Fall in Turkey: Our Sporty Guide to Cesme

October and November are eventful times for the Turkish resort town Cesme, when a number of fun festivals and sport events are taking over the city. If you’re the sporty type, this is for you!

Tri-Zone Cesme Olympic Triathlon Camp

From 28 September to 2 October

This challenging camp for those who like pushing their limits is taking place directly at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Cesme. Here, you can profit from the experience and expertise of professional triathletes, who will teach you the right techniques for running, swimming, cycling and eating: the perfect equipment for leading a healthier life. By the way, our dedicated Radisson Blu chefs will of course create special high-energy meals for athletes!

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Asics Cesme weekend

1 and 2 October

At the beginning of October it’s all about sports in Cesme. The Asics Cesme weekend has something in store for everyone: the hardcore runners can sign up for the 21 k half marathon, and for the less trained there’s a 5 k fun run on offer. The runs are a great way to discover the beautiful area: a big part of the half marathon track, which starts on the town square and ends on the beach, is along the coast, featuring gorgeous views of the sea and even the island of Chios. If you’re not into running, you can sign up for a swim:  a single lap route of 1.5 k in the pretty Hagia Yorgi Bay. By the way, last year the whole team of Radisson Blu Cesme made it to the finish line!

International Alacati Fishing Festival

From 27 to 30 October

After experiencing a fishing festival while traveling in New Zealand nine years ago, a few Alcati locals decided to bring a similar event to their hometown, and over the years it has grown into tone of the world’s biggest offshore fishing tournaments. A definite highlight is the closing party where you can enjoy the most delicious seafood and dance all night long!

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Salcano Veloturk Gran Fondo

From 4 to 6 November

Gran Fondo is a long distance road bike race for amateur cyclists with or without a license. The name derives from the Italian expression “Gare di fondo”, meaning “distance race”. According to the participants` age and skill level the length and difficulty level varies. There are Fondo, Mezzo Fondo, and Gran Fondo races, with the last one being the course with the longest distance. The Gran Fondo in Cesme is sponsored by Radisson Blu Cesme and features magnificent beaches, s multitude of festivities and delicious Aegean Cuisine.

 

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