Your tour starts after a pick-up from your centrally located hotel at the European side of Istanbul. After about a two-hour drive in our air conditioned luxury vehicle, you arrive at the freshwater lake of Sapanca for a walk. Formed over a tectonic hole, this serene and peaceful reserve is known for its scenic beauty. After your relaxing walk, next stop is for lunch under marquee of trees in the picturesque village of Masukiye. The tour continues at Kartepe Mountain after a short drive. Here you can have a short climb to see the waterfall, hike the timeless footpaths, get on the ski lifts or stroll through the meadows that are visited for picnics in summer and ski breaks in winter. Return journey takes about two hours and you get dropped back off at your hotel in the all-day buzzing Istanbul.