Traveling viaEurasia by Horses
The Evliya Çelebi Way in northern Turkey was developed on horseback, as it follows a route originally used by an Ottoman gentleman explorer riding to Mecca. It runs mainly on farm or forest tracks and old roads and uses asphalt only when tracks are not available (eg. through villages/towns).
This area of Turkey is noted for its horse sports – rahvan (pacing) and cirit (a horseback javelin sport), and for local breeds of horses.
For organized horse-riding expeditions on this route, please see the Evliya Çelebi page