Between Europe and Asia, in the centre of a vast plateau where once primitive man hunted, is Cappadocia. In vast moonscapes of eroded rock, Turkey’s ancient heart still beats a timeles rhythm. Underground cities were once havens for the hunted. Chambers hollowed in fairy chimneys are decorated with primitive religious frescoes, darkened by centuries of candlelight and defaced by invading hordes who once swept out of Asia.
Middle Earth is here. The tiny town of Göreme, where pigeons still are housed in lofts carved in the valley walls, where lemons fill the cellars, where the harvest of grapes rolls home in horse-drawn carts, is the centre of our world. Around the rim of the plateau are snowcapped mountains, extinct volcanoes, summer yaylas and hidden valleys. Middle Earth’s aim is to enable you to trek through these landscapes of Turkey.
Our programmes include a number of one- or two-day options around Cappadocia, treks on Turkey’s first long distance walk around Lycia, two week treks in the Kaçkar mountains and a thrilling ascent of Mt Ararat, the huge snowy cone where Noah’s ark still is buried under the glaciers. We also offer a one-week trekking programme in Cappadocia, or a combination of a few days in Cappadocia and a longer trans of the Aladağlar, or Crimson mountains.
Under development is a new long distance walking route around Turkey’s Lake District and this will be followed by exciting new treks in the Cilo Sat mountains of Turkey’s south east, now being reopened after years of restricted access.
So browse our site and see how our ıdeas fit into your own fantasy world. Then let us put a spell on you.
About Middle Earth Travel
Middle Earth Travel is a newly formed company owned by some very experienced and established guides, determined to make a living doing what they like best – trekking tours. Our guide team includes Ersin Aragorn, Atıl (the dwarf) Cuce, Kate Clow (author of the guide to the Lycian Way) and other graduates with specialist knowledge of the history, natural history and culture of Turkey and its wild places. We have successfully led trekking tours for Dutch, Belgian, American, English and French customers.
The aim of Middle Earth Travel is to let you feel the magic of Turkey, a land where nature and history are blended into incredible huge landscape and a thousand small, but perfect, memories. Come and joın our fellowship, we’ll put our spell on you.
Middle Earth Travel is licenced by the Turkish Tourism Ministry and registered by the Union of Turkish Travel Agencies.
Our web sites:
www.middleearthtravel.com, www.kackarmountains.com, www.lycianway.com aim to help you gather information not only on our activities, but also on the possibilities of independent trekking in the mountains of Turkey.
Please e-mail us for advice and assistance on any of your trekking plans.
And if you are in Cappadocia, please call into our office to discuss your plans.
Middle Earth Travel, Gaferli Mah, Cevizler Sok No. 20, Göreme, Nevşehir.
Tel: +90 384 271 2528, 271 2559 Fax: +90 384 271 2562