The tour starts at 9.30 from our office after a cup of morning coffee or tea and finishes at about 5 pm. In summer, when it is hot, the tour is in two parts, from 9.30 to about 1 pm and from 4.30 pm to about 7.30 pm. We pick you up from your hotel in Göreme at 9.15-9.20 or 9:00 from Ürgüp or Uçhisar.
You begin the tour by hiking in the Pigeon valley which got its name because of the thousands of pigeon houses carved into the rock. It takes you from Göreme to Uçhisar, where you can see a good panoramic view of Pigeon valley and Uçhisar.
Next you hike in White and Honey (Love) valleys where you can admire the picturesque orchards and vineyards with their uniquely shaped fairy-chimneys. At the end of the hike you are picked up and taken to Göreme for lunch in a local house.
After lunch you continue hiking down through Zemi valley, where you go again through lush gardens and vineyards and admire the beautiful landscape.
Lastly you walk through Köründere valley, also called Love valley because of the peculiar shape of the rock formations there. The walk takes you back to Göreme through the sunset point high above the village.
The total distance covered is about 14 km of relatively easy hiking. As it involves a lot of going up and down the hills, wearing comfortable walking shoes with a good grip is essential. On request we can supply you with trekking poles.
*At the end of your long journey you will enjoy a complementary Turkish Bath (Hamam) where you will relax in a sauna and a full body massage.