Guided and Self-Guided
Mountain Biking and Walking Holidays
Itinerary for Self Guided Cycling Holiday in North West Cyprus
Day 1 - Arrival day and Transfer to Paradisos Hills hotel in Lysos village, your base for 2 nights.
Day 2 - Explore deserted villages on the Lysos Loop ride. Distance 28km. 50% road and 50% forest trails. Elevation Gain 511 metres.
Day 3 - Luggage transfer day to Y&P Latchi hotel, your base for 3 nights. Descend from Lysos to Latchi via the Evretou valley. Distance 30km. Elevation gain 408 metres. 70% road and 30% gravel tracks. Visit Skarfos Venetian bridge. Stop at Steni village for coffee and visit the Steni artisan museum.
Day 4 - Coastal ride to the famous Baths of Aphrodite. Optional extention ride along the rugged coast path to the end of the Akamas peninsula. Option to take a dip in one of the blue lagoons along the coast. Distance 15km (30km to end of peninsula). 100% road to Baths of Aphrodite. 50% gravel track with some rocky sections on extention ride. Elevation gain 360 meters.
Day 5 - REST day. Explore Latchi and neighbouring Polis at your leisure either on your bike or by foot if you need a rest from the saddle. Or, from Latchi explore the Akamas Ridge and ride back to Latchi. Distance 29Km. Elevation gain 620 metres.
Day 6 - Luggage transfer day to Drousia Heights Hotel your luxury base for the last 2 nights. Optional uplift (payable locally at 25 per couple) as today's ride takes you from sea level to 600m onto the ridge of the Akamas peninsula via Neo chorio village, with your final destination being Drousia village with breathtaking views over Chrysochous bay. Distance (without uplift) 25km. Elevation gain 708 metres. 70% gravel track, 30% road. If you book an uplift, you will be taken to Drousia direct from where you can then explore the many small villages in the locality.
Day 7 - Scenic ride through quiet villages and then down to the "Witches Gorge" which is full of spectacular rock formations and fosils. Climb back out of the Gorge and up to the Vasilikon Winery - just outside the village of Kathikas - to sample some excellent local wine. Distance 20km. Elevation gain 521 metres. 50% quiet roads, 50% tracks.
Day 8 - Departure day and transfer to airport.
Rides are graded Easy to Medium level and take a maximum of 4-5 hours. Optional extensions can be added if you wish to ride all day.
Your hire bike (if ordered) will be delivered on your arrival day. Bikes can be fitted with optional pannier racks if you wish to bring panniers for holding water, cameras etc.
On luggage transfer days, your luggage will be collected after your departure and delivered to the next hotel by mid-day.
If you wish to order a packed lunch from your hotel, please do so the night before.
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