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Horse riding in Cappadocia

  • Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Turkey

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Last updated: 28 April, 2024

With unique, jaw-dropping landscapes of fairy-tale-like rock formations, ancient caves, and scenic valleys, where better in the world to horse ride?

You’re guaranteed an idyllic backdrop, and riding through this mesmerizing terrain allows you to immerse yourself in the region’s rich history and diverse geology, while enjoying the panoramic views. Saddle up!

Logistics

Price from: £40
Minimum age: 10
Age suitable: 10+
When: All year around
Duration: 1-5 hours

Getting there & doing it

Tours range from 1 hour for any ability to half-day explorations for more experienced riders. Even one-hour tours will take you through some of Cappadocia’s unforgettable landscapes, with fairy chimneys aplenty.

When to do it

Horse riding tours run all year round. Spring and autumn are considered the best times for horse riding due to the mild temperatures and vibrant landscapes. Spring offers blooming flowers and lush greenery, while autumn showcases breathtaking autumn colours.

In summer, riders can enjoy longer daylight hours and clear skies, albeit with warmer temperatures. Winter provides a unique experience with snowy landscapes and a tranquil atmosphere.

Who to go with: organised tours

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  • Goreme

What can be more exciting than to ride a horse through the amazing valleys of Cappadocia, also known as the ‘Land of beautiful horses’. Lunar landscape of Cappadocia with its unusual rock formations is ideal for exploring on horseback. Join this tour for a very memorable experience.

Price €55

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Rating 4.93 / 5 [174 ratings]

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  • Goreme

The Best Sunset Horseback Ride in Cappadocia - 2 HR Red & Rose Valley Tour This is the' go to' spot for locals and tourists alike for the best Cappadocian sunset.... and the most beautiful way to enjoy this unique fairy chimney landscape is on horseback An unforgettable experience ! As the name suggests the Red,Rose and Meskender valleys are truly stunning in the evening as the sun goes down and the 'Fairy Chimney' rocks,valleys and sky turns the most enchanting colors. We enjoy the panoramic views, take fabulous photos and ride local trails to explore the valleys and return as the stars begin to appear in the Anatolian night sky. All Tours include - Suitable for all riding levels, - Riding helmets, - Excellent trained horses - Local experienced English speaking Guide - Complimentary refreshments - Free Hotel pick up and drop off service - Our Ranch is listed as No 1 on Trip Advisor

Price €55

Min age 5

Rating 5 / 5 [159 ratings]

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  • Goreme

You will experience the most beatiful places in Cappadocia.Our horses are most human friendly and beatiful horses in Cappadocia.If you don't know anything about horses you doesn't need to worry about it.We guarantee horse riding is matchless experience.

Price €24

Min age 0

Rating 4.96 / 5 [155 ratings]

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  • Goreme

Join us on a guided Sunset Tour through the Valleys & Fairy Chimneys. Our Sunset Tour will take you through two valleys of Cappadocia. We will start our guided tour in Cavusin, ride up Rose and Red Valley, stop in Red Valley. The horses will rest a bit and you can walk take in the scenery. Afterwards we will see the sunset as you are riding back down. After you say goodbye to your horse, we will take you back to your hotel or desired location nearby.

Price €40

Min age 12

Rating 4.73 / 5 [134 ratings]

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