E4 trail

by James David Rattigan
(Holmfirth, West Yorks. UK)

I am hoping to walk the E4 trail in May when it looks as if travel restrictions for Brits will be lifted. My question is about accommodations along the way. Are there hostels, b and bs or small hotels at regular intervals? Is it best to book ahead? I'm used to long distance hikes in Spain so the difficulties of the terrain are not a problem. Camping does not appeal to me so my question is fairly crucial. I would be most grateful for your help on this. Regards David, Holmfirth, West Yorks.

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Mar 15, 2021
Accomodation along the E4 in Cyprus
by: Helen

Hi David
If you plan to walk the entire E4 trail you will need to do a lot of planning.

Some sections go through/near small villages where you can stay in Agrotourism type lodges. Other sections (a large part of the trail through the Troodos region) go for many kms through forest areas where you either have to camp where you stop or take a large detour from the trail to get to a village.

I suggest you get a map of the island showing the E4 trail and plot your route noting the towns/villages along the way. Then you will have to search for accommodation along the way and book ahead to be sure they are open.

Some forest areas eg. Stavros tis Psokas forest station have basic lodges you can stay in; others just have camp sites.

NB - we know from cycling in deserted "normally popular" areas like Kykkos in the Troodos that many businesses have remained closed through the pandemic.

You may find that a lot of accommodation is also closed in May due to simple lack of numbers.

Sorry I can't be of more help, but it's a massive planning task to find places to stay along the E4 when only you know how far you can walk each day etc.

Enjoy your hike if you are able to get here in May.

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