Ayder is a resort town in Eastern Karadeniz region of Turkey, up in the lush Kaçkar Mountains, surrounded by waterfalls.

Get in

Getting in is easy(ish): Take a bus from either Trabzon, Rize or Hopa to Pazar and take a dolmush from there (though the last departure is at about 6PM during summertime)

Get around

Walk till your heart's content or take a Dolmush back to Chamlihemshin (to get cash or get into another valley) or Pazar.

It's a nice trek up to Yukarı Kavron, mountain pastures higher in the valley, towards the Kackar peak. However, there are far too many vehicles during the summer. It'a better idea to take the Dolmush, from the center of Ayder, and start your trek from Kavron.


Beautiful mountain scenery and maybe Hemshin people dancing and playing a peculiar sounding bagpipe.




Go next

Take the dolmush to Pazar and from there a bus to Trabzon or Rize

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