Turkey Multisport

Active, Istanbul to Göreme

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

A bridge between continents and cultures, Turkey has always been a meeting place for travellers eager to exchange just about everything. That trend continues with this activity-heavy romp through southern Turkey. Swap your trusty walking stick for a bike and a kayak as you hike, pedal, paddle, and ride your way through the steep canyons of the Lycian Way, past ancient ruins, around peaceful olive groves, and into small villages untouched by time in the valleys of Cappadocia. Exercise should always be this inspiring.

What’s included

  • Horseback riding
  • Hike to Chimera
  • Entrance to Pinara
  • Guided hike on the Lycian Way
  • Entrance to Kayakoy Village and Oludeniz Blue Lagoon
  • Mountain biking excursion
  • Half-day guided sea kayaking excursion
  • Internal flight
  • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Ride around the valleys of cappadocia on horseback
  • Enjoy local hospitality in remote villages
  • Go sea kayaking in spectacular coves
  • Cycle from the mountains to the coast
  • Trek the lycian way
  • Hike through ruins and turkish villages.

Itinerary

Day 1 Istanbul There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting in the evening. After, opt to head out to dinner in a local restaurant with the group. Get the most out of your time in Istanbul by pre-booking one of the following full-day activities to experience before your tour starts: Istanbul Backstreets Walk or Dolmabahçe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night pre-tour. And don’t worry if you can’t decide now. These activities are available for pre-booking any time before your tour starts, while any of the optional activities listed can be booked independently upon arrival in Istanbul. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Istanbul/Fethiye (1B) Begin the day with a CEO-led orientation walk around Istanbul. In the afternoon, fly to Dalaman and take a short transfer to Fethiye on the Turquoise Coast. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Plane (1.25 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 3 Fethiye (1B) Walking along the coast gives spectacular views of the water below and the rugged coastline. After enjoying a swim at Oludeniz, take a public bus to Fethiye. Included Activities: Lycian Way Hike Swimming Transport: Local bus (0.50 hour(s), 10km) Local bus (0.50 hour(s), 11km)
Day 4 Fethiye/Minare (1B, 1D) In the evening, enjoy a village homestay and delicious home-cooked food. Included Activities: Lycian Era Ruins of Pinara Hike Transport: Local bus (0.60 hour(s), 45km)
Day 5 Minare/Kekova (1B) The water is so clear here, it's possible to clearly make out the ruins of this once fine city. Included Activities: Kekova Kayaking Expedition Transport: Local bus (1.00 hour(s), 66km)
Day 6 Kekova/Olympos (1B) Take to two wheels and cycle through the villages and hillsides around Kas. With views all the way down to the sea and some tough ascents and descents, this is a thrilling ride along the coast. Continue to Olympos and enjoy a short walk to Chimera, where flames magically rise out of the earth through cracks in the rocks. Included Activities: Cycling Around Kas Chimera Walk Transport: Local bus (2.25 hour(s), 152km)
Day 7 Olympos/Göreme (1B) Enjoy a free day in the small coastal village of Olympos. In the evening take an overnight bus to Göreme. Transport: Overnight bus (7.75 hour(s), 605km)
Day 8 Göreme (1B) Enjoy hiking amongst Cappadocia's impressive and unusual rock formations. After a free afternoon, walk in the hills to enjoy the sun setting over Cappadocia. Included Activities: Hiking
Day 9 Göreme (1B) Touring on horseback is a fantastic way to experience the surrounding countryside, and offers a great opportunity for novices to learn how to ride. After a free afternoon, walk in the hills to enjoy the sun setting over Cappadocia. Additional Notes: Want to do more with your tour? Pre-booking is available for Cappadocia Balloon Ride and Whirling Dervishes. Any of the optional activities listed on this day can also be booked upon arrival. If you have pre-booked the hot air balloon ride, you will be flying on this day. Included Activities: Horseback Riding
Day 10 Göreme (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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