Northern Cyprus walking vacation

This small group walking tour explores the Besparmak Mountains of North Cyprus and many historic sites. Local guides will tell you all about life in this region. Enjoying a week of half-day walks, you’ll be immersed in the culture here, eating in local restaurants, and staying in locally owned hotels.
Explore one of the most unspoilt Mediterranean regions Quiet, beautiful walking trails through the Besparmak Mountains Savour the cuisine in local restaurants Visit castles, monasteries, vast caves and charming villages Optional visit to Famagusta and the ruins of Salamis Brilliant and knowledgeable local guides
US $930US $860ToUS $1070 excluding flights
8 Days
Small group
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Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 16.
Up to US $160 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 19 Dec, 26 Dec, 17 Feb, 24 Feb
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Description of Northern Cyprus walking vacation


Price information

US $930US $860ToUS $1070 excluding flights
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 16.
Make enquiry

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Cyprus walking
Northern Cyprus
EU annexation has left Northern Cyprus like a time capsule, especially in the ancient cities of Famagusta and Salamis where archaeological excavations...

Vacation information

Top tip:
Midway through the trip is a free day which you can spend relaxing by the pool or on the beach. However a day trip to the historic city of Famagusta can be arranged, and is well worth joining.
Trip type:
Fully escorted small group walking vacation.
Activity level:
Walks are fairly leisurely, up to around four hours a day. There are a few steep ascents and descents involved, so walking poles are a good idea.
Locally owned hotel with outdoor pool (open May onwards), on the coast.
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches. Other meals will be taken in local restaurants at travelers' own expense.
Accommodation, meals as above, transfers where necessary including to airport' services of local guide.


3 Reviews of Northern Cyprus walking vacation

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 05 Jan 2023 by

Great guide. Stunning scenery. Great choice of walks. Good flora and fauna. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2023 by

Varied itinerary with plenty of opportunities to get up close to nature Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2014 by

The day excursions; walking and visit to Famagusta were the most memorable parts. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

A visit to Northern Cyprus allows you to explore a relatively unknown country that has remained reasonably unspoiled and undeveloped compared to the rest of the Mediterranean.

Throughout the trip we use locally owned accommodation and you'll be encouraged to buy local produce and dine each evening in a local restaurant which all helps develop the tourism infrastructure in this emerging destination.

Our one week walking trip concentrates on the Besparmak range where we walk through stunning countryside and follow quiet mountain trails leading to imposing Crusader castles. The tour leaders are from the region and this local knowledge assists in giving a historical and personal angle on the areas you will travel through. The group size, at 16, has been specifically chosen to give a personal viewpoint and minimise the impact on the environment, as well as being able to use the locally owned accommodation that is generally smaller than the large chain of hotels.

The Bellapais Monastery Village Hotel tries to minimise its impact on the environment by encouraging guests to use less water and towels, as well as purchasing local food from the many markets of the area. The local staff are always on hand to advise on the best local restaurant to dine in or bar to sip a cold beer!

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

As a company we support Cool Earth. Protecting rainforest is one of the most effective actions to tackle climate breakdown. Cool Earth work with indigenous communities empowering them to conserve their forest; keeping CO2 locked in.

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