The greatest advantage of the Polis area as far as cycling is concerned is its proximity to the Akamas peninsula.
This 22 kilometres route begins in Polis and heads west towards Lakki (Latsi) the small harbour/marina of Polis and the Baths of Aphrodite. Shortly after Lakki (Latsi) and just before the Baths it turns south, climbing towards Neo Chorio. The route goes through the village and then heads west. The road becomes a dirt road just outside the village. It then passes Smigies picnic site, which is the last stop for water. From Smigies the route climbs rather steeply and turns right, heading southwest along the slopes of a hill offering alternating views of the east and west sides of the peninsula. Three kilometres from Smigies, a turning to the right leads to ruins known as Pyrgos tis Rigainas. Alternatively, continuing straight for another 2 kilometres leads on to the road to Lara, Fontana Amorosa and the Baths of Aphrodite. Further along this road is Akamas lighthouse, the perfect place to enjoy a magnificent sunset, provided you can drive back safely in the dark!
Alternative route: You can return to Polis from the lighthouse by going along the Fontana Amorosa road to the Baths of Aphrodite.
A difficult route. A mountain bike with at least 21 speeds is required. Front fork suspension is recommended.
Varied surfaces consisting of both paved and dirt roads.