Mesopotamia is between the rivers Tigris and the Euphrates, the coffer of Noah in Ararat, the Trojan horse in the borders of the Aegean Sea, the civilization of the hitites in the heart of the Halys river, the temple of Artemis or the mausoleum of Halicarnasus that are two wonders of the world. King Midas turned everything into gold, Thet Alexander Great and Saint Paul are the most famous travellers and the virgin Mar completed her trip in Éphesus. Hagia Sophía, Byzantine, the eternal residence of sultans Ottoman; it is the Topkapi palace. The gardens of Tulips, the Turkish bath, the turquoise water beaches, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the Bosphorus and Istanbul, the modern country of the Ataturk. Anatolia; it is the cradle of the civilizations and bridge between Asia and Europe
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 volcanos, 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
Day 1: Flight to Kayseri via Istanbul. Transfer to hotel and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 2: Cappadocia / Mazi. After breakfast drive to Mount Ayvali. cycling through Ayvali go to Mazi visit to underground city in Mazi, return to village of Sinasos. Overnight in Hotel, Daily cycling between 25-30 km.
Day 3: Cappadocia / Golgoli. After breakfast go to Golgoli.visit to historical ruins of mount Golgoli. go to Damsa Dam and visit to saint Nicolas church in Mustafapasa which is a grek village.from XVIII-XIX.century, visit to monastery of archangel . overnight in Hotel,Daily cycling almost 20 km
Day 4: Cappadocia / Uzengi / Red Valley / Cavusin. After breakfast go to ancient city of Gomeda and Uzengi. cycling through the storage of lemon in Ortahisar. go to the begining of Red valley,(Aktepe). visit to ancient city of Cavusin village overnight in hotel. Daily cycling between 25km.
Day 5: Cappadocia / Ulasli. After breakfast go to north side of Cappadocia through the Ulasli village. and Cokek village. visit to Pasabaglari (monks valley) visit to Dervent valley (Imagination valley) go to village of Ulasli. overnight in a village house. daily cycling 20 km.
Day 6: Cappadocia / Mount Topuz / Red River Valley. After breakfast Go to the summit of mount Topuz. go through the Red river valley. Red river valley or Halys river is the longest river of Turkey(1135km) go through the valley and visit to Sarihan.It is possible to visit old villages through the valley Visit to village Sarihan Drive to Hotel. overnight in Hotel, daily cycling 20 km.
Day 7: Cappadocia / Urgup / Mount of Ayvali. After breakfast climb to mount Bahceli (summit) go through the valley It is possible to see the nomads in the valley. continue to Bahceli canyon and reach the Bahceli valley. pass through the wineyards in Ayvali. reach the Ayvali village. Overnight in hotel daily cycling 20 km.
Day 8: Flight from Kayseri airport / Cappadocia / Istanbul
Transfer to airport. flight to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul
Days 9-11: Free day in Istanbul.
Day 12: Istanbul. Transfer to airport.
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