FOR ROAD CYCLING OR MOUNTAINBIKING, CYPRUS IS THE PLACE TO BE!
The wind in your hair, the sun on your back, the gentle crunch of tyres on gravel, the sounds of nature all around you, a glimpse of the sea sparkling in the distance, the smell of pines all around. Up ahead a tiny medieval church beckons to be discovered. If this is your idea of travelling, then cycling in Cyprus is for you.
In the last few years Cyprus has taken off as a destination for cycling enthusiasts both as a place to enjoy the sport and as a means to explore the island. The island has perfect weather for cycling, especially in the months between October and April, when temperatures range between 15°C and 25°C, while annual rainfall is also quite low in comparison to European countries. What's more, unlike other European or Mediterranean countries, the strong headwinds that are a bane to cyclists, here are rare.
Andria paul pegiaBut what makes Cyprus stand out as a heaven for cyclists is its compactness. It is like a whole continent condensed into a small island. The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus combines attractive beaches with pine-clad peaks, busy modern Europeanised towns and tranquil old stone villages, vineyards and olive groves and ancient ruins. The short distances mean that there are rapid changes of terrain entailing a variety of different road surfaces over short distances.
Within the space of 10 km you can go from rocky to clay, and steep to flat, enabling you to experience all surfaces within a short period of time, and making the island into one huge mountain bike arena. Bikers can hone their skills on the unique trails of the mountains of Troodos or Machairas, or in the Akamas region, riding steep slopes that have been ridden and tested by many world champions. Quiet roads add to the attraction.
Bikin'Cyprus Adventures is our flagship venture that operates in Cyprus and offers guided Road Cycling, Mountain Biking and Hiking tours. The company is co-founded by Mike Hadjioannou, the managing director of Bikin'Cyprus Events Management, which since 2007 has has been undertaking events such as Mountainbike and Road cycling, as well as guided tours all over Cyprus. The founders of Bikin'Cyprus Adventures have been operating in the sphere of competitive professional, semi-professional, Olympic cycling either as athletes or in coaching since 1994.
"Cycling is part of our DNA and our foremost mission is to share our experience and passion for the sport regardless of the rider's ability."