Cyprus Cedar Valley - Tripylos Mountain Circular Walk and Photos.

hiking on Cyprus around Cedar Valley Looking down at Cedar Valley Cyprus from Mount Tripylos

Cedar Valley Cyprus Walk which goes up Tripylos Mountain and back - the walking distance is around 13.5kms.

This Cyprus walk takes place within the Cedar Valley and takes you up to the very top of Tripylos Mountain which is at a height of about 1362 metres. Getting to the start is a little difficult to explain - on the map the area is called Dhodekha Anemi and is on the Kykko to Stravos road - a road goes off from here signposted "Cedar Valley 10kms". Drive down this road to reach a wide junction and parking area - there is a sign marked "Cedar Valley 4kms" - park around here.
The walk is straightforward and offers great views along the way particularly of the Cedar trees which are magnificent. Walk along the dirt track which is well marked - at a junction go left and walk down through the valley. As you progress along more and more of the cedar trees come into view - the track eventually reaches a picnic site and spring. Don't forget to bring some bits of bread along the for the resident Jays.. From here take the marked wide path which goes off on the left - this becomes a track after a while and then commences to climb up towards Tripylos. The views get even better with the Troodos mountains in the background and different varieties of trees visible everywhere. Just over 2.6kms from the picnic site you arrive at the top of Tripylos and the fire lookout post.
Tripytos Mountain at Cedar Valley in Cyprus Cedar Valley Cyprus and a small Spring. Cedar trees - what else in Cedar Valley, Cyprus Hiking within the Cedar Valley, Cyprus
There are picnic tables here and excellent views of seemingly everywhere - mountains, valleys, more trees and also closer by several resident Jays also hoping to share your food with you. From the fireman's lookout post return back down the track a short distance and then turn right - now follow this track as it winds back down the mountain to eventually reach the road junction marked "Cedar Valley 10kms". Turn left and head back along the Cedar Valley road - although this is tarmac (it's shown as a dirt road on most maps) it was possible to walk most of the time on the original track edge which was generally fairly wide and a much nicer surface. Again to the right there were often good views of the valley - and also fortunately there was very little traffic on the road - in fact we only saw 3 cars whilst walking the 6kms back to the start point.
Shaded walking track - Cedar Valley, Cyprus. On the way up to the top of Mount Tripylos. Tripytos Mountain looking at millions of Cedar Trees, Cyprus Great walking on Cyprus
Cyprus - fire post at the top of Tripytos mountain Cyprus High up within Cyprus's Cedar Valley area. Lots of Cedar trees in the valleys on Cyprus
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