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A walking tour in Cyprus

Cyprus is largely seen as a sun worshipper’s holiday destination and visitors flock from all over Europe to enjoy the beaches and sunny year-round climate.

However there is much more to this charming island than sun, sea and sand, including stunning walking and hiking tours in Cyprus.

Excellent reasons why to book a walking tour in Cyprus include:

Cyprus has a wealth of indigenous flora and fauna to excite keen botanists, bird watchers and the more casual walker alike

The Akamas Peninsula on the west of the island is a true haven of natural beauty with a selection of nature trails to suit all abilities

A further 50 nature trails are dotted around the island. These are well sign-posted and include useful markers on the various flora lining the trail. Walking and hiking tours in Cyprus, away from the busy tourist towns are highly recommended.

Cyprus is a perfect walking holiday destination for most of the year with spring and autumn being especially good times to explore the island on two feet – the mild climate and almost constant sunshine is the perfect antidote to cold, wet winters in the most of northern Europe!

You will rarely see other people out on the trail particularly if you use a guide to take you on trails you could not find in any guide book

Cyprus is awash with gorgeous gorges, the result of tens of thousands of years of natural erosion – these spectacular gorges are paradise for any walker keen on scrambling

The best inland trails usually lead to a pretty mountain village taverna, the perfect place to re-fuel and get to know the friendly locals

Specialist companies on the island offer guided walking holidays and, as they are island based, are up to date with any recent changes to trails due to building development.

Hiking is an excellent way to discover Cyprus. There are lots of nature trails and signposted paths to suit all levels of hikers, from easy walking to more challenging walks. The spring is considered to be the best time for hiking when the island is just coming into bloom.

No hiking or walking tour in Cyprus is complete without a visit to the Troodos Mountains and the Akamas Peninsula. This section takes you from Larnaca Airport to Paphos Airport, passing through Cape Gkreko, up the Troodos Mountains and down to the Akamas region.

Cyprus has many cycling routes or the more adventurous can make up their own. Cycling around the island enables you to visit secluded coves, ancient ruins and amazing landscape that you would probably miss if you were travelling by car.

To enjoy some great Cypriot hospitality, top class accommodation, amazing beaches and a wealth of nature, history and culture look out for the many last minute holidays that are always available to the beautiful island of Cyrus.