Trekking – Trekking can be done in many places around Turkey. In some places tours are organized in several locations so together with doing sports people have a chance to meet new people and have fun time. Some places include The Belgrad Forest (Istanbul), Sudüsen Waterfall (Yalova, Erikli Highlands (Yalova), Cenedağ Tepe Mountain (Kocaeli), Seven Lakes (Bolu).
Mountain climbing – Mountains of different altitudes are located in diverse regions. Many climbers come from all over the world to Turkey for climbing. Climbing has started to become more popular amongst Turks and is showing quite of a demand especially by younger age groups. The most popular places for mountain climbing include Uludağ (Bursa), Kaçkars (Rize), Erciyes Mountain (Kayseri), and Taurus Mountains (Antalya).
Rock climbing – Turkey is one of Europe’s most adventurous countries of rock climbing areas. Rock climbing is available for people at any ages. There are groups and tours arranged for people who are interested into climbing. Popular places include Ballıkayalar (İzmit), Karakayalar (Eskişehir), Kaynaklar (İzmir).
Camping – Camping is one of the most chosen sports in Turkey. There are many places available to camp around Turkey though out most seasons. Mostly people get together in groups of friends and camp together to make it a more fun atmosphere. Camping is available for people in all ages and people are able to camp for as long as they want. The most popular places for camping include Altınkamp (Balıkesir), Emeksiz (İzmir), Kabak Bay (Muğla).
Parachute – Paragliding, free fall parachuting and Acrobatic parachuting is also available. Parachuting is a sport high in adrenaline, and definitely is a fun thing to do which everyone would want to try. The popular places for parachuting, paragliding include Mount Erciyes (Kayseri), Pamukkale (Denizli), Efes (İzmir), Ölüdeniz (Fethiye).
Football – football is no doubt the sport with the most fans. In Turkey there are stadiums all around the country. The biggest three teams in the Turkish League is Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray. Especially Beşiktaş is known for its fan group all around the world. People are also able to play football whenever they like in open and closed Astroturf football pitches, throughout all seasons.
Cycling – cycling is done all through the country. Especially by the coast there are cycling lanes for cyclists to cycle safely. In the Prince Islands there is no traffic, people are able to rent bikes and cycle around the islands. You are also able to rent bikes in Istanbul, Izmir and other metropolis.
Fishing – fishing is done as a hobby by a quite a lot of people. You are able to go fishing over bridges, coasts, and boats in most cities. There are a high number of people who visit Istanbul and don’t return without fishing. Fishing is done on the Galata Bridge, Üsküdar, Tarabya and many more places. If you do not have appropriate fishing equipment you are able to rent them at affordable prices besides where fishing is done.
Golf – golf is one of those sports becoming popular amongst Turks. Golf can be done in golf courts around the country or in golf courts in some leading 5star hotels. Golf courses are also given to people who want to learn. There are tournaments done annually or seasonally. Golf is very popular in Antalya and Istanbul.
Horse Riding – horse riding is one of the most popular sports in Turkey. People can do horse riding at all ages anytime throughout the year. Horse riding can be done in Cappadocia, located in the Anatolian Plateau which is recognized by the UNESCO, Taurus Mountains, Turkish Riviera and in Istanbul and in many more places by experienced teams.
Sailing – Sailing is done in areas located in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Sailing can also be done almost everywhere around Turkey in its beautiful seas.
Rafting – One of the most popular water sports in Turkey is rafting. Rafting can be done in many locations all around Turkey.
Under Water Diving – Under water diving can be done with an experienced team in many locations all around Turkey in hotels or private beaches and some private pools. Many tourists and the local people show a demand for diving to enjoy the moment under the clear blue seas.
Yachting – Turkey is a very convenient place for Yachting. Yachting can be done in the Mediterranean and Black Sea because the climate of the sea is more suitable.
Windsurfing – Windsurfing can be done in the windy coasts of Marmara and Aegean Seas in Turkey. Windsurfing has started to become one of the popular watersports in Turkey especially during summertime. Windsurfing is suitable for most age groups, for people who are not professional or want to try can get support from well-trained surfers.
Skiing – Turkey receives a high amount of snowfall during winter. There are many places available all around Turkey for skiing. Skiing is suitable for all age groups. Around the ski sites stores are available where you can rent or buy suitable clothing and accessories to ski, and get lessons on how to ski. Places include Uludağ (Bursa), Erciyes (Kayseri), Palandöken (Erzurum). These are the most visited places by local society and also by tourists.
Snowboard – Snowboarding can be done at all ski resorts around Turkey. Snowboarding is suitable for all age groups. Around the snowboarding sites, stores are available where you can rent or buy suitable clothing and accessories to snowboard and get lessons on how to snowboard. Places in Turkey available for snowboarding including Uludağ (Bursa), Erciyes (Kayseri), Palandöken (Erzurum).
Ice Skating – Ice-skating is one of the most fun sports to do, especially preferred by youngsters. There are big ice rings built in many cities around Turkey. Ice-skating can also be done inside malls. Big malls have ice rings built inside so while doing shopping, having a coffee you are also able to have a skate.
Basketball – Turkish Basketball is very popular and successful. There are various basketball pitches available where people can go and play with their own group of friends or alone even. Basketball pitches are available in every city in Turkey and are also in open areas like parks, coasts, beaches which make it very accessible for people.
Dance – Turkish people love dancing on every occasion. Turkey has very important and well known dance groups like Anadolu Ateşi (Fire of Anatolia) who has done amazing stuff everywhere around the world. Dance is also a very important symbol in the Turkish culture. There are various types of cultural dances that people can also try at their time in Turkey.