle for transportation of 1 bicycle and equipment (maximum 13 persons) - € 270,00 / Transportation service shall be offered for maximum 15 bicycles.
The fee of the tour, running only with the participation of minimum 3 and maximum 12 persons, is € 35,00 per person, and the guests are picked up from the hotel(s) at 09:00 in the morning on Monday-Wednesday-Friday.
Guests will be picked up from the hotel by minibuses, and they will get their bicycles at the start pointing of the track in the city center of Belek, after an hour-long trip. Our guests, wearing their helmets and safety equipment, will enter the 72 km long track under the leadership of our guide at 09:30. After the bicycle tour in nature, a break will be taken to rest and capture photos in the ancient city of Aspendos at the 30th km. The duration of the break will be 20 minutes. After the break, our guests will ride through the orange groves accompanied by the historical ruins in Belkis, which will be followed by enjoying the hot tea in the thermos at Zeytintas Cave located on the 47th km of the track. After a break of 20 minutes, our guests will ride the last 25 km
One guide for up to 10 guests and two guides for more than 13 guests are assigned for the tour. The guides are licensed cyclists, experienced in repairing bicycles. They are knowledgeable about the endemic plants and animals found in this region and sufficiently familiar with the history of this region.
You can reach historical places in Belek region from here.
You can find the technical information of the track here.
Please contact the Information Desk for more detailed information on the tour and reservation.
- Inner tube of different sizes
- Inflator pump
- Bike saddle bag
- Patch set
- Gear brake cable for Mountain and Road Bike
- Liquid sealant for blown out wheels
- Bicycle front and back lamp
- Chain grease
- Bicycle lock with the key
- Repair kit box
- Bottle cage
- Mini bicycle pump
- Jackknife-style Allen wrench set
- Tuning Wrench
- Water Bottle
The most comfortable way of maintenance routines for your bicycle awaits you. There is a repair zone offering maintenance and repair services whenever you need. The products, such as bike repair table, bike repair stand, patch kit, clamp, bicycle repair tool kit box, tuning stand, bike grease set, bike chain wrench, bike backpack, floor pump, general repair kit, repair table set, are available free of charge in the repair zone.
You can have your bike repaired, serviced, or rented equipment or bikes at the Başka Ol' shop located just across the road.
E-bike can be regarded as the most ideal alternative to today's transportation vehicles. We think that it will be the most preferred bike by our guests to take with them while setting off for a vacation. You can charge the battery of your e-bike at the bicycle parking areas. For your safety, we request you to use the charging station carefully while charging your bike.
You can benefit from the knowledge and services of a professional bicycle mechanic at Akra. With the support of the fully-fledged mechanic, Akra offers you such a comfort that you do not need to deal with the maintenance and repair of your bike. In addition, the relevant staff member will provide the support for the supply of the part you want. Guidance on the e-bike supply and spare parts is also available.
There are areas with at least three types of equipment, where you can exercise before and after the ride. These include indoor and outdoor swimming areas, basketball court, tennis court, fitness and spinning studio. In addition, there is also the opportunity to exercise in your room with roller and trainer options in bad weather conditions. (Please contact us for the charge and details.)
The main restaurant of our hotel has several menus designed to cater to the needs of cyclists, who are also informed about the nutritional values of the food they choose. Also, our shop offers all kinds of electrolyte and carbohydrate drinks as well as energy gels and energy bars that our cyclists can consume while cycling.
As with all the sports branches, diet plays an important role also in cycling. Akra prepares different special cyclist menus for each day under the leadership of dietitians. It informs you about the calorific value of each food you take and the menu contents. It has a rich cuisine appealing to all kinds of diets, such as vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian. The food you need before, after and during the ride are presented through the healthiest menus. A ready-made lunch box with carbohydrates and protein is also available upon request.
There are areas where you can wash and dry your clothes 24 hours a day after the ride. You can buy cycling outfits, spare parts, repair kits and materials from the general store of the hotel. You can get service from the healthcare personnel of The LifeCo, where you can get medical checks at any time. There are experts from whom you can receive dietary recommendations about the menus of Akra and who can control your weight. Saunas, steam rooms, massage rooms and spa programs to relax your muscles, which are always fit due to the cycling, are at your service depending on your needs. Thanks to the bicycle usage areas and employment of staff members with the knowledge of the regional route, discovering the Mediterranean is only a question away. Information about weather and road conditions are available in the common areas. You can find the nearest bicycle sales, e-bike supply, repair and rental points to Akra on our website and the maps.
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