Coastal hiking in Cyprus
Cypriot donkey
Rushing sea in Cyprus

Cyprus - Island of the Sun

Deserted beaches, turtles and wild donkeys.

The walking holiday Cyprus takes you into the remote for tourists undeveloped Karpas peninsula situated in the Turkish part of the island. Extensive, unspoilt beaches and deserted bays, which cannot be found anywhere else in Europe, invites you to swim or walk on the beach. Migrating birds take a break here, sea turtles emerge from the sea and berry their eggs in the sand and with certainty will you encounter a herd of shy wild donkeys. Everywhere remains of ancient times can be found. You hike through lemon- and olive groves. Hibiscus, jasmin, bougainvillea and oleander blossoms line your path. Karpas peninsula is also a real insider tip amongst orchid-lovers. Here you find more than 30 indigenous species.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum of participants: 2 persons
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The route takes you along a mountain ridge with marvellous views onto the sea. En route you come across rock tombs and two ancient statues located hidden behind bushes. Today’s Day Finish is the monastery Eleousa.

approx. 5 hours
15 km
370 m
250 m

Hiking tour to Dipkarpaz, the final village on the peninsula. The village consists of lots of little scattered harms with gardens and fields, lemon- and orange groves. Hibiscus, jasmin, bougainvillea and oleander blossoms embellish the houses.

approx. 4 hours
11 km
200 m
120 m

Initially you are headed for the deserted, protected Ronnas-beach, an important reserve for sea turtles. The endangered Loggerhead-species and the rare green turtle deposit their eggs here on the beach. You proceed along the coast to the ancient site Karpasia. Column shafts, rock tombs, capitals, a Byzantine church ruin and even a mosaic can be marvelled at. Whilst snorkling in the ancient harbour, topped by palm trees, you might discover an ancient amphora. After a break in one of the comfortable bars and restaurants you return to your hotel.

approx. 5 hours
14 km
270 m
270 m

Hiking tour through olive groves to the forgotten ‚Urania‘. You walk across the ridge with marvellous views onto the Norther and Southern shores of the peninsula. Keep your eyes peeled for orchids: Karpas is said ti be home of 30 different types of orchids. The following three nights you spend in a comfortalbe little seaside hotel with a tiny fishing harbour. Your host is out there himself catching fish.

approx. 6,5 hours
20 km
260 m
570 m

Coastal hiking tour to the 4-km long sandy beach ‚Golden Beach‘, which is considered the third-most important beach for breeding sea turtles in the Mediterranean. Between the end of May until the beginning of August female sea turtles emerge from the sea in the evening and dig shallow pit in the sand and deposit their eggs in them. Per season 350 nests are counted on the 12 beaches on Karpas peninsula, with up to 200 eggs per nest. Short transfer from the beach restaurant back to your hotel.

approx. 6 hours
18 km
90 m
90 m

Today you walk in the heart of the Karpas National Park. In the morning short transfer to the Andreas-monastery, an important pilgrimage site for both Greek as well as Turkish people. For certain will you see a shy wild donkey during your hike, there are lots oft hem around here. Your final destination is Cape Andreas, where once seafarers were greeted by an Aphrodite-temple. Andouin’s gulls, peregrines and even endangered monk seals are at home here. Many ancient ship wrecks were discovered by divers on the little islands only a few metres away from here. Short transfer from the Andreas-monastery back to your hotel.

approx. 5,5 hours
17 km
180 m
180 m

Characteristics of the route

Easy to moderate hiking tours with walking times between 4 and 6.5 hours. You walk via ridges with stupendous panorama and along the coast. The hiking tours can easily be managed with a good basic fitness level.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jan 1, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Sep 10, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020
Cyprus - Island of the Sun 8 days, ZY-KAWAG-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room

Category: comfortable, familial, characteristic accommodations, situated mostly at the beach

Extra nights upon request in every stage finish

Surcharge solo traveler

Services and infos


  • 7x overnight stay as stated, breakfast included 
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline


  • Airport transfers Ercan (Turkish part) to Yeni Erenköy/Agios Thyrsos at arrival and from Karpas peninsula return € 200,-.
  • Airport transfer Larnaka (Greek part) to Yeni Erenköy/Agios Thyrsos at arrival and from Karpas peninsula return € 260,-.
  • All prices per fare for 1 to 3 people. Booking required, payable on site.  

Arrival / Departure:

  • Ercan airport (Turkish part) or Larnaca airport (Greek part). Simply by optional transfer to Yeni Erenköy/Agios Thyrsos and return there at the end of the holiday.
  • Arrival and departure not recommended by public transport.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Hans Lauterbach DE | 03.06.2019
Nordzypern - Eine Wandererlebnis für Menschen die Ruhe schätzen
Zuerst möchte ich mich nochmals bei dem Team von Eurohike bedanken, die diese Tour innerhalb von 2 Tagen, von der Anfrage bis zur Abreise, ermöglicht haben. Diese Tour führt in den türkischen Teil von Zypern. Die Abholung vom Flughafen auf der griechischen Seite und der Transfer über die Grenze klappten reibungslos. Die Tour selbst ist einfach, ohne große Anforderungen. Es geht durch Wege über Hügel, Wälder an der Küste entlang, ohne große Höhenunterschiede. Einzig ist etwas Kondition gefragt. Dieser Trail ist für die Sinne abwechslungsreich. Der Clou ist, dass der türkische Teil von Zypern fast touristenfrei ist. Sehr ursprünglich. Während unserer Wandertour sind uns auf den Wegen genau 2 andere Wanderer begegnet. Einfach sensationell für Menschen die die Ruhe suchen. Die Jahreszeit war ideal. Nicht zu warm. Blütezeit und dennoch Sonne. Unsere Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten waren außergewöhnlich im positiven Sinne ausgesucht. Die Zimmer waren sauber und okay, aber für die zeitgeistlichen Ansprüche puristisch gestaltet. Die Zimmerpreise waren für das Ambiente bei manchen Herbergen um 30% zu hoch angesetzt. Die Essenauswahl ist reichhaltig und das Frühstück landestypisch (sehr einfach) gewesen. Die Kosten bei den Restaurants haben geschwankt. Wo wir keine Auswahl an Anbieter hatten zahlten wir 30% mehr als mit Auswahl. Fast überall bei den Hotels konnten wir im nahe gelegenen Meer schwimmen gehen. Die Menschen sind sehr freundlich. Es wird meistens in English gesprochen. Einige, auch die Reiseleitung sprechen hervorragendes deutsch. Meine Frau und ich werden diese Tour jedem empfehlen der Ruhe sucht, der an einem einfachen Leben Spaß hat und sich an schönen, reizvollen Landschaften erfreuen kann.
Julia Winklhofer
Julia Winklhofer answered:
Liebe Wandergäste, besten Dank für Ihr sehr ausführliches und tolles Wanderfeedback! Es freut uns, dass Sie Ihre Eindrücke mit uns teilen und die Tage auf Zypern genießen konnten! Bis zum nächsten Mal!

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