This unique place has so many activities to offer but we believe that the best and most unforgettable way to discover Cappadocia is on horseback trail ride.
Whether you enjoy hot air ballooning or trekking your way into the caves, the best experience would be riding with us, and you would definitely want to come back to Cappadocia again and again.
This joyful experience is open to advanced and experienced horse riders. Some of the routes would need to be passed with hard gallop. Some routes may require you to dismount of your horse and you have to be able to mount again independently. Because we prioritise your needs, we have to mention these points. Riding with well-mannered and lively Arabian and Anatolian-Arabian horses will leave you refreshed and full of joy.
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.
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: 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!