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Top 15 Wonderful Adventure Sports In Turkey You Need To Try

Turkey is an amazing country to enjoy various adventure sports with its top-notch natural attractions as well as its unique adventure destinations that are scattered around the country. Turkey has been steadily growing to be one of the best countries in the world to take part in many outdoor sports which promise an unforgettable journey to thrill-seeking adventurers.

image1 Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing, or windsurfing, is a mixture of many action sports that always delivers an amazing time. Kitesurfing, you need to glide across the water while holding onto a hand-controlled kite which is powered only by the wind. Turkey is home to many top-tier Mediterranean kitesurfing sites that you can enjoy, such as Alaçatı, Çeşme, or Gökova.

Canyoning image3 

Turkey has countless fascinating canyons that promise an unforgettable journey to their visitors filled with exploration and nature. Although it is possible to enjoy canyoning in almost every part of Turkey, Eastern Anatolia should be your first region to look for the best canyoning experience possible in Turkey.

image2Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is a developing adventure sport in Turkey with few but great destinations to enjoy. Cappadocia, Yamanlar in İzmir, and Geyikbayırı in Antalya are some of these destinations that deliver a remarkable mountain biking experience to its visitors.


Turkey is a fairly large country with plenty to enjoy and skiing is not an exception. There are many top-notch ski resorts in Turkey, situated in the most magnificent mountains of the country such as Palandöken in Erzurum, Erciyes in Kayseri, and Uludağ in Bursa.

image4 Golf

Two things are essential for golfing, a good course and pleasant weather. Turkey has both of Bodrum, Kuşadası, İstanbul, and Samsun.

Bungee Jumpingimage7 

Bungee jumping is a thrill-filled adventure sport that offers an unforgettable experience to its participants. In Turkey, you can enjoy bungee jumping with spectacular sceneries in many of its destinations such as Fethiye, Ölüdeniz, Çeşme, İstanbul, and Antalya.

image6 Camping

Camping is an incredible outdoor activity to relieve the hassle of everyday life and enjoy nature wholeheartedly. There are countless amazing camping sites in Turkey thanks to its wonderful nature all around. Cappadocia, Muğla, Balıkesir, Bursa, Hatay, and İzmir are some of the prominent camping cities with secluded camping sites.

Zip Liningimage9 

Zip lining is a great action-filled way to discover nature and its hidden beauties. Erzincan, Antalya, and Konya are some of the best cities in Turkey you can enjoy zip lining. 

image8 Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is all about exploration and fun. Turkey is surrounded by the sea except for its eastern region and is home to many spectacular scuba diving sites such as Gallipoli, Marmaris, Fethiye, Bodrum, Akyaka, Kaş, Kalkan, Kemer and many more.


Paragliding is one of the best ways to enjoy magnificent sceneries of Turkey and there are many top-tier paragliding companies in the country that promise an unforgettable trip to its visitors. You can enjoy paragliding in Ephesus, Fethiye, Antalya, Kayseri, İstanbul and many more in Turkey.

image10 Water Rafting

Turkey has many underrated routes for rafting that are scattered around the various parts of the country such as the Dalaman River in Antalya and Çoruh River in Artvin.


Trekking is an amazing way to discover Turkey’s most fascinating mountains and natural parks. The Lycian Way near Antalya is one of the most famous trekking routes in the world with a lot to offer.

image13 Horse Safaris

Horse safari is a pretty rare adventure sport that you can enjoy in beautiful Cappadocia in Turkey and ride across on its fascinating plains.


Motocross is a steadily growing adventure sport in Turkey with many amateur enthusiastic locals in various cities specially İzmir, Kilyos in İstanbul, and Susurluk in Balıkesir.

image15 Sea Kayaking

Sea kayaking over in calm rivers of Turkey is a great experience to have. Kekova near Antalya, delivers a unique sea kayaking experience to its visitors with an age-old flooded ancient city underneath.

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