A sun-kissed week of leisure cycling along the southern coastline of Cyprus, an island known for its fascinating history and traditional hospitality
Explore the richness and variety of Cyprus on this leisurely-paced cycling holiday that traces the island’s southern coastline from Larnaca to the wild Akamas Peninsula. Tucked away in the eastern Mediterranean and a popular destination for sun-seeking holiday-makers, there’s far more to Cyprus than resort hotels and beach loungers, as you will discover on this fully guided leisure cycling holiday.
Cyprus is an island with a long and fascinating history, overlain with a healthy dose of myth and legend. There are ancient remains at every turn; from Bronze Age tombs to Roman villas and from Medieval castles to Ottoman architecture. Cycling east to west in easy stages, there’s the chance to see some of the best of Cyprus’s UNESCO-listed archaeological sites, such as Neolithic Khirokitia and the cliff-top Kourion, with all entrance fees included. Passing through towns and villages, you’ll get a feel for the Cypriot way of life with its focus on the outdoors, café-culture, handicrafts and warm hospitality. Your local cycling guide will be with you throughout and will help you to experience the best of Cypriot cuisine; choosing authentic cafes and tavernas at lunch and dinner-time. You’ll also see the variety of Cypriot landscapes; the island’s rugged coast, orderly vineyards, wildflower-studded meadows and pine-forested hills. The cycling is only part of the story and we’ve made sure there’s plenty of time to take it easy, including a free day in the colourful and culturally diverse town of Pafos where you can sit in the sun, explore independently, or go to the beach and take a swim. Travelling by bike is a great way to experience this stunning corner of Europe.