Day 2:  S. Magar Armenian Mon
1. Day : Kyrenia

Fly from London Heathrow /Stanstead or Gatwick via Istanbul to Ercan or directly to Larnaca Airport. On arrival brought to our hotel in Kyrenia for 7 nights’ accommodation. You will have some snacks & You can have a rest in the hotel and spend your first night in Cyprus.

We head first to the interesting hiking tour trough the beautiful Alevkayasi Forest! We start our day with a nice walk in the Pentadaktylos mountains then gradually descending towards the coast until we reach the Herbarium at Alevkayasi picnic area. We will have a packed lunch there before we continue our route to Sourp Magar, an impressive abandoned Armenian monastery dating back to the 12th century. We will then visit Kyrenia Rock where you can enjoy spectacular views on the Northern coastline. Return back to the hotel. Our day is a warm welcome of what to expect as our week progresses into more exciting landscapes.


Walking distance: 8 km ( 4 hours)
Walking level: easy to moderate

We will climb to it by taking 700 steps, until we reach its impressive ruins that still show a number of rooms and a cistern chapel. Built in Byzantine times, Buffavento was once used by the king as a hideaway from Richard Lionheart. From the castle you again will have breathtaking views to the North and South. We will then have a lunch break under some trees. We continue westwards on the Southern flank of the mountain range. From there you can overlook the inland and the Mesaoria plain, the so-called breadbasket of Northern Cyprus. We will walk on the road, then uphill into the forest and downhill again, back to Bellapais. We will reach the hotel around 4:00 pm.

Walking distance: 16 km
Walking level: easy to moderate

We will walk along beautiful forest tracks passing through stands of the strawberry tree arbutus andrachne. These tracks are typical for the Pentadaktylos mountains and we will soon reach the hidden Antiphonitis Church. We can enjoy our packed lunch within pure nature, accompanied by wonderful views. Antiphonitis Monastery is a very peaceful, enchanted little place, tucked away in the forest. It was built in various contrasting styles, such as Byzantine, Lusignan and Venetian and has beautiful frescoes. We will return back to the hotel where our dinner will be served as usual at the hotel. 


Walking distance: 8-10 km

Walking level: easy to moderate

Day 4: Buffavento Castle to Bellapais
Day 3: Anthiphonities Church, Esentepe

North Cyprus walks

 

North Cyprus Walks offers the most picturesque, peaceful and unspoilt areas of this warm Mediterranean island. The walks/hikes include commentaries to educate and entertain, thereby ensuring you'll enjoy a deeper understanding of this fascinating region. Our guide knows and loves the island and has a wealth of knowledge about its history, culture and flowers. She will bring the landscapes to life as you explore together the best that North Cyprus has to offer.

 

 

 

NORTH CYPRUS WALKING ITINERARY

 

 

A week exploring this wonderful part of North Cyprus with our North Cyprus Walks leader, with a varied walking and sightseeing program.

 

Professional English Speaking tour Guide for the duration of the tour.

7 nights and your selected hotel accomodation 

Day 5: Free Day
Day 6: Incirli cave and Kantara Castle
/ Büyükkonuk

We will start today's tour with a visit of the longest cave in North Cyprus called Incirli,( which means fig tree). Next we venture to Kantara Castle which- brace yourself- is quite a steep uphill climb! Though very worth it for the incredible views you will be privy to at the top. Perhaps you can also take fighting spirit in the knowledge that past crusaders such as Richard Lionheart held in captivity of the last king of Byzantine. There we will enjoy a delicious traditional Cypriot lunch and then walk through various local villages enjoying great views on the coast and mountains alike. You will have the possibility to watch natives preparing typical Cypriot food and doing handicrafts. we will amble around the local villages, look at some handicrafts and ofcourse , keep marvelling at the panoramic beauty of the surrounding scenery! We will return to back the hotel and have dinner there. 

Walking distance: 12 km
Walking level: easy to moderate

 

Today we will be rambling across Northern Cyprus with an enjoyable route over flat terrain through a pine forest, olive trees, ancient tombs, Akdeniz village, rural and sandy roads. Our first adventure will pass Cihalovriso spring and aqueducts wnd We will stop for some lunch along the way & then visit  the Kalkanli reservoir for a chance to spot the flying birds. 

 

 

 

Walking distance: 16 km ( 6 hours)
Walking level: easy 

 

Day 7: Kormacit walk or Kalkanlı
8:Transfer by road to Ercan or Larnaca Airport for check-in and return flight to London Gatwick; Heathrow or Stanstead (via Turkey).

This is where our tour ends sadly! After some breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight! Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach throughout.

 

 

North Cyprus walks include all transport from and back to your hotel, and walkers are accompanied by our knowledgable guides who put your welfare and safety as their first priority.

 

 

 

From £400, 550 EURO or $620

 without flights

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Walking Holiday Package 

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Easy to Moderate Walks with a small group 

 

3 Guided Walking Tours & Airport Transfer

 

Packed Lunch

 

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