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It does not matter whether you are a keen hiker, serious walker, or just enjoy a pleasant stroll in the quiet countryside, there is plenty of scope for all abilities in Northern Cyprus.

October to May is the perfect months for walking in our beautiful country and, for the independent traveller, it is easy to get out and about to explore beyond the hustle and bustle of Kyrenia.

For those who want to really step it out and enjoy the exhilarating feeling of having accomplished a good walk with magnificent views from mountain trails, then you should contact us who organises Kyrenia mountain Walks.

Our team of local walkers have charted a series of trails that cover the whole of the Kyrenia Mountain Range from West to East. These walks can be organised for groups or individuals can join in one of the treks arranged for the day

For those who enjoy discovering the country independently, equip yourselves with an invaluable little book entitled “Walks in North Cyprus” and you cannot go wrong. The author, Alison Dowey, has lived in the village of Alsancak for a number of years and is a keen walker herself. Alison works hard
to keep her book up to date and has all the information that you need for your walking holiday.

With the recent dramatic changes in this small country, building developments, new tarmac roads as well as climatic catastrophes, land slips and forest fires, it is a challenge for Alison to keep her publication up to date but she does and her book shows our visitors the best that Northern Cyprus has to offer.

In the latest edition, which was published in May , there is a good variety of routes from which to choose, by the sea, into the mountains, to ancient castle and monasteries, around reservoirs as well as city tours.

The Karpaz is featured and favourite areas for bird watching described. The lay out is simple to follow a written description on one side with a map and illustrations on the other. The binding and cover material are designed for plenty of wear and tear in all weathers.

October is an excellent month for guaranteed sunshine without soaring temperatures, however, the ground will appear parched and dry after the long, hot summer with no rain. The sea is still warm for a refreshing swim and there are plenty of birds to see during your walks.

If you want to just do a few walks of about 20 minutes and incorporate a local lunch or relaxing afternoon then there is still plenty of choice, even if you decide not to hire a car.

The drive there is sensational and from your taxi you will have stunning views as you twist and turn along the narrow but good tarmac road.  Spring is the time of year when we hope for enough rain to replenish our wells for the summer months, everywhere is green, wild flowers carpet the mountains side, the colours are amazing.


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