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Cyprus

Sunny island in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Karpaz peninsula of North Cyprus, since British times also called the ’panhandle’, is the most unspoilt and most beautiful part of the island of Cyprus. You cycle through traditional villages with churches and mosques standing side by side, passing almond, carob and olive groves. Hibiscus, Jasmin, Bougainvillea and Oleander blossoms, Orange and lemon trees accompany your tour. Beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches invite you every day for a swim or a walk! Millions of migrating birds can be seen, turtles come out of the sea and lay their eggs in the sand; maybe you will see a group of shy wild donkeys playing on the shore. In spring time North Cyprus is famous for its wildflowers, especially for its orchids. Further highlights are ancient Salamis, the world famous king tombs, the Saint Barnabas monastery, medieval Famagusta, the genuine Cypriote hospitality with its delicious food and last not least 340 days of sunshine.

Medium
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
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Itinerary

On your first stage you will cycle to the world-famous royal tombs and to Saint Barnabas monastery. After that, you will discover the Roman town of Salamis. The combination of ruins, sand dunes and seascape is very scenic. In spring time the area is covered by the yellow blossoms of the acacia bushes the British planted in the old times. Then, you cycle to the church of Panagia in Iskele, where you can admire its beautiful Byzantine frescoes. Your day will end in Bogaz, which is well-known for its outstanding seafood restaurants.

Today you will cycle across the Karpas peninsula. Olive, carob and fig trees edge the wayside. The traditional villages are adorned with bougainvilleas, hibiscus and jasmin. Shady coffee houses invite you for a rest. Your final destination, the hotel Nitovikla, is on the whole peninsula famous because of its great Cyprian kitchen.

Today you will start cycling close to the sea, before reaching the most exposed village on the peninsula, Dipkarpaz. It includes many different guesthouses with small garden and fields. In this Arcadian area are many things to visit.

Today you will cycle along the southern coast. Your first destination is a long paradisiacal sandy beach - one of the few areas in the Mediterranean Sea, where the Caretta-Caretta and the Green Turtle can still lay their eggs. Wild donkeys also live in this area, which you might see on your way to Cap Andreas with its lonesome monastery. Today you will stay overnight in a beach hotel on the southern coast.

Probably you will cycle again to the ‘Turtle Beach’ and spend a day on the beach.

Before cycling next to the northern coast to Agios Thyrsos, we recommend a side trip to the basilica Agios Philon with its antique harbour and further on to Aphrendrika. In this area you will just find a few sheepherder lodges.

Tour character

               You cycle mainly on quite, flat roads roads, sometimes smaller hills, but you will be compensated with wonderful sea views.               
 

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Famagusta
  Season 1
01.11.2020 - 30.06.2021
01.09.2021 - 31.12.2021

Arrival daily
Cyprus, 8 days, ZY-ZYRSK-08X
Base price
595.00
Surcharge single room 160.00

Category: 3***-hotels and chosen guest houses (Dikarpaz)

Season 1
Nov 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Arrival daily
Cyprus, 8 days, ZY-ZYRSK-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
595.00
160.00

Category: 3***-hotels and chosen guest houses (Dikarpaz)

Season 1
Nov 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Famagusta
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Agios Tyrsos
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
35.00
10.00
40.00
20.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Famagusta
  Season 1
Nov 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021

Arrival daily
Famagusta
Double room p. P. 35.00
Surcharge single room 10.00
Agios Tyrsos
Double room p. P. 40.00
Surcharge single room 20.00
Filter
24-gear unisex
24-gear gents
65.00
65.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Taxi transfer (price per taxi) to be paid for at the time, reservation necessary
  • Larnaca – Famagusta EUR 70
  • Ercan – Famagusta EUR 40
  • Agios Thyrsos – Larnaca EUR 75
  • Agios Thyrsos – Ercan EUR 75
  • Kyrenia/Girne – Ercan EUR 60
  • Kyrenia/Girne – Larnaca EUR 75
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Larnaca (Greece) or Ercan (Turkey) airport

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

 

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Ratings

4.8 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
5 stars
Jack Feeney AU | 17.06.2019
Must see area, scenic and great quiet roads
Exceptionally helpful organiser, great accomodation and high quality bikes. Everything was great, nothing was too much trouble. Ahmet even surprised us a couple of times with ice creams mid route. The maps were easy to follow and there's very little traffic in the area. The beaches were top notch, some we had to ourselves. We brought our own trailer to bring our 3 year old with us who also loved it. Thanks!!
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler answered:
We love to hear that you had such a wonderful time in Cypres! Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us.
5 stars
Alfred B. AT | 19.05.2019
Schönheiten abseits des Massentourismus
Die Karpas Halbinsel auf Zypern gehört zu den wenigen sehr ursprünglichen Landschaften des Mittelmeerraumes. Naturbelassene Sandstrände, Wildesel, schöne einsame Straßen mit sehr wenig Autoverkehr und dazu steinerne Zeugen einer einstmals großen Vergangenheit. Dass die Region vom Massentourismus noch nicht entdeckt wurde, geht zwar Hand in Hand mit einer insgesamt schwachen Infrastruktur und gewissen Verwahrlosung und Verschmutzung. Dafür sind die Zyprioten ausgesprochen hilfsbereit und freundlich und die Preise sensationell niedrig. Das Essen, insbesondere die Vorspeisen und der Fisch war ausgezeichnet, die Quartiere o.k., einige sogar excellent.
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler answered:
Vielen Dank für dieses sehr hilfreiche Feedback! Wie Sie es so schön beschreiben, handelt es sich bei der Zypern-Tour um eine sehr authentische Radtour, die gerade deswegen äußerst interessant ist. Schön, dass Sie so zufrieden waren.
5 stars
Christian B. DE | 26.12.2018
Interessantes Nordzypern
Die Unterkünfte waren einfach, aber in Ordnung. Das Frühstück war immer sehr lecker. Die Streckenführung durch Famagusta könnte für Nicht-Navi-Nutzer einfacher sein oder sollte zusätzlich in einen Stadtplan detailliert eingezeichnet werden. Besonders anzumerken ist die Gastfreundlichkeit der Nordzyprioten. Auch die Betreuung vor Ort war sehr gut. Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen.
4 stars
Helmut J. DE | 23.09.2018
Nordzypern
Es war eine interessante Tour. Die Unterkünfte waren teilweise sehr einfach. Insgesamt war es aber autentisch. Es war interessant.
5 stars
Andrew Lawson DE | 29.03.2015
Schöne Tour, erstklassige Betreuung
Ruhige Straßen, unberührte Küstenstrecken. Der Partner vor Ort war äußerst hilfsbereit und zuverlässig.

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