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Mountainbikers from all around the world are invited for the Cappadocia MTB Festival Tour for Racers and Non-Racers, at the end of June in Turkey.

This event runs along with the Capadocia Annual International Mountainbike Stage Race and Festival.

World Wide Cycling organizes in cooperation with the race organizer the travel to this great MTB-event.

 

If you are interested and would like to be updated about this travel, Or if you have questions click here and fill out your name, e-mailadress or telephone number and your question.

 

Enjoy one week of bicycle racing and festival activities in the area of Turkey that Fox Racing’s Krank 3 video called “one of the Meccas of mountain biking.”  

 

There will be guided cycling tours throughout the Cappadocia region as well as a chance to pre-ride the same cross country, down hill and time trial course the pro racers will use during this UCI minor category stage race.  Pro-riders from 12 countries and Turkey’s best are expected to race in what is becoming Europe’s secret “return to the roots” racing with technical, challenging courses set in the picture-postcard lunar landscapes of Cappadocia.  

 

 

Stay in 4 star hotels with all you can eat open buffet breakfasts and dinners in the town of Urgup within a few kilometers of all the race courses, including the road bike criterium course that is the highlight of Saturday night’s events.  Participants will be given VIP access to all events including the opening VIP/press party as well as the closing party for the racers.  You may race in the events with or without a license (though without a UCI license you will be restricted to only 2 or 3 events), or just come and ride for the fun and sun of it!  You may bring your own bike or rent one from our fleet of race ready 2001 Giant ATX bikes. 

 

This tour is open to all!!  There is no limit on the amount of people that can join.  Note that the times and the order of the races will not be officially determined until April 2003.

 

Preliminary Program

 

June 25:  Arrive in Ankara.  Group pickup from airport.  There may be two or more transports depending on the number of people expected to arrive. Transport to Urgup.  Bicycle assembly and group meeting at the hotel after dinner.

 

June 26:  Guided cycling tour from Urgup, Avanos, Goreme and Ortihisar.  Group divided into similar abilities and interests.  Lunch will be in Goreme.

 

June 27: Ride to Soganli Valley and back to Urgup.  Lunch in the Valley.

 

June 28: Guided tour of the cross country course and down hill course with the Race Director and selected Pro-riders.

 

June 29: Free riding day with participation in the introductory Time Trial.  MTB Criterium downtown in the evening.  VIP/Press party in the evening.

 

June 30:  Free riding day to watch the Down hill event.  Participation in the down hill for those that are interested.  Live Jazz concert, road criterium and other events in the city center.

July 1:  Cross Country event, with public and licensed categories.  This 7 kilometer course is in the Kizil Cukur valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in Cappadocia.  Race in the morning then watch the pros.  Race party and awards ceremony after the finish of the Cross Country event.

 

July 2: Morning transports back to Ankara airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This trip includes:

 

Return-flight from Amsterdam to Ankara (ask us if you prefer another airport)

Transport to and from Ankara Airport.

Hotel Accommodations in 4 star or better hotel in Urgup.

Guide fees.

Entry into public races and VIP Pass for all participants, with access to Pro riders.

All breakfasts and dinners.

Plus “Swag!!” (free extras, t-shirt etc.)

 

If you book now we can offer this package for USD 1000,-

 

* Single bedroom USD 150,- extra

*Entry fees to museums and historical sites is extra.

*Giant ATX MTB bikes can be rented for $25 per day.

 

If you are interested and would like to be updated about this travel, Or if you have questions click here and fill out your name, e-mailadress or telephone number and your question.

 

 

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