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Programme

You may find the schedule of Salcano Cappadocia Cycling Festival here.

Gran Fondo Road Guides

Road Guide for Long Course and Short Course

Accommodation

As major tourism center, Uchisar offers a wide selection of accommodation options for any budget.

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 Salcano Cappadocia Cycling Festival participants and their companies.

Transportation

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

Weather

The sun sets late in August-September and Cappadocia's climate is comfortable for cycling. Average temperature in August-September is 21-17°C.

Program

29 August Wednesday
10:00 Cyclists Village Gathering Day 1
15:00 EXPO Area Opening
30 August Thursday
09:00 Cyclists Village Gathering Day 2
13:30 - 17:00 MTB and XCE Registrations
31 August Friday
08:00 - 12:00 Eliminator (XCE) Registrations
08:00 - 09:00 Eliminator (XCE) Training
09:00 - 09:30 Eliminator (XCE) Technical Meeting
09:00 Cyclists Village Gathering Day 3
09:30 - 13:00 Stage Race Registrations
10:00 - 12:00 Eliminator Race (XCE)
13:00 - 13:30 MTB XCT Technical Meeting
14:00 - 17:30 MTB XCT Race
18:00 MTB XCE and XCT Podium
1 September Saturday
09:00 - 09:30 MTB XCP Technical Meeting
09:30 Cyclists Village Gathering Day 4
10:00 - 13:00 MTB XCP Race
10:00 - 22:00 Gran Fondo Cappadocia Registrations
13:00 MTB XCP Podium
15:00 MTB XCO Technical Meeting
16:00 Salcano Gran Fondo Cappadocia Technical Meeting
2 September Sunday
07:00 - 08:30 Gran Fondo Cappadocia Registrations
09:00 Cyclists Village Gathering Closing
09:00 Gran Fondo Cappadocia Long Course Start
09:15 Gran Fondo Cappadocia Short Course Start
09:30 - 11:00 MTB XCO Race (National)
11:30 - 13:00 MTB XCO Race (UCI)
13:30 MTB XCO Podium (National-UCI)
14:30 Gran Fondo Cappadocia Podium
16:00 EXPO Area Closing

Accommodation

For accommodation in Uchisar, we recommend the following hotels that offer special prices for Salcano Cappadocia Bike Festival participants.

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


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 price on any day between August 27 & September 3 , for Salcano Cappadocia Cycling Festival participants and their companies is 120 Euros per person.
The special price for the children between 6 & 12 years of age is 80 Euros per person.

*For this special price to apply, you need to sign in on our website 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!

Transportation

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

Detailed information on different means of transportation are listed below.

Flights

You may reach Cappadocia by Kayseri Erkilet International (ASR) and Nevsehir Cappadocia (NAV) Airports.

Buses

Bus travel in Turkey is economic and comfortable. You may reach Uchisar by scheduled buses which depart from all major cities of Turkey.

Car

If you are planning to reach Uchisar by car, the travel takes about 4 hours from Ankara and 9 hours from Istanbul. Majority of the routes are double highway.

Weather

Cappadocia has a continental climate. The weather is mild and non-humid at the end of August and beginning of September, making it suitable for cycling.


Average temperature in Cappadocia during August-September is 21-17°C. Maximum and minimum temperatures are 28°C and 10°C, respectively. There is no humidity and rainfall is also low with a monthly average of 5 mm.

On September 1, 2018 sunrise will be at 06:10 and sunset will be at 19:12.
There will be 13 hours of daylight for cycling.

You can check daily weather forecast for Uchisar at AccuWeather.com and Weather.com.

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