Available Months Feb to April
Nights 6 nights
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Cyprus Week Cyprus

Is This Trip For Me?

7 day early season spring riding in beautiful Cyprus. Staying on the coast in Paphos, we alternate easier days with rides in the hills, all on empty, super smooth roads. The queen stage includes the epic climb to Mt Olympus. Cyprus is the perfect way to kick off your cycling season.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Ride the Paphos Forest: One of the best routes in Europe, an almost car free undulating ride in a stunning pine forest.

  • Off Bike R&R: Enjoy an early morning sea swim, relax in the spa and sample great local food.

  • Long gentle climbs in the Troodos Mountains: We spend a couple of days exploring the stunning Troodos Mountains including Mt Olympus.

What's Included

Accommodation

6 Nights in 4* Hotel

Transfer

Return Transfers from Paphos (PFO)

Included Meals

6 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners (budget €10 for lunch)

Guided Rides

5 fully supported, guided group rides

Mechanic

Expert mechanical support

Bike Rental

Bike rental available (add £139)

Reviews

Cyprus Week Cycling Holiday

What makes Cyprus such a great place for spring cycling? The road surfaces are as good as Mallorca but with almost no traffic. The terrain is mixed with long climbs, rolling hills and flat rides by the coast. And of course this is one of the warmest climates in Europe with temperatures in the low 20s from Feb and 325 sunny days per year. Over this 7 day tour we have two ride options per day allowing you to get some serious miles in or ease into the season gently. Routes alternate between easier rides & days in the hills with the highlights being the amazing Paphos Forest and the end of week sportive up Mount Olympus - from the sea to a ski resort in one ride!

Itinerary

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Day One : Paphos

Arrival day. After a short transfer to the hotel and some time to check in, our mechanics are on hand to fit you to your rental bike or help build your bike. At 7.30pm we have a welcome dinner to go over the week.

Day Two : Troodos Foothills

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Front Group95km1560m 1/5
Main Bunch67km1045m 1/5

Breakfasts are from 7am. We meet at 9.15am by the bike room for roll out at 9.30am. Our first ride takes us out of Paphos on the main road before turning inland into the Troodos mountains and some gentle climbs to start the week.

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Day Three : Kathikas Loop

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Front Group101.82230 4/5
Main Bunch661177 3/5

We meet at 9.15am for a 9.30am roll out on a ride taking us to the picturesque village of Kathikas. We head north along the coast before heading inland for a 10km, 5% climb and coffee in the town square. For the Front Group, there is one more long climb before lunch and then mostly downhill. The Main Bunch head back from Kathikas for lunch on the beach in Paphos.

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Day Four : Paphos Forest

One of the best day's riding in Europe. The Paphos Forest is a glorious stretch of road in a picturesque pine forest with almost no traffic, pretty much the perfect 40km bike path on super smooth tarmac! The road goes up to 1,200m so this is a big day for the Lead Group. The Main Bunch starts with a transfer to the forest section with lunch in the pretty traditional Cypriot village of Lysos before heading back to Paphos.

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Day Five : Aphrodite's Rock

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Main Bunch73km832m 2/5

An easier day sandwiched between two big rides. A later start at 11am gives you the chance for a swim or lazy morning before we head off all together along the coast towards Aphrodite's Rock and a cracking stretch of road hugging the coast. After a short climb we descend into Pissouri for lunch at a lovely restaurant with sea views and great food before rolling home.

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Day Six : Olympus Day!

See end of week sportive below.... After getting back from the ride, we head into Paphos for a celebratory meal in a traditional Cypriot restaurant.

Day Seven : Departure Day

Time to say goodbye. Our mechanics are on hand to help pack bikes. Checkout is 12pm and we run transfers for all UK & Irish flights.

End Of Week Sportive

The big ride at the end of the week takes us from the sea to a ski resort going to the summit of Mt Olympus at almost 2,000m. We will go through a route briefing the previous evening and you will all start together at 8am. We will have feed stops every 25km/h and you will be able to get your day bag with extra layers the higher up you get. The route starts with a flat 15km and then rolls up with flat & downhill sections for 40kms before hitting the main climb (the official Strava segment doesn't start until 58km into the route but there is a proper 5km ramp into this). As you get through the town of Platres the terrain and temperature starts to change and you should hit the snow line around the mountain town of Troodos. The final turn off the Mt Olympus goes past the ski lifts and on most days it is cold here. We will meet you at the summit with your warm weather gear before descending back to Platres for lunch and then roll all the way back to Paphos.

DistanceElevationDifficulty
Long Route140km2869m 4/5
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Accomodation

Aliathon Resort

Kato Paphos, Cyprus

Our base in Paphos is the brilliant Aliathon Resort. We take most of the apartments in the Fishing Village that surrounds the main pool. Breakfast & dinners are in the main buffet restaurant and there is a bar with indoor & outdoor seating to socialise at after a ride. The hotel is a 2 min walk from the beach for a sea swim or you can use the indoor or outdoor pools. The spa is well set up for cyclists with a sports masseur and steam room / sauna. Bikes are kept in rooms with a separate bike room for our mechanics to work on anything after rides.

Airport Transfers

Airport collections are from Paphos (PFO) and the drive to the hotel takes around 20 mins. We meet all UK & Irish flights in Paphos. If you are coming from elsewhere, please contact our team. We will be in touch to collect your flight details after booking.

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Departure Times
Paphos (PFO)
We collect from all UK & Ireland flights into Paphos on Sunday.
We drop off 2 hours before all UK & Ireland flights out of Paphos on Saturday.

FAQs

Cyprus Week

We run two routes each day. The long routes are challenging perfect for good club riders training for a big year ahead. The shorter routes are much more relaxed but with some climbing and a big last day.
Cyprus is one of the warmest and sunniest spots in Europe. In the sunshine it can feel warm even early in the morning. As we get higher (and particularly on Olympus day) the temperatures can be cool or even cold so pack accordingly (we will send a full packing list before departure).

Date's & Book Now

6 Nights: 18 - 24th Oct 2020
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Single Room £849 £849 Add To Cart
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 25 - 31st Oct 2020
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Single Room £849 £849 Add To Cart
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 1 - 7th Nov 2020
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Single Room £849 £849 Add To Cart
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1399 £1399 Add To Cart

Spring 2021

6 Nights: 28th Feb - 6th Mar 2021
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Single Room £849 £849 Add To Cart
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 7 - 13th Mar 2021
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Single Room £849 £849 Add To Cart
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 14 - 20th Mar 2021
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Single Room £849 £849 Add To Cart
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 21 - 27th Mar 2021
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Single Room £849 £849 Add To Cart
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1399 £1399 Add To Cart
6 Nights: 28th Mar - 3rd Apr 2021
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Single Room £849 £849 Add To Cart
Cyprus Cycling Week
Aliathon Hotel
6 Breakfasts & 5 Dinners
Return transfers from Paphos (PFO)
Daily guided rides
Twin Room For 2 Persons £1399 £1399 Add To Cart

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