Social Distance Walking in Cappadocia: 7 days from £1165
By: Corinthian Travel
Cappadocia lies in central Anatolia, in the heartland of what is now Turkey. The relief consists of a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude that is pierced by volcanic peaks, the tallest of which is at 3916 m.
The deeply eroded scenery with its extraordinary towering 'fairy-chimneys' and atmospheric cave hotels, make it one of Turkey's star attractions and the best way in which to appreciate this stunning lunar landscape with its amazing variety of forms and colours, is on foot.
The week-long 'Walking in Cappadocia' private tour, is accompanied by a professional English-speaking guide and has been designed to showcase the finest of Cappadocia's valleys on a series of short treks that range between two and four hours in duration; they are graded between easy and moderate in terms of difficulty.
The itinerary also includes Cappadocia's 'must see' attractions of Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve Monastery, Uchisar 'castle', and the rabbit-warren-
Time has been built into the holiday for time to relax and appreciate the spectacular surroundings and atmosphere of the cave hotel accommodation.
Cappadocia is firmly entrenched on Turkey's tourist trail, but it is surprising how few visitors to the region take advantage of the great walking trails on offer – thus making the prospect of a holiday walking in Cappadocia even more appealing.
The holiday can start on any day of the week (flights permitting) and costs from £1165 pp (two sharing). This includes private transportation throughout, six nights' B&B (in a cave hotel), sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary and a guide. Flights extra (bookable through Corinthian Travel).
Call 020 3583 6089 (www.corinthiantravel.co.uk).
Mick Thompson, Travel Dog PR