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Lefkosia (Nicosia) - Solea Valley Cycling Route
Lefkosia (Nicosia) - Solea Valley Cycling Route

This 165km route passes through the Solea Valley with its traditional architecture and its picturesque Byzantine churches, some of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The tour follows the same route as that of the Lefkosia (Nicosia) ­ - Adelphoi - Asinou route until it reaches the Kapouras picnic site, from where it takes the alternative route towards Asinou and Agios Theodoros. At Agios Theodoros, the route crosses the main Lefkosia - Troodos road to reach Kato Flasou, where it begins to climb southwards, along the Karkotis riverbank, and through the villages of Evrychou, Tembria, Kaliana, Galata and Kakopetria.

Keeping on the Kakopetria - Prodromos road, the road starts to climb towards the Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Monastery until it reaches a turning to the right leading to the area of Stavroulia. This part of the road is unpaved and descends in a northerly direction to the Linou - Pedoulas road, offering breathtaking views of Solea Valley and Morfou Bay to the east.

The Pedoulas - Linou road crosses the main Lefkosia - Troodos road and then heads in a north­easterly direction to the village of Koutrafas, situated on the banks of the Elia River. The road then climbs towards the villages of Nikitari and Vyzakia, where it follows the same route back to Lefkosia via Orounta, Kato Moni, Meniko and Palaiometocho, ending at the Agios Mamas grade­ separated junction.

An alternative route to the Koutrafas - Nikitari option is to return to Lefkosia on the main Lefkosia - Troodos road.

Start Point: Agios Mamas grade separated junction
End Point: Agios Mamas grade separated junction
Total Distance: 165km
Difficulty Rating: A difficult route climbing steadily at a 2% gradient on average, and maximum 5%. Requires a mountain bike with at least 21 speeds.
Road Conditions: A variety of surfaces.




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