CAPPADOCIA

CAPPADOCIA

A fairy land, indeed…How would one describe Cappadocia?

One of the most interesting geological formations of the world…
A place with a stunning scenery of fairy chimneys and rock formations…
Land of beautiful horses…
A mysterious haven of early believers and saints…

A single sentence will be insufficient to describe your experience in Cappadocia.
Immerse yourself in the region’s magical beat and keep cycling!

Mountain and road bike routes passing through valleys offer plenty of options for all kinds of riders. Wake up to a morning full of adventure while hot air balloons are flying over you.

  • Hot and dry summer months. Highest day temperatures in summer around 27-30 °C.
  • Cold winter months with snowfall. Lowest day temperatures in winter around 0-3 °C.
  • Major temperature differences between days and nights. Be prepared for cooler evenings and warmer days.
  • Spring and autumn months create ideal weather conditions for sporting activities around Cappadocia.

  • Cappadocia is 276 kilometers (2-3 hours drive) from Ankara and about 750 kilometers (9 hours drive) from Istanbul by road.
  • Flights to / from Cappadocia are available to/from Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport (NAV) and Kayseri Airport (ASR).
  • Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport is 49 km away from Ürgüp, 43 km away from Göreme and 30 km away from Nevşehir City Center.
  • Turkish Airlines and Anadolu Jet shuttles are available form/to Nevşehir Kapadokya Airport from/to Nevşehir City Center.
  • After arrive to city center, shuttle are available to go Cappadocia region.
  • Most hotels offer airport shuttles.

  • Cappadocia is a main tourist destination with various accommodation options
  • Cave Hotels are unique to the region with rooms carved into local volcanic tufa rock.
  • There are 5 main areas (Göreme, Uçhisar, Çavuşin, Ürgüp, Ortahisar) to stay in Cappadocia that all offer great options. Göreme and Uçhisar are the most popular ones with the best views of the sunrise hot air
    balloons.
  • In addition to the luxurious 3-4-5 stars hotels, Cave Hotels and regular B&B options are available.

  • Central Anatolian cuisine is mainly based on meat and flour dishes. Main delicacies are Testi Kebap (meat and vegetables cooked in clay pot) and manti (minced meat stuffed pasta with yogurt sauce)
  • Kebap houses offer a wide selection of meat dishes.
  • Cozy family owned local restaurants
  • Turkish Night Show venues with set menu

  • Cappadocia hosts athletes from around the world within Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail. This
    race held in every October since 2014.
  • The Salcano Cappadocia Cycling Festival is held at the beginning of autumn and hosts grandfondos.
  • Cappadocia International Hot Air Balloon Festival! First one had organized in 2019 with the
    participation 15 hot air balloons from 11 different countries. And we’re waiting for the next ones!