Cappadocia Adventure Trail
Duration: 7 Days
Location: Göreme, Cappadocia
Cappadocia is a world heritage site that offers a unique confluence of natural and cultural beauty. The tour is a true adventure into the less-traveled and otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia, in the heart of Turkey.
With an Enduro bike we will explore the vastness and beauty of the many wonders that await in Cappadocia. We will visit the unique geological features called “fairy chimneys” that were formed from the soft volcanic ash that constitutes much of the rock formations in the area. Ancient cultures dug into this soft stone to create Bronze Age dwellings and underground cities like Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, that was eventually used as hiding places by early Christians. We will explore all of it with an Enduro bike.
In addition, we will explore the sensational canyons and remote, towering peaks of this surreal landscape. We will experience mountains with a height of up to 3,700 meters above sea level and travel along ancient cart roads and trade routes, some of which are so narrow that we will have to assist one another in getting the Enduros through. This is a truly magical, once in a lifetime experience that will leave you wanting more.
WHY WE LIKE THIS TOUR
This tour is an adventurous exploration of the unique culture and otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia with a light Enduro which allows us to access parts you never explore by foot or with a car. The lodging, cuisine, and adventure are typically Anatolian style and will leave an impression that will last a lifetime.
DURATION AND ITINERARY
This tour lasts for 7 days, with 5 days of riding. The package includes 6 overnight stays including breakfast and dinner. There is no rest day during the stages of the trail.
On the first day of riding we take a long ride from Görme to Nigde through the famous Ilhary Valley with a perfect lunch in super relaxed place at the river feeding the Ilhara Vallye. Overnight in Nigde..
The second day of the tour brings us on a round trip to the highest point of the tour in the Aladaglar Massive. We will try to go as much up as possible to reach the peaks in 3.700 meters depending on your level of riding. For the less experienced we have an alternative less exhausting route while the experts under us try to ride up a hiking path wich can only be managed helping together in the group.
The third day of the tour takes us back to Göreme riding over the highlands.
The fourth day is a relaxed day playing round in the sand rock formations for Göreme, a perfect day with a lot of fun testing the incredible grip in the sand rocks.
The fifth day of the tour is a roundtrip visiting the famous Underground City of Derinkuyu which is a must to visit when you are in Cappadocia.
This tour is designed so that even novice riders and riders with medium level skills enjoy the tour. For the more advanced riders, we have longer daily stages and some nice hard enduro tracks so that everyone will be happy and tired in the evening.
The daily stages are divided so that we stop for lunch in a local inn and take breaks in between where we can relax and have a snack to rest and refuel our bodies.
The length of the daily stages are dependent on the level of rider skill and can be around 120 to 200 km long. We do provide an alternative route if riders become tired during the ride, either via gravel and asphalt road routes to the hotel.
Day 1 – arrival in Nevsehir and transfer to Göreme (approx. 30 min)
Day 2 - Stage 1 to Nigde through the Ilhara valley
Day 3 - Stage 2 roundtrip up the Aladaglar Massive
Day 4 - Stage 3 riding back to Göreme over the Highlands
Day 5 - Stage 4 relaxed playing in the sand rock formations in Göreme
Day 6 - Stage 5 roundtrip to the Underground City of Derinkuyu
Day 7 – departure from Nevsehir Airport
Our tour guides ensure that your riding level is accommodated during the rides - the difficulty can be easy to medium with extreme in the higher mountains. Beginners and less-capable riders have the option to shorten the distances of the stages, and to opt for small parts on gravel or small aphalt roads. We have different routes in place for less experienced and extreme riders. The second day in the Aladglar Massive as well as the fith day offers for all lovers of extreme Enduro the opportunity to test their skills and physical condition in the hot rocks of Cappadocia.
BEST TIME FOR THIS TRAIL
In Cappadocia, ideal weather conditions occur between May and November.
TRAVEL AND AIRPORT TRANSFER
You will arrive to the Nevsehir Airport from where we pick you up and bring you to your hotel in Göreme where we stay for 5 of the 6 nights. You will fall in love with the hotel and the amazing town of Göreme from the very first moment you arrive The tour ends in Göreme..
ACCOMMODATION AND BOARD
We will stay in comfortable hotels. Breakfast is included. For lunch, we stop at restaurants on the way. For dinner you will love to explore the various restaurants and Kebabs in the city, you will find very fast your favourite place. Drinks are not included.
7 tour days
Motorbike rental for 5 days including fuel
5 guided Enduro tour days (no rest day) in stages, with stays in 2 different hotels
6 overnight stays with breakfast
Transfers from Airport Nevsehir
Luggage transport between the stages
Riding in groups with different riding level -
so nobody is overloaded and everyone gets the
maximum Enduro experience
Certified top tour guides
Mechanic service, service car following the stages where
accessible, spare parts and spare bike
Individual arrival and departure, CDW (insurance for the damages on the rental bike), lunch, dinner, drinks, personal insurance, travel cancellation coverage.
MANAGEMENT OF THE TOUR
A tour manager will be available for the whole duration of this tour. Please turn to him regarding any questions, information, or issues.
MOTORBIKES, FUEL AND TYRES
On this tour, a rental bike is included. We have KTM and Husqvarna 2 and 4-stroke models available. All bikes are the latest models, professionally serviced, and in excellent condition. The bikes come with tyres in good condition suitable for the ride with mousses and are equipped with closed rally guards, motor skid plate, and fan. Fuel is included in the rent of the bike. For damages on the bike we recommend to close a CDW with 0 deductible (insurance covering all damages caused by normal wear of Enduro riding). We offer an option for new soft Enduro tyres.
PARTICIPATION WITH YOUR OWN MOTORBIKE
A participation with your own motorbike is not possible on this tour.
On this tour, a professional mechanic services the bikes, with the service car meeting the riders at the lunch point and in the evening (where accessible) to fuel up and perform repairs. A spare bike is available.
DAMAGES ON THE RENTAL BIKE
We do not charge for normal wear of the bike (like scratches on the plastics). On this tour an insurance (CDW – 'Collission Damage Waiver) is available which covers damages on the bike. See the terms of business for details.
MANGEMENT OF THE TOUR
A tour manager will welcome you on arrival and will be available throughout the whole tour.
EQUIPMENT AND GEAR
For this tour a good rain jacket and a backpack with enough water to drink is mandatory.
Deposit 800 EUR at booking. The remaining rest is required 60 days before tour start .
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