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Walking in Turkey - Cappadocia
The colours of Cappadocia.

ITINERARY - difficulty grade A ( easy - height gains of up to 500m, 1,600 ft a day )

Day 1:

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Meet in Cappadocia, Turkey :
Pick-up is arranged at KAYSERI airport. A 30 min drive takes us to UCHISAR and our friendly hotel, the Anatolia Pension, run by Ahmet Acar and his family. Visit Uchisar and its fantastic troglodyte fortress. Evening orientation meeting for our walking in Cappadocia, and a welcome dinner.

Our hotel base is the friendly, family-run Anatolia Pension, Uchisar, Turkey.
Day 2:

White Valley & Love Valley : (vallée Blanche - vallée d'Amour)
On foot from our hotel. Our first contact with the lovely valleys and the spectacular geology of Cappadocia. (4hrs walking)
Day 3: Green Valley & Pigeon Valley : (vallée Verte - vallée des Pigeons)
After a short minibus transfer the lovely cool Vallée Verte - walking along sandy valley floors - takes us to the lively tourist centre of Goreme. Then we return via Pigeon valley and its wacky inaccesible dovecots (used for centuries to collect fertiliser). (6hrs walking)

Day 4:

Pink & Red valleys : (vallée Rose - vallée rouge)
Colours and colours. Layers and pillars of stone in a wonderfully photographic range of colours. Walking from Cavusin we follow a balcony trail to give great views over all of Cappadocia to the castle of Uchisar. (6hrs walking)

Day 5:

Soganli valley and the Underground City:
Transfer to the Falzarego Pass and we will be walking in the clouds as we reach the summit of Nuvolau. Nuvolau at 2575m, 5900ft offers beautiful views of all the dolomites including Tofane, Cristallo and Marmolada. A 360deg truly spectacular viewpoint over the Dolomites. (6 hrs walking)

Day 6 :

Cat valley :
This lesser-known valley was inhabited until very recently - in vertical caves that we can visit. The dovecotes are decorated to attract pigeons. The geological formations and the high-rise cave dwellings are spectacular and a photographer's delight. (5hrs walking) .

Day 7:


Pasabag - Zelve - Devrent:
A rest day from walking in the Dolomites. We can take cable cars for a spectacular ride to the summit of Tofana di Mezzo (3244m, 7400ft). (6hrs walking)

Day 8:

Travel day :
An end to our walking holiday in Cappadocia, until the next time.
Transfer to Kayseri airport for your flight to Istanbul or ... .?

Price per person - see our "prices" page

Based on:
2 people sharing a twin room in the Anatolia Pension.
A single-room supplement is readily available if you prefer.

What is included:
Inclusive of everything, i.e. airport transfers, bed, breakfast and evening meals (nights 1-7 inc), big picnic lunches (days 2-7 inc), all entrance fees, minibus transport and 2 guides.

What is NOT included:
Insurance, alcoholic drinks and your postcards and obvious personal spending, including medical supplies. Lunches on travel days (days 1 and 8).

Key points:
* Everything is included in the price. There are no "local payments" and your picnic lunches are included.
* We have time to enjoy the scenery, in comfort, with very good quality accomodations and food.
* We have minibus support, and 2 GUIDES, throughout the trip.

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Trip Facts:
Average heights per day - 400m, 1,300 ft
Languages Spoken - Turkish, some French and English.
Difficulty Rating - Moderate to Easy
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