- The best trails of Cappadocia crammed into a weekend!
- Plentiful uplifts for that “pure enduro” ride experience
- Ride the best valleys time and time again to nail your line
- Explore new
- Enjoy all inclusive meals at some of Cappadocia’s best restaurants
- Get professional one-to-one skills coaching from our pro guides
- Ride amongst lunar rock formations, canyons, tunnels and “fairy chimneys”
The Goreme Long Weekender is a centre-based 5 day Enduro MTB tour featuring three full days of guided singletrack riding, transfers to and from Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport, all meals and 4 nights accommodation in an good standard cave hotel. You should be a competent rider with good bike handling skills. You should have ridden extensively on natural and manmade trails and be able to handle steep trails, some drops, and trails with exposure.
About the Biking:
The Cappadocia region is best known for its rock formations along with its hot air balloon rides on early mornings- to ride beneath a canopy of brightly coloured balloons is an experience in itself! In the lunar landscape paradise of Cappadocia, mother earth created, together with man’s multi-thousand-year-old presence, world-class single tracks. With accommodation in hotels in the village of Göreme as the base, the region boasts the opportunity for a multi-day trail bike adventure on a single track in science-fiction environment for real. Incredibly beautiful nature experiences created for several million years together with human multi-thousand-year presence and the modern human presence creates mystery in every corner. Here the path-god has not saved anything. Cappadocia is simply world-class cycling. Cycling and transport Focus on Single Trail cycling.
We ride for three days and cover the very best trails in the area. If you find a favorite, we ride it again. With us, the local guide, as well as a shuttle bus with a custom-built trailer, comes along so that we can get as much bike as possible downhill and as little as possible uphill. There are some small climbs here and there between the rides so some climbing occurs but the focus is on trail cycling. There may be some longer transport distance. Long beautiful rides, some with technical parties.
Rose Valley 1 and 2 offer breathtaking trails and nature experiences beyond the ordinary. We wind down for the Pigeon Valley and hold our breath as we roll the trail on the Balcony trail (Grand Canyon of Cappadocia).
Some singletrack experience is essential although the tour is suitable for intermediate and improving riders. This is a strenuos programme with technical sections so good cycle fitness and an adventurous attitude are essential! Sometimes technical parts, loose sand and gravel but mostly fairly easy flowy path. A lot of cycling up, as well as transport distances occur, so in some places your lung capacity will be tested. No stress, no rush though.
If you like cycling, you are in paradise! The food The local food is a journey in itself and both breakfast, lunch and dinner give the taste buds a culinary journey. We eat classic Turkish breakfast with cheeses, eggs, olives, fresh fruits and vegetables. For lunch we stop at local restaurants, all with their local specialties. In the evening we eat local gourmet food in the village of Göreme. There is no risk that you will go home hungry. The food is also world class. Bike Own bike is recommended! Full suspension All mountain bike with “dropper post” (raised / lowerable saddle) makes the ride more comfortable. All-Mountain biking is recommended and bike transportation is included. If you wish to rent a bike, only hardtail is available. Of course it works well but not optimally.
Day 1 – Wednesday: Arrival late evening. Transfer about 1 hour to hotel in Göreme
Day 2-4 Thursday – Saturday: Bike all day from about 9 – 17. We test new areas and walk daily. Favourite trails we take again. We have access to our shuttle all day.
Day 5 – Sunday: Journey home. Early pick up for transfer to the airport (1 hour). Homecoming Sweden shortly after lunch.
8-12 April 2020 – Available
15-19 April 2020 – Available
22-26 April 2020 – Available
29 April – 3 May 2020 – Available
7-11 October 2020 – Available
14-18 October 2020 – Available
21-25 October 2020 – Available
We start the day around 09.00 and are back at 17. We take you to the best trails of Cappadocia and stop along the way to take a look, lunch and experience. We go all day and if you don’t get enough there are more trails around the corner. In October we are invited by representatives from the Specialized Concept Stores in Sweden. On other dates we have professional local guides all worthy of the name with both charisma and skills. Accommodation We live in a local 3-star boutique hotel in the village of Göreme. We have a local fleet and eat our breakfast before our long days.
• Mountainbike – MTB, XC or Enduro bike in good condition – preferably with full suspenison and dropper post. An All Mountain bikes are highly recommended.
• Larger tires (skip xc tires) + extra tires – tubeless (punch) is recommended. If not bring many extra hoses (due to torns).
• Helmet, bicycle shoes and pedals
• Backpack with back protection
• Pump (both foot pump and hand pump)
• Pump Fork
• Multi-tool and tire iron
• Knee protection and elbow protection
• Long-sleeved or three-quarter sleeves (some thongs)
• First aid kit
• Other must-have gadgets you have while you’re out cycling.
• Energy bars + gels
• Don’t forget the camera!
Good to think about:
• It can be relatively long trips so 1st bottle rack or a backpack / camelback
• Larger tires and tubeless! Some stretches with many thorn bushes. The tags settle into the tires. Don’t pull them out.
• In April-May and September-October, nights and mornings are chilly.
• On-site parts and materials will be limited. So bring what you may need.
Tour Length: 5 days.
Start / finish point: Nevsehir Airport / Kayseri Airport / Goreme
Grade: 3-4: Some singletrack experience preferred
Features: 3 days single centre trail MTB. 4 nights at a top cave hotel
Group size: 4-12.
Price includes: 4 nights boutique hotel accommodation. Transfers to and from Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. Professional MTB guide. All meals, snacks and tea and coffee at mealtimes. Emergency assistance.
Price does not include: Flights. Alcoholic and soft drinks available at camps or restaurants and entrance fees to historical sites and museums. Drinks and extras at optional cafe stops. Tips.
Equipment advice: Tubeless tyres or some form of slime based puncture protection are strongly recommended for this tour, especially if you choose to ride in autumn.
Options: Single Room: 100 Euro. Bike Rental (Trek Roscoe 8): 120 Euro. Hot Air Balloon: 250 Euro.
Price (per person): 535 Euros per person, based on a minimum group size of 4 people. Click here for the latest itinerary