Comfort Ride in Cappadocia

4.8 (4)
8 days 7 nights
Turkey
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Upscale
Premium
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Starting from the ranch situated between Urgup and Ortahisar, deep within the national park, the progressive route encircles Cappadocia. Spanning from the rural Cappadocia in the south to the enchanting valleys in the north, the journey unfolds through a series of remarkable rock formations, verdant canyons, elevated plateaus, and steppes, interwoven with vineyards and orchards, creating a remarkably diverse path. En route, the villages mirror the Anatolian way of life, while adorned churches and other troglodytic wonders bear witness to the region's storied history. Importantly, our route remains entirely within the confines of the national park.

Throughout the week, participants have the option to include a hot-air balloon flight over Cappadocia's surreal landscape at sunrise, as well as indulge in a Turkish bath experience, featuring a steam bath and massage at Urgup's traditional hamam towards the week's end.

from US$ 2 052
per tourist for 8 days
Departing from
NevŇüehir, √úrg√ľp
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 18 years old
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Photo Nicolas G.
Nicolas G. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Nicolas Guillo has decided to make Cappadocia his home over 20 years ago and has been organizing horseriding trails since then. He speaks French, English, Turkish.

Tour highlights

Enjoy Breathtaking Views
Beautiful valleys, fantastic rock formations, lush canyons, high plateaux, steppe-like landscape, vineyards and much more
Visit Heritage Villages
Picturesque hidden villages and local lifestyle
Try Local Food
You will taste local specialities and Anatolian cuisine

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Arrival at Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. You are met by your chauffeur and transferred in 50 mn to your guesthouse in Urgup, where you have dinner with your guide at 8:00.

Day 2
Meeting day
Day 3
Mustafapasa
Day 4
Keslik Monastery
Day 5
Uchisar (half riding day)
Day 6
Red Valley
Day 7
Balkan Valley
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

- The difficulty of this trail is 3/4;
- Riding level  intermediate to advanced riders;
To take part of all our trails, you must have a competent riding level to be able to stay in control during group canters on forward-going horses, ride or lead your horse on short technical passages, get on or off your horse several times a day alone and groom, tack and untack your horse without assistance.
- Good physical condition is essential.

Rhythms of the trail:
- 5 and an half riding days
- 5 hours on horseback each day, except day 4 (ride in the morning and afternoon at leisure in Uchisar)
- 28 kilometres (average) each day
- Pace: mostly walk, with opportunities for trots and canters each day

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Accommodation

Comfort
Upscale
Premium
Hotel
7 nights

DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY, GUESTHOUSES ARE LOCATED IN URGUP, AYVALI AND UCHISAR.


You will stay in picturesque, comfortable hotels located in ancient stone houses or in renovated cave houses, typical of the local architecture.
You will have the time to visit Cappadocia's nicest villages and experience the legendary Turkish hospitality and the Anatolian way of life. 

 

Food and accomodation:
- 7 nights in double/twin room with ensuite toilets and shower.
- Most guesthouses offer internet access and a laundry service.
- Lunch is taken in different restaurants and snacks, you will taste local specialities.
- Dinner and breakfast are taken at the hotels. Hotels serve Anatolian cuisine for dinner comprising a starter, one or two courses and a dessert. Vegetarian menu on request. Tea and mineral water are included.
- Cappadocia wine, local alcoholic drinks, beer and soft drinks are available as an option.
- Your luggage will be transfered by our logistics vehicle. You should pack several, lighter bags rather than one large, heavy suitcase.

7 nights
Hotel

- IN STANDARD ROOM :

- Night 1, 2 & 7 : Suban Hotel  or similar, in the town of Urgup
- Nights 3 & 4: Dilek Tepesi Hotel or similar, in the village of  Ayvali
- Night 5 & 6: Kilim Pension or similar, in the village of Uchisar

- IN LUXURY ROOMS :

- Night 1, 2 & 7 : Selcuklu Evi or similar, in the town of Urgup
- Nights 3 & 4: Dilek Tepesi Hotel or similar, in the village of  Ayvali
- Night 5 & 6: Kilim Pension or similar, in the village of Uchisar

Surban and Selcuklu hotels are next door. Dinners and breakfast will be taken all together. 

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
NevŇüehir, √úrg√ľp
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 5 riding days and an half, 7 nights on double, twin or triple room;
  • the loan of a horse and riding equipment;
  • English speaking guides (1 per group of 8 or less);
  • nights and food accommodation full board;
  • regular transfers between local airports and hotels

Extras

  • international flights;
  • insurance;
  • optional activities (hot air balloon, hammam, Open Air Museum of Gor√ęme, swimming pool);
  • extra drinks.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking

In case of early cancellation of the reservation, we will be forced to withhold from you a percentage of the price paid:

  • after the payment - No refund

Tour reviews

4.8
Based on 4 reviews
  • S
    Sandra
    14 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    This ride is truly unique and unforgettable, perfect for experienced, balanced, and versatile riders. The journey includes long canters across plains and through narrow, bushy paths in valleys. You'll traverse mountains, valleys, climb, hike, and lead your horse up and down steep terrain. The horses are incredibly well-mannered, responsive to voice commands, and reliable in every situation. My ex-racehorse mare was powerful, energetic, and surefooted, creating legendary memories in the beautiful landscape. The food and guesthouses were nice and welcoming, ensuring no one goes hungry. Nico, our guide and owner, has clear rules for riding and handling situations, promoting independent riding while ensuring safety. I highly recommend this experience as the best way to explore Cappadocia and access untouched regions. However, littering in these natural spots is a major issue, with glass bottles, plastic, and paper being left behind by tourists and operators. I hope authorities take action soon to clean up and prevent further damage to this stunning environment.
    14 Oct, 2023
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    Anonymous
    26 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    We deeply appreciated how well the tour was organized and Nico's ability to take us to off-the-beaten-path places in Cappadocia. Discovering new roads with Nico allowed us to see a different and genuine side of the region. As first-time riders, we came with open minds and discovered a world we truly loved, thanks to Nico and his amazing horses. The challenging and technical ride was incredibly fun, and we learned a lot from Nico and the horses. The forward-going horses and the wonderful ranch run by Nico and Helene made this experience one in a million.
    26 Jun, 2023
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    Barbara
    28 May, 2023
    about provider
    What a fantastic experience! The ride was incredibly scenic and fast-paced. Nico, our guide, was exceptional, matching riders with beautiful, forward-going Arab horses. This ride is definitely for fit and advanced riders, with long canters through challenging terrain and steep trails to navigate. Nico's knowledge of Turkey and the area added to the experience, as he willingly shared information and answered questions. I can't wait for my next ride!
    28 May, 2023
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