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International Canyoning Meeting 2024 Wonder Türkiye (English)

Wonder Türkiye Vertical Water International Canyoning Meeting 2024

Turchia 2024                               

 

The geographical area of Saklikent, in Mediterranean Turkey, will host the second international canyoning meeting, scheduled from 6 to 13 April 2024.

“Wonder Türkiye” is organized by the Vertical Water team, an amateur sports association, in collaboration with Istanbul Canyoning Team (ICT) and includes eight days of Canyoning, but not only!

Like last year, the spirit of the gathering remains Wild, so don’t expect large hotels or luxury services, but a characteristic rural environment that will take you on a real journey through time, rediscovering distant but decidedly folkloristic habits and customs.

This area is surrounded by wonderful mountains, in which beautiful canyons chiseled in limestone and granite outcrops are hidden, and offers the possibility of discovering fantastic landscape views even to those who do not practice canyoning or simply want to diversify their outdoor activities.

So……see you in Türkiye!

 

– WHERE AND WHEN

– CANYONS

– REGISTRATION AND RATES

– NOT JUST CANYONS

– ACCOMMODATION

– METHOD OF REGISTRATION

 

WHERE AND WHEN

The meeting will take place from Saturday 6 April to Saturday 13 April 2024 in the area of Saklıkent National Park (in Turkish Saklıkent Millî Parkı</ span>) in the Mediterranean Sea region of Turkey within the borders of Seydikemer District of Muğla Province

The Park is also known as Saklıkent Canyon as it arises from the canyon formed by the Karacay stream, which determines the border between the provinces of Antalya and Muğla until it flows into the Eşen river.

The focus of the gathering is at the The XanyoN Camping, where you can park campers and vans or place tents and where the secretariat will be and where the scheduled evening collateral activities will take place.
Chi preferisce un alloggio meno wild potrà rivolgersi agli hotel che troverete nella sezione apposita.

Below is an image of the area hosting the Gathering.

If you want a broader view click on the link below:

GOOGLE MAPS

To reach the meeting area we recommend landing at Antalya International Airport. From there you can rent a car, a 4×4 is not necessary, which will allow you to reach the Sakliken area in about 3 hours of travel.

if you want to rent a car click here

It will be possible to check in as early as Friday 04/05/2024 after 6.00 pm.

Rough program:

  • 04/05/24: check-in opening (6.00 pm – 9 pm)
  • 04/06/24: 1st day of canyoning (8.00 am – 1.00 pm / 5.00 pm – 8.00 pm secretariat opening hours)

Welcome aperitif (8.30 pm offered by the meeting organization)

  • 04/07/24: 2nd day of canyoning (8.00 am – 11.00 am / 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm secretariat opening hours)

Meat and vegetable barbecue to get to know each other better (8.00 pm)

  • 04/08/24: 3rd day of canyoning (8.00 am – 11.00 am / 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm secretariat opening hours)

Vertical Water Project: 12 years of adventures (presentation and video at 9.30 pm)

  • 04/09/24: 4th day of canyoning (8.00 am – 11.00 am / 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm secretariat opening hours)

ICT project and history of canyoning in Türkiye (8.00 pm)

  • 04/10/24: 5th day of canyoning (8.00 am – 11.00 am / 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm secretariat opening hours)

Contest photo: present our best shots from past expeditions (8.00 pm)

  • 04/11/24: 6th day of canyoning (8.00 am – 11.00 am / 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm secretariat opening hours)

Contest photo: present your best shots of the turkish canyons (8.00 pm)

  • 04/12/24: 7th day of canyoning (8.00 am – 10.00 am secretariat opening hours)

Typical turkish dinner with local music and dance, a way to learn more about turkish culture.

  • 04/13/24: 8th day of canyoning (8.00 am – 10.00 am secretariat opening hours)

Check out, end of meeting.

CANYONS

● Alatepe

● Bozudere superiore

● Bozudere inferiore

● Hacioglan

● Kaputas

● Kelebekler

● Kibris

● Kirkurgan

● Sarpdere

Recommended ropes for each team: 3×60 m. + rescue.

 

REGISTRATION AND RATES

To facilitate the organization of the meeting we have thought of a registration divided into cost brackets which increase as the start date of the Gathering approaches: those who register first spend less and help the organizational staff to offer a better service

First period: from 1/1/2024 to 01/31/2024

  •  canyoners: € 50
  •  VW or ICT or ASC partners: € 30
  •  non canyoneer: € 30

Second period: from 1/2/2024 to 29/2/2024

  •  canyoners: € 60
  • VW or ICT or ASC partners: € 40
  •  non canyoneer: € 30

Third period: from 1/3/2024 to 06/04/2024

  • canyoners: € 70
  • VW or ICT or ASC partners: € 50
  •  non canyoneer: € 30

 

The registration fee includes: 

  • Access to meeting areas and insurance
  • Participation in all activities organized for the event
  • Booklet “Wonder Türkiye” with the description of the canyons of the meeting (not for non canyoneer)
  • Meeting t-shirt
  • Bracelet for access to meeting areas
  • Gadget

NOT JUST CANYONS

● River Trek to Saklıkent Canyon

● Saklıkent National Park Trekking

● Toobing on the river Karaçay

● Climbing

● Horse Ride

ACCOMMODATION

We will be guests of The XanyoN Camping. The cost of camping is excluded from registration and is €5 per day per person regardless of the type of accommodation (camper, van, tent, hammock etc etc.).

The cost of camping will be paid in advance at the check-in of the meeting at the secretariat.

IF YOU’RE NOT FEELING TOO WILD, WE RECOMMEND THESE ACCOMODATION OPTIONS:

METHOD OF REGISTRATION

To register for the meeting, you must complete the online form and pay the fee within 3 days of registering by sending an email with payment receipt to the address: events@verticalwatercanyoning.com.  

We remind you that registration takes place by sending the form and making the payment. To determine the price range, the date of the transfer will be considered as valid. If you do not make payment within three days your registration will be cancelled. Payment must be made by bank transfer and in the reason for payment indicate: “Wonder Türkiye 2024”, your name and surname, and whether you are a canyoneer or a member of VW or ICT or ASC.

Registered account Vertical Water ASD at Crédit Agricol 
IBAN IT68V0623050990000046731132
ABI 06230 CAB 50990
BIC/SWIFT CRPPIT2P333

You can find the online form at this link:

Attention! Online registrations are open until 04/04/2024.

In case of problems when registering or paying, send an email to events@verticalwatercanyoning.com, we will reply as soon as possible. Thank you.

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