Daily or weekly Self Guided Walking Tours
İnfo about Cyprus given by our Representative
Transport to and from the Walks. (5 days walks) or Rental car
Some people would rather walk independently and discover North Cyprus at their own way. Therefore, I also provide daily-guided walks as well as self-guided walks. For those of you who choose where and when you want to go, for how long and how fast the options are all yours.
I will supply you with maps and put you on the right path. If you wish I can pick you up from your HOTEL AND take you to any part of the North you wish to explore and drop you back to your hotel once you finish hiking. With a self-guided tour you have the freedom and ability to explore the East all the way down to West parts of North Cyprus.
For your five days walking I would transport you to the start of the trails and provide you with maps and notes to follow the way marked trails. I will then pick you up at the end of the walk. Most of the walks end in a place of interest so I will give you time to explore and pick you up at an agreed time.
Some of the Places for Self-Guided walks
On these each walking routes, we will take you to the starting point of each walk. From here you will follow a detailed description of the walking trail to reach your final destination point. On arrival at the final destination we will meet you (pick-up time will be prearranged) and take you back to your hotel.
Five Finger Mountain Walk
The wide track leads you around the prominentBeşparmak Mountain(Five Fingers Mountain) and offers some great views along the coastline of North Cyprus. According to legend the mountain is the handprint of the famous Cypriot hero Dighenis. This walking trail is really nice in the Spring, especially if you enjoy seeing wildflowers and/or like bird watching.
Trail summary: Easy, wide track, little shade
Approx. time: 2.5 hours
FROM 20 GBP / 30 EURO
The Kantara Crusader Castle Walk
The walking trail goes along a level, wide track and has some beautiful views along the northern coastline of Cyprus and also to the south towards Famgusta Bay. This section of the walk ends in the small village of Kantara where you can enjoy a break and some cold refreshments at the Kantara Restaurant. The walk then continues as an undulating track to the Crusader Castle of Kantara. In spring-time the track is lined with wild cyclamen and the castle is visible along the way.
Trail summary: Easy to moderate, prox. time: 4 hours (plus another hour if you wish to enter and explore Kantara Castle itself).
FROM 30 GBP / 40 EURO
The Antiphonitis Monastery Walk
The walk starts just behind the picnic area of the Alevkaya Forest. The wide forest track heads uphill for the first 4km and then continues along gently undulating for most of the way. Towards the Monastery the track goes steeply downhill. During the walk you will enjoy magnificent views along the Kyrenia Mountain Range and the North Cyprus coastline. Towards the end of the walk you will reach the Byzantine Antiphonitis Monastery, which is surrounded by a small garden. In the church there are some wall-paintings dating to the 12th and 15th century A.D.
Trail summary: Easy to moderate, wide undulating track where the last part is steeply downhill
Approx. time: 4.5 hours (not including time to visit the Monastery)
FROM 30 GBP / 40EURO
The Alevkaya Forest Walk
This is a pretty walk through the ‘Gondollar’ forest with views to the Beşparmak (Five Fingers) Mountain and the coastline of North Cyprus. A small path then descends from here and leads to the ruined Armenian Monastery SourpMagar. From here the path mounts steadily to the picnic area in the Alevkaya Forest. Here the walk finishes, but a visit of the North Cyprus Herbarium is recommended.
Trail summary: Easy to moderate, with some steep uphill sections.
Approx. time: 3.5 hours
FROM 30 GBP / 40 EURO
Buffavento Castle – Bellapais Walk
The wide track leads slightly uphill to the ridge. Most of the way you have views over the Mesaoria Plain and on clear days the Troodos Mountain Range is also visible. The second part of the walk continues downhill to the gorgeous village of Bellapais. Along some sections of the walking trail the Monastery is visible and many of the views make for a stunning photograph. It is highly recommended to visit the famous Bellapais Abbey – a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and one of the must visit sites in North Cyprus.
Trail summary: Easy, wide track with no shade,
Approx. time: 4.5 hours (Not including time to the visit of the Abbey)
FROM 30 GBP / 40 EURO
Entrance fees to sites of interest and food and drinks are NOT included in the package
Please note that Prices will be less if more than 4 pax