Cycling
Sport
Difficult, Intermediate
Difficulty
6 Nights
Duration

Cyprus welcomes the word famous, L’Etape by Tour de France series!

Cyprus welcomes the word famous international cyclosportive series, L’Etape by Tour de France, in a mass participation cycling event organized by Mokapot Productions in cooperation with A.S.O., owner and operator of the Tour de France. The inaugural event will take place in Aphrodite Hills on 13th November 2022 and will be open to road bikers of all skill levels.

Explore Europe’s newest cycling destination! With 326 days of sunshine per year, Cyprus promises warm weather conditions even at the heart of winter while its varied terrain guarantees a challenging and rewarding cycling experience.

Sports Holidays Cyprus will allocate multiple ride groups to enable cyclists of similar abilities and pace to ride together while 1 ride leader and 1 support vehicle will guide you throughout your trip. High-end performance Canyon rental bikes are available and complete route maps and elevation profiles will be prepared and distributed in advance of your holiday to make sure you have a superior ride experience.

TOTAL DISTANCE 510 km | Daily Average Distance: 100 km
TOTAL ELEVATION 11380 m | Daily Average Elevation: 2300 m
WEAR Helmet, Cycling gear, and shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
INCLUDED
PFO Airport Transfers 5* Accommodation
Breakfast Awesome Support (Vehicle+Guide)
NOT INCLUDED
Flight Tickets
Bike Rentals
Personal Insurance

When you choose Sports Holidays Cyprus for your cycling holiday you can count on a professional team of drivers, local guides, and skilled mechanics who will take care of every aspect of your itinerary.  Whether it’s a water fill-up on a hot climb or your arm warmers for a cold descent, some encouragement on the climbs and a good draft on the flats, basic maintenance, or a mystery bike noise we will always be there. Join us to receive our famed support, meet our team of super-star-like ride leaders and ensure your bike’s best performance. If you are renting one of our Canyon bikes, our professional Canyon Certified mechanics will make sure it will be fitted precisely to your specifications and be maintained in perfect order throughout your trip

 

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Note: All the itinerary is flexible and none of it is compulsory. This is a draft outline of the sort of training we would look to clear during the week but the emphasis is also on enjoyment so feel free to do as much or as little as you like. We’re not expecting the weather to disrupt our plans but just in case it does we do have fallback options. All participants will have communication with the organizers prior to the camp to tailor things to suit and have some pre-camp dialogue to answer any questions you may have.

1

Day 1-Sunday: Welcome to Cyprus!

  • Arrivals
  • Bike assembly & fitting
  • Briefing for Day Two
  • Dinner
2

Day 2-Monday: Lysos Loop | Distance: 73 km | Elevation: 1980 m

  • Breakfast
  • Transfers to Lyssos Village
  • Supported Ride – Advanced Group
  • Supported Ride – Intermediate Group
  • Briefing for Day Three
  • Dinner
3

Day 3-Tuesday: Omodos | Distance: 89 km | Elevation: 1920 m

  • Breakfast
  • Transfers to Starting Point
  • Supported Ride – Advanced Group
  • Supported Ride – Intermediate Group
  • Briefing for Day Four
  • Dinner
4

Day 4-Wednesday: Paphos Forest| Distance: 115 km | Elevation: 2450 m

  • Breakfast
  • Transfers to Polis Chrysochous
  • Supported Ride – Advanced Group
  • Supported Ride – Intermediate Group
  • Briefing for Day Five
  • Dinner
5

Day 5-Thursday: Troodos Mountains | Distance: 136 km | Elevation: 3290 m

  • Breakfast
  • Transfers to Kouklia Village
  • Supported Ride – Advanced Group
  • Supported Ride – Intermediate Group
  • Briefing for Day Six
  • Dinner
6

Day 6-Friday: Pissouri | Distance: 95 km | Elevation: 1740 m

  • Breakfast
  • Transfers to Pissouri Bay
  • Supported Ride – Advanced Group
  • Supported Ride – Intermediate Group
  • Briefing for Day Three
  • Dinner
7

Day 7-Saturday: All good things come to an end!

  • Breakfast
  • Departures

Aphrodite Hills Hotel

The luxurious, 5-Star Aphrodite Hills Hotel is uniquely and scenically located on a plateau overlooking the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love, amidst the glittering blue waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Hotel fabulously combines the classic with the contemporary and is an ideal destination for both couples and families alike. Aphrodite Hills Hotel is the perfect getaway for those wanting to just relax, as well as for sports enthusiasts looking to improve their swing or backhand.

Modern, elegant, and set in an area steeped with Cypriot culture, mythology, and tradition, the Hotel is a lifestyle haven for devotees of luxury and comfort and the first Resort Hotel of its kind in Cyprus. The hotel features 290 rooms located in various annexes around the beautiful Hotel gardens. Different accommodation options are designed to suit each need and recently refurnished rooms ensure a cozy atmosphere during your holidays.

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Paphos

Paphos, a coastal city found in the southwest of Cyprus, is full of history and nice vibes. The city was the capital of the country for many years in antiquity. Today it is divided into two parts – Palepaphos (Old Paphos) and the Nea or Kato Paphos (New Paphos). The entire town of Paphos is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once in Paphos, you should not miss the chance to admire some of the major archeological attractions of the city such as the Tombs of the Kings – dated back to the 3rd century BC – and the stunning Mosaics of Paphos found close to the Medieval Fort of Pafos. Nevertheless, Paphos also has a dynamic nightlife, especially in the summertime. The visitor can choose between all kinds of bars and restaurants that offer, in their majority, an amazing view.

The beaches of the city are mainly deeper and colder compared to the rest of the island but they are equally clean and stunning. It is not a coincidence that Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, chose the waters of Paphos to be born. But Paphos is not only about the sea; one can find here numerous picturesque villages – like Peyia and Kathikas – where time seems to have stopped.

The city has been culturally active throughout the years so it is no surprise that it has been selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017. Paphos Aphrodite Festival, for opera lovers held at the square in front of the Medieval Castle of Paphos, and Dionysia Festival, which is more than a wine festival, are only some of the many events that you should put in your list when in Paphos.

1. Non-training partners

This trip is well suited to non-training partners and families. The 4 & 5-star resorts have an abundance of activities and amenities, including multiple pools, game rooms, restaurants, and a luxury spa. The hotels are within walking distance to the beach and the port, which are bustling with shops and restaurants. Other island activities include hiking, touring, and camel-back riding.

2. Single travelers and twin rooms to share

Single travelers are welcome on all our camps, holidays, and tours! We trust that you will have a great time and meet like-minded people. As a single traveler you can have a single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement we can pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) so you can join us without having to pay extra.

3. Getting There

Transfers from and to Pafos International Airport (PFO) are included in your package. However, if you need to travel to Larnaca International Airport (LCA) a number of options are also available. Please look at our Larnaca Transfers page for further information.

4. What to Bring

For the run, you will need a normal run kit and cap or race visor. For more info on the training kit please check out FAQS.

5. Food

Packages include Half Board catering that can be tailored to suit vegetarian, vegan, and other diets. Please get in touch to let us know about your special dietary requirements.

6. General, visa, passport, and health information

We encourage all our clients to check for passport and visa information. For additional information about health and safety while in Cyprus please visit the Cyprus Tourism Organization website.

7. Medical certificate

To participate in one of our camps you need to fill in the medical form or have a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the camp date. You can find the medical form here.

8. Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. Please make sure that your travel insurance policy covers sports events and holidays participation before you travel. You can also check our services page for additional information.

9. How to Book

Click on the Book Now at the top right hand of the page. At the time of booking, we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 4 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip. Please look here for our full booking terms.

Bike Rentals are not included in this package. Browse through our fleet below to add your bike in the cart or choose your bike later by filling in the check out form.

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Bike Rentals

Canyon Ultimate CF 8.0 Di2

Carbon frame Canyon Endurace CF SL Shimano 105 groupset MAVIC AKSIUM wheelset with Continental Grand Prix tires Chainrings 50/34, cassete 11/32
High-End

Bike Rentals

Canyon Ultimate CF 7.0 Disk

​Carbon frame Canyon Ultimate CF SL Shimano 105 groupset with hydraulic 160mm disk brakes DT Swiss P1800 Spline DB wheel set with 28mm Continental
High-End

Bike Rentals

Canyon Endurance CF 7.0

Carbon frame Canyon Endurace CF SL Shimano 105 groupset MAVIC AKSIUM wheelset with Continental Grand Prix tires Chainrings 50/34, cassete 11/32
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