DAY 1: Arrival
You will arrive at either Kayseri Erkilet Airport or Nevşehir Airport Cappadocia depending on your flight. Then you will be picked by a shuttle from the airport and transferred to our (horse themed) The Saddle Cave Hotel, located in the historic town of Mustafapaşa.
You can either take a stroll around the town or relax in your room until dinner. Depending on your arrival time, we will have our first night dinner together with your tour guide.
DAY 2: Ride from Mustafapaşa to Golgoli
Good morning! You get to enjoy your authentic Turkish breakfast between 8.30-9.30. After breakfast you’ll be driven to the ranch which is located only 4 minutes away. You’ll get to see our beautiful little ranch and your horse will be ready to mount. We will supply you with 2 water bottles, you can also place essentials inside the bags. First, we will ride through Golgoli, which is one of the oldest sites of Mustafapaşa. You will have a tour of through the ancient city Golgoli with view of Damsa Dam. Every step you take will make you feel like you are travelling thorough time. Then we will pass the Keşlik Monastery from the 6th century. There will be short photo break to take some pictures. Once we passed through, we will stop for lunch. We will canter and gallop back to the ranch after lunch. On the way back, you’ll pass by a lovely river where you can swim together with your horse, depends on weather. You will have a rest at the hotel and end the day with dinner.
Note – The speed of the tours depends on the group, we adjust to the group, and we decide with the majority.
DAY 3: Ride from Mustafapasa to Golgoli Mountain
After breakfast, we will be riding through the village in Mustafapaşa towards Ayvali. There we will ride up to the highest point of Ayvali, the Golgoli Mountain, once we have reached the top, we get to enjoy the mesmerising unique view, it’s truly a hidden gem! After a short break we will ride down into the village and enjoy a great authentic homemade Turkish lunch, followed by a cup of tea or coffee. Then we continue our journey through the fascinating valley where you can see many pigeons’ nests in caves. We will ride by the river with beautiful scenery. The atmosphere is so unique, it’s our favourite trail!
We then ride back to our ranch in Mustafapasa and we will be taken to the hotel. You will have a rest at the hotel and end the day with dinner.
DAY 4: Ride from Mustafapasa to Göreme
After breakfast, we will be riding through the village in Mustafapaşa. We’ll head first to Tavşanlı Valley which has a mesmerising view and from there we will head towards Kızılçukur. After having delicious lunch in Ortahisar, you will get to enjoy panoramic views of Güllüdere Valley. Then we ride towards Göreme Valley, from there we will ride back to our ranch in Mustafapasa. You will have a rest at the hotel and end the day with dinner.
DAY 5: Ride from Göreme to Avanos
After breakfast, you will start riding from Göreme, pass through Paşabağı and Zelve and have lunch near the monasteries from the 13th century. It will be a refreshing break both for you and the horses. Once you enjoyed the view, we will gallop through the fishermen village called Sarıhıdır and finally we’ll ride clean through the Kızılırmak River. We stop there to let the horses drink some water and refresh. From Kızılırmak, we will finish the day at second ranch in Avanos. You will then be picked up and transferred back to the hotel for the evening. You will have a rest at the hotel and end the day with dinner.
DAY 6: Ride from Avanos to Mustafapaşa
After breakfast, we will ride from Avanos to the top of the Aktepe Hill. From here you will get to enjoy the fantastic view of Cappadocia from the top. We then continue our ride from Aktepe, where you will see the beautiful Ürgüp stream on the way back to the ranch in Mustafapaşa. You will have a rest at the hotel and end the day with dinner.
DAY 7: Departure Day
You’ll get to enjoy our authentic Turkish breakfast for the last time, and we will be sad to see you go! Checkout time is at 12noon. Your transfer will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport. If your flight is later in the evening, you are welcome to wait in our lobby. We wish you a safe flight home and would love to see you back again. And to your delight, you will have additional luggage to take back home with you – which is: priceless memories!