Psilo Dendro (Platres) - Karvounas Cycling Route
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Psilo Dendro (Platres) - Karvounas Cycling Route
Psilo Dendro (Platres) - Karvounas Cycling Route

Karvounas is one of the main junctions of the Troodos cycling network. It forms the administrative boundary between Lemesos (Limassol) district to the south and Lefkosia (Nicosia) district to the north.

All seven rest and viewpoints are located along the first 9km of the route, overlooking Platres Valley and linking it with Moniatis. The southern shores of the island and the city of Lemesos stretch out in the distance, and the horizon extends as far as Cape Gata.

The route crosses the Mesa Potamos River 6km from the starting point. The dense vegetation in this corner of the eastern slopes of the mountain range of Troodos creates a cool, almost chilly environment that is a welcome respite in the hottest summer months. There are rest benches, and fresh running water is freely available for visitors to drink when they stop here for a well­earned break.

The nearby village of Pano Platres, 1km away, provides hotel and other tourist accommodation, restaurants, cafes, banks and shops.

Start Point: Psilo Dendro, Platres
End Point: Karvounas
Total Distance: 16,2km
Difficulty Rating: An easy route with good accessibility by bicycle.
Road Conditions: Good quality tarmac and forest dirt track in good condition (Depending on weather conditions).


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