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Turkish Delight MTB Guided Cycling Holiday
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Tour Summary


Off-road mountain biking in Cappadocia

“Superb cycling through central Turkey’s towers of Cappadocia.”

· Cycle the excellent singletrack of the Ihlara Canyon
· Explore the underground city of Derinkuyu
· Bike to the colourful market at Goreme
· Experience the weird and wonderful landscapes of Cappadocia

8 nights hotels, 7 days biking, 265 kilometres (166 miles), 70% off-road – 95% vehicle supported, Max altitude – 1500 metres, Join in Kayseri, MEAL PLAN: All meals included

Tour Introduction


Our mountain biking holiday to Turkey is full of eastern promise. The central Turkish region of Cappadocia is one of the world’s most outlandish and historic destinations, with an extraordinary lunar landscape of amazing rock formations, it’s also a great place to enjoy mountain biking.

Making the most of the cycling conditions here in Turkey it’s noticable they are at times similar to those found in Moab. As a result we have put together a unique and exhilarating cycling experience that most levels of mountain bike rider can enjoy.

Our bike journey begins and ends in the wonderfully authentic village of Urgup and takes us on a jaw-dropping biking adventure as we cycle through a vast kingdom of towering fairy-tale chimneys, yawning sandstone valleys and rock-hewn dwellings. Each day we cycle to different parts of the Cappodocia region, staying in comfortable family run hotels and enjoying the local cuisine.

Amongst the must-see sights are cycling to the underground city of Derinkuyu, Orchisar Rock Village,biking the beautiful Ihlara Valley and a cycling visit to the carved frescoes of Goreme. This is a biking paradise, good for relative beginners to cycling and a chilled out holiday destination for the more experienced bike rider.

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Meet in Kayseri, transfer of Urgup.

Rendezvous at the group hotel in Urgup. Transfers from Kayseri and Nevsehir airports to the group hotel are provided for all flights. Package services begin with the evening meal.

Day 2: Ride to Ortahisar Village.

After breakfast and a trip briefing, we will reassemble our bikes and then set off on our first ride of the trip. We will bike into the Uzengi Valley and have lunch at the village of Ortahisar. We return to our hotel in Urgup via an alternative route.

Ride distance 20 km (13 miles).

Day 3: Bike via Love Valley to Uchisar.

Heading north out of Urgup, we reach the Damsa River and the town of Avanos. We then ride through ‘Love Valley’ to the cave-dweller’s town of Uchisar, where we overnight in a hotel.

Ride distance 32 km (20 miles).

Day 4: Bike amongst the caves and spires of Sognail.

After breakfast, we head south into the Soganli region, famed for its Open Air Museum and wild, natural setting. En route, we pass through numerous villages (including a tea stop at Kavak) and see a variety of spectacular caves and rock spires. We meet or transport and transfer back to our Uchisar hotel.

Ride distance 46 km (31 miles).

Day 5: Derinkuyu and gollu Dag Bikikng, transfer to Guzelyurt.

Transferring back to Soganli, we bike through Orhanli to Derinkuyu, where we have lunch and take the opportunity to explore the underground city. We then bike to the base of the volcano, Gollu Dag, before driving to our hotel in Guzelyurt.

Ride distance 61 km (39 miles).

Day 6: Easy ride or explore Guzelyurt on foot.

Today, we have the option to spend an easy day Guzelyurt, with a casual ride around town. Those who would like some time off their bike can explore the town’s lively streets and take a walk through Monastery Valley. The guide will also be happy to advise you about longer ride options. Overnight in Guzelyurt.

Ride distance 10 km (7 miles).

Day 7: Selime and Ihlara Canyon ride. Overnight Urgup

We start by biking to Selime at the start of the Ihlara Canyon. After lunch at Belisirma, there is the choice of and easy hike or a reasonably technical bike ride up to Ihlara Village. From here, we bike across Kucuk Hasan Mountain on a dirt track, before transferring back to Urgup and our hotel.

Ride distance 65 km (40 miles).

Day 8: Ortahisar and Cavusin loop ride.

Today, we bike a loop that takes us through Ortahisar and Cavusin. En route, we see a colourful market and also explore amongst steep cliffs and cave dwellings, before riding back to the hotel in Urgup.

Ride distance 31 km (20 miles).

Day 9: Depart.

Package services end after breakfast. Transfers to Kayseri and Nevsehir airports are provided for all flights.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile – Important!

Mountain bike the best trails of the central Turkey in the region of Cappadocia.

This area provides a unique and exhilarating bike experience. Each day we bike through different parts of the region, staying in comfortable family run hotels.

The majority of the biking is on rough cart tracks and paths, punctuated with short sections of quiet country roads.

Good quality, Semi-Slick tyres will handle these conditions well. Thanks to our vehicle support, this route will suit the occasional biker with a reasonable level of fitness.

For more experienced riders there are options to extend each day and to include singletrack sections, such as the traverse of the Ihlara Canyon, and some challenging climbs.

The support vehicle is almost always available on this relaxed mountain bike holiday.

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Holiday Information


Holiday Overview

Please read carefully as important information is contained in the below…

• A professional English-speaking local mountain biking guide
• Kayseri Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 9 for all flights
• Support vehicle(s) and driver(s) and any land transport involved in the itinerary
• All accommodation as described
• All meals as described

What’s Not Included

• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Tips for drivers and other local staff
• Departure taxes (if applicable)
• Miscellaneous expenses – drinks and souvenirs etc
• Bike Carriage on the flights – please check with your carrier for charges

Meal Plan

All meals are included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8.

Accommodation

During this trip the group will spend 8 nights in comfortable family run hotels.

All accommodation is allocated on a twin-sharing basis. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same gender.

Depending on availability it may be possible to book a single room for the hotel nights.

Is this holiday for you?

Mountain bike the best trails of the central Turkey in the region of Cappadocia. This area provides a unique and exhilarating bike experience. Each day we bike through different parts of the region, staying in comfortable family run hotels. The majority of the biking is on rough cart tracks and paths, punctuated with short sections of quiet country roads.

Good quality, Semi-Slick tyres will handle these conditions well. Thanks to our vehicle support, this route will suit the occasional biker with a reasonable level of fitness. For more experienced riders there are options to extend each day and to include singletrack sections, such as the traverse of the Ihlara Canyon, and some challenging climbs.

The support vehicle is almost always available on this relaxed mountain bike holiday.

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Your Prices

Turkish Delight MTB, 9 days, 8 nights
Prices are per person and excludes bike hire.

Please call us on 0161 703 5819 for latest prices and availability.

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