In recent years, one of the most important areas of sports tourism, Kemel is integrated with cycling in a unique geography where nature and history are intertwined.
Founded with the aim of becoming one of Turkey’s most popular Gran Fondo races, the organization takes place in the atmosphere of a bicycle festival. At the AKRAGran Fondo Antalya with AG Tohum 2022, which will take place May 7-8, cyclists will pedal from Kemer’s turquoise bay to the Taurus Mountains.
AKRAGran Fondo Antalya, an amateur road bike race with AG Tohum, invites 529 amateur cyclists from 14 countries to Antalya for the fourth time. The organization has accepted thousands of athletes since it was first held in 2018. Again sponsored by AKRA Hotels and AG Tohum, Corendon Airlines, Fraport TAV Antalya Airport by Argeus Travel & Events and Yedi ðletişim, supporting Touristica, TR Antalya Governorship, Ministry of Youth Sports, Turkey Cycling Federation, Kemer City and the city of Antalya Metropolitan. In response, it will be organized with the contributions of Yörükoğlu, Barut Hotels, Yaşam Hospitals, Toyota, Ceysu, Palma Hotels, Salcano, Kemer Region Promotion Foundation (KETAV), Kemer Touristic Hoteliers and Operators Association (KETOB), Kemer Businessmen’s Association (KEMðAD).
AKRAGran Fondo with AG Tohum has become a brand with a high quality organization that contributes to the strengthening of Antalya and our cycling culture and the interest of more people in cycling. Previously held in the central district of Antalya as part of the Antalya tour, this race will be a much more challenging and enjoyable scene in the reconstructed 2022 Kemel.
A press conference at the Kemerbalt Collection Hotel, a huge organization that hosts hundreds of cyclists, cycling teams and clubs and contributes significantly to the promotion of the Antalya-Kemer region. Kemer Mayor Necati Topaloğlu, Antalya Youth and Sports State Manager Yavuz Gürhan, AG Seed Chairman Burak Önen, Akra Hotel General Manager Gökhan Polar, Barut Collection Kemer General Manager Asım Burak Kipçak, Tour of Antalya General Manager, Tour of Antalya General Director, Arrgeus Travel & Events Haluk Özsevim, Project Director of Antalya and President of Seven Communication Agency, representatives of public institutions, sponsored brands, and members of the media participated.
“Cycling enthusiasts are showing great interest in our area.”
Mayor of Kemel, Necati Topaloğlu, said he was very excited about the AKRA Gran Fondo Antalya in 2022 in Kemel and said of the organization:
“Kemel, which has been attracting attention for its unique nature and rich tourism, has begun to be at the forefront of its sporting activities. Kemel has recently become a sporting destination. Most of our events. Is done by cycling and it is one of the best in the world. There are more and more bike friendly hotels in our area and these hotels attach great importance to this business. Thus, cycling enthusiasts. The house is showing great interest in our area.
Equipped with AG seeds, AKRA Gran Fondo Antalya not only provides great promotional support in our area, but also brings pre-season activities to our area. As the city of Kemel, we have always endorsed such an event, and we continue to do so. Kemel has become a cycling destination, but we have become an exemplary position at work. We have created a bike route in this area. In addition to these routes, guests from different parts of the world come to our area and discover these routes.
We attach great importance to AKRA Gran Fondo Antalya using the AG Seed Competition. Our athletes discover Kemel’s cycling routes and natural beauty in this organization. I am happy to welcome athletes at Kemel. We thank the people who have contributed to the organization and wish them success. “