4 day traıl
4 DAYS CAPPADOCIAN VALLEYS ON HORSEBACK
"camping or hotel stay"
(also available with luxury hotel acommodation, see below)
Day 1 : We’ll head off from Avanos through the Çayagıl valley with its magnificent rock formations. Passing through the Love Valley whose fairy chimneys are the tallest of the whole region, we’ll reach the rocky outcrop of Uçhisar, a rocky wonderland created by nature and by man, for a great panoramic view over the area. Overnight in a small family hotel. 5 hours of riding.
Day 2 : We'll ride through the old village of Uchisar and across the mountains towards the timeless old Armenian village Babayan with its traditional architecture. We'll then follow a path amongst the vineyards and gardens untill the ancient greek village Mustafapasa, Sinasos. The church of Saint Constatin and Saint Helene is on the main square. Some of the traditional houses of this village have beautifully sculptured facades. Camping in Gomede Valley with its multilayer dovecotes or transfer back to your hotel. 6 hours of riding.
Day 3 : We’ll ride down the Pancarlik valley, spectacular with undulating ridges of pink and white rock, vineyards and apricot trees, in the direction of Ürgüp. Just before the village, we’ll fork off towards the rocky outcrop of Ortahisar and its still traditional village. We’ll then follow a track through the vineyards through some of the most spectacular landscapes of the area, in the Rose and Red valleys, to the village of Çavusin. We’ll pass in front of the cliff of the impressive abandoned rock village, which harbours the 6th century church of John Baptist and then ride towards the village Aktepe. Camping or transfer back to your hotel. 5 hours of riding.
Day 4 : A small goat track will leads us to a high plateau for a view over the fairy chimney valley of Devrent. Nature is a true artist,some of its pink and white fairy chimney formations resemble animal figures. Then we’ll continue onto the 13th century Seljuk caravanserai of Sarihan with its monumental entrance. The first Turks to arrived in Anatolia from Central Asia on the 13th century, the Selçuks, were builders and experts in decorative stonework. After visiting the caravanserai, we’ll follow a dry riverbed and then the banks of the longest river of Turkey, Kizilirmak, back to Avanos. 5 hours riding. Overnight at a hotel in the village.
Departure possible every day.
Suitable for beginners.
(Note: maximum weight -85 kg)
The given program is an indication of a possible itinerary. It may change according to technical, security or weather imperatives. Only Kirkit’s guide can make the necessary decisions.
1075 € per person (minimum 2 people)
1000 € per person (4 and plus)
The price includes:
a horse and saddle for riding
Saddlebags, half-chaps and helmets are provided
The services of an English or French speaking guide
A minibus to carry your luggage
Meals and accommodation during the hike from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 5 (picnics for lunch and hot meals prepared in the evenings)
Bed sheets and towels are provided at the hotels
For camping: tents, floor mats, sleeping bags, plates, bowls and cutlery.
The price does not include:
Does not include international and domestic flights
Drinks and personal expenses
IF YOU PREFER LUXURY HOTELS
Luxury Trail with Boutique Hotels
Cappadocia has many tasteful luxury cave boutique hotels will make you dream of the Orient and their magic will gently rock you to sleep. Some have cave rooms dug out of a cliff, other are set in tastefully restored mansions, but for all the environment is always exceptional and the service very attentive.
After a day of riding in astounding landscapes, let yourself be treated like sultans for a great travel souvenir!
Short transfers every morning will take you back to where you left off the evening before.
DEPARTURE POSSIBLE EVERYDAY , subjet to availability. Minimum 2 people.
Duration: 4 days
Rates: 1600 € per person