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Programme

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

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

Although the sun sets quicker in the fall, Uchisar's climate is comfortable for cycling. Average temperature in September is 16°C.

Program

13 September Wednesday
10:00 Cyclists Village Gathering Day 1
15:00 EXPO Area Opening
14 September Thursday
09:00 Cyclists Village Gathering Day 2
13:30 - 17:00 MTB and XCE Registrations
15 September 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
16 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
17:00 MTB XCO Technical Meeting
18:00 Gran Fondo Cappadocia Technical Meeting
17 September Sunday
07:00 - 08:30 Gran Fondo Cappadocia Registrations
09:00 Cyclists Village Gathering Closing
09:00 Gran Fondo Cappadocia Start (Short & Long Courses)
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 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 September 13 & 18, for Salcano Cappadocia Cycling Festival 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.

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) Airport.

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

Uchisar has a continental climate. The weather is mild and non-humid in September making it suitable for cycling.


Average temperature in Uchisar during September is 16°C. Maximum and minimum temperatures are 25°C and 8°C, respectively. There is no humidity and rainfall is also low with a monthly average of 13 mm.

On September 15, 2017 sunrise will be at about 06:00 and sunset will be at about 19:00.
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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