Staying active doesn’t have to mean leaving the city for a far-away mountain or heading south for a surf in the Aegean. Istanbul has plenty to offer when it comes to staying active in the city:
1. Learn to windsurf at Suadiye Windsurf Club
Whether you’re a pro when it comes to windsurfing or a complete beginner, Suadiye Windsurf Club has what you need. Head there to take private lessons between Bostancı and Caddebostan, or simply rent a board and do it yourself.
2. Bouldering in Kadıköy
If you can’t go to the mountain, let it come to you. Boulderistanbul offers an artificial, indoor wall where you can experience rock climbing in a safe environment. There are short and fun classes for newbies while more advanced climbers come and practice the sport as they please.
3. Go rowing on Haliç
Imagine starting your day with a fantastic view of the Golden Horn! Get a bunch of friends and form a rowing team, head to Forza Rowing Club to get the gear and training you need, and start rowing!
4. Cycling in the Belgrad Forest
The serenity of Belgrad Forest is one of the best gifts the city offers. Take your bike with you or rent one on your way, and spend an hour or two along the cyclists-only trek to get some exercise while enjoying the grandeur of the trees.
Suadiye Windsurf Club: Address: Suadiye Sapağı between Çamlı Sk. And Kitaçı Sk., Suadiye. Phone: 0539 973 2533
Boulderistanbul: Address: Nüzhetefendi Sokak No:54, Kadıköy. Phone: 0535 203 58 93
Forza Rowing Club: Address: Camii Kebir Mah. Tersane Yolu No:1, Kasımpaşa. Phone: 0534 586 6931