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Weeklong Easy Guided Short Cyprus Walks trip (Troodos to Akamas)

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:00 PM - Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:00 AM (EET)

Weeklong Easy Guided Short Cyprus Walks trip (Troodos...

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Participant sharing a double room Nov 2, 2017 €850.00 €11.84
Single rooms Nov 2, 2017 €980.00 €11.84

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Weeklong Easy Guided Short Cyprus Walks trip
This is a weeklong, walking trip that combines many of the best walks in Cyprus and includes routes in different altitudes, habitats, scenery, location and cultural component . Below one can see the route in detail. The walks are relatively short (on average just over eight km per day when we include the one-way boat ride on the last day).

Day of Trip

Distance in km

​Total ascent (m)

​Total descent (m)

Average elevation (m)

Description

Day 2

8

300

300

1,850

Artemis Trail - unique Troodos geology and vistas

Day 3a

6

200

200

500

Shaded Platy Valley to Kelephos medieval Venetian bridge

Day 3b

4

200

100

1,700

​Arsos to Omodos - picturesque villages and vineyards 

Day 4a

3

400

400

1,400

Caledonia Waterfall trail

Day 4b

6

400

400

1,300

Cedar Valley - Tripylos

Day 5

10

100

600

300

​The Oak road - Evretou Valley

Day 6

9

100

700

300

​High Akamas to Lara

Day 7

6

200

200

50

Akamas north coast walk one-way (plus return by boat)

The difficulty level of these walks is low.

The Caledonia Waterfall walk may need caution as it is a relatively steep descent and the surface may be slippery at points.


The itinerary (summary)
Day 1 - Arrival to Start location of the trip (Kakopetria)
Day 2 - (visit to Unesco World Heritage Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis Church and do the Artemis Walk
Day 3 - Walk from Platy valley to Kelephos Venetian bridge and from Arsos to Omodos (coffee break in Omodos)
Day 4 - Caledonia Waterfall trail + (coffee break at a nearby village) + Cedar Valley walk
Day 5 – Walk The Oak Road (Phiti - Evretou Valley)
Day 6 – Walk from High Akamas to Lara beach (plus Cyprus dinner at village restaurant in Kathikas)
Day 7 – Walk along Akamas North Coast + boat exploration to Latchi + Cyprus mezze dinner at village restaurant in Droushia
Day 8 - Departure from hotel (end of trip)

Detailed Itinerary
On Day 1 from the airport travelers are transported to the old part of Kakopetria village where they stay for two nights. Depending on the time of arrival they could relax and explore the old part of the village and/or visit upto two Unesco World Heritage Troodos painted churches within walking distance from their accommodation. (It should be noted that the stated price doesnot include transportation to the hotel. We can arrange transportation upon request).

Artemis Trail

Day 2 - Artemis trail

On Day 2 travellers walk the top elevation Cyprus trail (Artemis trail). Walking on Artemis offers superb panoramic views of different parts of Cyprus. The walk combines barren rocky land, that is home of the endemic Troodos juniper with forested stretches of black pine. Walkers pass by some very old and huge trees. The walk exposes travellers to the unique geology of Troodos mountains. Before the walk we visit Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis (St Nicolas of the Roof) Unesco World Heritage Troodos painted church.

 

Kelephos medieval Venetian bridge

Day 3 - Kelephos medieval Venetian bridge

On Day 3 we do two short walks that combine different attractions. The first walk starts in lush Platy Valley and finishes at the picture-perfect Kelephos medieval Venetian bridge. There are good possibilities for mouflon spotting in this area. The second walk starts at the stone-built village of Arsos, passes through vineyards and by the ancient church of St. Philip (and the adjacent ancient laurel tree) and finishes near historic stone-built Omodos village (home to a monastery that according to tradition was founded by St. Helen). We return to the hotel in Kakopetria after a coffee break and some free time at the village.

 

Caledonia Waterfalls trail

Day 4 - Caledonia Waterfall

On Day 4 we do two short walks on different parts of Troodos mountains. The first walk is on the Caledonia Waterfall trail (short and steep, crossing the stream many times) and subsequently we explore Cedar Valley, home to the 130,000 endemic Cyprus Cedar trees. We walk up to Tripilos peak for panoramic views. When we descend to the paved road we are transported to our hotel in Droushia where we spend the next five nights. 

Evretou manmade lake

Day 5 - Evretou manmade lake

On Day 5 travelers are transported to the picturesque stone-built village of Phiti, which they may explore (for a limited amount of time). They may get the opportunity to watch the weaving of Phithkiotika’, the renowned textiles manufactured in Phiti village. From the village we walk on the 'Oak Road' down the Evretou Valley and around the crescent-like Evretou manmade lake until we reach the paved road. We then return back to our hotel in Droushia.

Descent to Lara coast

Day 6 - Lara coast

On Day 6 walkers are transported to the village of Inia from where the walk starts. We descend to Lara beach on foot, enjoying glorious views of the west coast of Akamas. After a break on the coast we are transported to Kathikas stone-built village for a Cyprus meal at a local restaurant, before we return to Droushia.

Blue Lagoon Cove

Day 7 - Blue Lagoon

On Day 7 walkers are transported to Baths of Aphrodite Cave from where we walk west on the dirt road by the rugged coastline up to Blue Lagoon cove, which has amazing waters for swimming. After a deserved break by (or in) the sea, we take a boat for coastal exploration to the port of Latchi. We are transported to Droushia for our last dinner, a Cyprus mezze meal at a local village restaurant.

On Day 8 participants depart from the hotel as our trip finishes. We can arrange transportation for those who would like us to.

The package
It includes the following:
1. Guiding on all walks by Phivos Ioannides
2. Transportation (All relevant transportation except to the first hotel in Kakopetria on Day 1 and from the last hotel on Day 8).
3. Accommodation as follows (upon request we can provide the names of the hotels to be used) : a) First two nights in Kakopetria, b) Five nights in Droushia
4. Breakfast and dinner for all accommodation, as well as lunchboxes
5. All luggage transfer as required
6. On the ground support

Note : The package doesnot include transport on Day One to first hotel and it doenot include transport from the (last) hotel in Droushia on Day Eight. We can arrange transportation by taxi upon request.

Prices
The price for the package, when
1. two walkers travel together on a Double occupancy basis is 850 Euro per person.
2. a single occupancy basis is 980 Euro per person.

BOOKING PROCESS
There is no deposit with online booking of the service. Once we receive a minimum number of bookings then we notify those who booked to pay the fee of the package within a limited amount of time; if they don’t then their booking may be cancelled.
The trip takes place provided a minimum number of interested explorers pay for the service.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If Customers cancel:
Cancellation charges for a booked trip:
• Until Day 61 prior to travel date: 15%
• Day 60 to Day 31 prior to travel date : 25%
• Day 30 to Day 16 prior to travel date : 75%
• Day 15 to trip onward: 100%

If Cyprus Walks Etc cancels
If Cyprus Walks Etc cancels for severe expected weather or other reason we provide our customers with full refund for the services paid to us. Where possible we provide alternatives, which customers can select instead of refunds if they prefer.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
We expect that all users of our services will make all necessary arrangements to, and will for the duration of their trip with us, be covered by adequate insurance related to our services (personal accident, medical expenses, etc).

Please keep in mind that walkers may buy services from us for a shorter version of the trip (eg, a 4-day walk instead of the weeklong walk) or they may extend their trip staying at any of the accommodation options on our route for more than one day.

Have questions about Weeklong Easy Guided Short Cyprus Walks trip (Troodos to Akamas)? Contact Cyprus Walks Etc

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:00 PM - Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:00 AM (EET)


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About Cyprus Walks Etc
Cyprus Walks Etc constitutes a combined effort by a collection of partners to offer high quality services and authentic experiences relevant to Cyprus natural and cultural heritage. It is used as a vehicle through which professionals in the authentic ecotourism sector offer relevant services to travellers. It was formed in 2010 and is constantly expanding the menu of offered services as well as the network of associates. Phivos Ioannides is the driving force behind Cyprus Walks Etc.

Phivos Ioannides

Phivos has been involved in ventures related to nature and cultural heritage of Cyprus (what he terms as 'authentic ecotourism in Cyprus') since 2002. He was born in Famagusta (has roots in rural Paphos, Mesaoria and Laona region next to Akamas) and lived in Mesaoria and on Pentadactylos mountains until the age of eight, and subsequently in Nicosia.
He studied Computing Science at Imperial College, London and completed an M.B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley (under a Fulbright scholarship).
Phivos explored extensively the countryside on foot, by bicycle and car and the coastal sea by boat and Waterbike. In 2002 he designed and produced the popular www.natureofcyprus.org.
In 2007 he left a successful career in finance and consulting to follow his passion for exploration, nature and cultural heritage. He is the creator and manager of Cyprus Walks Etc. He is the author of the books 'Guide on Nature of Cyprus' (2009) and 'Exploring Authentic Cyprus' (2015). He has a professional minibus driving licence and a First Aid licence. He is a diver since the late 80s and has a motorboat licence for more than a decade.
He is involved in photography and videography for more than 10 years (shooting thousands of photos and producing tens of video clips). He has been involved in designing many walking routes around Cyprus, as well as in the production and the promotion of relevant maps, websites, brochures and videoclips.
He plays the clarinet. Besides his native Greek, Phivos speaks English fluently as well as good Spanish and German. He also studied (some) French and is currently learning Chinese.

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