Akbulut Ski Center, 40 km to the west, provides facilities for
winter sports enthusiasts. The elevations of the ski center and plateau are
both 2000 m. Erzincan has two sports clubs that play Cirit, a
javeling game of daredevil horsemanship in which wooden javelins are thrown
at horseman of opposing teams to gain points.
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The waterfalls at Girvelik, 29 km southeast
of Erzincan, provide ideal picnic spots where you can eat a packed
lunch and relax to the sound of water tumbling over rocks. The best place
for rafting and coneing is at nearby Karanlik Bogaz.
While wandering the city of Erzurum, you can stop by at
the local shops on the upper floor of the Tashan (Rustem Pasa
Caravanserai) offer the best selection. A road through splendid mountain
scenery leads to winter sports resort of Palandoken, only 6 km
from Erzurum as the longest ski run and the best snow quality in Turkey.
Sarikamis, is also a ski center with resort hotels set in a
scenic pine forest.
When you arrive at Agri, thermal springs bubble up
all over the area. For those who want hardy outdoor events, a visit
to the Bubi Dagi Ski Center will provide a few days of snow sports.
Turkey's most scenic natural monument, Agri Dagi (Mount Ararat)
rises to a height of 5,165 meters.
In Malatya, next to the city museum, you can shop
in a a bazaar where an entire passageway of shops is devoted to copperware.