Horse Riding Trail in the Mountains of Antalya

Itinerary: From Lake Beysehir to the Mediterranean coast

Area: Lake Beysehir and Köprülü Canyon National Parks

Crossing the Taurus mountains from north to south, the trail starts in Anatolia with incredible canters along Lake Beysehir and ends on the Mediterranean side by crossing a river.

This trail is notable because of the diverse landscapes and scenery: sandy beach and an umbrella pine forest; chestnut and arbutus trees and pomegranate orchards; rocky valleys and high pasture, as well as the majestic canyon of Köprülü for which the Köprülü Canyon National Park is named.

You will also discover Selge. Set on the historic Saint Paul trail, this ancient site has astonishing rock formations and Roman ruins - a little diamond between two mountains!

Although referencing miles does not always make sense in the mountainous areas, be aware that the trail will be fast and rhythmic! Frequent canters - some unforgettable - along with trots, walks and some passages where you will lead your horse: solid rubber sole shoes are compulsory.

In the anarchic limestone formations that characterise this region, we ride along tracks including cute narrow paths, roads, and a paved Roman-era road. There will also be some improvisation alongside the river. This is the perfect trail for a good rider who likes adventure and extraordinary landscapes.

 

 

 

 

Description:

The progressive trail in bivouac is for those who enjoy outdoor living, and sleeping in a tent or under the stars.

You will reach a different location on horseback at the end of each day, with the camp set up in the middle of nature, surrounded by beautiful views. Our exclusive camp spots are all situated in the heart of Lake Beysehir National Park or Köprülü Canyon National Park.

The camp includes a large communal tent like those used by the last nomadic families in the country. Dinners are taken the Turkish way, i.e. on the floor, sitting on a carpet around a large round tray set in the communal tent or outside by the camp-fire. The camp also includes a shower tent with a bucket and a gas stove for heating the water.

During the week, you will spend 4 nights in double tipi-tents with floor mats and single camp mattresses. Your arrival and departure nights, as well as Wednesday night, will be spent in comfortable guesthouses or hotels, in double rooms with en suite bathrooms.

Full board includes a continental breakfast, and a delicious picnic lunch featuring a local speciality each day. At the camp, dinner is a traditional dish cooked on the wood fire, along with salad and fruits. Vegetarian options are available upon request. Tea, coffee and mineral water are included; wine, beer and soft drinks are available as an option.

You will set up and take down your own tent, and replace the equipment in the trailer each morning. You must bring a suitable sleeping bag, a torch, towels and toiletries.

Transportation:

Arrival: Konya Airport, with 9 flights per day via Istanbul.

While earlier flights from Istanbul are available, the pick-up takes place following flight TK 2038 (departing Istanbul at 17:30, and arriving at 18:55); after which you will be driven 100 km to Lake Beysehir (approximately 90 minutes). Should you arrive on an earlier flight, you may wait the rest of the group, or take a taxi (about 120 euros for 1-3 people).

Departure: Antalya International Airport, on the Coast.

If you want to spend some time along the Mediterranean Sea or elsewhere after the trail, we can assist you in extending your trip.

 

Kontakt & Reservierung- Regeln und Bedingungen

Kapadokya Ranch Turizm Ticaret Limited Sirketi
Bahceli Evleri Mah. N°29
50650 Ortahisar - Urgup - Turkey 
Vergi : 497 043 4300Tel: (0090) 534 342 71 71
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