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Turkey - Cappadocia Singletrack
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Mountain Bike Holiday

Turkey Cappadocia Singletrack

 
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Cappadocia is Turkey’s mountain bike paradise. Its dramatic volcanic landscape offers challenging and rewarding slick rock trails, lush green singletrack and a world of caves, canyons and secret paths to explore. The Cappadocia region has what many believe is Turkey’s most stunning and varied landscapes, including areas designated as World Heritage sites by UNESCO – one look at our photo gallery will give you a taste of this, but the reality is a whole lot more breath-taking.

In demanding mountain bike terrain it’s important to have experts leading a tour, and for this trip you will be looked after by two highly experienced mountain bike guides – one local and one UK MBLA qualified guide (Mountain Bike Leader Award). Their aim is to give you the best mountain biking experience on these seldom-visited trails, while keeping things flowing smoothly and safely throughout the holiday.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the canyons and ridge rides of Cappadocia
  • DiscoverDerinkuyu - the vast and magnificent underground city
  • Stay in traditional cave-hotels carved into the mountain landscape
  • Ride through the Fairy Chimneys (visit our flickr page) 

Terrain: The whole tour is made up of fast flowing singletrack that criss-crosses the mountains of the Cappadocia region, which sits right in the centre of Turkey. These trails have a wonderful flow, sometimes smooth and fast, sometimes peppered with rocks for some technical challenges, or slimming down to a pencil line, slicing deep into the slopes of a canyon. The nature of the landscape means steep climbs and descents are common on this trip, so good fitness and ability level are required.

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Support vehicle: A vehicle will transport luggage and meet the group periodically each day for water replenishments and any equipment checks or changes. The nature of the trails means that (as any mountain biker would hope!) vehicles cannot follow.

Flight transfers from Kayseri airport
Transfers are included for arrivals on the scheduled CycleActive flights. We will inform you of the flight details upon booking. If you choose a different flight and arrive early there are bars and cafes at the airport for you to wait in. For departures we like to allow 1 hour for the transfer and once again we will inform you of the scheduled included transfer.  Bespoke transfers can be arranged on request.

 

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Holiday Facts
 
Price (excluding flights):
£975 per person
 

Approx flight price:
£180-£280
(Pegasus / Turkish Airlines)
UK – Istanbul - Kayseri
 
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Duration (inc flights):
 8 days, Saturday to Saturday

The biking:
 6 days
A expert led mountain bike tour with 2 guides – 1 local and 1 UK
 
Fitness grade 3
Skill grade C
Tour group size 7 - 14
 
(Trip grades explained)

What's included:
7 nights hotels accommodation
All breakfasts
6 lunches and 4 dinners
 
Bottled water while biking
Professional UK MtB guide
Expert local Mountain bike guide
Tour support vehicle and driver
Airport transfers (from specific flights)
 
What’s Not Included
 
Due to Turkish tourist licensing of public historical attraction, you will have to buy a ticket for the following:
 
The underground city of Derinkuyu entry fees £5
Ihlara Canyon entry fees £5
 
Flights and sports equipment fees
 
Trip dates
 
2014
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11 to 18 October

35x35 Flight options

1 to 8 November

35x35 Flight options

  
Or bespoke dates can be arranged for groups
 
Optional extras:
Single room guarantee £200
(There is no supplement for single travellers who are willing to share)
Bike rental – Specialized rockhoppers £130
 
Extra nights can be arranged on request
 
Hot air Balloon rides can be arranged on request
View our Turkey gallery on Flickr
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Mor' rock 'n roll riding than you can possibly imagine in the High Atlas. A heady mix of sublime single track, truly awesome scenery and exotic culture. Go there! You won't be disappointed.
  
John Robinson
Morocco – High Atlas Singletrack

 

Great balance of physical effort, terrain variety, scenery, food, and cultural displacement. Everything was very timely and well organized. My thanks to CycleActive for great riding visuals, and to Hassan for his great guiding cultural insights. The whole group was great and very uniform overall. This is a huge part of a successful biking trip obviously. For those of us who rented a bike (which I almost always do), the equipment can make or break a trip, and I just want to emphasize how good a job Pierre-Alain and his crew select and maintain their bikes.
 
Jean-Paul

Morocco – High Atlas Singletrack