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The Great Ride

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

This race is tailored for adept intermediate and experienced outdoor riders seeking an exhilarating and swift adventure in Cappadocia, exploring a more demanding route than a typical trail. No leisurely nose-to-tail horse riding here! Instead, independent riders will navigate together, making it ideal for those who enjoy a challenge.

WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE GREAT RIDE?

This orienteering and endurance equestrian challenge involves teams of 6 riders over 7 days and 8 nights. While speed and performance are not the primary goals, the Great Cappadocia Ride draws upon riders' equestrian skills, teamwork, and orienteering abilities amidst the labyrinthine rocks of Cappadocia.

The aim is to navigate the smartest itinerary (utilizing Google Earth), locate highlighted points along the chosen route, adhere to riding times and speed, triumph in challenges, and prepare horses for the ultimate trial: the Endurance Race.

US$ 3 232
per tourist for 8 days
Tour starts
Kayseri, Kocasinan
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 20 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

Feel the Game
An attractive way to spend you horse riding vacation
Discover the Hidden Cappadocia
All around Cappadocia - a unique opportunity to see the south part of Cappadocia on horseback as well as the famous valleys of Cappadocia.
Feel the Unity of a Team
Spend time with the people that enjoy horse riding as much as you do!

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Arrival at Kayseri airport on Saturday. Riders are driven to Sultan Sazli National Park.
Night in a guest house with direct view on the wetland of the « Bird Paradise».

Day 2
Day on a horseback
Day 3
Game is on
Day 4
Exciting competition
Day 5
Remote Cappadocia
Day 6
Uzengui valley
Day 7
Training course
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

- The difficulty of this trail is 4/4
- Riding level: confident 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 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

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Tent
7 nights
7 nights
Glamping

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Kayseri, Kocasinan
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 5 nights in camps and 2 nights in hotel;
  • full board;
  • a guide (1 per max 5 people);
  • the loan of a horse and riding equipment for the trail, for the obstacle course and the endurance race;
  • local transfers camp; regular transfers from/to Kayseri airport and Nevsehir airport (all day long; shuttle bus available for each flight coming from Istanbul);
  • a training course (PTV with obstacle course: mud, door, U turn, slalom);
  • preparation for the final endurance race: veterinary examination, horse inspections, presentation of the endurance rules and road.

Extras

  • flight tickets;
  • single room supplement;
  • insurance.

Group size

up to 20 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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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 3 232
    25 May – 1 Jun, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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