Tour of Marathasa Cycling Route

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Troodos

Overview

This is quite a difficult, but very rewarding route, recommended for the more experienced riders. Setting off from Troodos Square on a westerly direction, the route climbs to for about 2.5 kilometres, and then turning left towards Mount Olympus.

After the initial climb, you then head downhill to the village of Prodromos, and then right as you enter the Pinewood area. The route then takes you above the village of pedoulas, finally reaching the famous Kykkos monastery, where you can stop for lunch before continuing on towards Kampos.

Just before the village of Kampos, the route takes a left turn heading to Stavros tis Psokas, and after riding for 3.5 Kilometres, you will turn left again towards Cedar Valley. The route continues straight on for another 16 kilometres until another turning to the left, which leads to the Stavros tis Psokas forestry station 3 kilometers along the way. Here there is a restaurant, a hostel, a picnic site and a camping site, as well as a fenced off area where Mouflon (endemic mountain goats) are kept.

Difficulty rate: Quite a difficult course. It requires a road bike with low/ easy gear ratios
Road condition: Paved roads throughout.
Route Description: This excursion links the Troodos area with the Kykko mountains and enables further trips to the northwest coast of the island, along the route from Stavros to Pyrgos or Polis.

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