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Middle and Eastern Taurus, which covers the northern part of Adana, has suitable conditions for mountain and nature walks. Peaks, whose altitude can be more than 3000 meters, are suitable for climbing, however lower parts are ideal for nature walks. Karanfil Mountain near Pozanti is also a neighbor of Camardi region within the boundaries of Nigde province, which is densely used for nature walks. Doganbeyli near Saimbeyli District is another region suitable for mountaineering and nature walks. You should take information from your agent prior to make trekking in this region. Three different routes are specified; first route; starting point is Poaznti – Hamidiye Village; after Mazmuru Mountain, finish point is Nigde – Demirkazik Mountain house. Mazmuru region is used for accommodation. Second route; starting point is Pozanti – Hamidiye Village – Egni Brook, Trak region – Acisu and finish point is Yedigoze Falls or Aladag district center. You may stay at Esni suyu and Acisu regions. Third route; starting point is Karaisali District – Karakilic Village – Daricukuru – Kosk – Damlama – Ekecik, Belemedik Village. Finish point is Burucek plateau. You may stay at Belemedik village.

Route of a walking program on Besaparmak Mountains, Aydin may attract your attention. You will go to Golkaya village from Bafa by bus. Route starts from this village and a cave, which has prehistoric rock drawings from 7000 – 8000 B.C., is reached by walking for 50 minutes through the pathway used for centuries. After another trip for 45 – 50 minutes, Yediler Monastery is reached. Besides, Dilek peninsula National Park is quite interesting for nature walk.

Alacam Mountains, Kaz Mountains and Kapidag within the boundaries of Balikesir are places preferred for nature walks.

Natural possessions of Bolu enliven the walk. Lakeside is illuminated and night walks are available. Yedigoller (Seven Lakes) National Park, Seben pastures, Suluklugol are places worth seeing and they are quite suitable for nature walks.

Bursa, Uludag has got a quite suitable location in terms of trekking with its nature walk courses starting from the hotels area. People, who want to know Uludag with its various aspects, can try these walking courses and spend a day together with nature. Furthermore, nature walks to be made by starting from Cumalikizik should not be forgotten.

Kure Mountains, located on Bartin and Kastamonu boundaries, are quite very suitable for mountain walks. Distance between Arit, Samanpazari – Baskoy can be passed by a walk for 7 hours. Another course starting from Kurucasile takes 5 hours to the front of Tekke.

Kastamonu is a preferred city for trekking, thanks to its natural possessions. Since Ilgaz and Kure Mountains are within the boundaries of National Parks, mountain walks starting from the center of Kastamonu are realized.

Spil Mountain National Park on the south of Manisa constitutes a suitable area for mountaineering and trekking with its topographical characteristics. It is also an attractive course for a walk together with history and nature.

Kahramanmaras; Aysepinari-Karbasan, Turkmenler-Hacininoglu, Ilica-Sucati, Sucati-Bulutoglu, Engizek peak, Kahramanmaras-Baskonus plateau are courses suitable for trekking.

Nigde Aladaglar is the most suitable part of Taurus for mountaineering and trekking. Bolkar Mountains are quite attractive in terms of trekking and winter sports. Mountain flowers special to this region and small mountain lakes behind the hills are amazing.

Area between Tokat Alan plateau – Akdag Peak (2000 meters) Ballica Cave is a perfect area for trekking sport lovers.

Nemrut Mountain and Suphan Mountain are the first places as the most suitable areas for nature walks in Bitlis.

Turkey’s most suitable trekking courses for mountain climbing are present on Kackar Mountains in Artvin, which belong to the highest mountain range of Eastern Black Sea Region. Mountaineers and mountaineer groups coming to the region complete Trans – Kackar walks by walking from Yusufeli Yaylalar village to Rize – Camlihemsin, Ayder plateau. Besides, there are suitable trekking courses on Altiparmak Mountain, which is another mountain of the region.

In Trabzon, there are trekking courses starting from Uzungol and Altindere National Park. Courses between Uzungol- Karestel- Sekersu, Uzungol- Sirandag- Cayiroba and Altindere National Park - Armutluk- Kirantas- Cosandere are only a few of the courses present in the region.

Karabuk is an attractive province for its natural trekking areas due to its mountainous geographical structure. Trekking activities are realized at Sorkun Plateau, Ulu Plateau, Saricicek Plateau, Boduroglu Plateau, Avdan Plateau and Tokatli and Duzce canyons passing through Safranbolu.

Kocaeli, Basdegirmen trekking zone belongs to Karapinar village of Karamursel district. The area is reached 8 kilometers after following Karapinar road, which starts in front of Karamursel Gendarmerie Headquarters. Basdegirmen promenade area have got trekking zones with perfect view going through brooks surrounded by monumental plane trees within forests.

Yalova and places around have been attracting attention recently with its routes preferred for trekking. Erikli plateau, Sudusen, Calderesi courses are quite difficult trekking courses and sometimes require experience.

Daily nature walks are realized by foreign tourists on Dumlu Mountains located on the north of Erzurum. People going this walk reaches a cold water cell after a three hour walk, which is called as Dumlu Baba and which is the source of Karasu, an important branch of Firat river, way to home is through Kirkgoze Village. Similar mountain walks are performed on Palandoken Mountains on the south of Erzurum.

Mountain and nature walks are realized at Hizir Plateau (Amanos Mountains), Sof Mountain Plateau, around Rumkale, Firat River Bank, Duluk Forests and Burc Forests in Gaziantep.

Giresun Karagoller Mountain Range offers courses especially for middle – aged or older trekking lovers. Egribel- Coban Bagirtan, Turna Plateau - Kumbet, Egribel- Avsar Plateau- Lake Sagrak are among these courses.

Gumushane; Zigana, Taskopru, Kazikbeli, Kadirga, Artabel and Erikbeli plateaus are ready to offer all opportunities for nature walks. These plateaus have suitable courses for trekking.

Demand and season related tour programs such as mounted nature, canoe – boat, balloon and trekking are organized in Nevsehir, Capadoccia. Main routes of the tour programs accompanied by guides are as the following:

Goreme Valley: Uchisar Castle - Guvercinlik Valley - Zelve Open Air Museum -Goreme Churches – Pasabagi - Avanos (pot and pan workshops) - Dervent Valley-Urgup - Kizilcukur

Soganli Valley: Mustafapasa (Sinasos)- Cemilkoy – Taskinpasa – Sahinefendi –Guzeloz – Soganli - Derinkuyu

Ihlara Valley: Kaymakli underground city - Derinkuyu underground city - Nar crater lake – Ihlara - Selime- Agzikarahan (Caravansary)

Trekking courses of Capadoccia are preferred by lots of walking lovers every year.

Kizil Visiting Hill in Mus city center, Lake Bulanik in Bulanik District, Akdogan lakes in Varto District, Lake Goz and its surroundings in Malazgirt – Aktuzla sub – district are suitable areas for nature walks.

Malatya is a preferred city in terms of nature walks. Sultan Suyu Valley and Nemrut Mountain are ideal places for a walk in the nature. Walk to the Nemrut Mountain Ruins is the most popular one.

There are walking courses in Aladaglar National Park in Kayseri. You may walk in the nature at Yedigoller Region. Kapuzbasi falls in the region are attractive for walks with its environmental beauties.