Self-Guided Hiking Cyprus 8 Days

Cyprus is a perfect all-year location for hiking holidays, although the month June-September are quite hot. If you cannot avoid summertime because of your personal holiday planning restrictions, we can choose areas and starting times of our hikes accordingly.

It´s not only hiking, according to the program you will visit many places of interest on your daily tours.

  • Cyprus North only
  • Besparmak Mountains
  • 6 days of hiking + 1 guided cultural tour
  • 2 different accommodations
  • Half board (breakfast and lunchbox)


IMPORTANT NOTE: to enjoy our programs in Cyprus, we will not bother you with factory shopping stops like carpet and leather! We will only advise you if you are interested in local products like wine, Halloumi, Zivania and many more.

For more information and prices please check the TRIP TYPES section!

Self Guided Hiking Tour

We provide transfers accommodations and maps – you enjoy hiking the best trails in the Besparmak Mountains!

Program Details

On the arrival day we pick you up at the airport of Larnaca (LCA) or Nicosia (ECN) according to your arranged flight. Your CYPRUSTRAVEL guide welcomes you and gives you all the necessary information for an amazing week on the wonderful island of Cyprus.

Depending on your arrival time we offer you a walking tour in the historic centre of Nicosia.

Hotel Sun

On your first day we invite you to a private tour in the historic Walled City of Nicosia. Our CYPRUSTRAVEL guide will be there for you to give you all the information you need for the next day’s exploring Cyprus on your own.

In the afternoon you have time to relax, exploring Nicosia on your own and to prepare for the exciting hiking days following! Depending on the season we are happy to offer you an optional transfer to one of the beaches in Kyrenia or Omorfo region.

Hotel Sun

Medium difficult, 12km, 300m ascent.

On this hike from Bogaz village to Bellapais you cross the Besparmak (Five–Finger) Mountains from South to North. The end point of this magnificent hike is Bellapais Abbey, one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic style architecture in Cyprus.

We will pick you up at Hilarion castle at an agreed time or after your phone call.

Hotel Sun

Medium difficult, 10km, 500m ascent.

After a short transfer from Nicosia, you start our hike in the beautiful mountain village of Karmi on the southern slope of the Five-Finger-Mountains. After a demanding hike we reach the crusader castle of Saint Hilarion. Here we are rewarded with magnificent views over the coastal town of Kyrenia. Saint Hilarion Castle is one of three crusader castles on the mountain range. With the highest point at 732m it dominates the western part of the Five-Finger-Mountains.

We will pick you up at Hilarion castle at an agreed time or after your phone call.

Hotel Sun

Easy, 12km, 300m ascent.

We are checking out from Sun Hotel in Nicosia and are heading west to the coastal village of Agia Irini. From here you start your hike along the shoreline of the northern part of the bay of Morphou/Güzelyurt. On this hike you will find traces of ancient settlements and remains from the 20th century troubled history of the island of Cyprus.

Endpoint of this amazing hike is the Maronite village of Kormacit, a village inhabited by the Christian Maronite community of Cyprus. Your accommodation for the next days will be in one of the historic village houses.

Payt tel Ruso

Difficult, 12km, 580m ascent.

Your accommodations in Kormacit have the fantastic advantage that we can start our walks directly without a transfer. Today we are heading North to the beautiful bay of Kornos with the small chapel “Saint George of the seeds”. That chapel is the destination of an annual pilgrimage to thank the patron of the village for a rich harvest.

This demanding hike rewards you again with fantastic views from the green slopes of the Five-Finger-Mountains to the azure blue Mediterranean Sea.

Payt tel Ruso

In March and April, in the valleys around the Maronite Village of Kormacit you can find the endemic dark-red tulip of Cyprus. The rare Tulipa Cypria grows only in 5 areas on the island, and here is probably the most beautiful one of them. After a long photo stop at the tulip site, you continue your hike through the green valleys and beautiful forests around the village.

Back in Kormacit, you can visit the impressive Church of Saint Georges and end your day in the village coffee house.

Payt tel Ruso

We say goodbye and wish you a safe flight home with a lot of good memories – and hope to welcome you again in Cyprus!

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