Guided and Self-Guided
Mountain Biking and Walking Holidays
Itinerary for Self Guided Walking Holiday in North West Cyprus
Day 1 - Arrival day and Transfer to Paradisos Hills hotel in Lysos village, your base for 3 nights.
Day 2 - Explore deserted villages around Lysos including Melandra, Zacharia and Istinjo. The villages were deserted after the Turkish invasion in 1974 and lie in a beautiful valley full of almond and olive trees. Distance 15km.
Day 3 - Walk the "gorgeous gorge." Follow part of the E4 long distance trail a short walk from your hotel. Descend to the valley floor past goat farms and a riding stable. Hike through the hidden "gorgeous gorge" and climb back up to Lysos through fragrant pine forest. Distance 18km.
Day 4 Luggage transfer day to Y&P Latchi hotel, your base for 2 nights. Transfer by car from Lysos to the bottom of the Evretou valley. Visit Skarfos Venetian bridge. Hike through the valley to the Evretou dam. Climb up to Steni village for coffee/lunch and visit the traditional Steni artisan museum. Continue to Latchi through several villages via the E4 long distance path. Distance 18km.
Day 5 - Transfer by car to Baths of Aphrodite. Walk the famous Aphrodite nature trail and link up with the Adonis nature trail on the Akamas peninsula. Spectacular views from Moutti tis Sotiras, the high point on the trail. Distance 18km.
Day 6 - Luggage transfer day to Droushia Heights Hotel, your luxurious eco-hotel base for the last 2 nights. Transfer with your luggage to your hotel perched 600m above the coast in Droushia village with spectacular views back down to Polis and Latchi. From the hotel, explore the top end of the Akamas peninsula, first descending into the valley below Droushia along a myriad of trails past several goat farms. Join another section of the E4 long distance path to hike back up to Droushia along the ridge of the Akamas with spectacular views of both Lara bay on one side and Polis Chrysochous bay on the other.
Day 7 - Scenic walk on quiet backroads and gravel trails through local villages close to Droushia including Pano Arodes and Kathikas. Distance 16km. Visit Vasilikon winery to taste some of the best local wine in the area if not on the whole island.
Day 8 - Departure day and transfer to airport.
On luggage/people transfer days, you and/or your luggage will be collected by 10.00. This can be earlier if you wish to start walking earlier in the day.
If you wish to order a packed lunch from your hotel, please do so the night before.
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