Turkey has long been a popular stop for people on round-the-world cycle tours, but there are plenty of other reasons to visit this country by bike. The country boasts fantastic food, gorgeous beaches, rugged mountains and interesting cities all waiting for you to explore. The first EuroVelo route to visit Turkey is EuroVelo 13 - Iron Curtain Trail, which ends at the Bulgarian-Turkish border after passing through Edirne. Edirne served as the third capital city of the Ottoman Empire from 1363 to 1453, before Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) became the empire's fourth and final capital. So there is plenty of cultural heritage to discover in this historical city.