This one-week trail is for those looking for a comfortable trip without compromising on the riding and scenery. This trail combines quality accommodation in charming guesthouses, 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. Cappadocia has been a meeting ground for European and Asian civilizations since long before the time of Alexander the Great. Rich reminders of history and geological drama are everywhere to be seen in soul-stirring arrays. Hidden beneath the landscape are enormous underground cities where early Christians took refuge from pagan invaders. Also hidden are secret caves containing exquisitely painted churches.
The first two 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 two nights in a secluded villa overlooking the famous Pigeon Valley in the picturesque village of Uchisar. You ride back to the ranch on day five through yet another scenic route via the majestic Red Valley, stopping to visit the region’s troglodytic treasures along the way.
On day six, you may spend another day on horseback exploring the far south of Cappadocia, or you may indulge in other activities: flying above the region’s magical landscape in a hot-air balloon, exploring the famous underground cities, testing the best local wines.
With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!