Pasabag - Red Valley

Pasabag - Red Valley

Rose Valley / Red Valley:

Rose Valley is one of the best known valleys in Cappadocia.  Divided into many smaller valleys: Gulludere, Kizilcukur, Meskendir and Zindanonu, this beautiful valley takes its romantic name from the colours of the rock which replicate shades of roses that vary in intensity at different times of the day.

There are many stunning cave churches and tunnels to be explored along the way with alternative paths depending on hiking ability and time constraints.  The most common hike through this valley takes approximately 2 hours and is 3.5 km in distance.


Zelve - Pasabag - Cavusin - Kizilcukur - Goreme (5 Hours Walking)

 

Transfer to zelve and visit, an old cave-dwellings-village, today used as an open-air museum. It was inhabited until 1950, but the government moved the population because of erosion.


Walk to Pasabag valley (also called priest valley). We walk on the cliffside dominating the most famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia: some are getting destroyed, whereas some others have still three "heads"... We cross cavusin village village, one of the first christian settlement. We visit here the old church dedicated to st the baptispte, where you can still recognise the fresco of salome dancing for herodes. Afterward we continue onto kizilcukur (red valley), this valley is certainly the most beautiful in Cappadocia with its formations and red colours: during millions years ago, rain and wind worked together to erode the soft volcanic rock; you will see here that the result is really fairy. Small valleys, cones, peaks and fairy chimneys alternate harmoniously on our way. Because he needed to become integrated into this extraordinary landscape, man built into this, cave dwellings, frescoed churches.

Return to your hotel.