How about visiting this wonderful destination without the restrictions of the road? Hiking in Cappadocia is a much better way to truly see the wonders of the region as hitting the walking paths will lead you to areas not accessible by car or bus. This is a great experience for those who enjoy and adventure and you are sure to make friends with the group as you share this hiking experience through the terrain of Cappadocia.
This walking tour is not just about trekking along the paths of the land but also about visiting some great points of interest en route. You will be able to get up close and personal with underground homes, step over volcanic landscapes and see those rarely reached treasures. The hike will make sure that you are I the best position to take photographs that the best guide books will be envious of. Of course, all this is while you are accompanied by a local guide who knows the paths and trails like the back of their own hand.
As this is a full day hiking excursion you will be on the trail for up to around 7 hours. Of course there will be convenience breaks along the way and plenty opportunity to replenish your water bottles or purchase a hot drink in one of the local villages. The itinerary detailed in the tour program is a suggested itinerary and is negotiable on the day with the agreement of your party and guide.
This really is the ultimate way to discover Cappadocia, building camaraderie within the group and sharing the experience with likeminded people.
In 2023, price of Cappadocia Hiking is 35 € per person.
A prearranged meeting point will see you being met and greeted to Cappadocia by your local, registered guide. You may choose a meeting point most convenient for yourself in Goreme, be this your hotel or some other meeting point your guide will be happy to accommodate you. The rendezvous time is just before the sunrise and once all members of the party are ready you will set off on the initial hike.
Your first path will see you walking through Sword Valley with visits to the rock churches and pigeon cots. Your guide will be happy to talk with you as you walk, giving you all information about the local history and culture that you may not otherwise have time to hear. As you continue hiking you will reach the Red and Rose Valley so named due to the pinkish tones of the rock formations (often referred to as fairy chimneys). As the valley is full of hidden caves that include rock churches you are sure to want to explore inside and outside.
This is a great point in the day to take a much deserved break and take in the fabulous views over the valleys and the rock formations. You may wish to have some lunch here as an optional extra or simply have a stroll around the authentic homes.
Your hike will then continue into Cavusin village which is famed for the monastery that was built or rather carved into the rocks by Greek monks in the 6th century. From here you will have an option to continue on into Love Valley or begin your return hike to Goreme.
Just after the sunset you will arrive back at Goreme feeling a little tired but content that you have explored Cappadocia in a unique and fun way. Once you have bid fare well to your guide all that remains is a refreshing shower back at your hotel.
Cost of Hiking in Cappadocia is 35 € per person in 2023.
There is a scheduled stop for lunch where you can opt to sit down at a local restaurant or if you prefer you can make a picnic en route. The choice is yours.
Due to the nature of this excursion we do not recommend it for any one with mobility issues. It is also not suitable for pushchairs or young children as you will essentially be walking ‘off the beaten track’.
This is a comfortable route that will be comfortable to even first time hikers. Make sure that you have some water with you for rehydration and you will enjoy a walk through the Cappadocia terrain.
You may wish to purchase lunch at as an optional extra, or some light refreshments. There are no entrance fees to consider but you may wish to budget for some basic souvenirs or local handcrafts.
This is an authentic hiking experience but as long as you don’t get caught short there will be convenience breaks along the way at local villages.