This is a blog for lovers of walking and lovers of Cyprus.
We’ve spent many years walking this beautiful country – from the coastal paths of the south and west, through the inland plains, foothills and forests up to the higher reaches of Macheiras, Madhari Ridge and Troodos.
We’ve done this with limited resources: a few CTO maps of doubtful provenance and, more importantly, the Sunflower Books’ publication “Walking in Southern Cyprus”. This latter is a must for anyone intent on walking in Cyprus: you can find a copy of the current (eighth) edition here
Over the years we’ve tackled wider-ranging walks and have come to appreciate that research is important before setting off along unmarked tracks in the middle of nowhere. So we started making notes, taking photographs and jotting down ideas.
Then we realised that those notes and photos could be condensed into a useful resource for like-minded walkers: a blog of some of our favourite circular walks with (hopefully) clear directions for those of you who want to find those parts of the old Cyprus which, even in these days of rampant coastal tourism, still exist among the villages and forests off the beaten track.
Cyprus is a beautiful country where true ‘filoxenia’ may still occasionally be found in remote parts. Try some of these walks and discover the real Cyprus!
Jane & Mark