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A MUST SEE IN LIFETIME: YENICE FORESTS

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Trekking & Hiking Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 6 days ago
Fri 17 Nov 20:00 - Sun 19 Nov 22:00

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2 nights & 2 Days Trip
Difficulty level: Very pleasant walks, low difficulty / From 45 minutes photography breaks to 1~2 hour walks in different parts of the dense forest.

WE ARE TAKING A STROLL THROUGH THE YENICE FORESTS, ONE OF A HUNDRED ‘HOT SPOTS’ URGENTLY DESIGNATED FOR PROTECTION BY THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND (WWF) ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR RICH WILDLIFE AND PLANT DIVERSITY.

In this region, Between the Cities of Safranbolu & Kastamonu, the forested area is usually wrapped in a thick blanket of morning fog that lends any journey a fairytale air. The southern slopes of the valley are covered with pine and sandalwood trees, the north side with pale yellow linden - an impressive landscape indeed.

Next week, when the nature wears its most beautiful colors, we will embark on our task of discovering monumental trees, found only in rare landscapes outside the tropics, verdant valleys, mountains up to Protected content in altitude, deep canyons, gurgling streams, surprise waterfalls, wildlife and plant diversity. The Yenice Forests are a true center of outdoor activities like ours. This virgin landscape has been divided by the Department of Forests into thirteen different zones, all connected by wide forest roads. As we will advance through the dense forest we will be entering an enchanted world that literally compels us to preserve its endless riches. Short-lived rushing white waters dance amidst the trees, where the silence is broken only by the chirping of birds mingling with the rustle of leaves in the wind. The small ponds created to prevent forest fires wink their blue eyes at us among the cherry, almond and pear trees. Every tree, every rock here, has a story to tell where the mysterious spirit and harmony of nature are reflected in all their detail.

If strolling freely along the red-and-white marked trails and discovering the surprises nature has in store for you, feeling history’s mysterious breath in the ancient basin of Küre, used since antiquity for washing minerals, swimming in waterfalls and burbling streams, and picnicking next to sparkling ponds appeal to you, then pull on your hiking boots and head for Yenice with us. What better opportunity to feel you’ve been born again than in a forest like a vast tree museum where leaves turn from green to yellow, red and brown in a rainbow of color.

*Friday night arrival & rest in the hotel / Saturday all day walking in the forest / Sunday traditional culture trip in Safranbolu City.

Price includes:
•In bus services / Friday night munchies & services on the way back
•Transportation
•Mandotary Travel insurance (that covers up to Protected content for emergencies)
•Guide for trekking activity
•Mandotary professional guide for cultural presentations
•All parking&museum etc entery fees except Glass Terrace
•2 nights x in a double/twin room accomodation in an old Ottoman Masion. Single room is available for extra fee.
•2 breakfasts+1 lunch+1 dinner (Almost all inclusive)