Turkey’s First and Only Extreme Sports Festival Has Started in Samsun

Turkey’s first and only extreme sports festival Falcon Fest has started by cooperation of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality and SAMTAB. Festival which is located in Sahinkaya Canyon will continue until August 9. Events will be held in both Vezirsuyu Nature Park and Sahinkaya Canyon while Samsun Triathlon took place in Atakum on August 5.

Festival offers attendees events such as canoeing, dragon boat, paragliding, paramotor, base jumping, slackline/highlining, rock climbing, trekking and mountain biking performances along with concerts. All events took place on first day of the festival despite the bad weather conditions.

International Falcon Fest will be held for the second time between 4-9 August 2018 at Vezirkopru Sahinkaya Canyon by cooperation of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality and SAMTAB. Events in 10 different sport branches held on the first day. Governor Osman Kaymak and Mayor Zihni Şahin have started the festival.

Sahinkaya Canyon hosted canoeing, dragon boat, base and rope jumping, paragliding, paramotor, highlining, rock climbing and trekking events on the first day of the festival.

Events in Vezirsuyu Nature Park have started with mountain biking race. Canoeing, mountain biking and slacklining events will continue until August 9. Attendees can participate in pilates workshops between 7-9 August. Vezirsuyu Nature Park will host concerts during the festival.

Turkey’s first long distance triathlon was held at Atakum Çobanlı Pier at August 5 2018. 350 athletes from 9 countries have participated in sprint, olympic and long distance triathlon events.