Pre-register for the world-famous Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim in Istanbul
Swim from Asia to Europe as one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world is closed for this once-a-year event
Join open water swimmers from all over the planet for this truly memorable swimming experience
Enjoy the lively atmosphere and friendly nature of the dynamic Bosphorus race village
Soak up the history and culture of the fascinating city of Istanbul
Take part in one of the most iconic open water swimming events in the world as SwimTrek offers pre-registration for the 2018 Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim. Complete the crossing from Asia to Europe as the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul comes to a standstill for the duration of the event.
The ability to pre-register for the event through SwimTrek takes the lottery out of being accepted as one of the limited international swimmers to be granted entry into this heavily over-subscribed race. Join more than 2,000 competitors from all around the world as swimmers take over the Bosphorus waters and one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world is temporarily closed to traffic.
Please note that the deadline for booking a place on this unforgettable trip is Thursday 21 December 2017.
Who is this trip for?
The Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim is a significant open water swim and conditions during the race may be challenging. A good experience of swimming in all sea conditions is essential and you should have relevant open water knowledge to be confident if such conditions do arise.
Please note that Turkish passport holders are unable to register for this event through SwimTrek and must apply through the official Turkish Olympic Committee ballot.
This trip is only available to be booked through SwimTrek as a complete package (i.e. including accommodation). Anyone who would like to take part in the race only must apply through the official Turkish Olympic Committee ballot.
- Guaranteed entry into Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim Race
- Two nights accommodation
- Two breakfasts
- Transfers to and from race registration and boat tour the day before the event
- Guided boat tour of official Bosphorus Race route the day before the event
- Transfers to and from the race village before and after the event
- A dedicated SwimTrek guide staying at your hotel to assist with transfers, questions and any other issues which may arise
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Lunches and evening meals
Getting there via Atatürk Airport
Getting There Via Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
It was one of the most iconic experiences of my 66 year old life and I would recommend to all those who enjoy swimming to give it a place on their bucket list.Duncan M, UK - 2017
Outstanding experience to swim in such an epic race. Would not have done it without SwimTrek.Keith E, UK - 2017
The Bosphorus Swim is a great event in a spectacular location in one of the world's most beautiful cities. UnbeatableClinton L, UK - 2017
Great swim, great location, brilliant organisation and wonderful people.Nicola L, UK - 2017
It was an incredible weekend - a wonderful swim in an iconic location, with some really lovely people who will remain friends for years to come. Thanks SwimTrek for making it happen!Claire R, UK - 2017
My second Bosphorus Swim with Swimtrek was even more relaxed enjoyable than the first and I can highly recommend a repeat trip to all swimtrekkers.Holger H, Austria - 2017
Registrations for entry into the 2018 Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim with SwimTrek are now closed.