Cappadocia Guesthouse Trail
8 Days | From £1470pp
Turkey ( Best airport: Kayseri)
This wonderful, active riding adventure takes you right into the heart of Cappadocia national park. The unique moon-like landscape with its geological wonders of fairy chimneys, lush green canyons and vast high plateaux will take your breath away. Visit the famous underground cave villages full of history and experience the second to none Anatolian hospitality.
Level of Riding and Fitness
This trail is suitable for strong intermediate and experienced riders only. Riders must be able to tack up their horses and mount and dismount from the ground unaided. All participants must be competent, confident and in control at all paces over rough terrain and on a forward going horse. Good level of current riding fitness is required as you’ll be spending 5-6 hours in the saddle each day.
Riders are expected to take care of their own horse during the trail. This includes tacking up and untacking each day, as well as, helping with feeding and watering the horses during overnight stops.
Weight limit: 85kg / 13.3 stone (including riding gear)
Guides and Group Size
You will be guided by French-born Nicolas who has lived and organised horse riding tours in Cappadocia for over 15 years. He is very knowledgeable about the local history and culture. He is passionate about his horses and always has their well-being at heart.
Maximum number of riders in a group is 8.
Tack and Riding Equipment
The horses are ridden in snaffle or pelham bits. The saddles are either McClellan saddles or handmade by our partners in Turkey to fit their horses perfectly. Both saddles are ideally suited for trail riding and long hours in the saddle. Two saddlebags are fitted for each horse to carry daily items such as water bottles, sun cream and camera.
Accommodation and Dining
During the holiday you will stay in picturesque, comfortable guesthouses located in ancient stone houses or in renovated cave houses, typical of the local architecture. Most guesthouses are run by families. You will have the time to visit Cappadocia’s nicest villages and experience the legendary Turkish hospitality and the Anatolian way of life. Accommodation is in double or twin rooms, often staying in the same guesthouse for two nights at a time. Single rooms are subject to availability and single supplement. Your luggage will be transported between overnight stops by the logistics vehicle.
Dinner and breakfast are served at the guesthouses. Guesthouses serve Anatolian cuisine for dinner comprising a starter, one or two courses and a dessert. Tea, coffee and mineral water are included. Cappadocia wine, other local alcoholic drinks, beer and soft drinks are available as an option. Lunch is either served in a restaurant or is a picnic lunch out on trail.
Allergies and special dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
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Cappadocia Guesthouse Trail
8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
2022 – £220
2023 – £239
The rides will be confirmed with a minimum of 2 riders.
Hot Air Balloon Flight
On Day 6 there is an option of taking a Hot Air Balloon Flight. Due to high demand the flights should always be booked in advance. Please let us know during the booking process if you wish to do a Hot Air Balloon Flight. Price: £155
On Day 7 there is an option of getting a Turkish massage, Hamam. Due to high demand the Hamam should always be booked in advance. Please let us know during the booking process if you wish to book one. Price: £TBC
- 6 full days of riding
- Trail riding horse, tack and saddlebags
- Shared accommodation
- Evening Meals
- Tea, coffee and mineral water
- Airport transfers
- Local transfers
- Services of guide
- All arrangements for the duration of holiday
- Optional activities (Hot Air Balloon, Hamam or entry to museums or open air sites)