Taking you along coastal paths across some of Cyprus’ most famous beaches, with views of the sprawling Eastern Mediterranean, the Ayia Napa–Pyrgos Xylofagou cycling route is a great one for all skill levels.
The 32 km route offers a variety of points of interest where you can stop and learn more about the history of the area while enjoying sea views.
Starting at the little harbour of Ayia Napa, climbing northwards until it reaches the traffic lights where it turns left and to the west along the bicycle path on the left-hand side of the road, the path takes you through a now famous tourist destination which was once a small village built around a monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
It then continues past Makronissos on the dirt road that leads to the chapel at Ayia Thekla and the fishing shelter by Potamos Liopetriou. Heading south, it rounds Cape Pylato and the Xylofagou Medieval Tower.
From there, the path takes a northern course to reach the outskirts of Xylofagou, then turns right and to the east onto the Xylofagou–Ayia Napa road back to Ayia Napa.
Start Point: Ayia Napa
End Point: Ayia Napa
Total Distance: 32km
Difficulty Rating: An easy route. Requires a 21-speed mountain bike.
Road Conditions: A variety of surfaces.