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Pafos a wonderful sporting destination

Exceptional climate, a wide range of sports facilities

Cycling, Triathlon, Swimming, Running, Tennis, Soccer and much much more   

Cyprus ranks among the world’s top sports training destinations. The high-level infrastructure meets the demands of even the most intensive, professional training programmes. Athletes from around the world are drawn to this beautiful island, enticed by its exceptional climate, huge range of up-to-date sports facilities, high-quality service industry and the short distances between city, sea and mountains. From training grounds to gyms, from Olympic swimming pools to mountain biking routes, there is everything the modern athlete could ask for. As one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations, Cyprus also offers an impressive choice of accommodation, from self-catering apartments to luxury hotels with fully equipped fitness centres and health spas with qualified personnel. Many international sports bodies have already recognised Cyprus as the ideal training destination, and National Olympic Committees from several countries use Cyprus as their pre-season training destination ahead of major international sports events.

Cycling

Cyprus’ ideal climate makes it possible to explore the region’s breath-taking countryside all year round, making for an unforgettable athletic experience for both professional and recreational mountain bikers.
Pafos is a superb destination for every kind of cycling. All types of bicycles are available for rent and there’s a wide range of organized and bespoke bike rides on offer, suitable for all ages and abilities.
A number of local bicycle centres have rental services, route information, guide assistance and support for organized groups.

Mountain Biking
Pafos is a natural mountain-biking environment. Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain biking along a variety of tracks, making the region a paradise for fans of the sport.

View some of the most popular routes:

Panorama & Beautiful countryside

Pafos,Pegeia,Kathikas, Arodes, Droushia, Kathikas, Stroumpi, Polemi, Tsada, Pafos

Challenging level, 64 km

 

Technical description

The whole route is on a very good asphalt road.. After Pegeia to Kathika village, the route is mainly uphill but without great slopes at its longest.
The circular path formed from Kathika to Droushia and return to Kathika is a relatively flat route with small uphill and downhill.
From Kathika to Tsada there are continuously small uphill and downhill, while from Tsada to Paphos the route is continuously downhill.
• Distance: 77km
• Pavement condition: Asphalt road
• Total altitude difference: + 1260m
• Bicycle type: Road bike with 20 speeds

Short description 
The route begins over the Coral Bay area , one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Pafos. Very close to the starting point you will find the well known sea caves. Great views of the crystal sea. Nice place for photo taking, one of the most mesmerizing sunsets all year round
Immediately after climbing to Kathika you will pass through the dense pine forest before entering the vineyards of the area where the wonderful wine of Laona region is made.
The scenic small passages above the Akamas peninsula is always welcoming and worthy to stop for a drink and taste local dishes. The route is like a panorama of the Akamas area and the northern side of the Paphos province. The last downhill to the bay “Potima” gives a wonderful picture that will make you soon want to go back to the area.
On the return especially during the months of February until May, when nature is adorned with the colors and perfumes of the spring, the journey is wonderful and no cyclist should miss the opportunity.

Diarizos Valley, Unspoilt villages and Great scenery

Pafos-Achelia-Ag. Varvara -Timi- Αnarita-Nikoklia-Diarizos Valley-Ag. Nicolaos-Arsos-Dora-Kouklia-Pafos
Moderate to Challenging level of difficulty. Distance 105 km

Technical description
The whole route is on a very good asphalt road. From Pafos till Timi the route is relatively flat. After the village of Agios Georgios till the village of Arsos the route is mainly uphill with some downhill.
On return after Dora village, the route is downhill and in several places the road is narrow with some steep turns. It needs extra attention
• Distance: 105km
• Pavement condition: Asphalt road
• Total altitude difference: + 1560m
• Bicycle type: Road bike with 20 speeds

 

Short description
The route starts by the Medieval Castle of k. Pafos and the Unesco archaeological park.
Within a few kilometres you will soon be cycling in one of the most beautiful areas of Cyprus alongside the Diorizos River. The path to the valley will take your breath away. Especially during the months of February until May, when nature is adorned with the colors and perfumes of the spring, the journey is wonderful and no cyclist should miss the opportunity to ride it.
The Diarizos valley is rich in citrus plantations, which you can taste if you cycle in the area during autumn or even winter months.
Also in the Diarizos Valley you will pass between the two unique tall Rocks called “Hasamboulia”
The valley across the river offers great scenery, fruitful trees and small villages, small churches and ruins of villages from the old times.

Beautiful nature, Vineyards and Olive Groves

Pafos-Achelia, Ag. Varbara, Panayia, Statos-Ayios Fotios-Choulou-Letymbou-Tsada-Pafos
Challenging level, 80 km

Technical description
The whole route is on a good to very good asphalt road. After the Villages of Acheleia towards Panagia the route is mainly uphill with some downhill, rated challenging in terms of difficulty.
On the return after the Village of Agios Fotios-Statos, the route is downhill and in several places the road is narrow with some steep turns. It needs extra attention.
• Distance: 80km
• Pavement condition: Asphalt road
• Total altitude difference: + 1760m
• Bicycle type: Road bike with 20 speeds

 

Short description
The route begins by the Medieval Castle in K. Pafos and the Unesco archaeological park.
On your way you will pass from small, quiet village in the Cypriot countryside, through vineyards and olive groves.
Soon you will find yourself at the edge of the Troodos mountain range, heading towards the Paphos forest and the historical community of Panagia.
Before you reach the highest point of the route you will be able to enjoy the magnificent view of the Euzousa valley and the Xeros river. Particularly during the months of February until May, when nature is adorned with the colors and perfumes of the spring, the journey is wonderful and no cyclist should miss the opportunity.

Birth Place of Aphrodite- Goddess of Love and Beauty

Pafos-Achelia- Ag. Varvara-Timi-Anarita- Birth Place of Aphrodite -Pafos
Easy to moderate level of difficulty. Distance 64 klm

Technical Description
The whole route is on a very good asphalt road. In the first and last 7 km the ride can also be enjoyed on a bicycle path.
After the Acheleia village and till you reach “Petra tou Romiou” area the route is mainly flat with short uphill which is rated easy to moderate in terms of difficulty.
• Distance: 64km
• Road condition: Asphalt road
• Total altitude difference: + 620m
• Bicycle type: Road bike and trekking bike with 18 speeds

 

Short description
This route takes you to the place where Aphrodite- Goddess of Love and Beauty was born. Passing between small villages along the route you will have the chance to get to know the locals and the way of life in the Cypriot countryside.
Beyond the birthplace place of Aphrodite, you can visit the Archaeological site of Palaipaphos in Kouklia village just a few kilometres away. The ruins of a temple dedicated to Venus are also found on the site.
Along the way, you can find traditional cafes and taverns to enjoy a drink as well as a Cypriot sweet to retrieve your strength and continue your cycling tour back to Pafos.

Important International and Local Cycling Events

Great weather, challenging country trails and excellent infrastructure make Pafos the perfect place for mountain bikers. Competitive riders from all over the world come to the island to hone their skills and collect points or win prize money. So if this is what you enjoy, just come and watch – or perhaps compete, and join in the fun on a great day outdoors.

Triathlon

The well-known amongst Triathletes from several countries, Pafos triathlon is now upgraded to offer even more unique experience to the participating triathletes.

Swimming

Pafos ranks among the world’s top sport training destinations. The Olympic size swimming pool in Geroskipou has everything that a modern athlete could ask for.

Visit the official website of the Gersokipou Athletic Centre: Click here

Running

Combining breath-taking and historic scenery with the traditional Mediterranean hospitality. Pafos has plenty of amazing picturesque spots and a wonderful coastal area for those enjoying their run.

Tennis

The popularity of tennis in the Pafos region grew in parallel with the town itself and the tourist boom the area experienced after 1975. Tennis enthusiasts love the facilities at the hotels in the region, which is
an ideal location for outdoor sports thanks to its year-round temperate climate.
Private and group lessons are available for adults, couples, and ladies groups for all levels of play from beginners to intermediate.
Also available are a full racquet fitting, re-stringing and sales service, as well as general equipment and clothing.
Tennis racquets are available for hire and all necessary equipment is provided for the sessions.
Tennis players of all ages and levels can enjoy a rewarding holiday experience, taking advantage of professional but fun coaching in a relaxing and beautiful environment.
Tennis courts can be found in most hotels and hotel apartments in the region.

Visit the official website of Cyprus tennis: Click here

Soccer teams training

During winter, Pafos is a favourite place for many European football teams – particularly those from northern Europe – to train. They take advantage of the sunny weather and excellent facilities, and temperatures that are not too cold for soccer training. The teams use all the facilities offered by hotels in Pafos: great restaurants and leisure activities, laundry services, conference facilities for strategic training sessions, and, of course, a choice of football pitches for field training. With extensive Wi-Fi they can also stay in touch with ‘home’.

Bus transportation is easy and cheap since distances are short between airport, hotels, and football pitches. Amateurs, meanwhile, can enjoy five-a-side football on artificial grass pitches available for rent on an hourly basis.

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