Cyprus

At a glance

This island, located in the eastern Mediterranean, has rich history, and even richer beauty. With its rugged, wild interior and endless wine vineyards, accompanied by its coastal beaches, Cyprus is an exotic destination. 

Adorned with ancient churches, mosques, palaces, and tombs, Cyprus is filled with wonder and mystery. 

Known for its beautiful beaches, Cyprus has a rugged interior with wine-growing regions. It’s separated into a Greek south and Turkish north, with the capital Nicosia also divided. Coastal Paphos is famed for its archaeological sites relating to the cult of Aphrodite, including ruins of palaces, tombs and mosaic-adorned villas.

With sunshine nearly every day of the year, endless fields of wildflowers, and unspoilt beaches, Cyprus is the perfect place for those in need of a quiet, relaxing holiday. 

Why cyclists love it

  • Perfect weather year-round
  • Beautiful island perfect for bicycle touring
  • Karpaz peninsula of North Cyprus, the most unspoilt and beautiful part of the island
  • The beautiful and aromatic presence of Hibiscus, jasmin, bougainvillea and oleander blossoms, orange and lemon trees 

Tour spotlight

Undiscovered Cyprus: Unspoiled Nature and Quiet Villages
The Karpaz peninsula of North Cyprus is the most unspoilt and beautiful part of the island. Cycle through traditional villages with churches and mosques standing side by side, passing almond, carob and olive groves.
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Fast facts

Language: Greek and Turkish 
Currency: Euro
Population: 1.141 million
Size: 3,572 square miles; 9,251 km2 
Neighboring countries: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Greece
National tourist office: http://www.visitcyprus.com/wps/portal

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