Doxa soi o Theos - Pyrofylakio (Fire Lookout Station) Madaris (Linear) - Lefkosia (Nicosia) District, Adelfoi Forest Nature Trail
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Doxa soi o Theos - Pyrofylakio (Fire Lookout Station) Madaris (Linear) - Lefkosia (Nicosia) District, Adelfoi Forest Nature Trail
Doxa soi o Theos - Pyrofylakio (Fire Lookout Station) Madaris (Linear) - Lefkosia (Nicosia) District, Adelfoi Forest Nature Trail
GPS coordinates of the starting point: Lat: 34.956223 Lon: 32.963155
GPS coordinates of the ending point: Lat: 34.956147 Lon: 32.995126
Altitude of the starting point: 1,338m
Altitude of the highest peak: 1,609m
Altitude of the end peak: 1,582m
Starting point: (a) At Doxa soi o Theos, 2km from Kyperounta and 5km from Spilia, on the Kyperounta - Spilia road.
(b) At the Madari fire lookout tower.
Length: 3.8km
Estimated duration: 2 hours
Difficulty rate: 3

 

Points of interest: There are panoramic views in all directions when you reach an altitude of around 1,400­-1,600m along the Madari ridge. The path ends close to the top of Adelfoi mountain (1,613 metres). The walk offers the opportunity to climb up the Madari fire lookout tower, which overlooks the area. The trail connects with other nature trails in the area, such as: the Madari ­ Selladi  tou Karamanli path, Teisia tis Madaris and the Doxa soi o Theos ­ Moutti tis Choras path. There is a fountain with drinking water at starting point (a).

Flora: While hiking you can study the endemic plants: Shrubby knapweed (Ptilostemon chamaepeuce var. cyprius), Golden oak (Quercus alnifolia), Purple Rock Cress (Arabis purpurea), ‘Manouthkia’  (Pterocephalus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus – an evergreen small shrub with pale pink flowers), Cyprus skullcap (Scutellaria cypria subsp. cypria), Thyme (Thymus integer).

Fauna: The main species of fauna found in the area are:

Mammals: Fox, hare, hedgehog.

Birds: Bonelli’s eagle, Eurasian jay, Wood  pigeon, partridge, Cyprus warbler (endemic), Cyprus wheatear (endemic).

Reptiles: Cyprus viper, Cyprus lizard, Black whip snake.

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