Top Ten Turkey Classic Adventures

Ride Horseback Through Cappadocia
  |  Gorp.com

Get up close and personal with the stunning Cappadocian landscape: Riding horseback around these carved rocks lets you check out all the crazy formations, shaped like phalli and Ottoman sultans with jaunty turbans. Look for abandoned pigeon houses—the monks who used to live here kept pigeons for their soil-fertilizing manure—and fantastic frescoed churches cut right into the rocks. Beware of treacherous paths and don't expect marked trails. Hire a horse at the stables in Goreme, Avanos, or Urgup, and be a bit choosy about which company bags your dollars.


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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