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Nissi Beach with its islands and crystal clear sea

Cyprus

Sun island in the Mediterranean

8 Days / 7 Nights
Medium
Nissi Beach with its islands and crystal clear 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.

Itinerary at a glance

Day
01
Arrival in Famagusta

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 (approx. 50 km).

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.

Day
08
Departure or extension

Itinerary at a glance

Culinary delights, nature, and picturesque villages await you in Cyprus, especially at Golden Beach and Cape Andreas. Amid almond trees and bougainvillea, you can relax beautifully before visiting cultural sites like the Royal Tombs.
Day
01
Arrival in Famagusta

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 bougainvillea, hibiscus and fragrant jasmine bushes. Shady kahvehans invite you to take a break.

Today we travel along the south coast. Along the way, you can make detours to secluded beaches where the caretta caretta and the green turtle can still lay their eggs. Wild donkeys can also be found in the area. The destination for this stage is the Livana Hotel by the sea.

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. You will spend two nights at Villa Lembos in Dipkarpaz.

First you cycle to the beach of the Achaeans on the north coast, where the old basilica overlooks the ancient harbour. Then continue along the coast to Aphendrika. There is much to discover in this archaic environment.

Today we travel along the north coast to Agios Thyrsos with a detour to the Agias Trias Basilica with its rare floor mosaics. Overnight stay in a hotel surrounded by palm trees, with a private beach.

Day
08
Departure or extension

Other variations of this tour

Route information

Medium

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

Prices & Dates

Category: 3*** hotels and beautiful restored farmhouses

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents (German, English)
  • 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 90
  • Agios Thyrsos – Ercan EUR 75
  • Kyrenia/Girne – Ercan EUR 60
  • Kyrenia/Girne – Larnaca EUR 75

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!
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
  • This tour is a partner tour.

 

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents (German, English)
  • GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Detailed information

  • E-Bikes are available from 01.03.2024.

Optional extras

  • Taxi transfer (price per taxi) payable in advance, reservation necessary
  • Larnaca – Famagusta EUR 80
  • Agios Thyrsos – Larnaca EUR 110
  • Kyrenia/Girne – Ercan EUR 70
  • Kyrenia/Girne – Larnaca EUR 80

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!
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
  • This tour is a partner tour.

 

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