Anyone who is serious about cycling knows that it takes much more than just a bike for a satisfying bike ride. It takes good weather, challenging terrain and beauty as far as the eye can see for the journey to be worth it. Cyprus offers both mountainous and coastal terrains for you to pick from for your cycling adventures. Follow one of the following routes and get to know Cyprus up close and personal.
Machairas – Lythrodontas Lefkosia Route – this is a relatively difficult course, which consists of paved and unpaved roads. It starts at Deftera and takes cyclists through agricultural land and a number of villages. On this trip you can enjoy the wonder of the Machairas forest and stop off at the Machairas monastery.
Aderfoi Forest – Asinou, Lefkosia Route – this route takes cyclists from the outskirts of Lefkosia to the forest of Adelfoi and past the early Byzantine church of Panagia Forviotissa. It is considered difficult but it is a journey you will remember.
Tourist Beach – Hala Sulta Tekke Mosque – Meneou Lighthouse Larnaka Route – you will fall in love with Larnaka when you discover how beautiful it is from the bike saddle. The route begins at the Larnaka Tourist Beach, then moves to the Larnaka port roundabout and along the bicycle path to Athinon avenue. The Larnaka castle and Mackenzie beach are also on your route to the old airport road and the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque.
Larnaka – Athienou – Lefkosia Route – when coming from abroad, you will see that the distances in Cyprus are small. This is why you can enjoy the wonders of two cities in just one route. Follow this route of two cities and take in all the local traditions and culture of the small villages along the way.
Ancient Amathous Cycling Route, Lemesos Route – get on your bikes and get ready for a bike tour of Lemesos. The ride begins at the old Lemesos port. Then visit the Germasogeia tourist area, where you can stop for coffee before heading to the archaeological site of Amathous. This is an easy ride and is a great way to see Lemesos.
Fasouri – Pachna Lemesos Route – get to see the western villages of the Lemesos district and discover wine-producing villages and picturesque scenery. Some highlights of the route include the chapel of Agios Ermogenis, the entrance to the archaeological site of Kourion and the Sanctuary of Apollo Ylatis. This is a long route, but it is not considered to be very difficult.
Pafos – Timi Forest, Pafos Route – go on this route to see Pafos in all its glory. Start off at the coastal front of Kato Pafos and go by the Geroskipou Tourist Beach to reach your final destination at Timi beach.
Pafos Castle – Agia Varvara – Episkopi – Tsada – Armou – Agia Varvara – Pafos Casle, Pafos Route – orange and lemon tree groves, Saint Ilarion the Great church, valleys and other natural beauty is all rolled up together in this one route.
Polis – Agios Merkourios – Argaka, Pafos Route – this is an easy route which offers a very enjoyable coastal and forest journey.
Tour of Marathasa – travel from the Troodos area to the northwest coast of the island while following this route. The highlight of this difficult course is the Kykkos Monastery.