You can smell the fresh green tea scent in emerald green tea plantations and try to harvest tea using traditional methods.
Coucosicum specie, known as komar or “forest rose” grows only in Rize. Komar are shrubs with five petals with purple, white and yellow flowers.
Kaçkar Mountains National Park
Within Çamlıhemşin District, Kaçkar Mountains National Park is 16 kilometers away from the district center. Kaçkar Mountains National Park is one of the best destinations for mountaineering. With Fırtına Stream on west and Hemşin Stream on east, the natural park offers a rich karstic flora. Both the underwood and the canopy comprise of endemic species. In Türkiye, Kaçkar Mountains National Park is one of the places where actual glaciation is seen along with eschars from the Pleistocene period. In this area, there are glacial lakes, glacial valleys, cirques and set lakes along with glaciers.
Anzer Cultural Protection and Tourism Development Region
Located at an altitude of 2200 meters, Anzer Cultural Protection and Tourism Development Region is 54 kilometers away from Rize city center and 35 kilometers away from İkizdere District center. The plateaus offer awe-inspiring natural wonders, a rich flora and fauna, authentic scenes, and many glacial lakes of different sizes. World-famous local Anzer Honey owes its reputation to the flora. Anzer Cultural Protection and Tourism Development Region offers many possibilities for diverse activities such as trekking, paragliding, heliski, jeep safari, photo safari and mountaineering.
Ayder Cultural Protection and Tourism Development Region
Ayder Cultural Protection and Tourism Development Region is 87 kilometers away from Rize city centre and 16 kilometers away from Çamlıhemşin District centre. Ayder Plateau is the centre of attraction of visitors by virtue of authentic architecture, thermal springs and heliski facilities. Ayder region offers also other alternative activities like trekking, hiking, photo safari, camping and mountaineering.
Perfect for trekking, hiking and relaxing, plateaus offer a rich flora and fauna as well as a seamless architecture. The plateaus are perfect destinations with fabulous sceneries of fogged landscapes and wooden houses. These wooden plateau houses also serve as guesthouses and provide accommodation options.
South of Çamlıhemşin District, between Fırtına and Hala Streams Pokut Plateau is located at an altitude of 2032 meters. Sal Plateau is at 2002 meters of altitude and 23 kilometers to Çamlıhemşin and a 15-minute walking distance to Pokut Plateau. It is possible to see Caucasian Mountains and the Black Sea from Sal Plateau on high-visibility days. Camping and plateau houses are the accommodation options at the plateau. Gito Plateau is a scenic plateau offering landscapes that are literally above-the-clouds. The plateau is reached via a scenic forest path starting at Fırtına Valley. Huser Plateau has an uninterrupted view of Kaçkar Mountains and Palakçur, Avusor, Çeymakçur and Kavrun valleys –the spot par excellence to admire the whole region from 0 to 4000 meters.