Deserted seaside near Kakoskali |  <i>John Millen</i> Discover one of the many ancient monasteries during your walk on Cyprus On an Akamas coastal path |  <i>John Millen</i> Looking towards the Baths of Aphrodite from the nature trail |  <i>John Millen</i> The viewpoint near Mouti tis Sotiras, Akamas |  <i>John Millen</i> Kykkos Monastery is the oldest on Cyprus |  <i>A. Lorenzetto</i> Enjoy walks in the Troodos Mountains in summer or winter

Self Guided Walking Holidays in Cyprus

Discover Cyprus, a jewel of the Mediterranean, on a self guided walking tour

Seemingly isolated in the eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus has been at the cockpit of western history for thousands of years, notably during the medieval crusades, when it acted as a launch pad for the crusaders. These days crusades are led by the waves of tourists who arrive to enjoy the  popular seaside resorts, but inland a few kilometres, an older World prevails. Sleepy villages, farms and forests with fabled mountain views. You will find in this a natural, unhurried people who are proud  of their ancient associations.  

Walkers' Britain offers several self-guided walking holidays in Cyprus that are designed to help you get the most out of your visit, no matter what time of year you visit or how long you have. For most of the year our trips take in the best of the Troodos Mountains and Akamas Peninsula. In the winter, when there is snow on the Troodos Mountains, our self-guided walking holidays concentrate on the western part of Cyprus, specifically the Akamas Peninsula, where the weather will remain warmer than in the mountains. 

Our self-guided walking holidays are fully flexible which means you can normally start your walk on any day during the season and customise by adding extra days for resting or sightseeing. As you're walking independently, you're free to follow the trail at your own pace. You set your own pace as you are not limited by the constraints of group travel. You are free to shorten or lengthen your walk as the terrain permits and can even take a day off, although you may need to travel onto your next accommodation by taxi or public transport in order to do so. As long as you are reasonably active you will be able to find a suitable tour and all of our tours are graded to help you choose the right walk for you.


Self Guided Walking Specialists in Cyprus

We have have been operating active self guided walking holidays for over 45 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can relax and explore Cyprus at your own pace. Many of our tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Cyprus

Our well priced trips offer great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guidebooks along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your self guided walking holiday in Cyprus.

Personal Experiences

We've been walking and cycling the planet for over four decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling on foot.


Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Guesthouses

Similar to bed & breakfasts, these family-owned accommodations are clean and comfortable. Rooms with en suites generally have a shower but no bath due to space. There may be a separate room with a bath tub.


Continental breakfasts are included and will generally consist of breads, meats, cheese, fruit, tea, coffee & juices.  Evening meals will normally be 3 courses and a mixture of local and international cuisine. Cyrpus has Greek, Turkish and Italian influence in their dishes so the food is delicious and varied.  Halloumi is a staple along with Kleftiko, roasted lamb meat and a warming hearty meal is Makaoronia Tou Fournou, oven baked meat and pasta.  Don't forget to feed your sweet tooth with Loukoumades, honey dough balls.


Currency

Euro, Turkish Lira

International Dialing Code

+357

Electricity
Type G plug

Electricity in Cyprus is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is G (UK – 3 prong).

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of Australia, Britain, Canada, USA and New Zealand for stays of up to 90 days. For all other nationalities and longer stays please contact the relevant embassy. Please note that if you travelling on to or from the Schengen area as part of your travels in Europe you can only stay in these countries for a maximum of 90 days within a 180 day period. Please see https://tinyurl.com/ybh5jads for more details.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.