Why does the region Yuvacık offer such unique landscapes? The single way to explain that is to discover it.
If you analyse the geographical structure of our region, you can remark that there are lots of streams and valley typed canyons created from these streams. When these valley type canyons match up with the high structure of the region, then you can see such unique landscape.
The mountains of Samanlı are a mountain range that starts from the city Yalova and extends to Adapazarı Geyve throat-Pamukova. The highest elevation average and the most intensive rippled region is the region of Yuvacık. In this regard, it is not so easy to discover the region. This discovery is even getting harder if we add the most virgin forests of the region of Marmara.
When you step inside the quarter of Yuvacık, you can remark sudden climate changes and this leads to the variety of plant cover. Even if the region is named as small Black Sea Region, you can also see flora of the Mediterranean region and enjoy such beautiful diversity. In a way we can name our region as a transition region embracing the Mediterranean with Black Sea region.
The natural life in this region is not only observed on the flora but also on the animals. It is the habitat of many animals from the bear to wolf, from the buzzard to the eagle, from the deer to the trout. The quarter of Yuvacık continues to keep the natural life in its steep and deep valleys even if it is so close to Istanbul, despite the urbanization and industrialisation.
Our region that hosts such varieties and richness all together has been opened to ecologic tourism particularly after 2000. The approach trying to protect the natural places in the scope of sustainability principle and attracting each passing day more and more people sensible to such approach by creating economic value has developed various alternatives for our guests to discover the region and still continues to develop even more. To quickly discover this paradise that also includes the natural park of Beşkayalar, here our alternative offroad safari tours.
Hamsi Safari ( Anchovy Safari )
In winter months, it is almost impossible to reach highlands of the region. The snow reaches approximately 2 meters in highlands. In such tours allowing us to present the region by using the main itineraries which are mostly free of snow, you can enjoy our grilles anchovies matching with the culture of the region. We offer our customers to be fully integrated into the nature by adding our activities aiming at picking Irish strawberry, cotoneaster and rose hip during our tours.
In this tour we have planned due to the activity aiming at picking wild strawberry between the second half of June and the end of July depending on the air temperature, we offer our guests to discover many canyons such as Aytepe, Beş Kayalar Park, Hot Stream and Cold Water canyons as well as the highland of Menekşe. Moreover, it is also possible to see during this period the violets coming at the head of endemic plants of the region …
Özellikle eylül-kasım arasında bölgede çıkan mantarlarları tanıtmak üzere hedeflediğimiz bu programın güzergahı temel olarak İnönü ve Ercuva yaylarıdır. Bu zaman aralığında kesinlikle görülmesi gereken yaylarımızda topladığımız mantarları tatmakla kalmayıp, 50 metreye yakın yükseklikleriyle gürgen ve kayın ormanlarının büyüsüne kapılacağız. Köknar ormanlarının yeşilinin, sarıdan kızıla uzanan renklerle buluşması görülmeye değer…
In his tour realized from the second half of September to the end of November, we follow the itinerary Aytepe-Menekşe Yaylası- Sıcakdere. Such itinerary hosts very large chestnut forests. In this tour, we intend to allow our guests to taste the pleasure and peace to be in forest, to make experienced the sweet tiredness and to pick up their own chestnuts.
The slogan of Yuvacık with Four seasons is our tour wee match with four seasons with photos.