Away from the big resorts, Cyprus is full of the ingredients for a great tailor made holiday to Cyprus. We can help you plan the holiday you want, wether it’s walking the hillside trails, exploring some of the best dive sites in the Med or exploring the lesser known corners of the island, Cyprus has a vast range of options for the outdoor types.
Hiking in the Avgas Gorge
From day-long hikes through pine forests and through cobblestone villages, to more ambitious multi-day treks taking in castle ruins and the craggy Kyrenia Range, Cyprus has a lot to go at for your walking holiday.
The Troödos Mountains are a must for any walkers. The Adelfi Forest on the Asinou–Agios Theodoros trail starts with the Byzantine frescos of the Panagia Forviotissa church before looping around Mountt Olympus on the stunning Artemis Trail. To the west, the Akamas Peninsula is stunning territory with the panoramas of the Aphrodite Trail’s jagged shoreline.
Cyprus’s Northern walks are a little more rugged and not quite as obviously marked as those in the South, ideal for the more serious hiker. The coastline gives way to the furrowed peaks of the Beşparmak and Kyrenia mountain ranges, home to the local shepherds. This is much more off the beaten track and a part of Cyprus most visitors never get to experience.
Cycling in Cyprus
Great weather, less traffic and a wonderfully varied terrain makes Cyprus ideal for a bespoke cycling holiday. From the sea to the mountains in a half-day ride, Cyprus can give you more for less pedal power. Road biking is very popular while mountain bikers will find a growing network of trails that offer something new, with new routes leading out from many towns and resorts. The Troödos Mountains with their dipping valleys and mountain slopes offer plenty of twisty pine-forested dirt tracks.
In the North: The Karpas (Kırpaşa) Peninsula is ideal for road cycling with quiet roads and olive and carob trees between villages along the hillside, it is a slice of rural Cyprus.