Personal equipment

- Good walking shoes or ankle boots with good rubber soles are essential. Full riding boots are good for the manege, not for trails !
- Your chaps or half-chaps;
- Your hard hat. Riding without a hard hat is at your own risk;
- A one litre water flask. In July and August, bring 2 x 1 litre;
- Sun protection in summer: a hat, sunglasses and sun lotion;
- Your own basic pharmacy;
- In summer, dress as if you were going for the desert; in spring and automn, bring some warm clothing and a waterproof (low risk of rain);
- Pocket money for stop at cafés;
- For the bivouac : a good sleeping bag, a torch, towels and toiletry
- For your comfort, pack several, lighter bags rather than one large, heavy suitcase
- The riding equipment includes hackamores and McClellan light trailing saddles. These are fitted with two saddle-bags for you to carry the pic-nic (on bivouac trail) and personal belongings for the day.

Riding level and fitness

You must have a competent riding level to take part in our trails. Our one-week trails are not suitable for novices or low intermediate riders.Our horses are forward-going and you must be able to stay in control during group canters. Before coming to Turkey, go for a few rides outdoor and exercice yourself in order to avoid muscular pain or irritations during the trail. `

On the progressive trail, a good physical condition is essential as you will be asked to get off your horse several times a day to walk, sometimes up steep paths. There will be less walking /leading the horses on the Comfort trail.

If you suffer from the heat, avoid the hotest weeks of the year from mid-July to end of August. We value our horses and are extremely attentive to riders' weight. All riders are systematically weighed on arrival. Riders over 90 kg will NOT be accepted on horseback.

Getting there

By plane

International flights to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines and various low-cost companies (Easyjet, Pegasus, KLM, Alitalia, Onur air, etc).Domestic flights to Kayseri:We recommend you to to arrive in Kayseri airport between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
The chauffeur will wait for you at Kayseri airport with your name written on a board and will drive you in 50 mnn to your pension. Your guides will joint you at 8:00 PM for a welcome dinner. In the morning, our chauffeur will pick you up for the 10-minute drive to the ranch.For night arrival: Transfer from/to Kayseri airport will be charged 65 Euros one way (per car), payable to the driver (in Euros or Turkisk Lira).

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By night bus
You can also travel to Cappadocia by night bus from Istanbul or anywhere in Turkey. Several departures in the evening from the cities' 'otogar' with companies Metro or Nevsehir.

Buses are modern and comfortable but they are often full so you should book in advance (agencies can be found in city centres or at bus stations). From Istanbul, a one way ticket is about 25 Euros, and takes about 12 hours (with regular breaks).

Buses arrive in the city of Nevsehir, where you will be offered free transfer to the centre of Cappadocia. You should plan your arrival for the Sunday morning before trail departure. Contact us the day before your arrival on 0534 342 71 71 or on 0530 540 37 10 for directions to the guesthouse we will have booked for you.

 

Our prices:

Progressive trail in bivouac (6 days): 1200€
Guesthouse trail (6 days): 1375€
Family ride (6 days): 790€

The basic price includes

- The loan of a horse and riding equipment
- English speaking guides (1 per group of 8 or less)
- Nights and food accommodation full board, excepted the 6th lunch of the comfort trail
- Regular transfers to Kayseri airport.

Travel insurance

- You must have appropriate travel and repatriement insurance to take part in our trails. Make sure your policy covers horseriding activities abroad. Your insurance details will be requested on arrival.

Terms and conditions

The progressive trail in guesthouses is confirmed when we have received a minimum of 2 firm bookings.

The progressive trail in bivouac is confirmed when we have received a minimum of 4 firm bookings. If it is not confirmed at the time of departure, the bivouac trail will be replaced by the progressive trail in guesthouses, for a supplement.

Direct bookings are confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable 30% deposit. The outstanding amount have to be paid one month before departure.

In case of cancelation, your payment will not be refound.

You must have an adequate riding level, level of fitness and body weight to take part in our trails. In doubt, please enquire.

What to do in Cappadocia?

- Hot-air balloon flight - at sunrise, travel with the wind over Cappadocia's spectacular landscape

- Göreme's Open Air Museum - the region's greatest concentration of frescoed churches

- The underground cities - the larger cities descend to 8 levels through a maze of tunnels

- Ceremony of the Whirling-Derviches - night representation at the Sarihan caravanserail

- Excursion to the valley of Ilhara - at the foot of Hasan Dagi volcano, this long, lush canyon shelters several churches

- Excursion to the valley of Soganli - off the beaten tracks, churches and dovecotes unique in Cappadocia

- Wine testing in Cappadocia's vineyards

- Visit to local craftshops and workshops: carpets, kilims, pottery, jewels

- Steam bath and massage at the hamam

 

 Our location:

Latitude 38°36'28.41"N - Longitude 34°54'0.95"E

 

Contact us

Kapadokya Ranch Turizm Ticaret Limited Sirketi
Bahceli Evleri Mah. N°29
50650 Ortahisar - Urgup - Turkey
Vergi : 497 043 4300Tel: (0090) 534 342 71 71
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Online booking (agencies only)

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