Cyprus

Description

Troodos Mountains - by Rob Cyprus has some truly mountainous areas and lots of dry hilly countryside planted with citrus and pine trees. Uncultivated barren parts are mostly covered in low shrub. Along the rocky coastline you will find countless beaches and interesting outcrops.

Regrettably, Cyprus is split up into two. In the southwestern part of the country, considerable effort has been put into making nature more accessible.

The Akamas peninsula and national park in the far west of the island is attractive for hikers thanks to its extensive forests, deserted rocky coast en interesting gorges. This area is not too high and hills reach up to only 400m. A bit further east lies the more serious Troodos range, with mountains reaching 2000m, which is high enough to be covered in snow during winter. Both areas count dozens of short hiking trails, leading to lovely viewpoints or monuments of cultural historic interest in only a couple of hours walk.

Fun about Cyprus is the European long distance hiking trail E4, which runs from Pafos in the west to Larnaca in the south. This trail was completed in 2005 and neatly waymarked. It makes several large curves to include both Akamas and Troodos. As a result walking the full length of it adds up to about 600km of dry rocks and dust, and a pair of thoroughly worn hiking boots. Bring your tent, food and most importantly: enough drinking water.

Opinions

Rate 7.0 | 1 vote | No 6. in Europe
  • Oranginas, hiking trails Europe April 2012
  • Rate 7
  • Positive Cyprus North: walking at height, overlooking the Mediterranian, great views. Remains of former rulers; flower explosion in spring. Unspoilt by the Med's usual high-rise international hotels and sprawling tourist villas. Pretty quiet and beautiful walking area.
  • Negative Cyprus North: the Turkish military basis, everywhere. They don't allow you to follow your route.
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Trails

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelgids Cyprus - Zypern | Rother |
  • Goede - Duitstalige - wandelgids met veel dagtochten verspreid over het gebied. Beschrijvingen zijn voldoende en praktische informatie is handig. Kaartjes beperkt. Zypern ist nicht nur berühmt für sein kulturelles Erbe und seine 9000 Jahre alte Geschichte – die »Insel der Aphrodite« zählt auch zu den beliebtesten Wanderzielen im östlichen... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walls
  • The world's walls are supposed to be coming down. We speak of globalization, international markets and global villages; barriers to trade keep falling, and it is now possible to communicate instantly from nearly anywhere in the world. But just as these virtual walls come down, real walls rise. In this evocative blend of travel writing, history... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • North Cyprus - Walk and Eat
  • This pocket-sized full-colour guide is ideal for those visiting or having a second home in North Cyprus. It describes walks and excursions in the villages and countryside. Each excursion or walk recommends at least one restaurant en route serving local cuisine, with photograph, price guide, opening times, sample menus, and recipes for some of... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cyprus
  • Cyprus is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the Greek part of the island. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in the Troodos Mountains and the Akamas Peninsula, around Pafos, Lemesos and Larnaka. A double-sided, fold-out touring map gives an overview of the island and the... Read more
eBooks.de
Germany
  • Bötig Klaus: Zypern
  • Zypern entdecken und erleben. Baden, Bummeln, Ausgehen. Essen Trinken, Übernachten. Ausflüge, Wanderungen, Sehenswertes. 5., Aufl. Read more
Buch.de
Germany
  • Zypern Süd & Nord
  • Zypern ist nicht nur berühmt für sein kulturelles Erbe und seine 9000 Jahre alte Geschichte - die ´´Insel der Aphrodite´´ zählt auch zu den beliebtesten Wanderzielen im östlichen Mittelmeer. Read more
eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelgids Walk & Eat North Cyprus | Sunflower |
  • This pocket-sized full-colour guide is ideal for those visiting or having a second home in North Cyprus. It describes walks and excursions in the villages and countryside. Each excursion or walk recommends at least one restaurant en route serving local cuisine, with photograph, price guide, opening times, sample menus, and recipes for some of... Read more
eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelgids Cyprus – South & North | Rother |
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. 184 pages, 122 photos, 50 maps in 1:25,000, 1:50,000 and 1:75,000, overview maps to a scale of 1:400,000 and 1:900,000 Cyprus is not only famous for its cultural... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pafos Street Plan and District Road Map
  • Street plan of Pafos from Selas, with on the reverse a road map at 1:100,000 of the western tip of Cyprus and maps of local nature trails. The street plan is annotated with accommodation, places of interest and various facilities, all cross-referenced to lists in the street index.On the reverse, a road map at 1:100,000 of the western tip of... Read more
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Walking holidays

Sawadee
Netherlands
  • Walking in North Cyprus
  • North Cyprus remains a hidden gem of the Mediterranean, far less visited and less well known since separation in 1974. Thanks to the abundance of archaeological remains from many civilisations that inhabited the island over the centuries, it is considered the most beautiful and historically interesting part of the island. With superb walking... Read more
Te Voet
Belgium
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