You may find the schedule of Salcano Cappadocia Cycling Festival here.
Road Guide for Long Course and Short Course
As major tourism center, Uchisar offers a wide selection of accommodation options for any budget.
Uchisar is easily accessible by domestic and international flights, by intercity buses and by car.
The sun sets late in August-September and Cappadocia's climate is comfortable for cycling. Average temperature in August-September is 21-17°C.
|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|
For accommodation in Uchisar, we recommend the following hotels that offer special prices for Salcano Cappadocia Bike Festival 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 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.
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.
You may reach Cappadocia by Kayseri Erkilet International (ASR) and Nevsehir Cappadocia (NAV) Airports.
Bus travel in Turkey is economic and comfortable. You may reach Uchisar by scheduled buses which depart from all major cities of Turkey.
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.
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.