Cyprus is an island of outstanding natural beauty. Away from the cosmopolitan towns and beach resorts you will find large areas of natural, unspoilt countryside. Rugged, pine-clad mountains, woodlands, gentle orchards and vineyards are interspersed with tranquil, timeless villages. In April and May the mountains come into bloom and April and October see a profusion of migratory birds passing through. Locals extend a warm and friendly welcome. We start our tour at Pedoulas village, high in the Troodos Mountains. During the week you will visit Moutoulas and its 13th century church, and enjoy wonderful scenery and some spectacular views. You descend from the Troodos through the beautiful, narrow valley of Stavros. The second half of the walk continues through a gentler landscape of vineyards and citrus groves passing the tiny 16th century Byzantine church of Ayia Paraskevi and onto the village of Drouseia. On the 11 day tour you stay 3 nights at Chrysochou Bay on the northern side of the Akamas Peninsula. The Akamas affords a variety of scenery and breathtaking views and you can visit the well known beauty spot the ‘Baths of Aphrodite’.
DAY 1 Airport arrival transfer to Pedoulas in the heart of the Troodos mountain range DAY 2 Circular walk via Moutoulas and its 13th century church (6hrs) DAY 3 Walk to Milikouri with a short taxi transfer to the start of the walk (3.5 or 7.5hrs) DAY 4 Transfer to Selladi tou Staktou, walk to Stavros tis Psokas (7.5hrs) DAY 5 Walk to Kato Akourdaleia with a long descent out of the mountains (5.5hrs) DAY 6 Walk to Drouseia (3.5hrs) DAY 7 Walk to Agios Georgios tis Pegeias and visit the entrance of Avakas Gorge (6hrs) DAY 8 Transfer to Chrysochou Bay DAY 9 Free day for swimming or local walks around Chrysochou Bay DAY 10 A circular walk along Adonis and Aphrodite nature trails to Akamas DAY 11 Transfer to the airport, trip concludes
Daily from 13 Mar to 22 Nov
High season supplement applies for departures in Aug.
*10 breakfasts, 10 dinners *10 nights in small hotels and country guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities where available *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *arrival transfer Paphos or Larnaca to Pedoulas, departure transfer to Paphos airport *luggage transfer *transfers as described in the itinerary *emergency hotline