Trekking at Cappadocia
(Central Anatolia Turkey)
The beauty of the unique landscapes of
(valleys, fairy chimneys with caps) carved during ages by the nature-air,
flood water and the fire of the volcanic mountains (Mt. Erciyes, Mt Hasan,
Mt. Gollu) is spectacular. Light and time sensitive, continuously colour
changing capped chimneys, curved paths along the trees, cultural heritages
of Christians, Jews and Muslims decorated with natural coloured icons and
dugout in rocks, animated by Saint Basile in Kayseri, Saint
Gregoire in Nevsehir, Haci Bektas Veli in Haci Bektas...
8 days of walk in this nature of its own
unique character gives you the opportunity to discover the cultural richness of
this area and enables you to interact with each other and with the hospitable local inhabitants
Day 1: Europe-Kayseri
or NevşehirArrival to Kayseri or Nevşehir & transfer to Ürgüp.
Welcome reception, Dining & housing in (3*) Ürgüp Hotel.
Day 2: Ürgüp-Ortahisar-Zelve 5h30 of walkBreakfast at the hotel. Transfer for the beginning of walk and he excursion.
Departure of Ortahisar for the Valley of Kizilcukur and Gulluder. Visit
rupestral church of the Three Crosses. After lunch, proceed with the visit
of troglodytes houses. Experience the valley of Zelve with its splendid
fairy chimneys. Diner and overnight in bivouac.
Day 3: Zelve-Göreme-Ibrahimpaşa 6h30 of walkExplore the valley at the village of Uchisar. Here you will have a sumptuous
panorama on Cappadocia. Then the valley of the pigeons in Gorëme and the
open air museum with all these rupestral churches. Time for the craft
industry.Drinking break until to Kermil Dag transfer. Lunch barbecue close to Kermil
Dag. Go into the valley of Uzengi Deresi while crossing the village of
Ibrahimpasa.Diner, fun, wine & housing in bivouac at the edge of the river.
Day 4: Pancarlık-Cokek-Ilhaci 5h of walkGo until Pancarlik and visit of a very beautiful rupestral church of Xth
century. Continuation towards the village of Cokek. Lunch is next to Urgurp.
Go until Ilhaci. Dining and overnight at the hostel (in room of 5 people)
Day 5: Ilhacı-Cemilköy 6h of walkGo Ilhaci/Cemilkoy.
Diner and housing in bivouac close to the foot of the old monastery of
Kerlik. Evening of traditional music animated by a player of Saz.
Day 6: Cemilköy-Gomede-Ayvalı-Kavak 5h of walk
Go 3 a.m. via the Golgoli hill then the village of Mustafapasa
(visit of an old Greek house) to the very beautiful valley of Gomède. Visit
rupestral churches. Lunch is in the valley of Gomède. Go through the
villages of Ayvali, Bahceli, Kavak.Diner and housing in bivouac close to Kavac
Day 7: Derinkuyu-Ihlara 3h30 of walkHave a drink until transfer to Dérinkuyu and visit of this 70 m depth
underground city. Drink and rest again until transfer to the valley of
Ihlara and walk of 14 kms. Lunching at the edge of the river in a
restaurant. At the end of the valley, monastery of Selime visits. Transfer
to Urgüp and time-out for the craft industry.Diner and overnight in (3*) Ürgüp Hotel.
Day 8: Kayseri-EuropeTransfer to Kayseri for the Kayseri/Europe flight, adios.
Inclusive in the prices
Exclusive of the prices
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