Epic European Cycle : 2015-10-15 : Cappadocia

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Hike Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) $0.00 0.00 0.00
Hike Bağildere (Love Valley) $0.00 0.00 0.00 Love Valley - When Nature gets Pornographic
Sight See Uçhisar Castle $6.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Hostel Country House Air BnB Göreme $190.00 5 Nights, incl breakfast

Trip Log

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Hiked a couple of trails which are nearby Göreme today. Pigeon Valley trail starts right from town and is extremely well-signed. From there we walked up to Uçisar Castle. After Uçisar Castle (and lunch with Doug and Sylvia from Parksville on Vancouver Island), we wanted to hike back via Love Valley. Finding where the trail starts was easy thanks to our guide from yesterday, but finding the trail itself wasn't quite so straight-forward. Our maps all showed Pigeon Valley with its English and Turkish names, but they all showed Love Valley with just the English name. I didn't know that Güvercinlik was the Turkish name for Love Valley, and when we found a broken sign for Güvercinlik, I was skeptical that it was for Love Valley. After a couple of false starts in wrong directions Brent convinced me to try it, though, and it turned out to be right. After that it was pretty straight-forward, especially due to the trailhead vendor we found further on who sold us expensive but yummy glasses of fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice. After Love Valley, we had to walk back to Göreme, which was an easy couple of kilometers beside the highway.