7 Days Cappadocia Highlights Horse Riding Holiday in Central Anatolia, Turkey
Akhal Teke Horse Center, Aydin Alti Mahallesi Gesteric sokak no. 21, 50500, Avanos, Cappadocia, Turkey
Horse Riding Holidays Turkey
See the highlights of Cappadocia in one week, like the rose-red valley, white valley, and love valley. Visits to Göreme Open Air Museum and performance of whirling dervishes are included. The stay is in comfortable Hikmet’s House Ancient Stone Townhouse in a historic town.
Rider weight limit: 94 kilograms
Tack type: Western, Australian tack
Horse breed: Arabian, Anatolian, Arabian / Anatolian, Anatolian-Akhal-Teke
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, French, Spanish, Turkish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer included:
Erkilet International Airport
You will stay in a comfortable Hikmet’s House Ancient Stone Townhouse in Avanos.
Arrive at Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR) or Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport (NAV), transfer to your comfortable Hikmet’s House Ancient Stone Townhouse in the historic town of Avanos, where you will stay for the whole week. Take a stroll around town or relax in the beautiful garden. Meet your host to talk about the riding program.
Transfer to the horses after breakfast. Today you ride to Özkonak where you will visit one of Cappadocia's famous underground cities. When excavated, the city revealed ten floors that could have housed 60,000 people for three months at a time, the first four floors are open for visitors. After lunch, you will return over Ziyaretdagi Mountain to the ranch. If you wish, there is time to visit the ceramic and carpet stores in Avanos and the surrounding area.
Today you will ride to Sarihidir, a tiny fishing village on the Red River. After a short break, you can enjoy a long canter along the river, before you pass a beautifully restored 13th-century caravanserai where you will also see the whirling dervish performance. After lunch, you will ride through the fairy chimneys of Zelve before returning to the ranch.
You will ride to the magnificent Pasabagi Valley and on to Devrent Valley where you will see wonderful examples of fairy chimneys and interesting geological rock formations. You will ride to Ortahisar where the horses will stay overnight near the hotel.
You start from the hotel in Ortahisar and ride to Mustafapasa, which is a Greek village, famous for the elaborate carvings on the houses. You will stop for tea and then ride on through the Pancsarlik valleys to a trout farm where you have lunch. After a leisurely lunch, return to Ortahisar through the beautiful Balkan Valley.
On your way back to the ranch, you will pass the stunning fairy chimneys near Göreme before we enjoy a long canter in the plains. Later visit the Göreme Open Air Museum.