A strange land was born from fire in the heart of the immense Anatolian steppes sown by the lava of two volcanoes Erciyes and Hasan dagi. The combined erosion of water and wind completed the shape of this unique landscape into one of the most spectacular sights that Nature can conce, forming monumental peaks, cones, and fairy chimneys. Amongst powders rocks centuries ago man chose to settle adding his personal touch by digging rock-cut dwellings, rock-cut churches, troglodyte monasteries and underground cities.
The name of Cappadocia comes from the Persian “Katpatuka” which means “country of beautiful horses “…
Today, riding is an original way to discover the secret valleys of Cappadocia in a wider space. More than a simple sporting activity, riding in Cappadocia represents the opportunity to discover moonscapes with an unimaginably rich history going where no man has been before.
Whatever your level is, we guarantee you a pleasant journey where you will see the landscape from your mount and improve your horsemanship, while discovering that there is an ancestral friendship between men and horses as old as history…
Your stay in Turkey end with two days in Istanbul to discover the thousand of years old city with its numerous treasures…
Itinerary: 14 days (also available for one week)
Day 1 / Ankara:
Meet and transfer to hotel for the night.
Days 2 to 11 / Horse riding in Cappadocia:
From the top of your mount you will see this “lunar” ground changing perpetually: at sunrise the rock becomes pastel-red, at midday the sun bleaches it while the light of the evening makes it red or ochre… Main stops: hidden villages of Bahceli, Avanos, Keslik, Erdemli, Gulbayir, Karain, Bozca, Boyali, Zelve, Urgup, Sarihidir, Aktepe, Goreme, Uchisar, Ortahisar; valleys of Dereyamanli, Guvercinlik, Akvadi, Gulludere, Dervent, Akcaoren; plateaux of Pancarlik, Babayan; thermal springs of Bayramhacili, etc… Nights in comfortable hôtels and pensions with shower and toilets.
Days 12 & 13 / Istanbul :
Visit the principal monuments of the city.
Day 14 / Return:
Transfer to airport for return flight.
Favourable season: April – end of November.