The European long distance Path E4 was extended to Cyprus following a proposal by the Greek Ramblers Association to the European Ramblers Association, the coordinating body of the European Network of long distance paths. The main partners in Cyprus are the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Forestry Department.
The path starts at Gibraltar, goes through Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, mainland Greece, the Greek island of Crete, to the island of Cyprus. Cyprus is linked to Crete by air and sea.
In its Cyprus section, European path Ε4 connects Larnaka and Pafos international airports. Along the route, it traverses the Troodos mountain range, the Akamas peninsula and long stretches of countryside, along regions of great natural beauty and important ecological, historic, archaeological, cultural and scientific areas.
Few people have the time or the stamina to tackle the whole route ίn one go. The information given here is a general outline, to help ramblers identify the path route. It is by no means a detailed description of all aspects of areas covered. Ramblers are strongly advised to research further any path section(s) to be attempted, with particular emphasis in the availability and proximity of overnight licensed accommodation establishments, especially in remote mountain and rural areas.
It should be stressed that the route by no means represents all that Cyprus has to offer the rambler. It is primarily designed as a cross-country route, and as such is inevitably selective, missing out some fine landscapes and/or cultural sites. It does, however, provide a sampler of the scenic and cultural variety that is Cyprus.