Walking in Cappadocia

8 Day Small Group Adventure from Goreme to Goreme with Exodus

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Exodus 8 Day Walking in Cappadocia. Turkey has long been underrated as a trekking destination, but with the fairytale rock formations of Cappadocia to enchant its visitors it should not be overlooked. This unique landscape was formed by the eruptions of three volcanoes, Mount Erciyes,...read more

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Small Group Adventure Starts In
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Goreme
Small Group Adventure Ends In
Ends In
Goreme
Trip Budget
Budget
Affordable
16
Max Group Size
16
Leisurely
Trip Pace
Leisurely
Countries Explored:
Turkey
Trip Operated By:
Exodus
Exodus
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Itinerary

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1 Start Goreme.
There are no activities planned today so you are free to arrive in Goreme at any time. In the evening our guide will hold a welcome meeting to discuss the week ahead, give advice on the local area and answer any questions. Stay: Ciner Hotel or similar.
2 Trek through Akvadi (White Valley), visit Uchisar Citadel, highest point in Cappadocia.
Today's trek takes us through the Akvadi Valley. Perfectly eroded over time this fascinating landscape presents curious rock formations and fairytale chimneys that wouldn't look out of place in a Dali painting. If we are lucky we may spot wildlife such as the beautiful hoopoe (with its distinctive call) or an Eurasian fox along the way. After approximately 3 hours of walking we arrive at Uchisar village where we will take lunch in a local restaurant before climbing the citidal embedded into the rock above. From here we will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the surrounding surreal landscape. In the afternoon we follow a path that leeds us to the Guvercinlik (or Pigeon Valley) where pigeons are encouraged to roost so the local people from the region can collect their droppings to use as fertiliser. We will then continue to the town of Goreme. Walk: Distance 12 km Ascent 400 m Descent 400 m Max Altitude 1350 m Time: 5 hours. Stay: Ciner Hotel or similar.
3 Walk to Zemi valley and through Gomede Valley;  afternoon explore Mustafpasa
Today we have a short transfer before we start our trek in Zemi valley. The path leads us through orchards and mesmerizing tunnels to a Panoramic view point, where we meet our bus and drive to Ayvalı. İn the afternoon we have a short walk through the Gomede Valley from Ayvalı to Mustafapaşa village where we stop for tea break in a local cafe. Mustafapasa used to be one of the richest towns in Anatolia until the 1924 population exchange, which forced the Greeks living in Turkey to move to Greece and vice versa. You will be able to spot the Greek influence on the architecture on some of these buildings. In the afternoon there is time to explore this village before returning to our hotel. Walk: Distance 11 km Ascent 280m Descent 400m Max Altitude 1150m Time: 5-6 hours. Stay: Ciner Hotel or similar.
4 Explore the beautiful rock formations of the Pancarlik and Kizilcukur (Red) Valley.
After breakfast we transfer to the beautiful Pancarlik Valley. Smooth surfaces on the rock face undulate like waves, whilst the pastel colours intertwined with vineyards and cultivated gardens add colour to this extraordinary landscape. It is also possible spot Sarica and Kepez churches ingrained into the rock chimneys that rise forcefully from the ground. After lunch we head through the Kizilcukur Valley, also known as the Red Valley, for the dramatic sunset colours. Amongst the network of paths that connect the small villages of this valley we visit some of the churches that pepper the area before arriving at Goreme. Walk: Distance 12 km Ascent 200 m Descent 200 m Max Altitude 1200 m Time: 5-6 hours. Stay: Ciner Hotel or similar.
5 Walk through Pasabaglari (Monks) Valley; trek up Bozdag, the highest point in the area offering stunning views.
Today our trek takes us through Pasabaglari, formerly known as Monk's Valley. Here it is possible to see the dwellings of the hermits of Cappadocia who distanced themselves from the world by carving their abodes high up in the rock chimneys, using footholes and rope to climb in. Inside these dwellings are surprisingly spacious with some rooms hollowed out to around 15m high. Once through the valley we head up to Bozdag, the highest point in Cappadocia, offering some outstanding views. Walk: Distance 11 km Ascent 300 m Descent 200 m Max Altitude 1300 m Time: 5 hours. Stay: Ciner Hotel or similar.
6 Visit the underground city of Kaymakli. Afternoon walk through the Ihlara Valley, the deepest, longest canyon in Cappadocia.
In the morning we transfer to the underground city of Kaymakli, built by early Christians to avoid religious persecution. This fascinating construction is an elaborate system of tunnels and caves, featuring everything from communal living spaces and kitchens, to stables, a church and graveyard, not to mention being fortified to protect its inhabitants. We then drive to the village of Selime where we begin our walk following the Melendiz river until we reach Belisirma where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon we head down the Ihlara Valley, the deepest and longest valley in the region, passing Byzantine monasteries and churches that date back to the 11th Century, before arriving back in Cappadocia. Walk: Distance 7 km Ascent 100 m Descent 200 m Max Altitude 1300 m Time: 4-5 hours. Stay: Ciner Hotel or similar.
7 Walk along the Zindanonu Valley passing the Goreme open air museum with carved caves and Byzantine frescoes.
Our last day takes us through the Zindanonu Valley and up onto a viewpoint of the town of Goreme and the Goreme open air museum. The Goreme Valley itself holds some of the finest collections of painted cave churches in the region. In around 1000-1200 AD orthodox monks carved places of worship from the soft volcanic stone and decorated them with beautifully elaborate Byzantine frescoes, many of which are still very much intact to this day. The late afternoon is then free to unwind after a truly memorable week. Walk: Distance 7 km Ascent 200 m Descent 0 m Max Altitude 1300 m Time: 2 hours. Stay: Ciner Hotel or similar.
8 End Goreme.
Our adventure ends after breakfast in Goreme.

Exodus Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Trek amongst the fairytale rocks of Cappadocia
  • Discover the historic and cultural secrets of this region
  • Visit the underground city of Kaymakli
Trip Inclusions
  • 7 nights comfortable 3-star hotel with en suite facilities
  • 6 days centre-based walking
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
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