Hiking, nature tours launched

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Hiking and nature activities, including guided tours led by experienced tourist guides, are being launched by the Cyprus Tourism Deputy Ministry.

“The selected trails wind their way through sprawling forests and plains, breathtaking hills, astounding terrain, colourful villages, captivating shorelines and lush meadows.

“This program is suitable for experienced hikers and enthusiasts,” a press release published on the heartland of legends website says.

Most of the trails are rated as having “high difficulty” and have great elevation changes; therefore, participants will need a good bit of endurance and proper gear, such as durable boots, trekking poles, hats, sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water.

No transportation will be provided; therefore, all participants must be at the designated meeting point on time.

 Hiking and nature activities


Body and spirit connection with nature through stretching, breathing and relaxation exercises. – Stavros tou Agiasmati picnic site


A guided hike connecting the two listed UNESCO World Heritage sites, Panagia tou Araka (1192 AD) and Stavros tou Agiasmati (1494 AD)


There is a guided geology tour in the Troodos UNESCO Geopark Visitors Centre in the Amiantos old asbestos mine.

A visit and tour of the Troodos «Α.G. Leventis» Botanical Garden and nearby hike in beautiful surroundings.


Guided tour of the Troodos Environmental Centre in Troodos Square and environmental hike on “Persephone” trail – option for long/short loop


Guided tour of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Monument of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis in Kakopetria village and hike the “Kannoures – Agios Nikolaos” trail.