School Adventure - Cappadocia Multi-Activity

Turkey, School Expeditions, 8 days - from $1,540 (land only)

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School Adventure - Turkey - Cappodocia and Taurus MountainsSchool Adventure - Turkey - Cappodocia and Taurus Mountains

  • Trekking, camping, horse riding and mountain biking
  • Learn about the fascinating rock spires of Cappadocia
  • Horse riding on an ancient caravanserai route
  • Mountain Biking amongst the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia
  • Trekking in the High Taurus Mountains

The world-famous rock spires of Cappadocia and the nearby rugged Taurus Mountains, provide an unbeatable destination for a schools adventure in Turkey. Flying into Kayseri, the first part of our trip highlights the outlandish scenery of Cappadocia, famous for its weird and wonderful rock formations. Millions of years of wind, rain and frost have sculpted the area's volcanic rock into a landscape of bizarre spires and 'fairy chimneys'. After exploring the Meskendir and Red valleys on foot, with visits to hidden rock-carved churches, we spend an afternoon on bikes, whirling around the rock formations in the vicinity of Goreme. We have time to check out the open air museum at Goreme, hike in the White Valley, try our hand at making pottery in an artisan's studio and enjoy a horse riding adventure on an ancient caravanserai route leading to a hot spring. We end our time in Cappadocia with a visit to the amazing troglodyte city of Derinkuyu. Moving on to the Taurus Mountains, the source of the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, we find ourselves in an idyllic area, where the local people still travel with their animals to high pastures during the summer months. Here, we will embark on a 2-day trek in the valleys beneath Demirkazik (3756m), the highest peak in the range. This is an unforgetable school adventure full of Turkish delight! This tried and tested KE Schools itinerary can be adjusted to better fit the needs of your group - please call and speak to a KE School Groups Coordinator or email

Is this holiday for you?

This School Adventure combines a mix of trekking and other activities. The biking and horse riding elements of the trip are very straightforward. The biking is on dirt trails with no technical sections and is suitable for everyone who can ride a bike and even those with no previous experience of horse riding can take part in this activity. Helmets are provided both for the biking and the horse riding. Overall the trip is designed to provide an exciting mix of activities, sightseeing and cultural interaction. We have three days of moderate hiking in the beautiful High Taurus mountains where we will meet some of the semi-nomadic shepherds of this region. None of these activities are particularly strenuous but the trip will be most enjoyable if students ensure they get themselves into good shape prior to setting off.  We recommend a minimum age of 14 years

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