This 85km route is lengthy but not difficult and passes through some of the most popular beaches of Cyprus as it travels along the coast before returning to Larnaka (Larnaca) via the ‘red soil’ villages (Kokkinochoria) of the Ammochostos (Famagusta) area.
The route begins at Larnaka Tourist Beach and heads east along the coastal road. It turns right at the roundabout just outside the British Sovereign Base Area of Dekeleia, and enters the base. It turns right again at the next roundabout, passes the Dekeleia Power Station and travels along the outskirts of the village of Ormideia. It then turns right again, climbing a little as it passes outside the village of Xylofagou. Heading towards Agia Napa, the route goes past the fishing shelter of Potamos Liopetriou and then Makronissos before travelling along the main Agia Napa Paralimni road.
Thereafter, it turns right on to the road for Cape Gkreko, along a bicycle path on the righthand side of the road (the side nearest the sea).The turning to Cape Gkreko is 4km down the road to the right. Turning north from Cape Gkreko, the route goes past the Agios Anargyros picnic site and the Konnos area until it reaches Protaras. From Protaras, the route continues to the village of Agia Triada where it turns left towards Paralimni. It then cuts across Paralimni and reaches the road leading to Deryneia after turning right and heading north. From Deryneia the route heads back to Larnaka via the potatogrowing villages of Frenaros and Liopetri. After Xylofagou, it follows the same route back.
|Start Point:||Larnaka Tourist Beach|
|End Point:||Larnaka Tourist Beach|
|Difficulty Rating:||An easy route. Requires a street bicycle with speeds.|
|Road Conditions:||Good quality, paved road throughout.|