Explore with us on foot,
horseback or mountain bike this extraordinary region full of
incredible lunar landscapes. Experience the fascination of a land
rich in Prehistoric, Greek, Byzantin and Ottoman treasures . Visit
its painted rock churches and the mazes of the underground cities.
Our sports centre, at the foot of
mount Hasan, is based in the most original hotel in Turkey,
KARBALLA,a 19 th century Greek monastry with its majestic vaults,
comfortably restored hotel, right in the heart of an authentic and
After your half day sport activities
, you can relax by the pool with its panoramic view.
BIKE : Off the beaten track , discover this area
in half-day or full day bike trips.
: Walk your way to nomad camps, through the
villages, valleys, fairy chimneys, underground cities and rock
RIDING : All levels.Lesson
and tours of 2 to 3 hours in order to visit the area.
WINTER HIKING : An
original but easy way to visit this extraordinary region covered
in a white layer of snow.
OF THE MANY DAY TOURS WE OFFER :
HORSE RIDING :
2 hours : a ride through the
vineyards and gardens of Mount Ziyaret behind the village of
Avanos. View over the whole area. Price : 12 USD PP
4 hours : once past the mount
Ziyaret mentioned above, this ride continues along the Red River
(Kizilirmak) to the 13 th century carvanserail of Sarihan. Price :
20 USD PP
Full day : From Avanos to Uçhisar,
this rides passes through the famous fairy chimney valleys of
Cayagil, Baglidere and Güllüdere. One visits the rock outcrop of
Uçhisar, the village of Cavusin and the valley Pasabagi. Price :
34 USD PP
BIKING : Half day of
full day tours to visit the incredible sites of the area.
TOURS by MINIBUS
: Guided day
tour to SOGANLI : Visit of an underground city, the 13 th century
coranic school of taskinpasa, the greek village of Mustafa Pasa
and the valley of rock churches of Soganli... Price : 34 USD
Guided day tour to IHLARA : visit of
an underground city, 2 hour walk down the spectacular canyon of
Ihlara with its rock churches, visit of the authentic and unspoilt
village of Güzelyurt... Price : 34 USD PP
Silk Road Hotels team also
organises tours all over Turkey. Here are some examples :
AND MOUNTAIN BIKING IN CAPPADOCIA – 2 weeks
Without doubt the most original of
all our tours, canoerafting down the Kizilirmak (Red River ), to
the amazement of the anatolion peasants. By following the longest
river in Turkey, you’ll go through wild canyons and welcoming
banks all the way down to the cave village of Yemliha.
Then , on your bikes you go to ride
across the valleys and mounts on Cappadocia.
HORSEMEN – 1 week
Ride back through time to meet a
rural and traditional lifestyle in this unknown part of
Cappadocia, dominated by the Hasan volcano and the Mount Melendiz.
Sculptured by erosion, the rocks of the area were also carved out
by man who created many houses, tunnels, rock churches and
refuges. Ride from canyon to canyon, from valley to valley on the
back of our anatolian and arab horses.
CAPPADOCIA – 2 weeks
Many generations of christians found
refuge in Cappadocia. They dug out homes, and churches in the
tufa, the tender volcanic rock of the area. During 10 days, at the
rythm of our horses, you’ll discover the real Cappadocia, in
harmony with nature and its welcoming locals.
HIKING TOUR – 1 week :
In this unknown part of Cappadocia,
dominated by the Hasan volcano and the Mounth Melendiz,
impregnated with greek and byzantine influences, you’ll discover
this historically rich region. An easy and varied walking tour
from Aksaray to Avanos.
AND THE TAURUS MOUNTAINS – 2 weeks
Over millions of years, the erosion
of volcanic layers of rocks has formed a surrealistic landscape. 4
days of hiking through the valleys and the villages of this region
will allow us to explore rock churches, underground cities and
fairy chimneys. Then, we’ll head of the Taurus mountains with
its nomad camps, marked with spectacular canyons and gorges
dominated by mountainous peaks of over 3000 m.
TRACKS – 2 weeks
A hiking trip in central Anatolia
starting of in the Bolkar Mountains with its turquoise lakes,
onwards to the Hasan volcano and to the gullies, valleys, plateaus
and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.
BIKING IN CAPPADOCIA – 12 days
A mountaýn bike is the perfect way
to zigzag through the valleys and plateaus of Cappadocia. We’ll
pedal during 7 days so as to meet the real Cappadocia, far away
from the usual tourist circuits, in harmony with a superb nature
and the warm and welcoming people of the villages.
HIKING IN CAPPADOCIA – 1 week
Visit the most prestigious sites of
Cappadocia under a layer of pure white snow when no tourist bus
will spoil your view. Your snowshoes will lead you from village to
village in this unique landscape.
EUPHRATE RIVER TO CAPPADOCIA –2 weeks
Yet another original tour that will
take you from the city of Abraham, Urfa and the area of Alexandria
in the south east of Turkey to the spectacular Nemrut Dagi and on
to the marvels of Cappadocia.
by Kirkit Voyage Tour