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next stageUrfa Stage 1: Yuvacali to Gollu
Distance: 17.1 km | Time: 4-6 hours | Challenge: easy-moderate

Abraham's Path Urfa Stage 1: Yuvacali to Gollu

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View of Yuvacali from Haci Omer Yazidi shrine

[Please note that this day stage from Yuvacli to Gollu is currently inaccessible; the route is accessible from Gollu to Gobeklitepe beginning on stage 2.]

Visit a holy grave and a mysterious fortress. Step back in history in the timeless sweeping landscape and arrive at the luscious Garden of Eden at the Gollu homestay.

Distance: 17.1km
Time: 4-6 hours
Challenge: easy-moderate, good footing with a few small inclines and declines

Sites & Highlights: Haci Omer Yazidi shrine, Roman fortress, Kurdish village culture, big sky views

Accommodations & Meals: Family stays in Yuvacali (Pero and Halil Salva) and Gollu (Ali and Ayten) offer overnight accommodations and meals including packed lunches.

Notes & Tips: The village of Balki (about half way through the day) offers water and a toilet stop. Numerous lovely orchards are available for a picnic lunch or snack break in the shade.

Transportation: Public bus from Urfa to Hilvan or private taxi. No public transport to Gollu.

Tour packages for this region are offered by Nomad Tours Turkey

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