Cappadocia Trails

Price from
US$ 1,695
Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Distance
191 km
Tour Code
TUR-CAP
Next departure
07-Oct-2018
Number of Cycling Days5
Average Distance Per Day: 38
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 713
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance191 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 190
Single SupplementUS$ 350

All About this Tour

Deep in the heart of Turkey Kapadokya, ancient volcanic eruptions dispersed thick ash, which solidified into a soft rock—called tuff—tens of metres thick. Wind and water went to work on this plateau creating a fairy tale landscape of cones, pillars, pinnacles, mushrooms, and chimneys. Thousands of years ago, humans took a cue from Mother Nature carved tunnels into the soft rock, and an underground urbanized landscape was created, living at one with nature rather than imposing upon it.

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Itinerary

Day 1

We meet up at Kayseri Airport then transfer to Selime for a welcome dinner and trip briefing.

Day 2

Visit Selime's monastery made of rock and ride a single-track trail through Ihlara Canyon. Enjoy great views of the Malendes Mountains as we cycle to explore the fascinating underground city of Guzelyurt before heading to our cave hotel.

Day 3

A ride up to Sivrihisar rewards us with fantastic views over the plains. Rolling through the grassy plain, we reach the beautiful crater lake called Nar. Lunch by the lake before cycling on to Gaziemir, home to a huge underground city complex. After our visit, we transfer to our family pension in Soganli.

Day 4

Bike through quaint villages on a hilly road to Sahinefendi Pass before descending to Damsa Valley to visit the Roman ruins at Sobessos. Later, we head to the Medresse and Selcuk Mosques at Taskinpasa and the monastery at Keslik.

Day 5

Cycle through Gomeda Valley towards Ibrahimpas Village and get a stunning panoramic view on Karlitepe overlooking Goreme Valley. Then down to Uchisar and through fairy chimneys and eroded rocks in White Valley, we head to Goreme.

Day 6

Ride Rose Valley and the barren Devrent Valley, taking us to the 13th century fortified trading post, Sarihan Caravanserai. Bike on to the Kizilirmak River leading us to Avanos for a market stroll and head back to Goreme for a farewell dinner.

Day 7

Airport transfer.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Selime -  Ihlara Village - Guzelyurt Ride 40km. +660m.
Day 2 - Selime - Ihlara Village - Guzelyurt Ride 40km. +660m.

Reviews

Our bike guide, Hami, did an outstanding job of showing us many special places of interest and beauty, and describing the cultural and historical significance of sites. As a local, he has many favorite places to see on bike, hike and stroll around villages. Every day Hami reviewed our expectations and made sure our trip dreams were met. Hami is warm and charming, attentive and a good listener. He took us to some really great restaurants, from small village eateries to lovely elegant dining. With Hami's guidance we saw some of the world's most wonderfully exotic natural beauty and experienced some of the kindest most welcoming culture. I absolutely loved this trip and love seeing the world on bike.

Jill HayssenMay 2018

The team on the ground in Turkey were fantastic. Hami was a great guide and tweaked our tour to suit us. The van backup driven by Mustafa was also second to none. I would happily recommend our trip to anyone wanting to go mountain biking in Turkey.

Stefen BradyJune 2017

Cappadocia is one of the most amazing places on the planet. The scenery on this bike tour is beautiful. We had a great tour guide - very knowledgeable and took us to places we would have never been able to see on our own. This tour is not to be missed. This tour exceeded my expectations

Penny SchultzMay 2016

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