North Cyprus Walking

7 Nights in North Cyprus
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What you can expect

Discover the varied flora

Discover the varied flora, fauna and history of North Cyprus during 4 guided walks

Panoramic views

Enjoy panoramic views along the North Cyprus coastline

Boutique style hotel

Stay in a comfortable boutique style hotel set in beautiful gardens

About the trip

Mountain tracks and crusader trails encompassing stunning sea views of the azure coast, beautiful castles and abbeys, plus delightful, traditional Cypriot villages, makes North Cyprus a walkers’ paradise. Our four fantastic guided walks will certainly provide a wonderful week discovering one of the Mediterraneans unspoilt regions.

Grade: Easy to Medium

What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/Double room for sole use
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast & Dinner including a BBQ night
  • 2 glasses of wine with dinner
  • Special Christmas Eve dinner (December only)
  • 4 guided walks with picnic lunches
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected

Itinerary

  • UK to North Cyprus
  • Welcome to North Cyprus
  • Geçitköy Water Reservoir Walk
  • Kalkanli-Akdeniz Walk
  • Day at Leisure
  • Sinai Monastery
  • Lapta-Illgaz or Malatya Walk
  • Departure

Extras

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What you’ll be doing

DAY 1

UK to North Cyprus

After arriving at Larnaca Airport, we will transfer by private coach to Lapta (Girne region), a picturesque village spread along the mountain side and surrounded forests and mountain peaks. Your home away from home, a family run hotel awaits you for the next 7 nights.

  • Dinner Included
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DAY 2

Welcome to North Cyprus

After a good night’s sleep and leisurely breakfast, we will meet for a welcome drink with our walking guide and to get to know each other and in general familiarise ourselves with for our walking week in North Cyprus. Free afternoon to relax and enjoy.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 3

Geçitköy Water Reservoir Walk

We will drive to the Geçitköy Dam water project, which is connecting the island via an 80 km long underwater pipeline with Turkey (Anamur). At the moment the 3 biggest cities in North Cyprus (Famagusta, Nicosia and Kyrenia) are supplied with water by this project, which will soon extend to the Mesaoria plain farming area as well. This project is calculated to eliminate North Cyprus’s water problem for the next 50 years.

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DAY 4

Kalkanli-Akdeniz Walk

Today we head out toward the West, through one of the most fertile agricultural regions in Cyprus. From the small village of Kalkanli, our walk will take us through the pretty countryside, past many ancient olive trees (up to 850 years old). In the spring time we have a chance to see different types of orchids and wild flowers along the way. We will continue our walk and descend towards the coast where we finish by the sea (depending on season – swimming opportunity).

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DAY 5

Day at Leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure, where we have the option to book an additional walk at the village of Hisarköy (area famous for wild flower & orchids when in season), along mountain trails and through pine tree forest. Wonderful panoramic views, fauna and flora await you. We will also walk around the village itself and have a look at the daily life of local Cypriots. Opportunity to have a Cypriot coffee, sitting together with locals in the little village coffee shop. Thereafter we will drive to the only Maronite village in North Cyprus “KORUCAM” where we will visit the interesting small Catholic church and the much larger, close by St. George Cathedral.

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 6

Sinai Monastery

Starting from the hotel, today we walk towards Lapta village. After a long forest walk we will reach the ruins of the Sinai Monastery (Coptic). The monastery was built in Byzantine times and active until the 1950th. In 1953 the Greeks were using this monastery as a hiding places against British soldiers and it started to slowly fall into ruins. During this easier walk through forest and open terrain we will experience beautiful scenery and nature and in March many orchids. We will finish in a small mountain village.  (13km walk – approx 4 hours)

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
DAY 7

Lapta-Illgaz or Malatya Walk

Staring from the hotel we will walk through the village of Lapta and go up to 400m into the forest above the villages of Lapta/Alsançak.

During this easy walk through pine tree forest, on mostly forest tracks, we pass through the old Greek farming areas and see lots of wild flower (spring only). Great panoramic views upon the Lapta coastal region. We may be able to collect some wild sage and thyme while walking. Our walk will finish at the vineyards with beautiful winery of the pretty village of Ilgaz, located on a hillside. Here you have the opportunity to rest and try some locally produced wine (extra cost) before returning by bus to the hotel. Picnic lunch included (13 km walk – approx 5 hours)

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
DAY 8

Departure

Today we say goodbye to North Cyprus and return to the airport for our return flight.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

Lapida Garden Hotel

A small and friendly family run hotel offering guests peace, tranquillity 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.

Facilities Include

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.

Room Includes

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 14 °C 5 °C
March 18 °C 7 °C
April 22 °C 9 °C
May 28 °C 14 °C
June 33 °C 19 °C
July 36 °C 21 °C
August 34 °C 21 °C
September 31 °C 18 °C
October 26 °C 14 °C
November 21 °C 10 °C
December 16 °C 7 °C

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