Thematic Routes

Larnaka Thematic Cycling Routes

Larnaka Thematic Cycling Routes

Explore Larnaka on two wheels with the Larnaka Tourism Board's series of eight, themed cycle routes that each offer a different experience, touring you through the authentic traditions, stunning landscapes, rich history and delicious gastronomy and wine of the city and wider region.

Each route is presented in a comprehensive and informative way that shows a map of the proposed route, distances, altitude ranges, degree of difficulty, recommended bike type, as well as the different points of interest along the way.

Access the routes here (where you can also download the leaflet), or visit the Komoot route planning app and website and get cycling!

The routes were revised in 2021 within the framework of the European ‘ΙΝCIRCLE’ Project activities to promote sustainable mobility.

Traditional Gastronomy Route

Larnaka Tourism Board and the 'Larnaka Rural Women's Association' have created a Traditional Gastronomy Route that takes in Larnaka region's quaint, rustic villages and their gastronomic delights for a self-guided tour of the tastebuds! Discover the traditional secrets of some of the island's favourite food by watching their preparation; take part yourself, and of course, sample it fresh!

The tour encompasses: baked goods, traditional sweets, fresh dairy products, products made with honey, olive and carob, handmade pasta and boutique wine.

The tour will also pass you by authentic tavernas and restaurants to enjoy Cypriot home cooked recipes utilising fresh, local products.

As the Cypriots say 'kali orexi (good appetite)!

Traditional Gastronomy Route
Wine Route: Mountainous Larnaka - Lefkosia

Wine Route: Mountainous Larnaka - Lefkosia

Passing through 10 villages, this varied route comprises the expanse of the mountainous areas of both Larnaka and Lefkosia and takes in three wineries, quaint museums and workshops. Even though it is outside of the traditional wine regions, there are active winemakers here who have planted vineyards with the Assyrtiko, Malvasia Aromatica, Chardonnay and Maratheftiko grape varieties, ensuring their fast integration into the island’s winemaking portfolio.

A love of wine is combined with other cultural aspects along this route, such as the inclusion of the village of Lefkara - famous for its handmade lace embroidered linens and delicate filigree silver - along with the village of Fikardou, which is home to one of the oldest traditional wine presses in Cyprus.

This enlightening route passes through: Lefkosia, Skarinou, Lefkara, Kato Drys, Vavla, Ora, Odou, Farmakas, Gourri, Fikardou and Kalo Chorio.

Larnaka Rural Honey Villages

Take a self-guided tour of the cluster of villages collectively branded as Larnaka Rural Honey Villages for their shared tradition of beekeeping and honey production.

Suggested route:

Become a Beekeeper for a Day at Ecophysis in Vavla

Create your own beeswax candles at Ecophysis in Vavla

Participate in seasonal thematic activities at Ecophysis in Vavla

Visit the Bee & Embroidery Museum in Kato Drys

Follow the Journey of Knowledge about Bees in Odou

Combine a tour and honey tasting with watching the Honey processing and bottling your own Honey in Odou

Visit the Bee Park in Melini

Make your own beeswax healing cream in Melini

Take your children to the Bee House in Melini to learn everything about the Bees and the Hive products

Visit one of the 4 Bee Hotels and learn about Solidarity Bees (Layia, Melini, Ora, Odou)

Larnaka Honeybee Nature Paths

Larnaka Rural Honey Villages
Larnaka Interactive Map

Larnaka Interactive Map

Online map split into themed sections of Enjoy, Explore, Natural Treasures, Traditions, Sports, Fun Family Holidays, Taste, Accommodation and Useful Information.

Access map here.

Further information here.

The interactive map is an action under the Measure 19-Leader that is managed by the Local Action Group Larnaca and Famagusta Districts Development Agency. It is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development by 53% and by National Resources by 47%.

LEADER is an initiative of the European Union through which rural actors join forces and create the Local Action Groups (LAGs) that implement integrated local development strategies to strengthen growth in their regions. The LEADER initiative was first implemented in Cyprus during the programming period 2007-2013 and is continuing in the current programming period 2014-2020. The Local Development Strategy of the Local Action Group of Larnaca and Famagusta Districts Development Agency aims at a 'Cooperation for creating self-sustaining, diversified, vibrant rural areas, that will attract people for work, habitation, and visit'. 

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