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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.
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.
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Lots of climbing but either shorter rides or an easier day mixed in. Challenging but suitable for most riders.
Mix of climbing & flatter days suitable for most riders.
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!
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.
Plenty of tough sectors but suitable for most regular riders.
Kato Paphos, Cyprus
The Aliathon Resort offers a unique philosophy that guides everything we do and ensures a home away from home for all of our future generations. Established in 1992 with the opening of 52 apartments, the Aliathon has now grown into a holiday resort with a total capacity of 459 rooms/apartments and suites and an extensive and enticing array of services and facilities. Aliathon was the dream of five brothers and sisters, the Philippides family. Today ownership remains with their families who have a stronger than ever commitment to offer a superior service and a personal touch oriented to the traditional Cypriot culture and green environment. With a wealth of experience and an enviable reputation for quality of service, Aliathon Resort will guarantee customer satisfaction and excellent service ensuring an unforgettable experience.
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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