Taurus Mountains

Turkey Turkey: (IT-TKIR02)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/turkey_taurus_mountains.aspx

Introduction
Turkey Turkey
Turkey has always been a land of diverse cultures, a long and proud history and a crossroads where the East and West meet.

The tour takes place on the slopes of the Taurus Mountains, near Tahtalı Peak (2,365 meters elevation). We will be riding at elevations of up to 1,000 meters above sea level. Riding will be a combination of mountain treks and faster rides by the sea, through the hills and farmland that dot the area.

Accomodation



Accommodations
This is a progressive ride so nights are spent in different locations.

Description
Most nights are spent at the hotel. However, during the trek, you will be spending nights camping in different locations.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to change based on availability
Night 1 & 2: Hotel
Night 3: Camping near Gedelma
Night 4: Hostel in Beychik
Night 5: Seaside camp
Night 6 & 7: Hotel

Hotel
All rooms come equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite TV, a safe, a phone, private bathroom with hair dryer. 
Your package includes accommodation in deluxe rooms. Inquire for rates if you wish to book a different room category.
The common area features a TV and a fireplace. There is Wi-Fi internet in the main building.
The eco-friendly hotel is surrounded by pine forests spreading over 18.000 square meters.
In the evening, guests can relax in the garden or go for a swim in the outdoor pool.

Hostel in Beychik
This small hostel offers simple but comfortable accommodation. Each room features air conditioning, private bathroom and a great view over the garden.
There is no Wi-Fi available at this property.

Camping
The camps are surrounded by Wilderness (no Wi-Fi and no cellphone signal). There are no toilets and no showers nor rivers or lakes available at camps. You will be provided with a tent, sleeping bag and mat so you do not need to bring anything extra for those nights.


Room Occupancy
If you are a solo traveler willing to share your room but we are unable to find another rider to share the room with you, a single supplement fee applies.



Meals
All breakfasts and dinners are included with your package. 

Breakfast is served between 8 and 10 am in the main restaurant.

Drinks are to be paid extra. There are 3 bars: one in the lobby, one in our "cowboy city" and one by the pool.


Dietary Restrictions
We are able to cater to most dietary restrictions with advance notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding


The ranch has about 20 well trained and gentle horses of different breeds (Arabians, Haflingers and other European breeds).

Itinerary



Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Today, you will set into your room and have time to discover the hotel grounds. 
Meals included: none
Overnight at Hotel


Day 2: Introduction Ride
After breakfast, we go meet the horses. We will go on an introduction ride around the ranch to make sure everyone is comfortable with their horse..
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel


Day 3: Gedelma
Today we will start our trail ride through the mountains. After 1 hour of riding, we arrive to a beautiful canyon. Then, we start climbing the highest mountain of the region - Tahtali (2365 meters above the sea level). We will stop in the village of Gedelma, to visit a castle and admire a very old tree (about 2500 years old).
Eventually, we arrive to our camp and take care of the horses. In the evening, we enjoy dinner together and go to sleep.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at camp near Gedelma


Day 4: Tahtali mountain
After feeding everyone (humans and horses) we continue our climb over Tahtali mountain. Here, weather can change quickly as we arrive above the tree line.
After reaching the highest point of our ride, we start going down towards Beychik – a village with beautiful mountain and sea view. 
This is our destination for the day. After taking care of the horses, we can take a nice shower. eat take care of the horses, take shower and stay in the village for sleeping (in the rooms, no tent).
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at house in Beychik


Day 5: Coastal Ride
This will be a long riding day (about 8 hours), making our way down to the coast. Our trail is surrounded with beautiful bays and untouched nature.
After crossing a very big bay, we arrive to our seaside camp. Tent and food are already waiting for us when we arrive.
In the evening, there is an opportunity to go swimming with/without horses.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at seaside camp


Day 6: Phaselis Ancient City
It is time to make our way back to the ranch. Along the way, we cross five bays and an ancient city: Phaselis (2000 years old). It is possible to make a lunch break there. 
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch 
Overnight at Hotel


Day 7: Last Ride
For our last riding day, we will enjoy a relaxing ride around the ranch.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel


Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye.
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Taurus Mountains

Rates include:

Accommodations, All breakfasts and dinners & 6 riding days (35 hours total)
Helmets can be borrowed at the riding center

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20228 day trip€1250$1500
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2022 Transfer between airport and hotel, one way, per car (up to 4 pax)
- to be paid locally
40 $50
2022 Transfer between airport and hotel, one way, per car (up to 10 pax)
- to be paid locally
60 $70
2022 Non-Rider, pp (if sharing room with rider) 440 $530
2022 Single supplement 440 $530
2022 Child discounts (under 12 if sharing room with parents) - please inquire 0 $0

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2022 06/01 - 11/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip 2 /8 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

lunches and dinner at the resort, no riding on arrival day, spa, extra tours, additional riding

Other Info
Meeting: Camyuva
Airport: Antalya
Transfer: Antalya

Climate:
                                        Çamyuva area

Month

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Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

60

62

65

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76

85

91

92

86

79

71

62

Average Low Temperature (°F)

48

50

53

60

66

74

80

81

74

66

58

51

Average High Temperature (°C)

15

17

18

21

24

30

33

33

30

26

22

17

Average Low Temperature (°C)

9

10

12

15

19

23

27

27

23

19

15

10

Source: NOAA


Seasons
On average, there are 300 days of uninterrupted sun per year and few days of rain. The region only averages 55.5 days of rain per year with 75% of rainfall occurring during the winter months. Spring and Autumn sees 16% of rainfall and Summer only 2%.

Summer (April to November)
Summers are essentially 8 to 9 months long. July and August can be scorching hot, with temperatures going over 40 degrees Celsius at times.
Though these maximum temperatures are harsh, the Mediterranean Sea breezes and north easterly winds from the inland provide welcome relief. The cool breeze that blows off the sea is particularly refreshing, and the soft westerly wind known locally as the ‘Dokkun’ cools the city down in the evenings.

Winter (December to March)
The Winter months are mild. December and January are the wettest months, receiving 238 mm monthly precipitation each on average.

What To Bring:
This list is only a guideline for you

 

Travel documents and Voucher
Flight tickets
Passport
Visa (check with your consulate)

 

RIDING GEAR
Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)
Long sleeved shirts
Riding helmet  (recommended for all trips) Riding without a hard hat is at your own risk. The ranch provides helmets if you don't want to bring your own.
Riding gloves
chaps or mini chaps
Hat with chin Strap

 

PERSONAL CLOTHING
Sweatshirt for evenings
Comfortable T-Shirts/Shirts
Jeans
Underwear and socks
Pajamas
Bag for dirty clothes
Walking shoes
Flask

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING
Personal Toiletries
Insect protection
Personal medications
Sore cream (for an emergency)
Handkerchiefs
Camera and enough extra films
Address book and pen (for pictures postcards
 Sunglasses with strap
Sun tan lotion and lip balm
towel