Title Assessment of Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park for Bicycle Tourism
Authors Alper SAĞLIK, Elif SAĞLIK, Abdullah KELKİT
Abstract The importance of tourisms, which plays a crucial role in the economic developments of countries, has dramatically increased. In order to achieve international tourism mobility, countries have headed towards alternative tourism types. Bicycle tours in parallel with the perception of nature tourism spreading rapidly in the world are organized in the rural areas with natural beauties by travel agencies. Çanakkale were subjected to heavy settlement invasions as a result of its geographical attraction and, witnessed bloody battles. Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park – one of the biggest witnesses of these battles – welcomes visitors from Turkey and abroad. This area has an intense interest and visitor traffic and is suitable for bicycle tourism in terms of its natural beauty and historical values. In this regard, the significance and relation of “bicycle” and “tourism” terms were dealt with and the description and features of bicycle tourism were discussed. Natural beauties and historical features of Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park were addressed. Present status of bicycle use was determined. Alternatives for different bicycle roads along with duration, difficulty and drive safety values for these roads were assessed. Finally, suggestions on re-arrangement of the area to provide national and international tourism mobility by bicycle tourism in the specific case of Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park were put forward.
Keywords Bicycle tourism, Çanakkale, Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park, tourism
Journal IJSES - International Journal of Social and Economic Sciences
Issue Issue 1
Page 084-090
Year 2014
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