Although the majority of you prefer Bodrum for summer vacations, this internationally renowned resort is stunning year-round. Bodrum Turkey now wishes to draw attention to this quality. The job has progressed much more quickly because of this. One of them is research on agrotourism. Local Bodrum values are safeguarded and year-round tourism is sought after via the “Bodrum Agro-Tourism” route project, which was started under the direction of the Bodrum Chamber of Commerce.
The “Bodrum Agro-Tourism” route, which combines carpet making, winemaking, olive farming, the production of sustainable agricultural products, and gastronomy in order to promote the agricultural products produced in the fertile lands of Bodrum and to develop them properly with tourism, appears to sail to various experiences in Bodrum with the help of businesses.
The “Bodrum Leleg Walking Route” was a tourism product introduced to Bodrum by the Bodrum Chamber of Commerce (BODTO), which works to diversify and lengthen the season in the Bodrum tourism inventory. Interest was shown in this adventure route that introduces the geography and history of Bodrum. With the pandemic, many local and foreign tourists sought out nature, and the 185-kilometer walking path, which was marked with 2017’s construction work and offered to hikers, caught their attention as well.
The walking path continues to Turgutreis Sabanci Park from the home of Kerimolu, the protagonist of the well-known folk ballad from Bodrum, passing via the ridges of Etrim, Yaliciftlik, Kizilagac, Torba, Pedesa, and Girel Belen. By passing through the city of 9 Leleg, the Bodrum Leleg Road, which derives its name from the ancient Leleg civilization, bears tribute to Bodrum’s past. Bodrum Leleg Route’s success served as inspiration for BODTO, who collaborated with industry leaders and chamber presidents to begin construction of the “Bodrum Agro-Gastro” road.
While agricultural production, the processing of olives and olive oil, and carpet-rug weaving were once significant economic sectors in Bodrum, the growth of tourism transformed the city’s business landscape. The geographical indication registration studies have been initiated in addition to the Bodrum Mandarin registered geographical indicator for the protection of local products and the appropriate marketing of local products with the need to preserve the local identity of Bodrum Turkey.
By equating Bodrum Turkey to Tuscany in Italy, BODTO came up with the concept of fusing agricultural production with cultural values and climatic characteristics. In this context, the “Bodrum Agro-Tourism” route was first publicised. Mahmut Serdar Kocadon, the chairman of BODTO, answers questions about the “Bodrum Agro-Gastro Tourism Route” initiative.
In his remarks, Kocadon says the following: This fantastic project has been initiated by Different Understanding Of Tourism Bodto, which was founded with the mission statement,
“We are as universal as we are.”