Hiking & Trekking
There are a myriad of wonderful walking trails in North Cyprus and
its mountains, which are best explored in the cooler spring and
autumn seasons when the countryside and wild flowers are blooming -
in spring, the mountains are rich with a rhapsody of woodland
flowers, and some 220 species of birds touch down on the island
every year on their migratory passage.
Hiking tours for people of all ages and physical disposition are
organized by a number of centers in the Girne area generally
conducted in the Girne mountain range. One particular tour party,
organized by "Mountain Climbing Sport Association", meets every
Sunday between October and the end of April, and twice a month
(again on Sundays) between the summer months from May to the end of
September. During the winter, the tour program is published at the
beginning of every month explaining the route and where to meet etc.
All walks, as well as being good exercise, endeavour to show walkers
interesting natural and historical features. The tours generally
start at 7.30 am and finish between 10 and 11 am. It is essential
that you wear proper grooved walking shoes. You must also take your
own water, and a hiking stick is advisable.
Join local walking tours with a knowledgeable guide to best
experience the abundance of local wildlife. Most hotels and tour
operators can arrange a walking tour from your hotel, or can advise
you about other organized tours.