Urgup is easily accessible by domestic and international flights, intercity buses and car.
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.
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.
Urgup is easily accessible by domestic and international flights, intercity buses and car.Detailed information on different means of transportation are listed below.
You can reach Cappadocia by Kayseri Erkilet (ASR) airport.
Bus travel in Turkey is economical and comfortable. You can reach Urgup by scheduled buses which depart from all major cities of Turkey.
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 carriage way.
We recommend the following hotels that offer special prices for Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® participants.
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 Voyager Balloons, which is one of 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 price on any day between October 15 & 24, for Salomon Cappadocia Ultra-Trail® participants and their companies is 60 Euros per person.
The special price for the children between 6 & 12 years of age is 30 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.
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°|
|Midnight Star Sight||05:29||19:22|
|Visible Daylight||11h 49m|
On October 21, 2017 sunrise will be at 07:00 and sunset will be at about 18:00. There will be 11 hours of daylight during the run.
You can check daily weather forecast for Urgup at AccuWeather.com