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

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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Cyprus | Sunflower | Geoff Daniel
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig Pocket-sized and in full colour, this new edition covering southern, Greek Cyprus, takes into account the many changes on the island in the... Read more
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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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • 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
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • 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
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eBooks.de
Germany
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cyprus - South and North
  • This Rother walking guide to Cyprus includes 40 routes mostly ranging from easy to medium level. Each route has a detailed description and accompanying map at either 1:50,000 or 1:75,000 scale. The guide also includes one overview map at 1:900,000 scale and 80 colour photos. The walks are all in the southern part of Cyprus and are divided into... Read more
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United Kingdom
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eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
  • Bötig Klaus: Zypern
  • Zypern entdecken und erleben. Baden, Bummeln, Ausgehen. Essen Trinken, Übernachten. Ausflüge, Wanderungen, Sehenswertes. 5., Aufl. Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cyprus - South and North
  • This Rother walking guide to Cyprus includes 40 routes mostly ranging from easy to medium level. Each route has a detailed description and accompanying map at either 1:50,000 or 1:75,000 scale. The guide also includes one overview map at 1:900,000 scale and 80 colour photos. The walks are all in the southern part of Cyprus and are divided into... Read more
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. With an abundance of archaeological remains from the many civilisations that have inhabited the island over the centuries, it is considered by many to be the most beautiful and historically interesting part of the island. The... Read more
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