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Trekking in Cappadocia

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Trekking and Hiking Cappadocia

Cappadocia is one of the best hiking areas in the world as it has a dramatic geography and a rich cultural heritage distilled over the ages through many diverse cultures living side by side. Trekking is enjoyed in Urgup, Ihlara Valley, Goreme and Guzelyurt.

Walks around Cappadocia

Hiking around Cappadocia in Turkey is a unique experience offering some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

The fairy chimneys change their colours according to the time of day, the footpaths disappear into the horizon, the blossoms on the trees, the natural life, and the historic settlements all make Cappadocia an attractive destination for hiking and trekking lovers.

Villages will captivate visitors with a majestic panorama. Fantastic rock formations and age-old valleys full of old settlements present numerous walking opportunities to visitors.

10 Short but Sweet Cappadocia Hikes

Cappadocia is the perfect place to go hiking and exploring. The list below is the short but lovely Cappadocia trekking routes;

  1. Pigeon Valley and Esentepe Hill
  2. Goreme Open Air Museum
  3. Cavusin Village
  4. Love Valley and Red Valley
  5. Kaymakli and Derinkuyu
  6. Rose Valley and Devrent Valley
  7. Zemi Valley and Sword Valley
  8. Soganli Valley
  9. Zelve valley
  10. Ihlara Valley

Highlights of the Cappadocia Trails

  • Walking amongst the fairytale rocks of Cappadocia.
  • Enjoying the splendid natural scenery of the region.
  • Goreme Open Air Museum which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visiting Kaymakli and Derinkuyu underground cities, which are the most attractive parts of Cappadocia.
  • Discover the historic and cultural secrets of this region.

Trekking and Hiking in Cappadocia

Goreme, Cappadocia