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Open today: 09:00 - 7:30pm

Monday
10 December
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
11 December
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
12 December
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
13 December
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
14 December
9:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday
15 December
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
16 December
10:00am - 4:00pm
General Walking 2

Mountain tracks and crusader trails encompassing stunning views of the azure coast, beautiful castles and abbeys, plus traditional Cypriot villages, make North Cyprus a walkers' paradise.

General Walkling 3

Why Go?

  • Discover the varied flora, fauna and history of North Cyprus during 4 guided walks
  • Enjoy panoramic views along the North Cyprus coastline 
  • Stay in a comfortable boutique style hotel set in beautiful gardens
  • Picnic lunches are provided on walking days and wine is served with evening meals

 

Four Guided Walks

As part of our week in North Cyprus we include four guided walks taking in different scenery and culture that this region has to offer. We will start our first walk at Gecitkoy Dam where we take in the sights of the reservoir and the flora and fauna around it. Our next walk will take us through the most agricultural region of North Cyprus from Kalkanli to Aldeniz. We will pass pretty countryside with olive trees that date back 850 years towards the archaeological site of the Akdeniz Bronze Age Royal Tomb where entry is included. Another of our walks will be started at the hotel and is an easy going walk through forest and open terrain. We will end up at a peaceful spot in the mountains at the Sinai Monastery ruins. The Monastery of Sinai can be seen high above Karşıyaka village in the Kyrenia mountain range. Our final walk will start in the village of Lapta and we will travel, mostly on forest tracks, 400m up to the forest above where we will be treated to great views along the coastal peninsular. During the walk through pine forests we will come across old Greek farm areas and fields of seasonal flowers. Our walk will finish in the village of Ilgaz where we will have the opportunity to have a wine tasting at the local winery (own cost) before returning by bus to the hotel.

More to Explore - Kyrenia

When we are not walking you may want to get out and about to explore more of what the area has to offer and a short drive from our hotel is Kyrenia. Sandwiched between the sea and the Five Finger Mountain range, the town of Kyrenia can trace back its DNA some 6000 years. Today, terraced cafes, beachwear boutiques and local markets stacked with the local catch, vie for your attention next to boats bobbing on the water and the majestic castle. A quiet place to enjoy a cooling drink by day, the harbour atmosphere livens up as the sun sets. There is also a choice of bars along the seafront that play a variety of music to suit everyone. 

Lapida Hotel ***

A small and friendly family run hotel offering guests peace, tranquility and good old-fashioned hospitality. Set and located within tranquil and scenic mountain surroundings, just outside the village of Lapta we will find the Lapida Hotel, a great base for our walking week.

Rooms Include

All our comfortable rooms come with shower, air conditioning, TV, Mini-bar, hair dryer and balcony with a view of the mountains.

Facilities

Facilities include large gardens filled with citrus and various fruit trees, together with an immaculate swimming pool, sunbathing and patio areas, and a bar and restaurant offering a wide range of cuisine where local Turkish Cypriot dishes are a speciality. WIFI is available in public all areas.

 

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

4 hours 

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 2 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 12°C,
Apr 16°C, May 20°C,
Jun 24°C, Jul, Aug 26°C,
Sep 24°C, Oct 20°C,
Nov 17°C, Dec 13°C

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What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/Double room for single use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast & Dinner including a BBQ night
  • 2 glasses of wine with dinner
  • 4 guided walks with picnic lunches

What's Extra

  • Insurance see here

Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Larnaca Airport to Lapida Hotel is approximately 90 minutes.

Walking programme
Four guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Easy to Medium and you can expect to walk between 10 to 14 km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking. You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solos Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

Walking Notes
Grade: Easy – Medium
Distance: 10 to 14 km per day
Walking boots: Essential

What to Wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort. Whilst we would hope for good weather during your holiday, it is of course impossible to guarantee this. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses

More to Explore
There may be optional activities available to you during the course of your holiday, full details of which will be given out at your Information Meeting by your Tour Leader. All tours should be paid for in Turkish Lira. The exact amount will be given at your Information Meeting. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate percentage on.

 

 

 

 

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
09 Mar 2019 16 Mar 2019 7 All Ages £ 799 BOOK
17 Apr 2019 24 Apr 2019 7 50+ £ 859 BOOK
18 May 2019 25 May 2019 7 All Ages £ 909 BOOK
21 Sep 2019 28 Sep 2019 7 All Ages £ 909 BOOK
26 Oct 2019 02 Nov 2019 7 All Ages £ 909 BOOK

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/Double room for single use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast & Dinner including a BBQ night
  • 2 glasses of wine with dinner
  • 4 guided walks with picnic lunches

What's Extra

  • Insurance see here

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