The fantastic landscapes of the region of Turkey that formerly was called Cappadocia are the result of a orogenic whim, in which it has taken divides the powerful action of volcanoes, rain and the time. The volcanic sediments that conform the crust of the ground of Cappadocia have undergone during eras the ferocious erosion of the climatic elements of the plateau Anatolia, little by little creating an unreal scenery populated with formation stony improbable, own of the world of the dreams that of the real one. As well, the men have taken part to torment still more these landscapes, drilling their entrails to carve churches and monasteries, pestering the rock walls and grounds to construct to labyrinth underground cities. The rock architecture reaches in the Cappadocia its apotheosis.
Old capital of three successive empires - Roman, Byzantin, Ottoman, Istanbul is the economic center of the Republic of Turkey. A continuous parade of oil tankers and merchant boats crosses to newspaper waters of the Bosphorus. It is in fact, the variety of Istanbul which fascinates its visitors: the museums, churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars and the views of natural beauty seem inexhaustible.
Day 1: Via Istanbul Kayseri (ASR) / Cappadocia. Flight to Kayseri via lstanbul. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2: Cappadocia Valley of Uzengi / Pancarlik / Kaya Kapi. After breakfast go to historical site of Uzengi,visit to monastery of,Pancarlik church,Urgup, Arastan,Kaya Kapi. Overnight in hotel. Daily cycling 30km.
Day 3: Cappadocia / Cavusin / Red Valley. After breakfast go to ancient city of Gomeda. Visit to Ortahisar fortress cycling through the storage of lemon in Ortahisar. go to the begening of Red valley,(Aktepe). visit to ancient city of Cavusin village visit to fairy chimneys of Pasabaglari, Devrent valley. Overnight in hotel. Daily cycling 30 km.
Day 4: Cappadocia / Golgoli.After breakfast, visit to Saint Nicolas church in old grek village Mustafapasa from VIII-XIX century. Visit to historical ruins of Golgoli. Go through the south. Visit to monastery of Archangel and grek church in Cemil.Damsa dam. Overnight in Hotel. Daily cycling 35 km.
Day 5: Bahceli (Mimasos). After breakfast, go to village of Ayvali, go up to mount Aravan (altitude 1600 m). You can see all Cappadocia from here.Visit to Bahceli village,valley of Mimasos,overnight in Hotel. Daily cycling 45 km.
Day 6: Cappadocia / Istanbul. Transfer to Kayseri airport and flight to Istanbul. overnight in Istanbul.
Day 7: Istanbul. Free day in Istanbul.
Day 8: Istanbul. Transfer to airport.
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