The luxury trail

This one-week trail is for those looking for an exclusive, comfortable and flexible ride without compromising on the riding and scenery. This trail combines quality accommodation in luxury hotels (selected for their historical architecture (cave hotels), special atmosphere, high quality of service and attention to details), lunch in restaurants with swimming pool in summer, together with a semi-progressive, varied itinerary including all of Cappadocia's highlights as well as treasures off the beaten tracks.

The first 2 riding days are spent exploring the hidden canyons and steppe-like landscape of south Cappadocia from the ranch, with nights spent in an Ottoman mansion in the nearby town of Urgup. You then leave the ranch to reach the beautiful valleys of northern Cappadocia, and spend 2 nights in a secluded villa overlooking the famous Pigeon Valley in the picturesque village of Uchisar. You ride back to the ranch on day 5 through yet another scenic route via the majestic Red Valley, stopping to visit the region's troglodytic treasures along the way. On day 6, you will exlore the far wild south of Cappadocia.

Include during the week a hot-air balloon flight over Cappadocia's surreal landscape at sunrise; a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The privacy of the ride, lunch by the swimming pool in summer, hight quality hotels,  makes it the perfect choice for epicurian groups of friends, families of riders and individuals looking for a relaxed ride.

 

 

Details:

- Riding level: intermediate to advanced
- One group of max. 4 riders
- 6 riding days
- 5 to 6 hours on horseback each day, except Wednesday: 3:30 hours riding in the morning and afternoon at leisure in Cappadocia's most picturesque villages
- 15 to 25 kilometres each day, on varied terrain
- Pace: According to your requirement; mostly walk, with opportunities for trots and canters each day
- Lunch in village restaurants with swimming pool in summer
- Horse and tack with groom service
- Because of  the lanscape, we could ask you to walk and lead the horse on the trail
- Riders' weight is STRICTLY limited at 90 kg (all riders are weighed on arrival)
- Logistics vehicle for your luggage - Riders' weight is STRICTLY limited at 90 kg (all riders are weighed on arrival)
- Hot air balloon flight

Dates 2017: On request

Price : 2480 Euros

 

Itinerary

Sunday: Evening arrival at Kayseri airport. Transfer to central Cappadocia
Monday: Ortahisar – Pancarlik valley - the churches of Gomeda
Tuesday: Gümüslü and Tartali valleys - Mustafapasa - Canyon of Uzengi - Avlak mountain
Wednesday: Ibrahimpasa - the Twin Hills of Cappadocia - Uchisar and the Pigeon valley
Thursday: The Green valley - the 'small' Love valley - Göreme - valley of the Shepherds
Friday: The White valley - the 'big' Love Valley - Cavusin- the Red Valley - Valley of the Roses
Saturday: Lake Damsa - Ayvali - Bahceli
Sunday: After breakfast, transfer to Kayseri airport


Read the detailed programme with pictures (in PDF)

 

Description:

7 nights full-board in double/twin room with en-suite toilets and shower. Single room supplement (350 Euros per week). Your arrival night, as well as nights on Day 1, Day 2, Day 5 and departure night will be spent in the lively town of Urgüp, at a 10 mn drive from the ranch.

The small market town of Urgup features ancient troglodytic quarters, craft and carpet shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, a wine factory as well as an authentic hamam and a lively market on Saturdays. A network of public minibuses and taxis connects the town to the other villages of the region.

On day 3 and Day 4, you will reach your accommodation in the village of Uchisar on horseback.

Cappadocia's prettiest village, Uchisar sits on the top of a hill and has embracing views on central Cappadocia. It is famous for its natural rock fortress, its troglodytic quarters, its pretty stone houses and craft shops. It is at a short distance from the village of Gorëme, most renowned for the churches of its Open Air Museum. We will stop for lunch in village restaurants serving Anatolian cuisine..

In summer, long lunch breaks are necessary to avoid riding during the hottest hours, so most of the restaurants where we will stop will have a swimming pool.

Breakfast (Turkish and continental) and dinner will be taken at the hotel. Dinner usually comprises a starter, one or two main courses and a dessert. Vegetarian option on request. Water, tea and coffee are included. Cappadocia wine, beer and other drinks are available and payable locally.

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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