WITH DOVE and TREKKING
an adventure anywhere, but in Cappadocia it is extra exciting, there
are several peaks to climb, and numberless inviting trails. Cappadocia
is a paradise both for the stroller, and the ardent trekker. We
run walks of 7 day duration through the summer months and day walks
on demand several times a week. These are grade A-B. Groups do not exceed
12 people, with a minimum of 5. Please contack us for our programmes.
the more experienced...
MOUNT ERCŢYES TREK.
Erciyes, classical Mt. Argeus, rises
straight uf dominating the Kayseri plain, seeming even higher then it
is at 3917 metres. Erciyes is an extinct volcano with several secondary
cones, and snow above 2500 metres all year round. We run 3 day treks
to Erciyes. Please apply with your experience level, for us to arrange
your trek programme.
Though a less majestic looking mountain
than its relative to the north-west, Hasandag, at 3260 metres, holds
more interest/-value for the walker. Dove runs an overnight excursion.
DAY ONE. We leave the Dove Office in G÷reme at 8 am. To travel to Ihlara.
We walk the length of the canyon, pausing for a picnic lunch at Belisřrma.
Then continue to relax in a pension on the slopes of Mt. Hasan. We rise
at midnight for the ascent, with the aid of the moon, or a torch! We
watch the sunrise from the peak, and take a walk in the crater.....stil
sofst ash. Our descent is by a more stony route to reach 2000 metres,
where shepherd families invite us in for breakfast. The tree-line starts
at 1500 metres. The antique city of Nora, and several other Roman settlements
lie on our route. At base-camp, we partake of a trout lunch, fresh ut
of the lake, to return to the Dove Office by 6 pm.
Cappadocia is one of the best places
in Turkey for horse-riding, and indeed the area was celebrated for its
steadrs in Roman times. Our horses are half-bread Arabs, and tackle
is French or Turkish. We run day trips, and also have a week-long riding
programme. Please contact us for further details.
of the best ways to get away from bustle of big cities and stress of
work is to escape into the wilderness. This desire has caused the rapid
development of a tourism known as nature tourism.