Cappadocia last part; Trekking to Goreme Rock Formations

4-days Turkey Summer Solo Escapade
June 27 to July 03, 2014

Cappadocia 3rd part; Goreme Open-Air Museum

How to go to Goreme Hiking Paths;
Start of hiking path is in the main road, in between the Goreme bus terminal and Open-air Museum. Free admission, photography and video taking is permitted.

Following the paths along the valleys is an amazing (and free) option. Check with your hotel owner or the tourist office for a map of the area with suggested walks and trails. There are several nice loops on packed dirt, sand and rock, that maintain a constant elevation and pass through the scenic valleys. However, the best views require some uphill climbs. 

Pigeon/Love/Red & Rose valleys can be walked individually or together and each 'trail' offers different landscapes. Pigeon valley walk starts from the end of the street Flinstone's Hotel is on and leads to Uçhisar (approx 1 hr). Love Valley starts from the Onyx Factory at the bottom of Uçhisar and takes you to Çavuşin (approx 1 hr). Red & Rose Valley is on the way back to Göreme and can be seen on a 2 hour 15TL sunset tour (available everywhere) or you can easily spend 1-4 hours walking around the valleys independently. All stunning landscapes and fun to walk around. Unfortunately the paths are poorly marked. Some are dangerous for days after it rains as they require passing through narrow areas above the valley floor and become slippery when wet.
http://wikitravel.org/en/G%C3%B6reme

Goreme Hiking Path (Love Valley)

Goreme Hiking Path (Love Valley)

Goreme Hiking Path (Rose Valley)

Goreme Hiking Path (Rose Valley)

Goreme Hiking Path (Rose Valley)

Goreme Hiking Path

Goreme Hiking Path

Goreme Hiking Path

Goreme Hiking Path

Goreme Hiking Path

Goreme Hiking Path

Goreme Hiking Path (Rose Valley)

Goreme Hiking Path (Rose Valley)


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