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- CAPPADOCIA   ALTERNATIVE (Outdoor - Sports) TOURS -

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.

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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 unspoilt village..

After your half day sport activities , you can relax by the pool with its panoramic view.

MOUNTAIN BIKE : Off the beaten track , discover this area in half-day or full day bike trips.

HIKING : Walk your way to nomad camps, through the villages, valleys, fairy chimneys, underground cities and rock churches.

HORSE RIDING : All levels.Lesson and tours of 2 to 3 hours in order to visit the area.

SNOW SHOE WINTER HIKING : An original but easy way to visit this extraordinary region covered in a white layer of snow.

 

 

SOME EXAMPLES 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

MOUNTAIN 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 PP

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

TOUR PROGRAMMES

Silk Road Hotels team  also organises tours all over Turkey. Here are some examples :

CANOERAFT 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.

ANATOLIAN 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.

CAVALCADE IN 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.

ANATOLIAN 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.

CAPPADOCIA 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.

ANATOLIAN 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.

MOUNTAIN 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.

SNOW SHOE 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.

FROM THE 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.

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