You will probably want to repeat this enduro adventure tour again and again. Crossing wild and bizarre landscapes, between mountains and stone sculptures created by the wind and volcanic lakes, you will not only enjoy the freedom of driving but also get acquainted with local traditions, excellent cuisine and hospitality.
Duration: 8 days tour / 7 nights full board / 6 ridig days
Departure / arrival from ANTALYA-KAYSERI-ISTANBUL
Distance: Approximately 1030 km (95% off-road) / 6 hours riding of motorcycle / day
Accommodation: Quality hotel and guest houses ***, ****
Rental Motorcycle: KTM EXC 450 and EXC 350 models 2015/2016
Experience level: Good technical level, many technical passages and crossings.
Periods: from April to November
You can choose a tour date if you are a group of 4 to 10 riders.
DAY 1. Fly to ANTALYA
Our transferbus picks up and brings the customers to Perge, very nice hotel at the edge of the Toros mountains at the Köprülü river 90 km from Antalya, with an own natural spring and waterfall. Who likes fishing can catch his own trout for dinner in the clean natural pool. Overnight in nice and clean wooden bungalows.
DAY 2. PERGE - AKSEKI (180 km) After an open air breakfast, I will give a briefing about the tour and we hand over the bikes. First ride takes us along the ruins of ancient Selge where we have a short look at the theater. Todays ride takes us through pines forest, high mountains and deep canyons mostly on forest roads. Spectacular landscapes give us a first impression of Turkeys beauty.
DAY 3. AKSEKI – TASKENT (200 km) From Akseki the high range of the Toros mountains have to be crossed. Directly behind the town forest roads through beautiful juniper trees wind up to 2.500 meters to high plains where mountain lakes invite for a piknick stop. Beside some sheepherds and beekeepers we rarely see people in this rough mountain ranges. Todays we ride to the traditinal mountain town of Taşkent on 1.600 m. We stay at the hotel and enjoy the beautiful mountain views.
DAY 4. TASKENT - KARAPINAR (200 km) We start the day in Taşkent with a short visit at our friend the old knife maker and learn how handmade knifes are done from the scatch. The ride takes us through the northern part of Toros mountains up and down wild canyons, till we reach the high plains of Anatolia. Here the landscape changes into flat plains and sandy tracks in place of the hard mountwain terrain. We catch a little Rallye feeling as we follow the routes of the Transanatolia Rallye on fast tracks. With our KTM's we dug into huge craters and see who is the best to climb out again. Highlight is the crater of Mekke with a very rare ring lake around the vulcano. Staying in a hotel.
DAY 5. KARAPINAR – GUZELYURT (200 km) After playing a little more around the vulcanos with endless playgrounds for Enduro bikes we hit the plains on sandy tracks that remind on deserts in North Africa. Coming closer to the Cappadocia area the landscape changes again at the edge of the big Hassan Mountain (again a vulcano) that we have seen growing at the horizon since the morning. Passing the beautiful canyon of Ihlara we reach small town of Güzelyurt where we stay at the first Cave hotel of this journey Ihlara Konakları consists of 50 restored villages houses and gives us the first impressions of the Cappadkia area with spektakular views from a big teras where we enjoy beer and BBQ which we have deserved after a hot a dusty ride.
DAY 6. GUZELYURT - GOREME (150 km) Again new landscapes take our breath away. We see the first ferry chimneys and other tuffstone formations that made this area so famous. Perfect grip on the tuffstone leads to technical riding with lots of fun. We have lunch at the ounderground city of Derinkuyu. Fast rides through pumkin and potato fields take us to the center of Cappadocia which we try to reach a little early to have the chance of watching the sunset over this moonlike landscape. The view on the white and pink tuffstone formations and it's shadows change every minute the sun goes down and local beer and wine tastes good. Todays we sleep in the former Flintstone Cave Hotel in very unique rooms.
DAY 7. CAPPADOCIA (100 KM) The last riding day might be the best ride of your life, we explore the fantastic tuffstone landscapes in the center of Cappadocia while still avoiding the beaten tracks all the other tourists use. Our KTMs take us to places no one else can reach and we enjoy a lot of technical riding. Exhausted but happy we reach Göreme in the afternoon and enjoy the pool, a shave at the turkish barber or even a massage in the turkish bath. Overnight in the same hotel.
DAY 8. Transfer 80 km and flight back home from Kayseri via Istanbul.
+The guide (who is the organizer)
+8 days of tour according to program
+7 nights full-board in double or triple room in hotels *** or ****
+rental motorcycle KTM (2016 models)
+Group transfers from/to airport
+The maintenance and the third party insurance of the rental motorbike
+The support vehicle carrying your luggage
-The fuel of the motorcycle
-Personal expenses and tips
-drinks that you choose yourself
-All that is not mentioned in the heading "Our service includes"
Cappadocia tour (2019)
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