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I was a bit disappointed that during my tour in Cappadocia they didn't show us the famous Love Valley with phallic rock formations. It was not far and I even saw it on my photos but from far distance. But Rose Valley was also nice and the curious pink rocks also reminded me something :). I could explore the area by myself, it was just near my hotel in Cavusin and I went there alone after the tour.

Rose Valley is a large valley located between Goreme and Cavusin villages, and it is divided into many smaller valleys: Gulludere, Kizilcukur, Meskendir and Zindanonu valleys. This beautiful valley gets its name from the rose-colored rock that varies in hue and intensity depending on time of day, season and weather conditions. Rose Valley has paths for easy, medium and difficult levels. The most common path in the valley takes around 2 hours (3.5 km).

It would be great to stay there for a few days and explore the area on bike. But I can't ride a bike (and I am not the only one in TE, I wouldn't reveal the secret who else though). There are many wonderful places without crowds. On the other hand, our group was small, the people were very nice so it was wonderful excursion.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4997 W: 81 N: 12674] (74187)
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