Red Valley
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Armin I
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Red valley hike is short, it takes around 2 hours. With a little bit of google search you can find the rout maps. There are different routs available, try to take as many as possible because each has a good unique view.

There is cafe at the middle of the way in case you ran oit of water. I personally didn't have a good experience with the cafe and the guy because we bought a water bottle from him, i saw that his son filled the bottle with the tap and asked for 30 tl. After the cafe, the view inside the red valley on the right hand side is unique.

Take enough water for your trip.
Written July 21, 2023
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Cyberdevil001
Goreme, Türkiye13 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
İ Live in Nevşehir, and i recommend going there at the sunset time.
İt would be good if you go by personal car or taxi.
İf you take the bus they'll drop far away from the valley.
Written August 28, 2022
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ebenn2015
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam48 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
This spot is great for sunset.

If you don't want to pay the TL 2.00 entrance fee per person, turn left into the vineyards just 200m before the gate and drive until you find the big rock. Same view as lookout point, just free.
Written September 20, 2015
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Smallfishbigworld
Gran Canaria, Spain171 contributions
In a different way, this place is comparable to the Grand Canyon. The beauty that surround you put your jar in the floor. We arrive here using our own rented car, and then walking. Others use quads or horses or just hikking from Goremi. There is a well known sunset location next to the main rose mountain. You have to take the main road that goes east to the next town. Sunset in Augusy is at 7:00, entrance fee 10tr for a car. If you are hikking in the area, the earlier, the better! #smallfishbigworld
Written August 27, 2014
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ankee09
Mumbai, India82 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
Very nice view. Good location for photography was near to my hotel Goreme Country House. We walked there from our hotel. There is a sunset point
Written August 10, 2014
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Sarah L
London, England, United Kingdom241 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
The scenery in Cappadocia has to be seen to be believed. It is volcanic and looks like something designed by Gaudi and Walt Disney--really unbelievable, and all the more so when you see places where people live or have lived in hollowed-out caves or free-standing rocks. I was with a tour group and it was an amazing experience for all of us.
Written December 19, 2013
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axyga x
Vrilissia, Greece152 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We walked with our guide for 5 km no more than an hour,along the valley with our teenage children
The path is not difficult but you need to be fit for some ups and downs
You walk along the Rocky Mountains,we saw impressive rock churches and have tea in the middle of the rocky valley
The tour was organized by Anker travel and our guide Arzu was the best
So so nice ,do not miss it

Written August 27, 2019
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Anas A
Gothenburg, Sweden710 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
One of the famous valleys of Cappadocia. Its red color is what makes it look outstanding compared to the other valleys.
Written July 29, 2019
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,600 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
We visited here on a sunny afternoon but the wind made it quite cold. The Red Valley is beautiful and without any visible man made structures. Many red (faint color ) peaks are riveting.
Written May 26, 2016
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,355 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
Myself and my partner hiked the snowy red and adjacent rose valleys in winter (February) and had a overwhelmingly positive, but challenging experience. We began at approximately 1000 and didn’t get home until 1800, largely because we became hopelessly lost in the snow cover trails and our minimally marked map was essentially useless. These valleys are usually hiked together as they are adjacent to one another and can be approached in various ways – ATV tours, horseback rides, drive in or as we preferred the free option of hiking.

Most people enter near the camping site close to the open air museum although given the large spaces there doesn’t appear to be any ‘set’ way of doing it, but rather a series of interconnecting paths. I would strongly encourage you to get a decent map (not the generic maps you will receive from your hotel). Alternatively if you have a phone, use the maps setting on this. If you don’t have a sim card you simply have to make sure you load up the map for the area on google maps before you set out, as you should be able to see yourself as a dot on the pre-loaded map as this uses GPS services rather than data. Alternatively a good application to use is citymaps2go – once again this needs to be preloaded before you leave if you don’t have access to data. I really can’t emphasize enough how much of a challenge this was in winter. Snow covers the various tracks, which by the sounds of it are poorly marked out, even when it is clear. We essentially just made our own way through the valleys as best as we could, following a generic direction we could find on our phone and the random trails we came across.

During our time in Capaddocia we hiked through various valleys – Pidgeon, Ihlara, Pasabang and Zhara – these were by far the best. There was a great variety with multiple different formation and hikes which lead from the bottom of the formations to the tops of the mountains. The only ‘must see’ location where you will likely run into tourists is the churches, which are fantastic. An absolute highlight is Sütunlu Church, a church with 10m high ceilings literally calved into the rocks. Like the tracks, most of these churches are poorly marked out, although they are located very close together. You also come across various deserted churches along the way and previous dwellings. A lot of theses are deserted and I speculate if you are really keen and the weather permits you could even sleep in one overnight if you wanted. No one would find you.

Overall this is a ‘must do’. The hike is a bit challenging and you would benefit enormously from pre-planning. If like us you plan to do this in winter, bring waterproof shoes. If you plan to hike it in summer, bring sunscreen. In all cases - bring plenty of water as there isn’t anywhere to get it from, apart from a very random fruit juice stand half way along the trails. I would recommend 2L per person. It is a great way to escape the tourist crowds, see the Cappadocia landscape, it’s free and a great source of exercise. Happy hiking.
Written June 16, 2015
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