biketrip in Cappadocia and through red valley

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During my second day I rented a bike and explored some little villages such as Zelve, Pasabag, Cavusin and also a few valleys. Along the way there were some limestones nicely balancing on the pointy rocks and I heard a lot of birds.  It was quite heavy with a mountain bike to drive all day long through dry sandy ground and not that easy in some valleys too. You would never guess but yes I got lost, lol! None the less this brought me to some lovely places and some delicious grapes. I continued the main road then and reached Zelve. In Zelve, there is another open air museum, very big but unfortunately some very little parts are not accessible because the risk of falling rocks.

Zelve
Nature is hiding slowly the happenings from the past. This area and valley has a reddish kind of glance over it and here it wasn't busy at all. Before visiting I first ate some Turkish pancakes freshly made in the little town. The ladies smiled and wished me good luck with the rest of my trip in Turkey. Then took the bike and drove back on the sandy ground in the heat. Pasabag is also very nice,  rocks are formed into fairy chimneys. Strange how some rock formations are only to be seen in one peculiar part of the region!

 

Cavusin is closest to Göreme.The area was so breathtaking though I still wanted to drive through Red valley by bike because I heard this is one is very beautiful. This is very true and I discovered some places that are seen a lot in travel guides but equally some I had never seen before on any image what so ever.

start of a mountainbike tour through Cappadocia
   If I can give one advice: don't do it by bike but on foot! Me and some of my travel mates were too enthusiastic and thought it could be done, oh well it turned into some funny situations. We were there in the late afternoon, at about 5 p.m. and the setting sun gave a reddish colour to the rocks and different shapes. Then we returned, did a short stop in Cavusin again and got back to Göreme by bike.

The guy whom I rented the bike to,  saw I was tired but very happy and when i returned the bike he gave me some nice apple tea. Turkish people are so friendly and open once if they see you have respect for them and you are interested in their culture. That is the reason why I arrived pretty late back into the hostel but I was lucky, the cook still wanted to prepare a meal for me! This was also the time when I drank a beer from the Czech republic in Turkey: Budweiser. Really funny but strange as well.  Was way to excited about my experiences so I couldn't sleep and decided to do an evening walk.  Spotty was thinking the same way and followed me all the way to Göreme. I knew it was going to be a heavy day the day after but who cares when you are in such a place of the world..


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Zelve
Zelve
start of a mountainbike tour throu…
start of a mountainbike tour thro…
kinda lost, hehe
kinda lost, hehe
Zelve
Zelve
Zelve
Zelve
me
me
old church in Zelve, I felt like a…
old church in Zelve, I felt like …
valley
valley
This is an image you can find ever…
This is an image you can find eve…
Red valley
Red valley
red valley
red valley
Cappadocia
photo by: EmyG