Mountain Biking in Cappadocia
In the profoundness of Turkey, in the heart of the immense steppe of Anatolia, we mixed harmoniously the pleasures of the physical effort to those of the discovery in a different world…
Created by the simultaneous action of the wind and rain during millennia, on a tuff rejected by two facing volcanoes, Cappadocia presents a geological features only one of its kind. This vast plateau is one of those rare regions in the world where you will find spectacular surrealistic landscapes of rock cones, capped pinnacles and fretted ravines painted in variable colours.
If the great reputation of Cappadocia is due to the fairy chimneys, no one can deny the particular historical interest conferred by the hand of man attracted by this unique aspect of the landscape, 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.
Mountain biking is an original way to discover the secrets of the valleys of Cappadocia in a wider space. Captivated by the natural splendor of the landscapes that changes at every corner, the enthusiastic cyclist, is free of the uniquely sports context. All becomes new at each moment. A truly enriching cultural exchange with the hospitable and gracious people of the villages we cross, testimony of the legendary hospitality of our country, is one of the highlights of this tour.
Itinerary: one week
Day 1 / Ankara:
Meet and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Days 2 to 7 / Cappadocia:
6 days of mountain-biking inside of the most beautiful canyons and valleys in this land unique in the world.
During this tour we follow the trails that offer Ihlara, Avcilar, Akvadi, Guvercinlik, Uzengi, Pasabag, Balkanderesi, Pancarlik, Kizlçukur valleys… Rock formations out of a land rise up before you at every turn and entice you to look longer and wonder at their creation.
We cross Mustafapasa, Zelve, Cavusin, Goreme, Ortahisar, Urgup, Uchisar, Ibrahimpasa cave-dwellings-villages, which were the centres of the development of Christianity. We will visit churches and chapels decorated with bright paintings and frescoes, ancient remains of exceptional interest.
We visit Derinkuyu and Mazokoy underground cities extending in a labyrinth underground.
We spend all nights in hotels in Ankara and comfortable pensions in Cappadocia.
Jour 8 / Ankara – Home:
Return home via Ankara airport.
Favourable Season: from April to November.