What are the most beautiful bike tours on Cyprus?
That’s hard for me to say as it’s beautiful everywhere around here. The ride up to the village Pano Lefkara is very scenic, for example, and it has a vertical gain of 800 meters. Lefkara is the home of the famous Cyprian embroidery and if you like, you can also enjoy traditional Cyprian cooking in the village. I like to eat in Lefkara Pavillon: It’s great value authentic food. After charging up your batteries there, continue towards Kornos – beautiful scenery. Another amazing tour is the ride to the Kantaracastle. And I really enjoy the tour to Stavrovouni monastery – it rewards you with one of the most breathtaking views on Cyprus.
What would you describe as the most challenging tour?
The Troodos Mountains offer various rides in the west. You can ride up to the 1,952 meter high Olympus. For all ‘mountain goats’ I also recommend some tours in the Machairas Mountains, like the tour which goes to Vavla, the pass of Odou and the Machairas monastery. On the way back you take the road that passes the monastery of Stavrovouni.
What are the best months for cycling on Cyprus?
Cyprus is actually a year-round cycling venue. The best months are from the beginning of March until the end of May as well as from the beginning of October until the end of November. And last but not least, I have an important message for everybody who loves the sea: The hot summer months warm up the sea so much that you can take a nice swim even in October. I can’t wait to see you on the road in Cyprus!