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 8. 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

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • 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
2010
  • 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
2016
  • Cyprus: Car Tours and Walks
  • Walking in Cyprus or exploring Cyprus by car is an experience to treasure for a lifetime - or, as the Cypriots put it, `Once been, never forgotten`. You can stroll for miles along the southeast coast or hike through the woods in the famous Troodos Mountains (stopping for lunch at one of the trout farms). But in recent years most walkers are... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • 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 past... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
2015
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • 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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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cyprus
  • Indexed road map of Cyprus from the Nicosia based cartographic publishers Selas, with street plans of main cities and resorts indexed for main places of interest, an enlargement for the Troodos Mountains, maps of various nature trails, etc.The main map at 1:250,000 has altitude colouring to give a general impression of the island’s topography.... 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cyprus
  • Cyprus on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Berndtson, highlighting the islands 15 top sites, plus an enlargement of the Troodos Mountains, street plans of main cities and detailed maps showing access to the holiday resorts.On one side is a map at 1:275,000 showing the island’s road network, including selected dirt tracks. Scenic... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • Zypern MARCO POLO Karten 1:200.000
  • Es ist gut zu wissen, wo sich im Urlaubsgebiet die bedeutenden kulturellen und landschaftlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten befinden. Das präzise und klar lesbare Kartenbild der MARCO POLO Karte führt Sie nicht nur zu diesen wirklich interessanten Stellen, sondern zeigt Ihnen außerdem noch viele andere wissenswerte Details. Dank des großen Maßstabs... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Cyprus - vogelreis
  • In de tweede helft van april, als de vogeltrek in het oostelijke Middellandse Zeegebied op haar hoogtepunt is, wordt Cyprus door meer dan 200 vogelsoorten als rust- en foerageerplek gebruikt, op de lange weg van Afrika naar het noorden. De stuwmeren zijn dan gevuld, de moerassen vol insectenleven en voedsel. De meeste zomergasten zijn dan ook... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Cyprus * licht & comfortabel
  • Dobberend in de 'infinity pool' van het luxe Droushia Heights hotel liggen de baai van Polis en het Akamas schiereiland, de westpunt van Cyprus, aan je voeten. Dagelijks heb je de keuze uit een korte en rustige, of een iets langere wandeling langs stille dorpjes, door mooie mediterrane bossen, door diepe valleien of langs de prachtige kustlijn... Read more
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