Is a unique environment created by the complex interaction of natural and human forces over ages,
Volcanic tuff formed the land that is inhabited over millennia by many different cultures for many ways of life. Rock caves are still inhabited and fields are still fertilized with guano collected in rock-cut pigeon-houses.
Since Hittite-times wine is produced and clay from the main river, the Kızılırmak used for pottery. Donkeys, mules and horses are still used in this region, in transport and agriculture.
Walks have plenty of variety; farmland, vineyards and tuff formations.Churches and monastries or underground cities and small villages to meet with locals and rural life.
Arrival in Kayseri.Transfer to Göreme (85 km)).
Circular walk Göreme-open air museum-El Nazar Church –Göreme
9 km’s/ 3 hrs plus as much time as you like to explore openair museum and churches.
Easy walk with one steep climb.
Panoramawalk. 12 km-ca 4 hrs; plus as much time as you like to have lunch in Uçhisar and explore the valleys. Circular walk: Göreme-Pigeonvalley Uçhisar – white and love valleys-Göreme.
Mainly small paths and tracks along valley floors. Steep scramble into White valley.
Ruintrek Göreme-uçhacli kerk-Çavusin-Zelve (15 km- 5 ½ hrs) Through rose and red valleys to Cavuşin and Zelve. Busreturn to Göreme.
Daytour with international group to Selime monastry-Ihlara valley and underground city of Derinkuyu.
Greektrek ( 18 km) Past originally Greek villages like Uçhisar and Ibrahim Paşa to Mustafapaşa ( Sinassos)
Mustafa Paşa-Damsa lake-Golgoli (15 km) Climb to mount Golgoli, fantastic views; on a clear day even on MT Erciyes . Take picniclunch & a glass local wine for a picnic at the lake.
Transfer to Airport, extend or combine with another self-guided itinerary