Machairas - Pitsylia Cycling Route
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Machairas - Pitsylia Cycling Route
Machairas - Pitsylia Cycling Route

This 25km route ascends into Machairas Forest and on to the Pitsylia area. From Machairas Monastery, the route heads west, passing through the small villages of Lazanias and Gouri, where it turns south to Farmakas. From Farmakas it heads southwest, descending towards the main Lefkosia (Nicosia) - Palaichori road, with Palaichori Dam to the left. From there, the road turns left to go through Apliki, climbing steadily for 5km until it reaches Palaichori itself.

Start Point: Machairas Monastery
End Point: Palaichori
Total Distance: 25km
Height Gain: 240m
Difficulty Rating: A route of medium difficulty due to several steep uphills. Requires a street bicycle with at least 14 speeds or a mountain bike with 21 speeds.
Road Conditions: Paved road mostly throughout.
 

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