Horseback riding in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Cappadocia Cross Country Ride


Accommodations for Cappadocia Cross Country Ride




Accommodations
These trails are all progressive rides where nights are spent at various locations.

Description
The traditional habitat of Cappadocia is mainly troglodyte: rooms are carved in the rock. Most of the hotels are beautifully restored old houses and offer caves rooms.
Most people enjoy this amazing experience. But some guests have complained about the lack of windows and the rough (unfinished) walls in their bedrooms. Please let us know if you would have an issue with this type of accommodation.

Guesthouse Trail Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Depending on availability, the guesthouses used are located in the villages of Ortahisar, Urgup, Mustafapasa, Uchisar and Goreme. You will stay in picturesque, comfortable guesthouses located in ancient stone houses or in renovated cave houses, typical of the local architecture.
You will have the time to visit Cappadocia's nicest villages and experience the legendary Turkish hospitality and the Anatolian way of life. Most guesthouses are run by families.
All nights are in double/twin room with ensuite toilets and shower. Most accommodations offer internet access and a laundry service.

Night 1: Accommodation in Ortahisar
Night 2: Accommodation in Akköy
Nights 3 & 4: Accommodations in Mustafapasa
Nights 5 & 6: Accommodations in Uchisar
Night 7: Accommodation in Ortahisar


Bivouac Trail Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
The camping option is for those who enjoy outdoor living and sleeping in a tent or under the stars.
You will reach a different location on horseback at the end of each day. The camp will be set up in the middle of nature, surrounded by fairy chimneys or a beautiful panorama.
The camps includes a large communal tent like those used by the last nomadic families in the country. You will be sleeping in double tipi-tents with floor mats and single camp mattresses (provided). The camp also includes a shower tent with a bucket and a gas stove for heating the water. For the washroom, you need to dig a hole in the ground.
You will set up and take down your own tent, and replace the equipment in the trailer each morning. You must bring a suitable sleeping bag, a torch, towels and toiletries.

Night 1: Accommodation in Ortahisar
Night 2: Camping in Cemece Valley
Night 3: Camping in Damsa Valley
Night 4: Camping in Subasi Valley
Night 5: Camping in Uchisar Valley
Night 6: Camping in Red Valley
Night 7: Accommodation in Ortahisar


Family Ride Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Most nights are at the same guesthouse in Ortahisar and 2 nights are spent in Uchisar.

Room Occupancy
Single room accommodations are possible depending on availability for some nights, depending on what program you choose. A single supplement fee applies for those nights.
If we are unable to find another rider to share the room with you, a single supplement fee applied.


Meals
All meals are included for this trip, except for lunches on the family ride. 

A continental and Turkish breakfast option is available at the accommodations. 
A delicious picnic lunch featuring a local specialty is served while on the trail. However, on most days we can ride up to a local restaurant for lunch.  
At the camp, dinner is a traditional dish cooked on the wood fire, along with salad and fruits. Dinners are taken the Turkish way, on the floor, sitting on a carpet around a large round tray set in the communal tent or outside by the campfire. Dinner usually includes a starter, one or two main courses and dessert.

Tea, coffee and mineral water are included; wine, beer and soft drinks are available as an option, for an extra cost.

Dietary Restrictions
Vegetarian options are available upon request.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Cappadocia Cross Country Ride
Tour Code: IT-TKIR01
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,755.00
Dates : April to Oct

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2020 04/05 - 04/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 04/12 - 04/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 04/26 - 05/03 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 05/03 - 05/10 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 05/17 - 05/24 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 06/14 - 06/21 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
C 2020 08/09 - 08/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Family Ride 2 /10 Reserve
C 2020 08/16 - 08/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Family Ride 2 /10 Reserve
B 2020 08/23 - 08/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/06 - 09/13 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/20 - 09/27 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2020 09/27 - 10/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Sold Out
A 2020 10/11 - 10/18 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Guesthouse T... 2 /10 Reserve
D 2020 11/01 - 11/08 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP - Bivouac Tra... 2 /10 Sold Out
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Tack: McClellan light trailing saddles with ...
Horses: Arab and cross-Arab mares
Pace: Mostly at a walk, with opportunities f...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Kayseri
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