Canyons are natural structures that have formed over time due to river currents changing and massive boulders being crushed. Turkey has some of the world's deepest and longest head-spinning canyons. These magnificent canyons are not for the faint of heart. Valla Canyon, in particular, runs 12 kilometers toward Cide and can be reached via the Kanlçay region of the Muratpaşa town in Kastamonu's Pnarbaş district. Valla Canyon is one of the world's deepest and longest canyons, with cliffs ranging in height from 800-1200 meters.
Valla Canyon is approximately 12 kilometers long, with its entrance near the Muratbaş hamlet. Because the canyon is entirely one-way, you will have to trek 12 kilometers to reach the exit in the Hamitli village of the Loç Valley in the Cide area. The Horma Canyon, built centuries ago by the Zar Stream, was ultimately made accessible to tourists with a 3-kilometer wooden platform nailed to the cliffs. As you stroll through the wooden platform, you can enjoy all of the canyon's wonderfulness.
This magnificent canyon attracts rafting and hiking enthusiasts from all over the world. For those interested in extreme mountaineering, Valla Canyon has several routes. It's important to note that the canyon is a little risky. Every activity you undertake will require permission; note that it is recommended to visit with a guide. However, you can explore the canyon on your own.
While you are in the city, it is suggested to visit Horma Canyon, which is located within the Küre Mountains National Park and is also within the borders of Pınarbaşı. After visiting the Valla Canyon in Kastamonu, you can go 90 kilometers to the Tokatlı Canyon, also known as Safranbolu Canyon.