Cappadocia Self-Guided Adventure Biking MTB

  • Hotel-to-hotel cycling on quiet roads, farm tracks and singletrack trails
  • Self-guided and guided options available
  • Relaxed cycling and sightseeing with optional extra activities
  • Wonderful, stone built, boutique “cave” hotels
  • Delicious, local food in fine restaurants and family run guesthouses
  • Enjoy unique scenery and a perfect climate from spring to autumn
  • Enjoy a hot air balloon ride above the Cappadocian valleys
  • Take a walk along the Ihlara Canyon- Turkey’s “Grand” Canyon by name and nature
  • Luggage transport and roadside support car assistance
  • Discover the real Cappadocia!

Tour Details:

This relatively wild and challenging journey offers a true taste of Cappadocia’s finest landscapes, history and local hospitality without being too technical or physically intense. It connects incredible historical sights, off the beaten track villages and un-missable panoramas with wonderful cycling routes on dirt tracks, quiet roads and smooth flowing off road trails. The tour is a journey of discovery, spanning much of the region including the Ihlara Canyon, Soganli Valley, and “Fairy Chimney” lunar landscape that stretches from Mustafapasa to Goreme. It’s a mix of dirt road adventure bike touring, relaxed cycle touring and some great mountain biking that is suitable for all cyclists. The emphasis is on discovery, and there are plenty of sights, things to do and unforgettable photo opportunities throughout. This tour is a great choice for small groups, couples and families.

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Self guided tours include full hotel to hotel luggage transportation and airport transfers, leaving you to travel light. For self-guided programmes we provide a self guiding pack which includes detailed map, route directions, local info, language starters, details of sights along the way, and of course a GPS file of the whole route. Evening meals are included on the first four days and lunches can be added to your package, as can hotel upgrades.

Shorter or longer tours are also available, and the option to have a car and English speaking driver on hand 24/7 is also there for extra security should you wish- please let us know if you wish to add this to your package.

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Why?

We have been based in Goreme, the jewel in Cappadocia’s crown, for the last 10 years, and know the region’s trails like the backs of our hands. There can be few better places to ride a mountain bike on this earth. So many trails and so much variety this is a single track paradise.

When?

Cappadocia enjoys a continental climate of long, dry summers and cold winters, often with heavy snow. The best time to ride is May – June and September – October though the itineraries we offer are broadly possible right through from April to November.

How?

Fly to Nevsehir and Kayseri from Istanbul, with connecting flights worldwide. Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines both have really good deals if you book in advance.

About the Area:

The remains of the millions years ago volcanic eruptions, shaped by the wind and rain for thousands of years, have formed one of natures most spectacular masterpieces: Strange rock formations, called: “fairy chimneys”.
 Settled throughout time by Hittite, Persian, Romans, Byzantine and Ottoman civilisations, many of these caves are still decorated with icons and wall paintings from the early Christian times. Cappadocia is a land rich with history and filled with natural wonders.

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Price (per person): 
There are 2 options available:

1: Guided
Price 850 Euros.
Including all meals and snacks.
Minimum Group size: 3
Maximum Group size: 10
Surcharge of 100 Euros per person for 3 to 5 Pax groups
Smaller groups and bespoke guided tours POA.

2: Self-Guided.
Price: 800 Euros
Bed and breakfast, with evening meal included on the first 4 nights.
Price based on 2 people travelling.

Price includes: 
7 nights high quality hotel accommodation including boutique cave hotels and Ottoman mansions. Evening meals in hotel restaurants on the first 4 nights. Transfers to and from Nevsehir or Kayseri airport. All baggage transfers and use of support vehicle and driver where required. Self Guiding pack (route directions, maps and GPS files). 

Price does not include: 
Flights, lunches, entrance fees, guiding, tips, bike hire. 

Options: 
Single Room: 220 Euro. 
Half Board Supplement: 50 Euro 
Bike Rental: 150 Euro. 
Garmin Edge 800 GPS: 50 Euro 
Hot Air Balloon: 175 Euro. 
Pannier rack: 20 Euro 
Women’s saddle: 10 Euro. 
SPD pedals: 10 Euros. 

Tour Length:
8 days 

Start / finish point:
Kayseri or Nevsehir (Nevsehir recommended) 

Features:
6 days multi centre road and off road touring on quiet country lanes, farm tracks and singletrack trails.

Grade:  
3- Suitable for most cyclists. 

Equipment advice:
A mountain bike fitted with off road tyres and ideally front suspension is required for this tour. 

Dates:
Self-guided departures available from March to October.

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12 thoughts on “Cappadocia Self-Guided Adventure Biking MTB

    • Hi Jon, Thanks for your message. We do have high resolution, large and detailed maps that we provide you with on a self-guided tour. We don’t offer those until the point of booking, for obvious reasons! However I can send you a general map of the Cappadocia region, and you can follow the route via the online description. In general, you start in SW Cappadocia at Selime, and ride through Guzelyurt, Derinkuyu, Soganli and Mustafapasa to arrive in the Goreme / Urgup / Uchisar area. I hope that helps and look forward to you reply! All my best, Jon

  1. Hi. Only have three-four days at the end of May for a quick tour. Two experienced riders. Do you have any options? Thanks, Jeff

    • Hi Jeff, Apologies for the delayed reply. We can offer plenty of options for either guided or self-guided tours in Cappadocia. Depending on your interests and preferences I can recommend the Cappadocia Adventure Biking tour as a great mix of discovery / MTB / cultural exploration. Or if singletrack is more your thing Cappadocia Singletrack is now available self-guided too (for experienced riders only). I’ll send you a mail with some direct links to the itineraries! Cheers, Jon

  2. Hi,

    Me and my boyfriend are going to Cappadocia between the 4th – 19 th of july. During this days we want to travel around the area and maybe down to the south/discover higher mountains.
    We are interested in hiring mountainbikes during 2 or 3 days during this period – a self guided tour. Could you please send me some information about the price and conditions? I would love to have some advise regarding were the best mountain bike routes are.

    Thanks in advance,

    Constanza

    • Hi Constanza. We can certainly help you with good quality mountain bike hire and advise on the best routes! I’ll send you an email with the details. Thanks!

  3. Hi,

    Is it possible to have one or two day self guided tour? Could you please send me some information? Thank you in advance.

    Vladimir

  4. Dear Bikinginturkey,
    could you please help me with a decision.
    Im highly interested in booking cappadocia-self-guided in March – April period.
    With high chance I will be single, my wife wont accompany me.
    Is it possible?

    Thank you in advance,
    Vlad

  5. Hi

    I am from the events agency MCI in Barcelona. I am planning on coming on a exploration trip to Cappadocia at Easter with a small group of 6 to 8 people. Would you be available/interested to organise a 5 day trip. Whats the riding like at that time of year.

    Thanks in advance

    Guy

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