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What to expect

Four Guided Walks

Discover flora, fauna & history in North Cyprus

Panoramic Views

Enjoy panoramic views along the North Cyprus coastline

Boutique Style Hotel

Stay in a 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 take us on an incredible journey discovering one of the Mediterranean’s unspoilt regions.

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What's included?

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


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


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What you’ll be doing


Arrive in 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 surrounding forests and mountain peaks. Your home away from home, this family-run hotel awaits you for the next 7 nights.

  • Dinner Included

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. After, we enjoy a free afternoon to relax and familiarise ourselves with our surroundings.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included

Geçitköy Water Reservoir Walk

We 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 three 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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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 takes us through the pretty countryside, past many ancient olive trees (up to 850 years old).  We continue our walk and descend towards the coast where we finish by the sea (depending on season – swimming opportunity).

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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 forests. Wonderful panoramic views, fauna and flora await you.


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Discover Sinai Monastery's ancient ruins

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

Approx Walking Time: 4 hours
Approx Distance: 13km
Approx Ascent: 400m

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Enjoy panoramic views & forest tracks from Lapta to Illgaz

Starting from the hotel, we 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 experience 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 a 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.

Approx Walking Time: 5 hours
Approx Distance: 13km
Approx Ascent: 670m

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included


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

  • Breakfast Included


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 (please note that this unit can also heat the room), TV, Mini-bar, hair dryer and balcony with a view of the mountains.

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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

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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