Cyprus is a mediteranian island steeped in history and according to Greek legend, a paradise for the gods.
Our cycling holidays and tours are for the discerning cyclist, there is a real feeling of adventure but above all they are fun. With Just Events you can be assured of a memorable cycling holiday. We pick the most stunning and attractive routes and organise everything necessary, so you can immerse yourself completely in your cycling holiday and enjoy every moment.
Cyprus is still largely undiscovered by cyclists, the roads are empty and waiting to be explored!
Over the past four years we have put together a cycling holiday that is packed with stunning cycle routs that take in the very best that Cyprus has to offer. You will experience the rolling coastal roads with their enchanting seascapes and discover the true breathtaking beauty of the island as we head inland and explore locations such as the Troodos Mountains, Cedar Valley Nature Reserve, Akamas Peninsula and Paphos Forest.
Each day we will guide you into new areas and let the cycling gem that is Cyprus unfold before your very eyes.
At home, when the winter rain is beating down and the bitter cold winds are chilling you to the bone, the sun is still shining over Cyprus. Due to its close proximity to the African coast, Cyprus tends to remain warmer and drier than most of the other Mediteranian holiday destinations. This allows us to offer you the opportunity to offer you some great cycling in temperatures around 20 to 28 degrees as late as November!
We stay in the luxurious Coral Beach Hotel in Paphos. It is situated on 500 meters of private sandy beach and has its own private harbor. It is close to the town of Paphos and just 35 minutes from Paphos International Airport. This unique resort combines the traditional Cypriot décor of white walls and authentic woodwork with the modern amenities expected of a five star resort. The hotel boasts a number of swimming pools, Sun Terraces and beautiful gardens. There are also two gymnasiums and a spa. It is located on the edge of the Akamas peninsula, an area of outstanding beauty, protected by UNESCO. Local shops and the famous Sea Caves are both within a 10 minute walk.
The Coral Bay Hotel has a selection of restaurants offering a wide variety of freshly prepared delicious meals. They are buffet style restaurants where you are free to peruse and choose whatever you want, as is typical with the Greek Meze style of eating, there are many different courses for you to endulge in.
We have a dedicated secure Bike Room where we can store our bikes and bike boxes. There are also facilities available for cleaning and maintaining your bike during the week.
We want to be able to completely relax and simply enjoy your week of cycling in the winter sun. We are thre to fully support you from the moment you arrive in Paphos to the moment you depart.
Throni - above Kykkos Monastery
PHOTOS FROM PREVIOUS HOLIDAYS
Day One: Arrival and transfer from the airport in Paphos to our luxurious hotel at Coral Beach on the Akamas Peninsula. Assemble our bikes, a briefing, and an evening meal.
Day Two: Our first ride will begin with a short warm up to the Sea Caves and then a 2,000 ft climb to Kathikas then we will descend to Polis and out along the coast to Aphrodite Beach for coffee. We will make our was back via another 2,000 ft climb through Drouseia & Kato Arodes before a spectacular descent back to Coral Beach. (52 miles - 5,100 ft ascent)
Day Three: Our second day of riding will be a much flatter ride along the coast to Pissouri Beach via Aphrodite's Rock. (63 miles - 4,000 ft ascent) - Stunning sea and coastal views along this route.
Day Four: This is our epic day! All the way from sea level at Coral Beach right to the top of Mount Olympus, the highest point of the Troodos Mountains and the highest point on the island of Cyprus (6,300 ft). We will stop at the Troodos Hotel for lunch (previously used by Pro Tour Teams for their altitude training), and then we will descend all the way back through Paphos to Coral Beach. (107 miles - 9,100 ft ascent).
Day Five: This is our recovery day - a gentle ride into Paphos for coffee and a chance to relax and enjoy the hotel complex facilities. There are a number of swimming pools & sun terraces, a private beach, Jet Ski & Quad Bike hire, boat trips from the harbour and or the whole Akamas Peninsula just waiting for you to explore.
Day Six: We will head back into the Troodos Mountains, climbing up to Stavros, and across the beautiful Cedar Vally to Kykko Monastery. We will return via Pano Panagia and the Kannaviou Reservior. (80 miles (11,000 ft ascent).
Day Seven: A ride of two halves, after a short warm up along to the Akamas Sea Caves, we will have a 2000 ft climb over Kathikas to Polis then we will have a beautiful flat ride along the coast to Pachyammos for lunch before returning back over Kathikas to Coral Beach. (70 miles - 5,500 ft elevation)
Day Eight: Our final day is a spectacular climb up to Kathikas, a real test of the legs. Coffee in Kathikas before returning to Coral Beach to pack away our bikes. (19 miles - 2,500 ft elevation). You will then have time to relax and enjoy the afternoon before we transfer back to Paphos Airport.