Cyprus Island Walking Trails.
A variety of nice walks in forests, mountains and around the Cyprus Coast. Cyprus is an excellent Island to go too for enjoying some walks whilst on holiday - with quite often the opportunity to visit and enjoy some of the Cyprus's great beaches during the walks. We have created instructions with lots of descriptive pictures for quite a few walks which are summarised below and will take you onto the relevant page topics.
Whilst out walking we found that having a decent hat, good walking boots as well as plenty of water with you was essential - for instance out on the Akamas Peninsula or in the Troodos Mountains there are not exactly a lot of cafes or facilities around and the areas are quite exposed.
None of our described Cyprus Troodos Walks could be considered particularly strenuous from a climbing point of view but perhaps more so due to the distance especially if the weather is particularly hot. Incidentally we did not consider vertigo to be of
any significance on these walks. One advantage of walking in Cyprus and when up in the Troodos Mountains - especially in the Summer - is that the temperature in the mountains is considerably lower than that found down near the coast and beaches - we left a 28 degree day in Pafos and once we were up into the Troodos Mountains we were hiking in around 17 degrees. Of course it then follows
that you should recognise that these are mountains and you should have the necessary clothng with you in case of a sudden weather change.
One of the Cyprus walks mentioned below takes you into and through a lovely gorge - however it should be remembered that rock fall is always a possibility when gorge-walking.
In addiition a carefull note of actual and possible weather conditions should be taken i.e. recent rain can make a gorge such as the Avakas fill up in no time. This means possibly dangerously very fast moving and deep water which carries all sorts of debris from tree branches to even small rocks.
Finally it does no harm to tell someone about where you intend to be walking if this will be somewhere potentially hazardous or remote - and if you do this then of course let them know should you return.
- Walks in the Cedar Valley Cyprus - Tripylos area 13.5kms. This fairly easy walk is quite straightforward and gives great views along the way particularly of the Cedar trees which are magnificent.
- Miliou via Theletra circular Cyprus walk. 10kms. This is actually quite a strenuous walk despite it's relatively short distance - sometimes dusty tracks, a couple of steep climbs and in places some confusing joining tracks.
- Walking through Avakas Gorge in Cyprus - 14km. Marvellous and really scenic walk up through this rugged Cyprus gorge - movement
can be quite difficult in places because of the sometimes massive rocks in the way. As already mentioned check the weather conditions before attempting this
wet gorge. It can be acheived as a circular if continued on at the end of the gorge to return via tracks - take plenty of water with you if you do this circuit.
- Taking a wander out on the Akamas Peninsula Cyprus - 20kms. This walk involves following the coastal path out from the Baths of Aphrodite to Cape Arnaoutis (Akamas) - nice climb to start with on this one.
- Walking along Cyprus Aphrodite Trail - 8km. This is a circular walk on one of Cyprus's most famous trails - the walk
involves a steep winding climb and sometimes slippery underfoot descent - there are marvellous views to be enjoyed. The total climb is approximately 350 metres.
- A long Cyprus Coastal Walk along the Akamas Peninsula - 20kms. Starting from the Baths of Aphrodite it goes out to Cape Arnaoutis (Akamas
Cyprus Peninsula). The walk involves a long climb up to the top ridge before a descent back to the Baths. There are no facilities out on the Cape - take plenty of water and sunhat etc.
- Hiking along parts of the Aphrodite, Smigies and Adonis Trails in Cyprus. This 16.5km circular walk creates a double loop by using parts of all three of
these famous Cyprus walking Trails. Difficulty is Hard to Strenuous depending on the weather - total climb of approximately 680 metres.
- Troodos - Mount Olympos - Troodos Walk. A circular walk starting off at the Atalante Naure Trail. This is very easy to follow walk within the
Troodos Mountains which uses paths and follows stream beds as it loops through beautiful pine forests. This area also offers a popular route for mountain bikers too.
- Trooditissa to Prodhromos and back to Trooditissa long walk on Cyprus. At 20km this figure of eight Cyprus walk can be considered as strenuous but only
because of it's distance - especially if the weather is hot. The undulating walk only has one short steep climb - note there are drinks facilities at Prodhromos.
- Platres - Pouziaris - Troodos - Platres trail and path walk for Cyprus. This 17.5km path and track circular walk has a bit of a climb of around 600 metres at the start but then becomes far easier.
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