Cyprus

Cyprus

The easternmost part of EuroVelo 8 is on the island of Cyprus. Cyprus is a compact island with an incredible variety of scenery within short distances, making it a delight to cyclists. The route loops around the island and goes through some of the most interesting parts of Cyprus, from mountainous villages where the old ways of life, customs and traditions can be observed, to bustling cities and tourist resorts with coastal views over pristine beaches. With the island situated at the crossroads of three continents, cyclists can ride not only through various landscapes, but also through 10.000 years of history and civilisation: prehistoric settlements, classical Greek temples, Roman theatres and villas, early Christian basilicas, Gothic cathedrals, Venetian fortifications, Moslem mosques and British colonial-style buildings.
  • Certified EuroVelo Route
  • Developed route with EuroVelo signs
  • Developed route
  • Route under development
  • Route at the planning stage

While it is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, when moving around Cyprus you'll get the feeling of proximity. Cyprus is an island of many faces, offering many things to see and do: from archeological and UNESCO world heritage sites to Blue Flag beaches and world-renowned diving spots, meaning there is something for everyone. All this in one island famous for its hospitable local population.
 
EuroVelo 8 does a tour of the island of Aphrodite but at the moment there is no official signposting in place. You can find more information about cycling in Cyprus and currently signposted routes on the Cyprus Tourism Organisation website.

 

Photo credit: Lefteris Katsouromallis (flickr.com)

National information
  • Nicosia - Nicosia

    Visit Cyprus

    Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) is creating a national cycling network in Cyprus consisting of sign-posted routes in rural areas. A number of bike centres are available on the island offering rental services, route information, guide assistance and support. They can organise your journey to take you through a varied landscape combining mountain views, rugged coastlines, tranquil vineyards and olive groves and fascinating ancient ruins.

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    http://visitcyprus.com/wps/portal/cycling/