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Visit Limassol, Cyprus

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Welcome in Limassol

Limassol is geographically situated on the southern coast of Cyprus. It is the largest city of Cyprus in geographical size. Limassol is not only a town, it's also a region. Limassol’s central position offers easy access to all major cities as well as Troodos Mountains. It is also conveniently situated.

Limassol is a safe destination which has much to see and do: beautiful seafronts, countless cultural, recreational and leisure activities, vibrant events and festivals. And... it's the perfect 365-day destination for cycling, offering great weather year-round.

   

Troodos National Park

Troodos is the largest mountain range in Cyprus, located in roughly the center of the island. Troodos highest peak is Mount Olympus at 1,952m.

The Troodos National Forest Park covers an area of 9,147 hectares around Mount Olympus. There is a wide variety of available recreational facilities and activities offered in the parks of Troodos.

The famous Cyprus cuisine

The Cypriot cuisine is an exotic blend of Greek and Middle Eastern cultures, sprinkled with remnants of ancient civilisations. It's no secret that the Mediterranean diet is considered to be of the healthiest, thanks to its abundance of olive oil, pulses, lean meat, local herbs and freshly grown fruits and vegetables.

Synonymous with Cypriot cuisine is the meze – a variety of small dishes that combine to create a feast. A good starting point to become acquainted with the local dishes. Moreish dips, braised, stewed and clay-cooked meats, local, freshly caught fish, pulses and legumes in various sauces, specialty cheeses and delicatessen cuts and more unusual bites, all authentically prepared. 

Cycling in Limassol

Mountains and the sea

A year-round cycling destination

Limassol is one of the few places in Europe where you can ride in the sun 365 days a year. The unique combination of sea and mountains makes cycling in Cyprus a real experience. Another big advantage is that the roads in the mountainous interior are very quiet. Cycling here is maximum enjoyment and no mass tourism.

The Limassol offers endless route options: long, short, with lots of elevation or just flat.

   

Cycling routes

We have collected for you the most beautiful cycling routes in the Limassol region. The routes vary in length and difficulty. The collection contains routes for different bike types.



Road bike, gravel bike and MTB



On Cyprus, it doesn't matter which bike you are using. Whether it's a road bike, gravel bike or on MTB, there are countless options. Next to tarmac, you'll find plenty of single tracks and an endless number of gravel roads. You choose!

Would you rather rent a bike? Of course, that's no problem!

Cycling events


  • 0-2000 Cycling Challenge : Awesome 2-day stage race for road bikes. From the coast to the highest point of the island, Mount Olympus. Two stages, 87km with 3540m+ (in total).
  • Gran Fondo Apollo and Aphrodite : A cycling challenge on the paths of Apollo and Aphrodite. For road bikes. 90 km with 1380m+.
  • L'Étape Cyprus : One of the toughest of L’Étape events held outside France. 136 km / 3000m+.
   

Weather

Cyprus has one of the best and warmest climates in Europe. Even in the coldest months (January and February), the maximum average temperatures are as high as 16-18 °C. The summer months can be quite warm, with temperatures of 30 °C and beyond inland. However, when you stay close near the coast, a gentle see breeze will make your stay very comfortable.

In winter, Cyprus receives an average of 5–6 hours of sunlight per day. In the summer that's a whopping 12–13 hours a day. The amount of sunshine is twice as high than most places in Northern Europe.

Activate Cyprus

Activate Cyprus is a leading company-promoter of high standard outdoors sports services in Cyprus. They are specialised in field of events for several Outdoors sports such as road cycling, mountain biking, running, triathlon, hiking and much more.

Activate Cyprus also offers rental bikes and guided cycling tours. They are also the organizer of many cycling events, including the 3-day Cyprus Gran Fondo, a UCI Gran Fondo World Series qualifier.

   

Things to do


Something for everyone

In the Limassol region, no one need be bored. In fact, besides cycling, there is more than enough to do. Some examples:

  • Diving
  • Watersport
  • Horseback riding
  • Skiing 
  • Jeep safaris
  • Museums, arts en culture
  • Hiking and walking
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife
  • Worldclass gastronomy with many bars, restaurants, clubs, wineries
  • And much more
  • The Limassol Agora for food, drinks or just to roam around

Nature & hiking



Limassol’s multifaceted scenery and climate makes for an ideal walking paradise. Many nature trails offer spectacular views of lush vineyards, plantations, olive groves, the beautiful coast, traditional and quaint villages, churches & monasteries and colourful paths which boast the rich and varied flora that Cyprus is recognized for. Special hiking excursions available. Just bring your hiking shoes and you're good to go.

Spa & wellness

There are plenty of charming choices for spa lovers, while wellness opportunities are endless. Enjoy a break dedicated to your wellbeing and recharge! Some ideas:

  • Take a morning run at the seaside path
  • Explore the nearby countryside
  • Enjoy local food and wine
  • Meet the locals and find out the local history and tails
  • Enjoy swimming all year round
  • Pamper yourself at the spa
  • Participate in vibrant events and festivals

Getting there

The airplane is without any doubt the easiest way to get to Cyprus. Over nine million passengers travelled in and out of the island in 2022!

The Greek part of Cyprus hosts two major airports: Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and Paphos International Airport (PFO). Both of them are about 35 minutes to the town of Limassol. 

There are direct daily flights from virtually every big airport in Europe to Cyprus. Rental cars are readily available. Beware: you're driving (and cycling!) on the left side on the road.

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