The forest trail starts by a stream of the Karyotis River and follows the scenic river valley, past the now disused chromium mine to end by the 12th century Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis with its excellent frescoes. From Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis, a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, there is an option to continue on to the village of Kakopetria, some 3 kilometres along the Pedoulas-Kakopetria main road.
On the main Karvounas–Troodos square road, 1 kilometre before Troodos Square (Plateia Troodous), 9,5 kilometres from location Karvounas.
Ends at Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis church, or continues up to Kakopetria village
3 hours (4 hours up to Kakopetria village)
Category 3: High degree of difficulty. Route with difficult terrain such as sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), course along particularly rough and/or slippery, and/or narrow, and/or steep terrain. Suitable for adults in very good to excellent fitness levels. Unsuitable for young children.
9 kilometres (12 kilometres up to Kakopetria village)