Off-road cycling
All year round
5 Nights


Explore Europe’s newest cycling destination! With 326 days of sunshine per year Cyprus promises warm weather conditions even at the heart of winter while its varied terrain guarantees a challenging and rewarding cycling experience.

Sports Holidays Cyprus will allocate multiple ride groups to enable cyclists of similar abilities and pace to ride together while 1 ride leader and 1 support vehicle will guide you thoughout your trip. High-end performance Canyon rental bikes are available and complete route maps and elevation profiles will be prepared and distributed in advance of your holiday to make sure you have a superior ride experience.

The challenge will start from the village of Pera in Nicosia and ending at St. George of Peyia in Paphos. There will be a total of 4 stages of approximately 80 Km each with 2.5Km ascent with 2 feed zones every 25/30Kms.

TOTAL DISTANCE 265 km | Daily Average Distance: 60 km
TOTAL ELEVATION 7144 m | Daily Average Elevation: 1786 m
WEAR Helmet, Cycling gear and shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
LCA Airport Transfers All  Accommodation
Full Board Catering Awesome Support (Vehicle+Guide)
Flight Tickets
Bike Rentals
Personal Insurance

When you choose Sports Holidays Cyprus for your cycling holiday you can count on a professional team of drivers, local guides and skilled mechanics who will take care of every aspect of your itinerary.  Whether it’s a water fill-up on a hot climb or your arm warmers for a cold descent, some encouragement on the climbs and a good draft on the flats, basic maintenance or a mystery bike noise we will aways be there. Join us to receive our famed support, meet our team of super-star like ride leaders and ensure your bike’s best performance. If you are renting one of our Canyon bikes, our professional Canyon Certified mechanics will make sure it will be fit precisely to your specifications and be maintained in perfect order throughout your trip


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Day One

  • Arrivals
  • Check in
  • Bike fitting
  • Dinner

Day Two

Time Activity Location
08:00 Breakfast Pera Oreinis, registration office
09:00 Stage 1 starts Pera Oreinis
15:00 Stage 1 ends Escape Hotel, Palaichori
15:30 Lunch Escape Hotel, Palaichori
16:30 Sighseeing Palaichori
18:30 Dinner Escape Hotel, Palaichori

Across the Island MTB Challenge 1

71.5 Km 2373 M 1840 M 15.6%
Across the Island MTB Challenge 2

Day Three

Time Activity Location
08:00 Breakfast Escape Hotel, Palaichori
09:00 Stage 2 starts Escape Hotel, Palaichori
15:00 Stage 2 ends Themis House, Lemithou
15:30 Lunch Themis House, Lemithou
16:30 Sightseeing Lemithou
18:30 Dinner Themis House, Lemithou

Across the Island MTB Challenge 3

64.9 Km 2082 M 1818 M 15.3%

Across the Island MTB Challenge 4

Day Four

Time Activity Location
08:00 Breakfast Themis House, Lemithou
09:00 Stage 3 starts Themis House, Lemithou
15:00 Stage 3 ends Ineia Village
15:30 Lunch Palates Hotel, Droushia
16:30 Sightseeing Droushia
18:30 Dinner Palates Hotel, Droushia

Across the Island MTB Challenge 5

79 Km   1956 M 2459 M 21.2%
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Day Five

Time Activity Location
08:00 Breakfast Palates Hotel, Droushia
09:00 Stage 4 starts Palates Hotel, Droushia
15:00 Stage 4 ends Searays Cafe, Akamas
15:00 Lunch Searays Cafe, Akamas
16:00 Sightseeing Paphos
18:30 Dinner Aliathon Resort, Paphos

Across the Island MTB Challenge 7

48.1 Km  733 M 734 M 11.3%
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Day Six

  • Breakfast
  • Departures

Day 1 – Aperanti Agrotourism, Pera Oreinis

Fitted with arches and traditional elements of local architecture, Aperanti Agrotourism is located in the picturesque village of Pera Orinis, 18 km from Nicosia City. Guests are welcome to participate in several agricultural activities, such as cheese making and cooking lessons.

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Aperanti 1

Day 2 – Escape Hotel, Palaichori Village

The newly opened hotel consists of several small buildings which follow the terrain of the land. As a new building, modern materials have been used for its construction which are more durable to the weather and require less maintenance. The hotel is built on the banks of the Serakhis River. It is situated in the heart of the village just a short walk from the main square and churches. We are open throughout the year thus giving the visitor the chance to experience all four seasons of the year, with all their different beauties. With 8 spacious double rooms we presently offer bed and breakfast. Our second phase coming shortly, we will see the opening of a café and small restaurant. Escape hotel offers a perfect base for visitors to visit the many picturesque villages of the Pitsilia region and explore the many trails the area has to offer.

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Day 3 – Themis House, Lemithou Village

The guest house is equipped to serve all your modern needs that make your accommodation absolutely comfortable. Each room offers free wifi, central heating, TV, telephone, separate kitchen, wardrobe and two of the rooms feature their own jacuzzi. All the rooms open to a terrace with panoramic views of the Troodos mountains.

The large stone-built countryard is surrounded by its beautiful vine trees offering endless moments of absolute relaxation and shade, were you can enjoy your coffee, breakfast and dinner with the view of the whole village spread in front of you.

In the summer, the pool offers moments of coolness and during the winter season the communal space indoors hosts a fireplace making it an ideal spot to hang out with friends. Warm up, enjoy your coffee or glass of wine and if you are in the mood ask for the board games the guest house offers and show off your skills.

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Day 4 – Palates Hotel, Droushia Village

PALATES VILLAGE HOTEL is a family run business, comfortable and traditional. The hotel is built in the historical Cypriot style with stones and fits the rural surroundings.  It is located in the beautiful village of Droushia which is situated in the heart of the Akamas peninsula in the North West of the island. This charming old settlement nestles in spectacular surroundings on a rugged plateau. There are fantastic views towards the Akamas Nature Reserve and the Troodos mountain range, as well as towards the Mediterranean Sea. The Palates Village Hotel provides an ideal base for exploring this fascinating area. Droushia is only 10 minutes by car to the beautiful beaches of Latchi. The distance to Paphos International Airport is about 40km.

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Day 5 – Aliathon Resort, Paphos

Established in 1992 with the opening of 52 apartments, the Aliathon has now grown into a holiday village with a total capacity of 329 rooms/apartments and suites and an extensive and enticing array of services and facilities. Aliathon was the dream of five brothers and sisters, the Philippides family. Today ownership remains with their families who have a stronger than ever commitment to offer a superior service and a personal touch oriented to the traditional Cypriot culture and green environment. With a wealth of experience and an enviable reputation for quality of service, Aliathon Holiday Village will guarantee customer satisfaction and excellent service ensuring you have the holiday of your lifetime.

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1. Non training partners

Not advised for Non training partners. This trip’s itinerary was designed for optimal learning purposes. It requires observation sessions in training areas in order to get the most out of the Brett Sutton experience. We do not encourage non-training companions to join this trip, as the focus is on triathlon techniques and high performance athletes. Non training partners, unless they have their own transportation, will spend most of their time in the support vans, following the athletes from point to point.

2. Single travellers and twin to share

Single travellers are welcome on all our camps, holidays and tours! We trust that you will have a great time and meet like minded people. As a single traveller you can have a single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement we can pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) so you can join us without having to pay extra.

3. Getting There

Transfers from and to Pafos International Airport (PFO) are included in your package. However, if you need to travel to Larnaca International Airport (LCA) a number of options are also available. Please look at our Larnaca Transfers page for further information.

4. What to Bring

Comfortable, sports wear is advised for our Dragon Boating training camps. For more info on training kit please check out FAQS.

5. Food

Packages include Full Board catering that can be tailored to suit vegetarian, vegan and other diets. Please get in touch to let us know about your special dietary requirements.

6. General, visa, passport and health information

We encourage all our clients to check for passport and visa information. Additional information about health and safety while in Cyprus please visit the Cyprus Tourism Organization website.

7. Medical certificate

To participate in one of our camps you need to fill in medical form or have a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the camp date. You can find the medical form here.

8. Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. Please make sure that your travel insurance policy covers sport events and holidays participation before you travel. You can also check our services page for additional information.

9. How to Book

Click on the Book Now at the top right hand of the page. At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 4 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip. Please look here for our full booking terms.

Bike Rentals are not included in this package. Browse through our fleet below to add your bike in the cart or choose your bike later by filling in the check out form.

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