The Babadağ Cable Car Project, which is expected to be one of Europe's favorite paragliding areas when it is put into service, is expected to be completed in 2020. The project, the foundation of which was laid in August 2017, is expected to bring 1 million visitors to the summit annually.
The tender for Babadağ Cable Car Project, realized by Fethiye Power Union Company, was held in Fethiye Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FTSO) Meğri Hall. The tender was held with the partnership of Kırtur Company and the opposite Burkay and Valter companies. According to the result of the tender won by Kırtur Limited Company, the firm has agreed to give the annual rental price of 2 million 250 thousand lira and 12,5% of its earnings to Fethiye Power Union. Efforts are underway to open the ropeway project, with a total cost of $ 30 million, in 2020.
BABADAĞ ROPE PROJECT DETAILS
The most preferred paragliding field in Europe will be the number one paragliding center in Europe. In addition, the island of Rhodes in Greece can be seen from the summit.
The starting station of the cable car, which will be built on the south-west slope of Babadağ, will be built on Yasdam Street in Ovacık District, and the end station will be built next to the 1700-meter runway at the Babadağ summit. Those who get on the 8-person cabins from the starting point will pass the intermediate station on the 1200-meter track and reach Babadağ 6 meters track in approximately 7-1700 minutes. Access to the 1800 and 1900 meter tracks will be provided by the chair lift system. Within the scope of the project, there is a view terrace and a restaurant at 1700 and 1900 altitude.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF BABADAĞ TELEPHERIC PROJECT?
1965 elevation Babadağ in Muğla's Fethiye district, which is one of the best paragliding centers in the world, is expected to host 2020 million people every year with the cable car project that will be put into service in 1. From the summit which is shown as the number one paragliding center of Europe, Muğla's Fethiye, Seydikemer, Dalaman and Ortaca and Kaş districts of Antalya can be seen from a bird's eye view and Rhodes Island of Greece can be seen.
The use of Babadağ summit for paragliding dates back to 1990 years. For this reason, the Babadağ ropeway project is of great importance for those operating in this field. The summit of Babadağ stands out as the highest point between Muğla's Fethiye, Seydikemer, Dalaman and Ortaca and Kaş districts of Antalya. A bird's eye view of the districts can be viewed from the summit, depending on the clarity of the weather in Greece's Rhodes Island can be seen. With the implementation of the ropeway project in Babadağ, which is shown as the number one paragliding center of Europe, the 121 thousand flights that are recorded as records are expected to increase to over 200 thousand. The transportation of holidaymakers who want to fly paragliding from Babadağ is provided by minibuses belonging to parachute companies from Ölüdeniz.
The project, which is likely to contribute to making paragliding safer, will also enable young athletes to turn to this area. Increasing demand will allow Babadağ to branding around the world with the opportunities it provides.
The Babadağ cable car, whose contribution to tourism in the region will be undisputed, will ensure that tourism continues throughout the year. With the inclusion of Babadağ in the existing tour routes, the number of visitors will increase.
FTSO and FGB company Chairman Akif Arıcan stated that the project is one of the most concrete steps of spreading tourism to 12 for many years and expecting 1 million holidaymakers to visit Babadağ by cable car every year. He said that the gate of new projects in Fethiye will be opened with the income to be reduced from the cable car, thanks to the cable car line, visitors will be able to enter the sea at Ölüdeniz point in spring and it will be possible to play snow ball at Babadağ summit after a few minutes.