How to Get
Event area is in the Belgrad Forest National Park. Enter national Park via main gates (and tolls) from Bahcekoy. Follow signs “F.Rifki Atay Mesire Yeri”. It is 2km further than the popular Nesetsuyu Lake track.
Shuttles leaves from Haciosman Metro Station. Shuttles depart from Bahçeköy in covid era. Aim is to shorten trip duration.
RSVP and advance payment needed for shuttles. Also HES code required for Turkish residents. Shuttle fee two way 25TL, one way 15TL (only return)
09:15 First shuttle starts:
9:15 Bambi Koşuları shuttle
9:45 14K shuttle
10:10 8K shuttle
11:20 4K shuttle
Pretty easy to reach Bahçeköy.
Hacıosman Metro 42HM - departs every 15min .
Zincirlikuyu Metrobüs departs Zincirlikuyu- Bahçeköy minibuses. (departs every 9-6 min. Time table )
On a Sunday morning, it is 25-40min drive time from Levent to Belgrad Forest race venue. Depends on early / late morning, how sunny it is, also which gate. First time driving in Istanbul, add 10mins. :))
Toll fee 13TL (both entrances- 10/11/2020)
Bahçeköy entrance: driving via TarabyaÜstü or Çayırbaşı takes you to Bahcekoy. Might be long que at this gate on sunny Sundays.
Kurt Kemeri Entrance: driving via Göktürk - Kemerburgaz - Hasdal takes you here. Much less que in morning. Flowing and faster drive time despite longer route.
Directions: kurt Kemeri Belgrade Forest | Counter
Mithatpaşa, Belgrad Ormanı, 34075 Eyüpsultan/İstanbul