A softer, more relax mountain biking trip, suitable for those who enjoy pedaling but with not much effort though enjoying a mountain biking vacation. With this in mind we designed our soft mountain biking trip to Cappadocia and Istanbul. Cappadocia, is located at the heart of Turkey and its splendid and unusual landscape formed by volcanic rocks eroded by time looking like big mushrooms, chimneys, crests and caves. All this landscape contrasts with green cultivated land with orchards and kitchen gardens.
A unique attraction in Cappadocia, are the underground cities. Some of them are more than 4000 years old, we will visit Kaymakli, one of the best preserved.
We will go for a full day trekking on the Ihlara valley enjoying the quietness and “magic” of this place. We will end our biking tour with a visit to the capital city. Istanbul. is interesting: with ancient and spectacular buildings such as: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace. Mixing modern and ancient buildings in an equilibrated way, making a pleasant stroll though the city observing its people. We will visit the Great Bazaar, along Bosphorus strait and awe at the dervish dancing. We will have the opportunity to enjoy turkish tea maybe at a Narghile, relaxing at turkish pace.
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It is a journey which does not require a lot of strength, the mountain biking trail has several up and downhill sections but the distances are short so it is suitable for everybody. It is also possible to take part of this trip even though you do not ride on bike during the trip (you ride on the support vehicle) doing sections of the trip on foot, hiking.
It is the best season, dry weather from 20 Cº to 25 Cº.
There will be four days riding on mountain bike, so for those who do not want to bring its own bicycle may rent one for an extra cost of cca. 20 euros per day.
Mountain bike or hybrid,with gravel and paved road tires and prior mechanical check up
Water bottle or water backpack (Camel).
Backpack (this is for trekking with capacity to carry of 2 liters water bottle)
Personal medication ,
Sunblock lotion and lip balm ,
from 8 to 12 people. Registration should be confirmed as soon as possible in order to get better flight fare rates.
- Round flight from Istambul to Kaiseri, shuttle services (minibus transfers).
- Full board lodging with meals (excluding two dinners which are on your own).
- Entrance fees to Open Goreme museum, Kaymakli underground city and Ilhara Valley.
- International flight tickets
- airport taxes
- alternative optional excursions
- tips for the guides and extras
- visas, alcoholic beverages
- 2 dinners
- Bike pants short & long
- Running pants
- synthetic long sleeve shirt
- Polar fleece jacket
- Sandals or spare tennis shoes
- trekking shoes