Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Red & Rose Valley Hike (Turkey) Photo Diary!

One of my favourite things that I did in Turkey was go on a hike in the Red & Rose Valley! Although I was completely unprepared for a hike, let me set the scene. In the wee hours of the morning we left Istanbul and flew into Kayseri. We were picked up by a car company set up by our tour company and then dropped off on the side of the road... yes the side of the road in some small town in Turkey. Immediately another van pulled up behind us and we were to switch vehicles. Now this is sounding like something straight out of a abduction horror movie, but everything seemed legit so we went with it. So were now in a new van with a driver and our new tour guide. Were driving for a few minutes with us thinking that were heading to our hotel to drop off our luggage, change, freshen up etc but No, we once again pull over and our tour guide says "You ready to hike?". So with a quick shoe change from sandals to some sneakers we headed out on our hike. May I also state that my shoes started a blue colour and finished completely sand coloured.. ah well!  Here is my photo diary of the beautiful Red & Rose Valley in/near Goreme, Turkey!

For more on the beautiful area of Cappadocia Turkey check out my post on my Hot Air Balloon Journey!

This was our first view on the hike, and I instantly knew this was going to be awesome adventure!

Can you spot the Pigeon holes and ladders??


Our tour guide also became our photographer, which was pretty awesome!

An Outhouse, because everyone has to go...

Nothing says Vacation like a good ol' jumping pic

Somehow Alyce's Dress went from Maxi to midi??
Can you guess what this next rock formation is???
A church!

Hand and foot holes = steps

So we climbed it... in dresses.

Turns out the back door is a little easier to exit!

Cavusin Village

When ancient and present times meet...


With a final look-back we moved on from our beautiful, breathtaking hike through Red & Rose Valley! If you ever find yourself in Turkey there is nothing I would recommend more than the Cappadocia Region!


  1. amazing photos! I'd love to hike more but I have a dodgy knee that really needs to get looked at at the moment... haha

    Charlotte Harvs | Blog

    1. Oh no, hopefully nothing too serious? I love hiking because of the pay off (beautiful places) but I swear give me the slightest incline or hill and I'm dying. This was a relatively easy hike though, thank goodness!