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Horse Riding Holiday in Turkey

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No doubt that horseback trail riding is the best way to discover Cappadocia and it's the most unforgettable activity you can do in the area. You will have an unforgettable horse riding holiday in Turkey with Saddle Ranch | Horseback Riding Tours, riding 4-5 hours daily on well-mannered, high-spirited Arab and Anatolian-Arab breeds. Experienced riders will enjoy their time. Experiencing horseback riding with Saddle Ranch will make you want to come back and take up another offer this area is famous with.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 215 lb / 97,5 kg (Saddle Ranch uses a second horse with extra charge of 870 EUR)
  • Horse breed: Arab and Anatolian-Arab breeds


  • Approximate riding time: 4-5 hours
  • Ride trails and hard gallops in valleys
  • Well-mannered, smooth-gaited, high-spirited horses
  • Route includes Mustafapaşa, Golgoli Ancient City, Avalyi, Golgoli Mountain, Damsa Dam
  • 3 nights accommodation in a boutique hotel
  • Reliable and modern equipment
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
  • Private guided tour

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


2 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Erkilet International Airport
Airport transfer included: NevÅŸehir Kapadokya Airport
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During the holiday, you will stay at The Saddle Cave Hotel, located in the historic town of Mustafapaşa.


This tour is intended for advanced-level riders. Some routes need hard gallop. It may be required for you to dismount and walk the horses. Don’t worry, the horses are fresh and energetic enough to take care of themselves. In this case, the Saddle Ranch team prioritizes your own convenience. For this reason, Saddle Ranch must kindly remind you that this tour is not suitable for you unless you can mount and dismount on your own.


Day 1: Arrival

You will arrive at either Kayseri Erkilet Airport Airport or Nevşehir Kapadokya depending on your flight. You will be picked up by a shuttle from the airport and transferred to our horse themed - The Saddle Cave Hotel, located in the historic town of Mustafapaşa. If you would like, you can take a stroll around the town until dinner time or relax in your room. Depending on your arrival time, you will have your first night dinner together with your tour guide.

Day 2: Ride from Mustafapaşa to Golgoli

Good morning! You get to enjoy your authentic Turkish breakfast between 8.30 - 9.30. After breakfast, you'll be driven to the ranch which is 4 minutes away. You get to see our beautiful little ranch and your horse is ready to mount, with 2 water bottles, you can also place anything inside the bags, which is comfy!

First, you will ride through Golgoli, which is one of the oldest sites in Mustafapaşa. You will have a tour of the ancient city Golgoli with the Damsa Dam view. Every step you take will be a priceless moment. Then you will pass by the Keşlik Monastery from the 6th century. If you like, you can stop by for some pictures.

Once you passed through, you will stop for lunch. You will canter and gallop back to the ranch, on the way back you'll pass by a nice river where you can swim together with your horse if the weather is nice. You will have a rest at the hotel and end the day with dinner.

Day 3: Ride from Mustafapasa to Golgoli Mountain

Once you are done with your breakfast, you will be riding through the village in Mustafapaşa towards Ayvali. There, you will ride up the highest point of Ayvali, the Golgoli Mountain. Once you achieve the top, you get to enjoy the mesmerizing unique view, it's truly a hidden gem!

After a short break, you will ride down into the village and enjoy a great authentic homemade Turkish lunch, followed by a cup of tea or coffee. Then, you continue your journey through the very fascinating valley where you can see many pigeons' nests in caves.

You will ride by beautiful scenes with rivers. The atmosphere is so unique, it's the Saddle Ranch team's favorite trail! You then ride back to the ranch in Mustafapasa and you will be taken to the hotel. You will have a rest at the hotel and end the day with dinner.

Day 4: Departure day

You'll get to enjoy the authentic Turkish breakfast for the last time. The Saddle Ranch team will be sad to see you go! Check-out time is at 12 p.m. Your transfer will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport. If your flight is later in the evening, you are welcome to stay in the lobby. Saddle Ranch wishes you a safe flight home and you will have additional luggage to take back home with you - which is: priceless memories!

Quick facts

  • Suitable for intermediate and experienced riders
  • Riders are advised to bring their own riding equipment (helmets, boots, etc.)
  • Helmets are provided upon request
  • Riders must be fit, able to trot, canter and gallop, and have experience with trail riding


The horse riding holiday takes place in Mustafapasa and its surroundings. The route includes Mustafapaşa, Golgoli Ancient City, Avalyi, Golgoli Mountain, and Damsa Dam.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Cappadocia has a lot more to offer. Be it trekking, be it hot air ballooning or even the town of Göreme and mount Erciyes next to it, Cappadocia and its vicinity with so much to offer is definitely well worth a visit.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Private guided tour
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
  • Non-alcohol drinks are included during breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Well-mannered, smooth-gaited, high-spirited horses
  • Reliable and modern equipment
  • Helmets are provided upon request
  • Airport transfers

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Riding equipment (please bring your own equipment such as helmet, boots, etc.)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Erkilet International Airport Airport transfer included: Erkilet International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: NevÅŸehir Kapadokya Airport Airport transfer included: NevÅŸehir Kapadokya Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Pricing information
  • Single suplement for hotel room 40 EUR to 80 EUR per night. Prices vary according to room availability.
  • If there is no other rider on the date you are interested in, the tour will be a private tour. Single supplement will apply.
  • Extra nights will be priced at 90 EUR to 120 EUR depending on the room type

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