Taking on Istanbul’s teeming traffic on a bike is areal challenge for even the most cycle-savvy visitor. But with Istanbul on Bike providing all the necessary equipment and a number of wellplanned routes of varying difficulty levels, it becomes much more manageable.

The less confident might want to try the Asia Sightseeing Tour, which takes in some of the city’s most lively residential neighborhoods, but does so comfortably, from a coastal cycle path. If you feel like something a little (or even a lot) more challenging, then head to the Belgrade Forest, just to the north of the city for the Forest Bike Adventure Tour.

This is a chance for adrenaline junkies to get off-road, while getting their hands, legs and feet dirty with a spot of mud biking through streams, trees and ruins.