Self guided walking vacation, Cyprus

“Spend a week rambling through Cyprus, with flexible self-guided walks of approx 12km a day, staying in three locations on the island. Great price too! ”


Kakopetria | Madari Circular Walking Trail | Artemis trail and Caledonia Waterfalls trail | Paphos | Panagia village | Vouni Panagias trail | Phiti village | Oak trail | Akamas coast from Baths of Aphrodite to Blue Lagoon cove | Akamas Panorama walk

Travel Team

If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.


Departure information

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

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Self guided walking vacation, Cyprus


Wildlife: One of our projects to protect the environment is in the form of a reforestation experiment in Xeros Potamos Valley on private land (7 hectares). The experiment has a long history (it started in the late 90s), but the main actions took places in 2006 when we planted 3,000 saplings mostly of wild olives as well as of hawthorn (also some oaks, pines and cypresses), two plants that are found in the area and are suitable for dry climatic conditions. 1,000 trees survived only to perish through a wildfire in 2013. The vast majority of the young trees grew new shoots in the years after the fire, so we are confident that the experiment is successful. We envision developing the experiment into an environmentally friendly agrotouristic refuge, where travelers would be able to engage in agricultural work with regards to olives, hawthorn, vine and herbs cultivation, have a base for exploration of the beautiful area of Xeros Potamos Valley and a refuge inside nature away from busy cities or resorts.

Where possible, we design our travel packages with the intention of enriching our clients experience by taking them through places where it is possible (but never certain) that they will spot very local wildlife. Travelers have the possibility to spot moufflon (a shy, local wild sheep subspecies that resides in Paphos Forest but also wanders further east, near Marathasa Valley, where the village of Pedoulas is and even all the way to Olympus peak). Travelers may also have the possibility to spot green or loggerhead turtles, many of which visit the north Akamas coast to feed in the warm season (about 2,000 individuals lay eggs in summer on the island) - and we always provide instructions on the best and most responsible ways to view any wildlife we encounter.

Transportation: We aim to minimise as much as possible the use of transportation on our trip because this would be in the interest of the environment in general and of our clients in particular since this is reflected in a lowering in the price of the package. We encourage our clients to use local public transportation as much as possible and we use local taxi when public transportation is not efficient or non-existent. We use a local taxi to transport our clients from the airports because there is no efficient public transportation to Kakopetria village (from Larnaca or from Paphos airport customers would need otherwise to use three public buses to reach Kakopetria). We include no transportation from Troodos mountains to Paphos, from Paphost to our clients accommodation near Akamas and from the last hotel to an airport because we consider public buses to be of an adequate quality for the specific purpose. We encourage our clients to visit a number of local attractions (many of the six Unesco World Heritage Troodos painted churches) on foot.


Friends & Neighbours
In the specific package we do not include dinner even though it would probably be a bit cheaper for the traveler. We prefer to encourage travelers to explore the local communities and benefit a larger number of locals by spreading their spending. This interaction and financial benefit gives an incentive to the wider community to conserve their heritage. When we use taxis (especially long distance) we make a best effort to use locals instead of professionals living in the cities because we like to support the local, rural economy.

Local crafts and culture
Our services are about authentic experiences, and cultural heritage is one large element of these. Local cuisine is a living component of our cultural heritage, reflecting the intermixing of a number of civilisations that came to the island. We encourage visitors to try the local cuisine (including halloumi, the Cyprus cheese), because we consider it of high quality. We encourage travelers to visit at least one rural winery (on their free day) since the island has a long wine history and indigenous grape varieties not found anywhere else (like Xynisteri, Maratheftiko and Spourtiko). Such visits in turn benefit the wine makers and provide them an incentive to continue to cultivate the ancient vineyards and produce quality wine. We encourage travelers to visit many of the Unesco World Heritage sites on the route (six of the ten Troodos painted churches and Nea Paphos mosaics and Tombs of the Kings), and possibly other attractions on the itinerary, watermills, a medieval bridge, picturesque villages and even ancient trees, as it greatly enriches their experience and may also benefit the local communities.

1 Reviews of Self guided walking vacation, Cyprus

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 04 May 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The walks were really good, easy terrain but hilly and some longish days, some beautiful views. Wonderful to find infinity pool at hotel in Drouchia at the end of long hot walk.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Self guided walks - need to use the gps maps to check on the right path. Also there wasnt any notes on leaving bags at hotels, what to expect from taxi drivers etc - but no problem it all worked out and was well organised.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - it was wonderful to stay in smaller places and with local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent- helped by fantastic weather

Read the operator's response here:

We are extremely happy that the travelers enjoyed their vacation. This is always our goal. As per the comments, we plan to make the process of luggage management clearer in the Roadbook. We would like to thank the travelers for allowing us to assist them in their exploration of Cyprus.

Popular similar vacations

Northern Cyprus walking vacation

Northern Cyprus walking vacation

Introductory walking vacation Northern Cyprus

From US $850 - US $990 8 days excluding flights

North Cyprus walking vacation

North Cyprus walking vacation

Varied walks amid rugged scenery and superb archaeology

From US $949 - US $1249 8 days excluding flights

Cyprus hiking vacations, Olympus to Akamas

Cyprus hiking vacations, Olympus to Akamas

Guided short hikes from Olympus to Akamas

From 820 - 960 8 days excluding flights

Rural Cyprus self-guided hiking vacation

Rural Cyprus self-guided hiking vacation

Music unspoilt Cyprus on foot

From 580 - 630 8 days excluding flights

интернет магазин велосипедов