Ancient Amathous - Governor's Beach Cycling Route
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Ancient Amathous - Governor's Beach Cycling Route
Ancient Amathous - Governor's Beach Cycling Route

This 15km route is best suited to mountain bike enthusiasts who will appreciate the technical difficulties involved. Although there are few changes in gradient, a large part of the route is on rocky ground, and requires a good sense of balance and technical skill.

The route starts where the Lemesos (Limassol) - Ancient Amathous route ends, continuing in the same direction along the old Lemesos - Lefkosia (Nicosia) road for 5km as far as the Moni flyover. There, it turns off onto a dirt road to the right and heads south towards the coast. The route travels past a number of industrial units, as well as the Moni quarry, where it turns left heading east. This part of the route is full of cycling thrills and ends up at Governor’s Beach. Halfway along the route (about 4km) is a biological waste-processing unit. Just before the uphill leading to the unit, there is a narrow path carved out of the cliff on the right that descends to the dry riverbed of Agios Georgios Alamanos. The road at the riverbed is smoother and heads north for about 600m, before turning right in order to cross to the other side. It is not far from there to the coast, with Governor’s Beach 5km away.

Start Point: Ancient Amathous
End Point: Governor’s Beach
Total Distance: 15km
Difficulty Rating: A difficult route of uneven surfaces. Requires a good­ quality mountain bike with 24-speeds and a front fork suspension.
Road Conditions: A variety of surfaces.
 

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