LES CHEVAUX DU MELTEM

We offer original horseback journeys in Cappadocia (Turkey) to discover a different culture and breathtaking landscapes.

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02/20/2014
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€5,595
Out of €5,000
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LES CHEVAUX DU MELTEM

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The Meltem horses : a receptive horse riding tourism agency based in Mustafapasa in Turkey (UNESCO classified site), in Cappadocia (The land of beautiful horses in Turkish) to offer horseback journeys.

 

WHO?

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The idea was born when we, Emilie & Maïwenn, decided to travel together to Cappadocia (Turkey) 4 years ago.

Both passionate about travelling, Maïwenn is fond of horses and Emilie is coming from the tourism sector.

We both literally felt in love with Cappadocia during our trip in Turkey in 2009, where we met trustful friends who gave us support to start our project.

The year we turned 30 years old has been the turning point, with a new trip to Turkey during which we met Hakki, a Turkish guy who is also in love with horses, and who would become our business partner.

 

 

WHY THIS PROJECT ?

 

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The Meltem horses was born from our willingness to offer journeys to get people to know others cultures and different life styles.

We want to make these adventure trips in small groups to be as close as possible to people and nature. Our expertise leads us to offer a new approach to travel, that answers travellers' new expectations, founded on the search of liberty and meeting with others.

The Meltem horses has the ambition to give tourists the opportunity to travel differently, to feel unique, to have the feeling they are the first one to step on this land, to break routine, to change rhythm and evolve within breathtaking landscapes.

 

 

HOW ?

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Offering original thematic tours for unforgettable holidays !

 

1. « Saddle and pepper » week

> 8 travelling days including 6 on horseback

> Discovery of local food and wines (visit of a wine factory and wine tasting, Turkish cooking lessons, gardening, market…)

> Cultural visits of Cappadocian towns, valleys and troglodytes churches

 

2. « 100% galop » week

> 8 travelling days including 6 on horseback

> For experienced horse riders

> Last week end in Istanbul to see a horse race at the Veliefendi Hypodrom

> Cultural visits of Cappadocian towns, valleys and troglodytes churches

 

3. « Slow travelling » week

> 8 travelling days including 6 on horseback

> A relaxing week to discover breathtaking landscape and cultural sites of Cappadocia

> You can come with non horse-riders. They will walk during the day with our guide Emilie and join horse-riders for cultural visits and pic-nic breaks as well as in the evening

> Other activities such as pottery workshop, cooking lessons, balloon flights…

 

4.Team building / seminaries / conventions

 

All of our tours are all inclusive except flight ticket, which means they include airport transfer, food, accommodation, horse and equipment (extras and cultural visits are extra charge)

 

Discovering the region in an ethic and unusual way !

 

We particularly pay attention to the respect of :

* Local population

* Animals well-being

* Environment

* Accommodation quality (family pensions and not impersonal hotels), activities and food quality

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Allocation of funds

We would like to reach a minimum amount of 5.000€ to buy equipment for the ranch, particularly saddlery : saddles, trappings, fillets, loins, helmets, chaps for a cavalry of 14 horses.

 

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Your name on our website (donors page list), on our FB fanpage and our long-lasting gratitude !
  • 6 backers

€5

Get a lucky charm typically Turkish: the blue eye ... against the bad luck!
  • 16 backers

€10

Get loukoums from the best Cappadocian bakery in town !
  • 21 backers

€15

Get a horseshoe in the colors of The Meltem Horses
  • 15 backers

€30

Get a T-shirt with our logo "The Meltem Horses"
  • 25 backers

€50

Enjoy a 2 hours ride in the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia
  • 6 backers

€100

Enjoy a half-day riding tour in the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia
  • 3 backers

€200

Enjoy one day riding-tour in the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia
  • 1 backer

€500

Enjoy 3 days on horseback, accommodation and food included, in the most beautiful valleys of Cappadocia
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