Q: Hi, I see it is around 15KM from Taksim...do you think it is wise to bike from there to go to belgrade forest (because of traffic) or better to use the metro until haciosmann? -Kimosid
A: I don't recommend riding in traffic in Istanbul, way too dangerous... metro is a safer bet. you can also consider bahcekoy bus line which terminates very close to the entrance of the forest. once you enter, take the road on the left and dive into the trail on your right which is blocked by a log, 1 - 2 km from main entrance. happy riding.