Offer includes the bib for the HMDS adventure and 3 nights in a double room.
From June 22 to 28, 2024
Get ready to live a magical parenthesis with one of our new MDS 2024 destinations: Cappadocia.
On the program: a week of adventure in Cappadocia with 3 stages, to be covered at your own pace.
You will sleep 3 nights on the MDS bivouac, in the middle of beautiful and unusual rock formations and 3 nights in a hotel (1 night before, 2 nights after).
You will have the possibility to choose between 3 different distances: 70, 100 or 120km, divided into 3 stages.
Here is the breakdown:
The stages can be completed at your own pace: walking or running.
What is included in the offer:
It will be possible to book extra nights to arrive a day earlier, or stay 2 days longer.
When registering, you will be able to inform the name of the people with whom you would like to share your accommodation. If you don’t provide any information, you will be assigned with other participants who speak the same language as you.
We have set up ultra-flexible registration, cancellation and postponement conditions, so that you can book with complete peace of mind.
If you have any doubts as the adventure approaches, you can postpone your participation free of charge until March 24, 2024.
Our conditions allow you to cancel without charge until January 21, 2024.
In case of cancellation of the event by the organization, you will be refunded 100% of the amount you paid within 60 days.
Capadocia is without a doubt, a place that you must discover once in your life! Located in the center of Anatolia, Capadocia is characterized by its fairy chimneys and its troglodyte dwellings carved in the rock. The Capadocia region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The centuries have replaced the sand dunes of Capadocia with fascinating cone-shaped rock formations. This new MDS destination will delight trekkers and runners alike with a rolling playground with slightly less sand than other MDS.
INFO HOW TO GET THERE?
You need to book your flight tickets to arrive at Kayseri Airport (ASR), Turkey.
Transfers between the airport and the hotel will be organized on Saturday, June 22 and Friday, June 28. The journey takes about 1 hour. We advise you to arrive early enough on Saturday, June 22 to enjoy your first day on site and to do the technical controls serenely.
When registering, you will have the possibility to add a night on Friday, June 21 to arrive one day earlier. In this case, you will have to go to the hotel by your own means.
PROGRAM OF THE WEEK
Saturday: arrival at the hotel, material/medical controls.
Sunday: transfer by bus, first stage, night at the bivouac.
Monday: second stage, night at the bivouac.
Tuesday: rest day, night at the bivouac.
Wednesday: third stage, night at the hotel.
Thursday: free day, Gala evening.
Friday: transfer to the airport, end of the MDS adventure.
Depending on your desires, you can extend your stay if you wish to continue discovering Turkey.
You can choose between 3 distance formats: 70, 100 or 120 km, spread over 3 stages.
These distances are given as an indication and are likely to be revised downwards according to the type of terrain and the difference in altitude of the routes.
WHAT DO I TAKE WITH ME?
If it’s your first MDS, you probably have a lot of questions. Once you register, we'll send you a full checklist of the material, but here is the principal to have per person:
You can bring a large suitcase with more clothes, which you will leave at the hotel and find after the MDS adventure.
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The prices for the MDS Cappadocia - Turkey 2023 are as follows:
Additional nights: 60€ per night.
The prices are individual.
INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION
ULTRA-FLEXIBLE REGISTRATION CONDITIONS
Cancellations are possible without charge until January 21, 2024.
From January 22 to February 25, 2024 included, 25% of the total amount of the registration will be kept by the organization in case of cancellation.
From February 26 to March 24, 2024 included, 50% of the total amount of the registration will be kept by the organization in case of cancellation.
After March 24, 2024, no refund is possible, however it will still be possible to postpone your registration according to the conditions of the event.
Here are the conditions of postponement:
During the race, you will be surrounded by the medical and organization teams from the beginning to the end of the stages.
The courses are marked with stakes every 50/100m, so it is almost impossible to get lost.
You will all be equipped with a GPS beacon with an alarm button, allowing the organization to locate you at any time.
A medical tent is present at the bivouac where you can go at any time.
You can pay by:
The number of instalments may vary depending on the date of registration. The registration will be 100% validated once the total amount of the registration is paid.
Consult the MDS Cappadocia - Turkey 2024 Regulations and Terms of Sales.