This one-way walk can be done in both directions and allows to reach Uçhisar and Goreme while passing through the Pigeon Valley. You will have a clear view of the castle during most of the walk and you will pass between white volcanic rocks with random shapes.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Start : The departure on foot is in front of Uçhisar Castle.
(D) When Uçhisar Castle is behind you, take the path on your right (West-South-West) up to the intersection with Fatih Cd.
(1) At this intersection, turn left (East) and then follow the street down to your right (South) called Adnan Menderez Caddesi. Continue straight for a long time on this road (Around 0.60 miles). You can see the Pigeon Valley on your left.
(2) Take the path on your left (South-East) when the Tandirevi restaurant is on the other side of the road. There is a sign saying Yemini. Follow the main path ignoring the small paths coming from each side. (It curves left, then right
(3) At a Y junction, take the path on your left (North-North-East) and follow it in that direction until you reach the first houses in Goreme.
(4) Follow the path called Çakmakli Sk., which is slightly to your right and descends towards Aydilin Sk. Turn left and continue on the main road that descends gradually.
(5) Stay on the path on your right (East-South-East) until you reach the main street Içeridere Sk., where there is a small parking lot and souvenir shops.
(6) Turn left (North) and then left again at the first intersection to reach Belediye Cd. Continue on this street until you reach the bus terminal. (A).
D : km 0 - alt. 1347m - Uçhisar Castle - Château d'Uçhisar
1 : km 0.24 - alt. 1338m - Fatih Cd
2 : km 1.3 - alt. 1344m - Restaurant
3 : km 3.07 - alt. 1307m - Bifurcation
4 : km 5.58 - alt. 1133m - Çakmakli Sk.
5 : km 5.98 - alt. 1110m - Eminbey Sk.
6 : km 6.07 - alt. 1106m - Içeridere Sk.
A : km 6.25 - alt. 1103m - Bus terminal
Transport : To get to the starting point, you can take a taxi from Goreme. There are taxis available near (A). The journey takes about 10 minutes.
There is no shade on this walk. So think about bringing water and protecting yourself from the sun.
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
The entrance to the castle costs 8TL. (about £0,40)
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