Cycling is a sport that can be done on an amateur level and requires only a few things: a bike in excellent working condition, water, a spare tire, a bicycle (trying to reach, at least) in good physical shape and a road or a path to grow. And like all the sports, it's something that you learn, you never give up. Something like a cyclist I confirm. And after seeing the general cycling and cycling directions in Cyprus, the time has come to look at various cycling routes as proposed by various competent bodies or by the writer.
Kofinou - Larnaka
According to data provided by the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO), this route starts from Kofinou and from Alethriko village, Kalo Chorio highway junction and traffic lights "Firefighting station" as it's known inbetween the locals, ends at Athenon Avenue (Phinikoudes promenade), a route is characterised as easy, suitable for any type of bicycle with speeds, using an asphalt road along the entire length of the route, with a total length of 25 km, with a current vertical height of 5 metres.
Mazotos - Vavatsinia - Kofinou
According to the data given by the CTO, this route starts from the fuel station near the village of Mazotos and passes through the villages of Zygi, Psamedemenos, Choirokoitia, Vavla, Lagieia, Ora, Vavatsinias, Pano Lefkara and Skarinou, ends in the village of Kofinou, through a difficult 80-kilometer-long route, a 965-metre-high vertical road, asphalt-paved road along its length, with uphill but not intense ascents, requiring a 16-speed road bike.
Yeroskipou - Tsada - Pafos
According to data given by the CTO, this route starts from the Municipality of Geroskipou, passing through the villages of Ayia Marinouda, Marathounta, the area of Stavros of Mintha and the villages of Tsada and Mesoyi, reaching Pafos through a 24km long degree of difficulty, with a mixed surface, i.e. asphalt road and dirt road, for which a 21-speed mountain bike is required.
Kato Pafos - Timi's Forest
According to data provided by CTO, this route starts from Pafos Port and passes through Pafos and Tourist Area of Yeroskipou to reach Timi's beach, near Pafos International Airport and the forest with the eucalyptus. A total length of 12 kilometres and a negligible current vertical height, with a mixed surface, ie asphalt road and dirt road, can be done with a mountain bike.
Polis - Neo Chorio - Akamas' Lighthouse
According to data provided by the CTO, this route starts from the Municipality of Polis Chrysochous and crosses the beach of Latsiou, Neo Chorio and the Smiyies excursion area, ends at Akamas' Lighthouse, through a difficult 22km and a negligible current vertical height, mixed surface, covered by a paved road and a dirt road, requiring a mountain bike with at least 21 gears and a front suspension.
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