Cycling
Sport
Expert
Difficulty
2018 November
Dates
7 Days
Duration

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.

TOTAL DISTANCE 655 km | Daily Average Distance: 131 km
TOTAL ELEVATION 5980 m | Daily Average Elevation: 1196 m
WEAR Helmet, Cycling gear and shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
INCLUDED
PFO Airport Transfers All  Accommodation
Half Board Catering Awesome Support (Vehicle+Guide)
NOT INCLUDED
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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1

Day 1: Welcome to Cyprus!

  • Arrivals
  • Bike assembly & fitting
  • Dinner

2

Day 2: Pachyammos | Distance: 133 km | Elevation: 1250 m

  • Breakfast
  • Route One to Pachyammos

This route starts in Paphos and will take you up through the many villages and the Paphos Forest finishing along the sea front to Pachyammos close to the border of the occupied side. This route is 133km long and has an elevations climb of 3000 meters.

  • Briefing
  • Dinner

START ELEVATION  MAX ELEVATION GAIN CLIMBS RATING
18 M 1249 M 3098 M 5-1-1-5-2-5-5-5

CLIMB DETAILS

Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
5 11.71 km/14.31 km 2.60km 21 m/117 m 3.7%
1 16.31 km/42.33 km 26.02km 62 m/683 m 2.4%
1 44.73 km/52.64 km 7.91 km 353 m/867 m 6.5%
5 55.14 km/57.94 km 2.80 km 748 m/864 m 4.2%
5 60.25 km/73.36 km 13.11 km 837 m/1,226 m 3.0%
5 80.26 km/82.26 km 2.00 km 827 m/868 m 2.1%
5 91.47 km/93.57 km 2.10 km 497 m/564 m 3.2%
5 95.57 km/97.37 km 1.80 km 503 m/548 m 2.5%


Learn about Climb Ratings 

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Day 3: Kouklia | Distance: 111 km | Elevation: 1040 m

  • Breakfast
  • Route Two to Kouklia

Climbing up through the woods of Troodos Mountains you will wind your way up top an altitude of 1100 metres. You will cover approximately 111 Kms ending in the village of Kouklia.

START ELEVATION  MAX ELEVATION GAIN CLIMBS RATING
64  M 1096 M 3564 M 2-3-5-5-1-1-4

CLIMB DETAILS

Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
2 0.10 km/8.11 km 8.01 km 71 m/552 m 6.0%
2 9.82 km/21.63 km 11.82 km 497 m/912 m 3.5%
3 24.04 km/30.95 km 6.91 km 790 m/1,062 m 3.9%
5 35.15 km/37.16 km 2.00 km 828 m/869 m 2.1%
5 46.47 km/48.47 km 2.00 km 498 m/563 m 3.3%
1 59.39 km/65.20 km 5.81 km 189 m/670 m 8.3%
1 70.71 km/78.12 km 7.41 km 350 m/924 m 7.7%
4 95.35 km/99.45 km 4.11 km 117 m/274 m 3.8%


Learn about Climb Ratings

  • Briefing
  • Dinner

4

Day 4: Kakopetria | Distance: 138 km | Elevation: 1260 m

  • Breakfast
  • Route Three to Kakopetria

Once a gain off through the vineyards and up into the woods towards Mount Olympus. You will cover 133km and a height gain of almost 3503 km to drop of the other side down to the ancient village of Kakopetria.

START ELEVATION  MAX ELEVATION GAIN CLIMBS RATING
30  M 1269 M 3503M 2-2-5-3-5-2-25-5-2

CLIMB DETAILS

Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
2 0.10 km/8.81 km 8.71 km 44 m/455 m 4.7%
2 10.71 km/15.31 km 4.60 km 363 m/637 m 5.9%
5 19.62 km/22.12 km 2.50 km 601 m/686 m 3.4%
3 26.02 km/32.73 km 6.71 km 612 m/868 m 3.8%
5 35.23 km/37.84 km 2.60 km 811 m/882 m 2.7%
2 44.04 km/49.15 km 5.10 km 594 m/951 m 7.0%
2 55.75 km/65.66 km 9.91 km 823 m/1,243 m 4.2%
5 83.88 km/88.68 km 4.80 km 518 m/631 m 2.4%
5 97.69 km/100.19 km 2.50 km 391 m/453 m 2.5%
2 112.40 km/131.12 km 18.72 km 192 m/800 m 3.2%

Learn about Climb Ratings

  • Briefing
  • Dinner

5

Day 5: Lefkara | Distance: 122 km | Elevation: 1280 m

  • Breakfast
  • Route Four to Lefkara

This route takes you along the entire back of the Troodos Mountains, a distance of 122 kms. You will start at a total height gain of around 3366 km and descent slowly to the village of Lefkara.

START ELEVATION  MAX ELEVATION GAIN CLIMBS RATING
596  M 1163 M 3173 M 3-5-5-1-4-3-5-4-5

CLIMB DETAILS

Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
3 0.10 km/7.71 km 7.61 km 596 m/842 m 3.2%
5 12.21 km/14.92 km 2.70 km 749 m/817 m 2.5%
5 22.72 km/24.73 km 2.00 km 504 m/564 m 3.0%
1 31.53 km/47.45 km 15.92 km 375 m/1,135 m 4.8%
4 52.25 km/57.36 km 5.11 km 857 m/1,040 m 3.6%
4 61.56 km/69.07 km 7.51 km 817 m/953 m 1.8%
3 74.28 km/80.68 km 6.41 km 595 m/881 m 4.5%
5 84.29 km/86.49 km 2.20 km 810 m/869 m 2.7%
4 93.50 km/99.80 km 6.31 km 578 m/716 m 2.2%
5 110.81 km/112.72 km 1.90 km 314 m/359 m 2.4%


Learn about Climb Ratings

  • Briefing
  • Dinner

6

Day 6: Return to Paphos | Distance: 151 km | Elevation: 1150 m

  • Breakfast
  • Route Five to Paphos

The return journey back to Paphos will take you through vine-covered valleys to very long decent from 1000 metres to sea level, with a total height gain of 3173km. This will be a total distance of 151km a long day. This will be your final ride of the week

START ELEVATION  MAX ELEVATION GAIN CLIMBS RATING
596 M 1163 M 3173 M 3-5-5-1-4-4-3-5-4-5

CLIMB DETAILS

Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
3 0.10 km/7.71 km 7.61 km 596 m/842 m 3.2%
5 12.21 km/14.92 km 2.70 km 749 m/817 m 2.5%
5 22.72 km/24.73 km 2.00 km 504 m/564 m 3.0%
1 31.53 km/47.45 km 15.92 km 375 m/1,135 m 4.8%
4 52.25 km/57.36 km 5.11 km 857 m/1,040 m 3.6%
4 61.56 km/69.07 km 7.51 km 817 m/953 m 1.8%
3 74.28 km/80.68 km 6.41 km 595 m/881 m 4.5%
5 84.29 km/86.49 km 2.20 km 810 m/869 m 2.7%
4 93.50 km/99.80 km 6.31 km 578 m/716 m 2.2%
5 110.81 km/112.72 km 1.90 km 314 m/359 m 2.4%

Learn about Climb Ratings 

  • Briefing
  • Dinner

7

Day 7: All good things come to an end!

  • Breakfast
  • Departures

Aliathon Holiday Village

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.

Linos Inn

Linos Inn is situated in Old Kakopetria village, in the Solea Valley – approximately 50 km from Lefkosia (Nicosia) the capital of Cyprus, 50 km from Lemessos (Limassol) the 2nd largest town and 15 km from Mount Olympus, the highest peak of the Troodos mountains. Linos Inn is in fact a complex of old houses that has been restored and transformed under the regulations of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation within the framework of Agrotourism, so as to establish a superb homely environment offering a traditional experience that can be truly enjoyed.

Lefkara Hotel

Welcome to our small boutique hotel in the middle of Pano Lefkara. We offer you seven twin rooms with two single beds or two double rooms with one king size beds. Equiped with all necessary equipment and room service.

1. Non training partners

Not Advised for Non-Riders. This trip’s route was designed for optimal cycling. It traverses remote areas in order to offer the most challenging and spectacular experience for avid cyclists. We do not encourage non-riding companions to join this trip, as the focus is on the riding and there is not an abundance of non-riding activities. Non-riders, unless they have their own transportation, will spend most of their time in the support vans, following the cyclists 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

Your cycling kit should include: Helmet (compulsory), bike shorts & jerseys, bike shoes and pedals while some clients bring their own saddle. For more info on training kit please check out FAQS.

5. Food

Packages include Half 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.

High-End

Bike Rentals

Canyon Ultimate CF 8.0 Di2

Carbon frame Canyon Endurace CF SL Shimano 105 groupset MAVIC AKSIUM wheelset with Continental Grand Prix tires Chainrings 50/34, cassete 11/32
High-End

Bike Rentals

Canyon Ultimate CF 7.0 Disk

​Carbon frame Canyon Ultimate CF SL Shimano 105 groupset with hydraulic 160mm disk brakes DT Swiss P1800 Spline DB wheel set with 28mm Continental
High-End

Bike Rentals

Canyon Endurance CF 7.0

Carbon frame Canyon Endurace CF SL Shimano 105 groupset MAVIC AKSIUM wheelset with Continental Grand Prix tires Chainrings 50/34, cassete 11/32