Ayder Yaylasi

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Ayder Yaylasi
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Kurtis
Trabzon, Turkey25 contributions
Ayder is a great little village up the mountain. It is getting developed for tourism but still holds much of the charm of a mountain village. Lots of restraunts and shops. We really thought it was sweet and the people were very nice. Think Breckenridge (US) european ski village. If you keep going up the hill and have car with high clearance, you can go up to other very small villages and half way up, hike along a lovely stream to a beautiful lake. Further up the road you get almost to the top of the mountains and are above the clouds. Well worth a day. There are places to camp all along the way.
Written September 14, 2020
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Haytham Abu Firas
Doha, Qatar13,812 contributions
Family
Ayder plateau or highland is a great tourist spot in northern Black Sea region. Simply touch the clouds close to you or even more down. Amazing street start from the top of the area, passing by hundreds of hotels, shops, restaurants and cafes. A great time for relaxation and watch the beauty of the nature.
Written July 18, 2022
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Amibdt
Cape Town Central, South Africa5 contributions
Family
Enjoyed the snow and meeting the friendly locals.

Wasn't prepared for the very cold weather though but I warmed up after buying a beautiful pair of hand knitted socks and drinking a cup of hot sahlep.

Loved the handcrafts and traditional wares.
Written January 7, 2020
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SwampeastMike
Cape Girardeau, MO3,181 contributions
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Both the village of Ayder and the surrounding area are amazingly green and beautiful. The lush, steep, waterfall filled mountains are about a 50-50 mix of pine and deciduous trees. Beautiful mosses and ferns abound.

Be aware that all of this incredible greenery comes with a bit of a price. This general area of Turkey is the only part of the country without a specific dry season. Rain can happen at anytime of the year. While such is generally light from late spring through early fall, days of steady rain are possible.

We had a week in this part of Turkey and came to Ayder first thing. The first two days found relentless rain so we went elsewhere for two days. We then returned to two days of utterly beautiful weather. Try to build in some itinerary adaptability to avoid weather-related disappointment. Also summer weekends find a great many Turkish guests from the general area so consider weekday visits to avoid large crowds.

The sound of rushing water is heard almost everywhere in the village as it is built alongside the thundering Çoruh River. Rafting and kayaking are very popular activities. I believe however that those activities are mainly done in areas well below the village as the river is extraordinarily rugged in and near the town. While the river is fast and high now due to heavy rains and late season snow melt the "gentle" parts of the river are still nearly pure white water. Unfortunately we are only a group of two and could not find at least two more willing to brave the presently frigid water for a rafting adventure.

Hiking is also a very popular activity in the area. There is some SERIOUS hiking above the village.

While not necessary, private transportation is extremely useful if you intend to explore the area for a few days. The area villages are very small and the local minibuses seem to have an infrequent schedule. There are also a multitude of places to stop, take pictures and explore. The highly arched and hundreds of years old stone bridges in the area are especially picturesque.

Ayder is considered a "family" destination. Consequently alcoholic beverages do not seem to be available in the hotels and restaurants. I did however notice alcoholic beverages for sale in at least one market in the village.

Most of the structures in the village are made of (or at least faced with) unpainted wood. The roofs are also unusual for Turkey--they are metal instead of tile and have a gentle slope. I believe this is due to heavy winter snow. Combined with the beautiful green meadows and trees, the effect is particularly charming.

Cows are set free in the morning to meander and graze at will. A couple hours before sunset they return home (on their own) typically using the main street through town. They move out of the way when they are ready ;)

The local cheeses, butter and honey are considered among the best in Turkey. Every meal we have had here has been delicious. Most of the restaurants cook over wood fires.

If low budget is of primary concern when visiting the area, consider staying in one of the other area villages. Ayder is not what I call "expensive" but neither is it "cheap".
Written June 13, 2016
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celaldogan
istanbul7 contributions
Family
I was born in Rize but I live in Istanbul since I was born, I visit to Rize almost every year...when i travel to Rize, i must go to Ayder Yaylası.i can find many reasons for that. first of all, this place is all about green and blue...fresh air, amazing natural life, people are very friendly, to go ayder ; it may be tiring but when you reach there.you are going to forget everything if you have time , you also must stay at there a few night...overall do you need to be relax , just go there....
Written July 27, 2012
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halamdarii
Tabriz, Iran15 contributions
Couples
It is a paradise among the Kackar mountains. It is about 120Km to Ardesen from Trabzon to East along the Black sea and then 40Km to South passing through Camlihemsin. When we arrived it was raining, so you must be ready. There is very clean and you can see great efforts and rules to protect the nature. Plenty of small Hotels and resturant with attractive views and local and regular eatings makes it joyfull place to stay and relax. havin walks through the greenery is a good choice. We had travelled by our own car, but I think you can find tours from Trabzon.
Our hotel (like many others) was located on the hillside and because making car ways is restricted, people have to walk upside to the hotel, but most of them have some kind of cable elevators to carry the luggage. The weather can be some cold on the night.
Written June 18, 2012
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Aidana A
Aktau, Kazakhstan70 contributions
Friends
We were there in the end of March, was still cold, and one day it even snowed. but still the views are extremely picturesque. the village is very nice and cosy, people are friendly and helpful. difficult without a car, we took a car tour, was very nice.
Written April 11, 2019
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Faraz
Milton, Canada13 contributions
It was an amazing place! I never expected something like this to be in Turkey! A hidden gem really!

We rented a car from Trabzon Airport and drove all the way to Ayder. The road was superb and the Journey was amazing! You'll drive by the coast for around and hour or so and then side by side with the river coming down from ayder and surrounding mountains! The scenery is breathtaking. We found ourseleves stopping after every 10 15 minutes to take some pictures or just stop and enjoy the scenery!
You'll also see some very old stone arch bridges on your way and some restaurants and hotels beside the river.

When you reach Ayder, you'll find the people very friendly and welcoming. Its a small village/town with beautiful green pastures and mountain slopes where tour buses often stop and tourists and locals come out to sing and dance. small souvenir shops and several restaurants line the streets.

Its usually cold there so DO pack warm clothes! We went there in first week of May and it was around 2-4 Degree celcius during the day With drizzle :D IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Dont miss it!!!
Written June 16, 2015
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Rosedwards
Sydney, Australia119 contributions
Couples
Well worth a trip to stay a night.
Very small town, but friendly.
Don't be put off by the Saudi's that come there during the day to have a picnic on the wonderful green hill side. A bit of a shock to us seeing all the Saudi women dressed in full black burka's.
Eventually I got speaking to them which really helped me understand them more & broke down barriers for me.
Highly recommend a overnight visit here.
Written October 27, 2014
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CosmicStranger
Ferrol, Spain27 contributions
Friends
A highly populated area just in the begining of the national park.People are friendly and you may find good local dishes but the pricces are a bit higher. There's a popular thermal bath.
The place in the last ten year had to much construction for too many hotels. The new buildings are mostly untraditional concerete ones. So even though the green catches you in every angle the concerete takes you away from the feel of nature.
But anyhow Ayder is an intersection of high plateau roads. (Avusor,Huser,Kavron) So from there you may reach higher plateaus and Kackar Mountains. In higher plateaus you may have a daily hike for glacier lakes and summits.I did have several roots by motorcycle in a day to Avusor and Huser. Make sure to have your swimming suit and rain cover together.
Written September 25, 2012
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