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How to get to Cappadocia

Urgup is easily accessible by domestic and international flights, intercity buses and car.

Accommodation

For accommodation in Urgup we recommend the following hotels that offer special prices for Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® participants.

You can contact us for alternative hotels, room availability and rates.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

You can make the reservation at the "My Account" section for the hot air balloon ride with special discounted price for Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® participants and their companies.

Daily Cappadocia Tour

You can make the reservation at the "My Account" section for the Daily Cappadocia Tour with special discounted price for Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® participants and their companies.

Weather

Although the sun sets earlier in the fall, Urgup's climate is ideal for running until late November. Average temperature in October is 12°C.

Transportation

Urgup is easily accessible by domestic and international flights, intercity buses and car.

Detailed information on different means of transportation are listed below.

Flights

You can reach Cappadocia by Nevsehir Cappadocia (NAV) and Kayseri Erkilet (ASR) airports.

Buses

Bus travel in Turkey is economical and comfortable. You can reach Urgup by scheduled buses which depart from all major cities of Turkey.

Car

If you are planning to reach Urgup by car, the travel takes about 4 hours from Ankara and 9 hours from Istanbul. Majority of the roads are dual carriageway.

Accommodation

We recommend the following hotels that offer special prices for Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® participants.


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    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 100 meters from the start & finish line.
  • Single 120 EURO Full
    Double (French bed) 150 EURO Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 150 EURO Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 180 EURO Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 180 EURO Full
    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 13 km from the start & finish line.
    • Free shuttle between Uchisar and the Race Village is provided for the participants who stay at this hotel. Click here for the shuttle schedule.
  • Single 80 EURO Available
    Double (French bed) 100 EURO Available
    Twin (2 single beds) 100 EURO Available
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 130 EURO Available
    Triple (3 single beds) 130 EURO Available
    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 13 km from the start & finish line.
    • Check out date should be October 20 the latest.
    • Free shuttle between Uchisar and the Race Village is provided for the participants who stay at this hotel. Click here for the shuttle schedule.
  • Single 60 EURO Available
    Double (French bed) 75 EURO Available
    Twin (2 single beds) 75 EURO Available
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 90 EURO Available
    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 13 km from the start & finish line.
    • Free shuttle between Uchisar and the Race Village is provided for the participants who stay at this hotel. Click here for the shuttle schedule.
  • Single 80 EURO Full
    Double (French bed) 100 EURO Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 100 EURO Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 120 EURO Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 120 EURO Full
    • 4 star hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast, dinner and taxes.
    • 15 km from the start & finish line.
    • Free shuttle between this hotel and the Race Village is provided for the participants who stay at this hotel. Click here for the shuttle schedule.
  • Single 60 EURO Available
    Double (French bed) 80 EURO Available
    Twin (2 single beds) 80 EURO Available
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 105 EURO Available
    Triple (3 single beds) 105 EURO Available
    • 5 star hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast, dinner and taxes.
    • 1 km from the start & finish line.
  • Single 235 TL Full
    Double (French bed) 310 TL Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 310 TL Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 375 TL Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 375 TL Full
    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 700 meters from the start & finish line.
  • Single 70 USD Full
    Double (French bed) 85 USD Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 85 USD Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 100 USD Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 100 USD Full
    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 400 meters from the start & finish line.
    • Check out date should be October 20 the latest.
  • Single 65 EURO Full
    Double (French bed) 80 EURO Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 80 EURO Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 105 EURO Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 105 EURO Full
    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 400 meters from the start & finish line.
  • Single 85 EURO Full
    Double (French bed) 100 EURO Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 100 EURO Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 135 EURO Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 135 EURO Full
    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 400 meters from the start & finish line.
  • Single 85 USD Full
    Double (French bed) 100 USD Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 100 USD Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 130 USD Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 130 USD Full
    • Boutique hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 300 meters from the start & finish line.
  • Single 35 EURO Full
    Double (French bed) 50 EURO Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 50 EURO Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 60 EURO Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 60 EURO Full
    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 200 meters from the start & finish line.
  • Single 350 TL Full
    Double (French bed) 400 TL Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 400 TL Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 500 TL Full
    • Boutique hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 500 meters from the start & finish line.
  • Single 95 EURO Full
    Double (French bed) 100 EURO Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 100 EURO Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 120 EURO Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 120 EURO Full
    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 500 meters from the start & finish line.
  • Single 140 USD Full
    Double (French bed) 150 USD Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 150 USD Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 190 USD Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 190 USD Full
    • Boutique cave hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 800 meters from the start & finish line.
  • Single 75 EURO Full
    Double (French bed) 95 EURO Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 95 EURO Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 115 EURO Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 115 EURO Full
    • 4 star hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast, dinner and taxes.
    • 1,5 km from the start & finish line.
  • Single 190 TL Full
    Double (French bed) 250 TL Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 250 TL Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 375 TL Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 375 TL Full
    • Boutique hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 1,3 km from the start & finish line.
  • Single 130 TL Full
    Double (French bed) 200 TL Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 200 TL Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 250 TL Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 250 TL Full
    • 4 star hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast, dinner and taxes.
    • 2 km from the start & finish line.
  • Single 160 TL Full
    Double (French bed) 250 TL Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 250 TL Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 375 TL Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 375 TL Full
    • 5 star hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast, dinner and taxes.
    • 1,5 km from the start & finish line.
  • Single 330 TL Full
    Double (French bed) 370 TL Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 370 TL Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 540 TL Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 540 TL Full
    • Boutique hotel.
    • Prices include breakfast and taxes.
    • 300 meters from the start & finish line.
  • Single 350 TL Full
    Double (French bed) 400 TL Full
    Twin (2 single beds) 400 TL Full
    Triple (1 double + 1 single beds) 450 TL Full
    Triple (3 single beds) 450 TL Full

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Because of its lunar landscape, Cappadocia is one of the best places on Earth for hot air ballooning.

You will be picked up from your hotel around 1 hour before the sunrise and transferred to the office for some tea/coffee. You will then be transferred to the take-off area where you can watch the preparation process. After the briefing about the flight, the flight starts.

During the 60-minute flight, you will have a chance to see the amazing rock formations from a closer distance while floating over the valleys and will have a great overview of the region when you are about 3000 feet above the ground level.

Upon landing, you will celebrate the flight with champagne. After the presentation of the flight certificates, you will be transferred back to your hotel. While the flight duration is minimum 60 minutes, the whole process takes around 2,5 hours.

The hot air balloon ride is operated by the best and the safest companies in Cappadocia and you will be flying in a basket that accommodates around 20 people comfortably.

The special discounted prices for Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® participants and their companies:
Between 16 & 23 October: 150 Euros per person.


*For this special price to apply, you need to sign in on our web site and make the reservation for the balloon ride at the “My Account” section.
**You will be informed 1 day before the flight with the exact pick-up time from your hotel for the balloon ride.

Go to My Account Page!

Daily Cappadocia Tour

Our guide and driver meet you at your hotel at 09:00.
The tour begins with a descent towards the centre of the earth, with a trip to the underground city of Kaymakli, one of the largest and deepest of Cappadocia’s many such settlements. From here we drive to the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. These are found in rock-cut churches with frescoes and paintings dating from as early as the 10th century. From here we pause at Avanos, a centre of terracotta art since 2,000 BC, for a demonstration in a traditional pottery workshop. After lunch, we visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with the songs of the fairies. We end the tour with a visit to Sarihan Caravanserai, a very fine example of the Turkish Seljuk art, built in the early 13th century on the legendary Silk Road, for the accommodation of the traders and their camels. After this, we transfer you back to your hotel.

Price: 60 Euros per person.

  • Including;
  • - Transportation
  • - Professional English speaking guiding
  • - Lunch
  • - Entrance fees
  • - Taxes

*For this special price to apply, you need to sign in on our web site and make the reservation for the daily tour at the “My Account” section.

Go to My Account Page!

Weather

Urgup has continental climate. The weather is mild and non-humid in October making it suitable for running.

Average Temperature Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature
11 C° 0 C° 22 C°

Astronomy

19-20 October Sunrise Sundown
Real Time 06:58 17:53
Daily Sunrise 06:31 18:20
Midnight Star Sight 05:29 19:22
Moon 23:47 13:18
Visible Daylight 11h 49m
Daylight
10h 55m

On October 19, 2019 sunrise will be at 07:00 and sunset will be at about 18:00. There will be 12 hours of daylight during the run.

You can check daily weather forecast for Urgup at AccuWeather.com