Another way to discover the valleys is on horseback. Cappadocia means “land of beautiful horses”, a place long known for its majestic horses. This tradition seemed to disappear over time but has recently been revived. There are morning and afternoon rides that last about 2 hours. You don’t have to be an expert, learners are welcome as guides are experienced riders who can show you everything you need to know. The horses are fit and well-behaved. Once again you will need to book for this, at least one day in advance, so that they know how many people to expect. You might be a little saddle-sore afterwards but are guaranteed to see the area from a different perspective.
Experience the incredible and unusual beauty of Turkey's Cappadocia region from the back of a horse. Something like a cross between the Grand Canyon and a moonscape, Cappadocia boasts some of the worlds most unusual and spectacular landscapes. Traversing the countless valleys and mountains by horseback brings riders in touch with the area's breath-taking beauty. Forget the tour buses or even the rental cars - this astonishing region of Central Anatolia is truly best seen by horseback.