Walking holiday in Cyprus 2014

We are two avid hiking couples planning a trip to Cyprus that will focus on walking the Troodos Mountains, the Akamas Peninsula and perhaps northern Cyprus out of Kyrenia. It will be in April 2014 for a couple of weeks.

What would you recommend for an itinerary for 11 to 13 days and would you do three or four bases or a different place each night?

Would we need to hire a car or is it easy enough to hire a taxi to transfer our luggage?

For that matter is it better to hire a tour company to set this up or is it easy enough to do myself. I enjoy the research and getting things organized so that is not a problem.

Thanks for your help

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Jul 01, 2013
walking holiday maps
by: Helen (website owner)

The route guides will only be available if you book a self guided walking holiday with us - currently we only offer self guided cycling holidays.

Re bases and accommodation there is a huge choice and it depends on your budget etc. There's plenty of information on my site on my walking pages and also links to relevant towns re. where to stay.

Sorry I don't have time to plan a specific itinerary for you. Akamas and Troodos are the two best areas for walking.

Jun 30, 2013
North or just focus on south
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much for your response Helen. You have done a great job with your site.
Would you recommend just focusing on the south? For hiking which 3 bases would you pick in the south and do you have suggestions for accomadations in those areas?
I appreciate your offer for maps and we will be on touch regarding those.

Jun 30, 2013
Cyprus walking holiday
by: Helen (website owner)

I would recommend 3 or 4 bases rather than a different place each night as that will increase your transport costs if you choose the taxi option.

Taxis are readily able to transport your luggage at a price of course. It would be cheaper to hire a car for two weeks. BUT you then need to consider the border crossing. Most hire companies will NOT let you take your car across to the Turkish side due to problems with insurance. A taxi from the south will take you to the border then you would have to get another Northern Cyprus based taxi to pick you up, or you may find some northern Cyprus based taxi firms will come across the border to get you as they want the trade.

We can help with the Akamas area of your trip and offer printed route guides with GPS to guide your way. This is a new service for next year as we currently only offer it on our cycling trips. Contact me on helen@wheeliecyprus.com if interested or see our website wheeliecyprus.com

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