Cyprus self-guided hiking, North & South

“A fully flexible walking exploration of the two sides of Cyprus, with unspoiled scenery, warm hospitality and delicious food all part of the pleasure.”

Highlights

Self guided walks | flexible number of nights | flexible itinerary | self-guided tours of Paphos, Nicosia and Kyrenia | Polis | boat trip to Fontana Amoroza | Ineia | Lara Beach | Agio Georgios | Kato Paphos Archeological Park | Aphrodite/Adonis Trail | Troodos Mountains | Kykkos Monastery | Artemis Trail | Platres Village | Nicosia | Kyrenia | Bellapais | Five Finger mountains | Panayia Absinthiotissa monastery | Buffavento Crusader Castle | Karpaz Peninsula | Kantara crusader castle | St Hilarion Castle

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Cyprus self-guided hiking, North & South

Environment

Walking is the least carbon intensive way to travel, keeping environmental impact to a minimum. Where it is necessary to travel by means other than on foot, we use public transport or local transport companies. We aim to balance the environmental impact of traveling with the benefits sustainable tourism can bring to local economies. We therefore focus the main part of our walks in Cyprus in areas that are as much as possible off the beaten track, providing our clients with authentic experiences removed from mass tourism. The small hotels we use in Bellapais and Polis have been in the ownership of the same family for generations and employ staff from the local community.

Our chosen hotels have a strong environmental ethos with low-profile design. Guests are encouraged to avoid changing towels unnecessarily.

We do not print brochures, keeping customers informed electronically via email, electronic newsletters and our website. All clients are sent our publication on Responsible Tourism with a guide as to how they can best achieve this. We encourage clients to remit their payments electronically via PayPal or by bank transfer.

Community

We support local projects, craftsmen and artisans; for example, a popular feature of our Cyprus walking vacations, is a visit to a small rural village to watch demonstrations of cheese-making, bread making and other traditional skills in which walkers can participate. They also have opportunities to buy locally-produced crafts, thus providing much-needed revenue to these small communities.

We use small privately-run hotels like the Bellapais hotel which has been run by the same family for generations. They employ only local staff. We recommend local restaurants for dinners and lunches, establishments preparing their menus from locally grown produce purchased from local farming families who have worked the land for centuries. When packed lunches are required, we recommend local bakeries, delicatessens and fruiterers for our supplies.

We use local transport companies and their drivers for airport transfers. We liaise with local tourist offices and employ knowledgeable local guides when required, for example to Nicosia, to ensure our clients benefit from specialist local knowledge. We believe that we have made valuable economic contributions to local rural businesses, bringing them repeat business, and it is our aim to continue to do so.

We enjoy good relationships with our hoteliers and other local suppliers, thus ensuring a warm welcome for our clients.

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