Bolu, snowy mountains, rich forests, lovely rivers and lakes, cold water springs, abundant grassy springs, unique sandy beaches, medicinal hot springs, hot springs, green springs, A physical therapy center and a charming town with ideal tourist facilities for relaxation.
The Bolu ili lands are surrounded by Sakarya and Bilecik from the west, Eskisehir from the southwest, Ankara from the south southeastern, Çankırı from the east, Karabük from the north, and Zonguldak from the north. 30 Km in the Black Sea in the north. It has a long shore.
The area covered by the provincial lands constitutes 1,44% of the total surface area of 11,200 Km2 of Turkey. Kocaeli and Sakarya are located on the same latitude as Bolu’s most western and eastern provinces between 30o .30 and 32o. Length. The most southern and northern end points of the province are located between 40o .07I and 41o .06I northern latitudes and between the north and south end points are approximately 111 Km. Length.
Otoyol, which passes through the city, connects Ankara, the capital city, to Istanbul. This road, which has the busiest traffic of Turkey, has added a special importance to Bolu, which has a resting and tourism city feature between two crowded and densely populated cities.
HOT WATER RESOURCES
In Turkey, hot water, hot springs and healing waters are used in 84 different places. They are available in chlorinated bicarbonate ferrous and sulfur compounds. Bolu province is rich in hot springs and healing hot springs. 5 km from the most beautiful and developed city center of Bolu. In the south of the Seben Mountains in the south with a beautiful view of the famous Kökez drinking water and a picnic feature that carries the Big and Small Kaplıcalardır. There is also a Physical Therapy Hospital in the center of the city, along with the spas that are connected by a smooth asphalt road.
Evliya Çelebi also mentioned in the famous Seyhatname’nda liked Bolu Kaplıcalarının heat ratings are changed. 40-44 degrees for the big captain is 40-46 degrees for the small captain. It is stated that these waters, which contain iron and sulfur in their composition, are good for rheumatism, sciatica, kidney, women and skin diseases, where radioactivity is 10. There are ruins and traces that indicate that these sponges have been used since ancient times and the numbers are more. It is believed that the addition of a three-in-one, which will gain even more value in the future, will be in place. Between the Çaygökpınar-Demirciler villages of Bolu, hot water coming from the ground at the head mill site flows into the cold water. Here you can see the ancient spa pool and the ruins of the castle and it is worth not being investigated.
Bağlum (Pavli) Thermal Spring: It is 14 km. South of a valley. Summer is possible. There is a small hotel with a restaurant. It’s a pool and a cuneiform. The water rises to 5 m. Comes near. The campsites are beautiful and on the edge of the creek. Every day it develops a bit more and the water temperature is 75o and light gas.
Babas Thermal Spring: 5 km from Mudurnu. To the east are three hot springs located between the pines, and one is called Health Bath. There are two large and small pools. The hotel is small.
Sarot Spa: 30 km from Mudurnu. Distance to the village of Sarot 500 m. West. Water is 100 m. It flows freely, there is a swimming pool and a locker room in the bath. Resources are changing. Water temperature is 38-63o. There are hotels and restaurants belonging to the springs whose water is sulfur and radioactive.
Çatak Baths: 30 km from Göynük. Near Çatak Village. The bath is a dome. The radioactive water is calcium bicarbonate and it is drunk and washed. There was a slight decrease in water with a temperature of 32o.
MINERAL WATER: The mountains surrounding Düzce and Bolu plains, especially in Bolu, are rich in forests and allow the rainwater to easily infiltrate into the soil and enrich the underground water layer. Some of these waters fly along the slopes without slipping, forming various freshwater springs and springs. On the other hand, if the waters are collected in faulty sections, it is heated by the effect of the hot gases coming from the bottom and melts some minerals and takes them to the grounds. In this case hot water resources and mineral waters form. Bolu also has mineral waters. Because the land is torn down by tectonic collapse and faults.
The most important of the mineral waters are:
A) Ömerler Maden Water: 16 km to Bolu. Abant is on his way. The temperature is 14o. Its composition includes calcium bicarbonate and magnesium. Its radioactivity is 6.4, which is good for stomach and kidney disorders. Modern bottling facilities and environment are distributed to the environment.
B) Akkaya Maden Water: 6 km to Bolu. From a hill in the distance. Its temperature is 20o and it is rich in carbonic acid. As the water flows from a serpentine surface, the carbonaceous gas in it flows into the lime-scale solution in the molten state to form wave-wave travertine covers and images similar to the famous Pamukkale are emerging.
C) A few places on the Bolu side of the thermal springs. Contains plenty of sulfur and hydrogen. Drinking is not recommended. Bitter water basin is made from mineral water coming out of Berk Village. Bread is used in dough. Hydrocarbonate is rich and calid. Radioactivity is 6.8.
D) Kınık Maden Water: Sold on the village road. The excess radioactivity is 2.5 and there is not much economic value.
TOURISM IN BOLU
Bolu, as well as its historical and cultural riches, is an important tourist center of our country in winter and summer tourism with its endless natural beauties.
Bolu has been in an advantageous position in tourism with its proximity to the capital Ankara since the years of the foundation of the Republic. In particular Abant and Esentepe Bolu’nın almost came to the status of the symbol. In the following years, the attraction of Aegean and Mediterranean and the facilitation of its transportation has become a disadvantage for Bolu, but especially Kartalaya, Kaplıcalar, Gölcük, Abant, Yedigöller and Gerede have regained their touristic attractions and have been hit by local and foreign tourists in recent years. Moreover, in the past, there were a few small facilities in Bolu, Abant and Akçakoca, especially since the 1990s, the number of new and high quality facilities all over Bolu has rapidly increased and now 3051 touristic certified beds have been reached. This number will increase even further with the completion of the facilities with investment certificates.
Its proximity to two major metropolises such as Bolu, Ankara and Istanbul in terms of geographical location and this proximity has a great advantage with the highway crossing Ankara 1.5 times and Istanbul 2.5 hours.
The possibilities of winter and mountain tourism, highland tourism, health tourism, sea, camping and hunting tourism and the existence of facilities certified by the Ministry of Tourism are increasing the attractiveness of our province in the field of tourism day by day. The opening of Köroğlu Mountains tourism will further strengthen this.
Bolu tourism will continue to increase in tourism in our country with increasing tourism, natural and historical beauty in environmental awareness.