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Orchid Hybrid Blc. Hawaiian Passion 'Carmela'
Orchid Hybrid Blc. Hawaiian Passion 'Carmela'
$28.00
Time Remaining: 6h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $28.00

AWARDED! BLC. SAMBA SPLENDOR ~PUERTO RICO~ FRAGRANT CATTLEYA Orchid Plant
AWARDED! BLC. SAMBA SPLENDOR ~PUERTO RICO~ FRAGRANT CATTLEYA Orchid Plant
$12.50
Time Remaining: 6h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

FRAGRANT! BLC ALWAYS DREAM ~VOLCANO QUEEN~ CATTLEYA MERICLONE ORCHID Plant
FRAGRANT! BLC ALWAYS DREAM ~VOLCANO QUEEN~ CATTLEYA MERICLONE ORCHID Plant
$12.50
Time Remaining: 6h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

Blc. (Ports of Paradise  x  Three Sun)
Blc. (Ports of Paradise x Three Sun) "Green Angel' Cattleya Orchid plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 8h 10m

Blc. Lyn Evans
Blc. Lyn Evans "Dynasty" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$50.00
Time Remaining: 8h 10m

Blc. ( Pokai Splash  x  Ann Miyamoto)
Blc. ( Pokai Splash x Ann Miyamoto) "Sakai" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 8h 11m

Blc. Tainan Gold
Blc. Tainan Gold "Golden Sparrow" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 8h 20m

Blc. Hawaiian Charisma
Blc. Hawaiian Charisma "Hawaii" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 8h 26m

Blc. Goldenzelle
Blc. Goldenzelle "Lemon Chiffon' Cattleya orchid plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 8h 29m

Blc. Terri Henderson
Blc. Terri Henderson "Paul" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 8h 43m

Blc Hwa Yuan Moon  x Blc. Chunyeah)
Blc Hwa Yuan Moon x Blc. Chunyeah) "Yeah San" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 8h 46m


Blc. Majestic Light "Hidden Treasure" Cattleya Orchid Plants
$18.00
Time Remaining: 9h 11m

Blc Lyn Evans
Blc Lyn Evans "Cotton Candy" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$40.00
Time Remaining: 9h 42m

Blc. Magic Meadow
Blc. Magic Meadow "Napolean" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 9h 43m

Blc Dennis Kone 'Lakeview' Mericlone Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 in pot
Blc Dennis Kone 'Lakeview' Mericlone Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 in pot
$10.00
Time Remaining: 11h 39m

2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Bc Mami Akatsuka Volcano Queen Cattleya
2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Bc Mami Akatsuka Volcano Queen Cattleya
$9.99
Time Remaining: 11h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' Cattleya
2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' Cattleya
$9.99
Time Remaining: 11h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

Blc Hwa Yuan 'Grace' Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc Hwa Yuan 'Grace' Cattleya Orchid Plant
$12.50
Time Remaining: 12h 2m

Blc Maikai 'Louise' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Maikai 'Louise' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$11.00
Time Remaining: 12h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $11.00

Blc Maikai 'Louise' Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
Blc Maikai 'Louise' Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
$14.50
Time Remaining: 12h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $14.50

Enc Mariae x Blc Fortune Smile 'Barrick' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3
Enc Mariae x Blc Fortune Smile 'Barrick' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3" pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 12h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $10.50

Blc Yonges Island 'Newberry' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Yonges Island 'Newberry' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 12h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $10.50

Blc Yonges Island 'Newberry' Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
Blc Yonges Island 'Newberry' Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
$14.50
Time Remaining: 12h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $14.50

Blc Color Magic 'Mendenhall' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Color Magic 'Mendenhall' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$9.50
Time Remaining: 12h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $9.50

Blc Color Magic 'Mendenhall' Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
Blc Color Magic 'Mendenhall' Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
$13.00
Time Remaining: 12h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $13.00

Blc Dennis Kone x Blc Bryce Canyon Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Dennis Kone x Blc Bryce Canyon Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$9.50
Time Remaining: 12h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $9.50

Blc Dennis Kone x Blc Bryce Canyon Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
Blc Dennis Kone x Blc Bryce Canyon Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
$13.00
Time Remaining: 12h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $13.00

Blc. Ronald's Canyon 'Koko Head' Mericlone Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc. Ronald's Canyon 'Koko Head' Mericlone Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 12h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $10.50

Blc Lady's Favorite 'Morning mist' Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc Lady's Favorite 'Morning mist' Cattleya Orchid Plant
$10.50
Time Remaining: 12h 24m

Blc Dennis Kone 'Lakeview' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Dennis Kone 'Lakeview' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 12h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $10.50

Blc Pollyanna Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Pollyanna Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 12h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $10.50

Blc Abbeville 'Golden Promise' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Abbeville 'Golden Promise' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 12h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $10.50

Blc Illiad 'Golden Glow' x Blc Hya Yuan Gold Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Illiad 'Golden Glow' x Blc Hya Yuan Gold Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 12h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $10.50

Blc. Volcano Delicious 'Volcano Apricot' in sheath
Blc. Volcano Delicious 'Volcano Apricot' in sheath
$25.00
Time Remaining: 14h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

SVO Slc. Katherine Clarkson x Blc. Sunspots impressive and beautiful Cattleya
SVO Slc. Katherine Clarkson x Blc. Sunspots impressive and beautiful Cattleya
$30.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 14h 21m

Blc Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Cattleya Laelia
Blc Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Cattleya Laelia
$55.00
Time Remaining: 14h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $85.00

Blc. Williette Wong !! FRAGRANT XLARGE! cattleya orchid plant
Blc. Williette Wong !! FRAGRANT XLARGE! cattleya orchid plant
$28.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 15h 3m

Blc Chia Lin 'Shinsu' Cattleya Orchid Plant 4
Blc Chia Lin 'Shinsu' Cattleya Orchid Plant 4" pot AM/AOS AM/JOGA
$15.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 29m

Blc. Ann Cleo 'Laina' AM/AOS  cattleya orchid PRE BLOOMED
Blc. Ann Cleo 'Laina' AM/AOS cattleya orchid PRE BLOOMED
$21.99
Time Remaining: 15h 36m

BLC. Tiawan Yellow Ball
BLC. Tiawan Yellow Ball "H.T." Cattleya Orchid plant
$30.00
Time Remaining: 15h 54m

BLC Shinfong Lady
BLC Shinfong Lady "Scarlet Grown" Cattleya Orchid plant
$30.00
Time Remaining: 15h 59m

146Cattleya BLC Goldenzelle 'Lemonchiffon', very large plant in sheath with buds
146Cattleya BLC Goldenzelle 'Lemonchiffon', very large plant in sheath with buds
$45.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 47m

145Cattleya BLC Goldenzelle 'Lemonchiffon', very large plant in sheath with buds
145Cattleya BLC Goldenzelle 'Lemonchiffon', very large plant in sheath with buds
$55.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 47m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Eva Marie Barnett 'Magnificent Watermelon Gold' FCC/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Eva Marie Barnett 'Magnificent Watermelon Gold' FCC/AOS
$19.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 12m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Drumbeat 'Heritage' HCC/AOS & Horace 'Maxima' AM/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Drumbeat 'Heritage' HCC/AOS & Horace 'Maxima' AM/AOS
$22.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 19m

165 Blc. Dick Smith 'Paradise', the best tricolor cattleya available, perfection
165 Blc. Dick Smith 'Paradise', the best tricolor cattleya available, perfection
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 41m

Blc Hawaiian Passion 'Carmela' bloom size Orchid Plant
Blc Hawaiian Passion 'Carmela' bloom size Orchid Plant
$11.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 42m

Blc. Liu's Joyane
Blc. Liu's Joyane "Tai Young #8" Cattleya Orchid plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 28m

Orchid Basket (Blc Penney's Spot x Blc Pali Polka Dot) #3 EXCITING NEW HYBRID
Orchid Basket (Blc Penney's Spot x Blc Pali Polka Dot) #3 EXCITING NEW HYBRID
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

Blc. Morning Song Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Morning Song Cattleya Orchid Plant
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 12m

Blc. Golden Angel #16 Original Division Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Golden Angel #16 Original Division Cattleya Orchid Plant
$39.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 18m

Blc. Goldenzelle `Passion' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Goldenzelle `Passion' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 33m

Blc. George King 'Southern Cross' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. George King 'Southern Cross' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$15.49 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 8m

BIN- Blc.(Netrasiri Prada x Haadyai Delight) 'Lake View' Show Stopper! Excellent
BIN- Blc.(Netrasiri Prada x Haadyai Delight) 'Lake View' Show Stopper! Excellent
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Cattleya Blc. Solar Wind 'Wellborn'  huge plant in 8
Cattleya Blc. Solar Wind 'Wellborn' huge plant in 8" pot in bloom
$23.50
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 40m

Blc. Norman's Bay 'Low' FCC/AOS Old Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Norman's Bay 'Low' FCC/AOS Old Cattleya Orchid Plant
$39.99
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 43m

Blc. Magic of Mishima `Volcano Queen' Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Magic of Mishima `Volcano Queen' Cattleya Orchid Plant
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 49m

Blc. Greenwich `Elmhurst' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Greenwich `Elmhurst' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h

Blc. Lawless Walkure `The Ultimate' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Lawless Walkure `The Ultimate' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h

Cattleya Blc. (Blc. Fortune x C. forbesii) 'Wellborn' div with buds rare
Cattleya Blc. (Blc. Fortune x C. forbesii) 'Wellborn' div with buds rare
$22.50
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 1m

Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
$6.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' AM/AOS 2 1/2 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' AM/AOS 2 1/2 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
$7.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99

Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' AM/AOS 2 1/4 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' AM/AOS 2 1/4 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
$6.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99

SVO Cattleya Penny Kuroda x Blc. Suncoast sunspots very nice seedling in flower!
SVO Cattleya Penny Kuroda x Blc. Suncoast sunspots very nice seedling in flower!
$30.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 57m

Cattleya Orchid in FLOWER - Blc. Hawaiian Leopard 'Mei-Ling'
Cattleya Orchid in FLOWER - Blc. Hawaiian Leopard 'Mei-Ling'
$22.95
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 4m

Cattleya Orchid in BLOOM - Blc. Ports of Paradise 'Gleneyries Green Giant'
Cattleya Orchid in BLOOM - Blc. Ports of Paradise 'Gleneyries Green Giant'
$29.95
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 9m

Cattleya Orchid IN BLOOM - Blc. (Love Knott x digbyana) 'Carmela'
Cattleya Orchid IN BLOOM - Blc. (Love Knott x digbyana) 'Carmela'
$22.95
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 33m

Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
$5.99
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $7.99

SVO Cattleya Chocolate Drop x Blc. Ryo Iwata incredible hybrid just beautiful!!
SVO Cattleya Chocolate Drop x Blc. Ryo Iwata incredible hybrid just beautiful!!
$40.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 42m

BIN-Blc. Majestic Light 'Glory' NEW! Collector's Item! Fragrant! Attractive!
BIN-Blc. Majestic Light 'Glory' NEW! Collector's Item! Fragrant! Attractive!
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Lc. Red Empress Orchid Height x Blc Erin Kobayashi Lahaina Gold Sophiesorchids.c
Lc. Red Empress Orchid Height x Blc Erin Kobayashi Lahaina Gold Sophiesorchids.c
$6.80
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $6.80

Blc. Newberry Flames 'Embers'---PRETTY CATTLEYA---NEAR BLOOMING SIZE!!!
Blc. Newberry Flames 'Embers'---PRETTY CATTLEYA---NEAR BLOOMING SIZE!!!
$19.95
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 41m

BLC. GOLF GREEN
BLC. GOLF GREEN " PIG HAIR" JC/AOS **HARD TO FIND** CATTLEYA ORCHID PLANT.
$48.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 5m

BLC. POP CITY.  **VERY FRAGANT**CATTLEYA ORCHID PLANT.
BLC. POP CITY. **VERY FRAGANT**CATTLEYA ORCHID PLANT.
$32.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 10m

BLC. FUCHS ORANGE NUGGETT **LARGE**  CATTLEYA ORCHID PLANT.
BLC. FUCHS ORANGE NUGGETT **LARGE** CATTLEYA ORCHID PLANT.
$23.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 11m

BLC Phinyophan Boy Dark Pink Cattleya Orchid in bloom Fragrant
BLC Phinyophan Boy Dark Pink Cattleya Orchid in bloom Fragrant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 55m

BLC Hawaiian Passion Carmela Fragrant Cattleya Green Orchid in bloom Laelia
BLC Hawaiian Passion Carmela Fragrant Cattleya Green Orchid in bloom Laelia
$18.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 55m

BLC Samba Splendor Puerto Rico AM - AOS  Fragrant Red Cattleya Orchid Laelia
BLC Samba Splendor Puerto Rico AM - AOS Fragrant Red Cattleya Orchid Laelia
$14.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 57m

Blc. Ports of Paradise Gleneyrie's Green Giant Fragrant Cattleya Laelia Orchid
Blc. Ports of Paradise Gleneyrie's Green Giant Fragrant Cattleya Laelia Orchid
$5.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 57m

Orchid Basket (Blc Penney's Spot x Blc Pali Polka Dot) #4 EXCITING NEW HYBRID
Orchid Basket (Blc Penney's Spot x Blc Pali Polka Dot) #4 EXCITING NEW HYBRID
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

Blc Hawaiian Passion 'Carmela' bloom size Orchid Plant
Blc Hawaiian Passion 'Carmela' bloom size Orchid Plant
$16.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $16.99

BIN-Blc. Hsinying Catherine 'Hakucho' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Very Fragrant! Nice!
BIN-Blc. Hsinying Catherine 'Hakucho' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Very Fragrant! Nice!
$29.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

BIN-Blc. Momilani Rainbow 'Buttercup' NEW! Easy to Grow! Collectors item! Nice!
BIN-Blc. Momilani Rainbow 'Buttercup' NEW! Easy to Grow! Collectors item! Nice!
$29.99
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Blc. Bill Worsley SPIKE 4
Blc. Bill Worsley SPIKE 4" pot
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

Blc. Rustic Spots Orchid Plant in bud/bloom
Blc. Rustic Spots Orchid Plant in bud/bloom
$17.99 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 54m

Orchid flask Blc Grezaffi's Blue 'Joe' x Lc Granier's Dream 'Blue Twinkle' AMAOS
Orchid flask Blc Grezaffi's Blue 'Joe' x Lc Granier's Dream 'Blue Twinkle' AMAOS
$17.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 12m

Blc. Edisto Mendenhall specimen plant BARE ROOT
Blc. Edisto Mendenhall specimen plant BARE ROOT
$55.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 13m

Blc. Edisto Mendenhall 20 bulbs 10 inch pot
Blc. Edisto Mendenhall 20 bulbs 10 inch pot
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 15m

Blc. Chia Lin X Slc. Christopher Hauserman 6 in. pot
Blc. Chia Lin X Slc. Christopher Hauserman 6 in. pot
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 16m

BLC Lady's Favorite 'Morning Mist' BM/JGP   BARE ROOT
BLC Lady's Favorite 'Morning Mist' BM/JGP BARE ROOT
$28.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 16m

Blc. Sheila Lauterbach Equilab 6 in. pot
Blc. Sheila Lauterbach Equilab 6 in. pot
$28.99
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 16m

Blc. Pink Empress Ju-Sen 6 in. pot
Blc. Pink Empress Ju-Sen 6 in. pot
$28.99
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 17m

Blc. Bouton D' Or 'Lewis' original division 6 in. pot
Blc. Bouton D' Or 'Lewis' original division 6 in. pot
$200.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 18m

Blc. Malworth Orchidgalde X Lc. Chicanery 'Diana' division 6 in. pot
Blc. Malworth Orchidgalde X Lc. Chicanery 'Diana' division 6 in. pot
$85.00
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 20m

Blc. Success Dream Miracles 10 inch pot huge plant
Blc. Success Dream Miracles 10 inch pot huge plant
$28.99
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 20m

Blc. Eagle Eye All Victory 6 in. pot
Blc. Eagle Eye All Victory 6 in. pot
$24.99
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 21m

Pot. Elizabeth Palmer X Blc. Morning Glory 6 in. pot
Pot. Elizabeth Palmer X Blc. Morning Glory 6 in. pot
$16.99
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 21m

Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS Orchid Plant in bud
Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS Orchid Plant in bud
$16.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 30m



Countryside Activities – Cyprus

European E4 long distance path

The Cyprus section, which has been set up as a joint venture between the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Cyprus Tourism Organisations, connects Larnaka and Pafos airports. Along the way, it passes through areas of outstanding natural beauty, places of ecological importance and historic and archaelogical sites. All the roads and tracks on the route are well signposted and the CTO has published a booklet of the Cyprus section, splitting it into comfortable daily sections, with the distance and time needed to cover each one. Ot also gives useful information on the geology, flora, fauna and points of interest along each section of the route.

Hiking and rambling

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Forestry Department have created over sixty nature trails to assist hikers and ramblers enjoy the island’s hills and vales. The trails, some linear and others circular, help walkers discover the most fascinating corners of Cyprus. The terrain varies from that of Cape Gkreko in the southeast, through the Troodos Mountains, the foothills and forests to the Akamas peninsula in the west. The tyrails, which are designed to take in areas of outstanding, natural beauty and cultural importance, are on gentle gradients and are divided into three degrees of difficulty with two trails suitable for the disabled. Wooden signboards mark the start of each trial and there are pointers to interesting flora or geological features along each route. The CTO’S booklet ‘European Long Distance Path E4 and other Cyprus Nature Trails’ gives details of the European E4 path and all the nature trials with the length, duration and degree of difficulty of each one. You can pick up a copy at the nearest CTO information office.

Cycling:

If your idea of traveling is to have the wind on your face, the sun on your back, the gentle crunch of tyres on gravel, the scent of pines around you and a glimpse of the sea sparkling in the distance, then cycling in Cyprus is for you. Almost all the tourist resorts have bicycles for hire and the CTO’s guidebook Cyprus Cycling Routes can be picked up at the nearest CTO information centre. The guidebook covers main routes connecting towns or regions and excursions within a region. Each itinerary describes the route from point to point by altitude and the distance from the start point the total distance is given, as well as the difficulty rating, which is based on the average moderately fit cyclist. Recommendations are also made as to the type of bicycle suitable for each route and the road surface is described. The book includes a map of each route. There is also a longer cycling route in the Troodos mountains. This is split into three sections and takes riders from Pano Platres to the Karvounas mountain saddle; then to Prodromos and finally back to Platres. The route is on forest, rural and secondary roads and it passes villages, historical sites, monasteries and areas of outstanding natural beauty. It is signposted and there are markers pointing to viewpoints etc. for competitive cyclists, the Cyprus Cycling Federation, which is a member of the International Cycling Union (ICU) organizes an annual three-day international mountain bike competition called ‘Afxentia’ that attracts cyclists from all over Europe. The CCF also runs annual road races.

Horse Riding:

Riding is a different way of exploring the hidden secrets of the Cyprus landscape. There are riding stables and ranches all ovewr the island, so you can enjoy the Akamas peninsula, the Cape Gkreko Natiional Forest Park or the pine-scented Troodos Mountains on horseback. Riding allows you to enjoy nature at a slower pace, to hear the birdsong and watch the incredible colours of the last rays of the setting sun over sea or mountain. Riding can be enjoyed year-round thanks to the island’s climate and there is trekking and hatching for all levels of competence. Riding lessons are also available at centres with well-trained horses and qualified instructors. The CTO has published a pamphlet Horse Riding in Cyprus and more information is available from the Cyprus Equestrian Federation. For those who are nervous of horses, donkey rides are also available.

Skiing and Snowboarding:

Chionistra, the traditional name for Mount Olympus at the summit of the Troodos Mountains, means ‘the snowy one’ and in winter, it is covered with a good layer of snow.Cyprus Hotels There is a brief but vigorous skiing and snowboarding season from December to March. There are four main runs, on the southern slopes Sun Valley I is ideal for novices and Sun Valley 2 is for more practiced skiers. North Face I and North Face 2 are for the experienced. The Cyprus Ski Club runs t-bar lifts at Sun Valley and the North Face, where there are six alpine standard runs varying from 100 to 500 metres. There are two langlauf trails at Sun Valley; one of eight kilometres and one of four, which go through some wonderful and dramatic scenery. Snowboarding is growing in popularity and plans are afoot to create a park dedicated solely to this up-and-coming sport. Visitors can hire equipment from the ski store at Sun Valley and individual and group tuition is available for skiers and snowboarders.

Angling:

Angling in the dam reservoirs of Cyprus is a very popular pastime and twenty-one reservoirs provide excellent fresh-water fishing throughout the year. Seventeen species of fish are stocked, including trout, bass, carp, perch and roach. ‘Catch and keep’ is allowed at akk but two sites, Polemedeia (Lemesos District) and Achna (Ammochostos District) , which are ‘catch and release’ only. Anglers need a fishing licence, which can be easily obtained from the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research in Nicosia or from the regional offices of the Fisheries Department.

Ornithology:

Cyprus lies on one of the main migratory paths for bird species from Europe, Asia and Africa and there are many endemic species on the island. Winter is the time to enjoy spectacular flocks of flamingos and wildfowl at the Salt Lakes. High summer is a quiet time, as the number of breeding species is relatively small. Autumn is excellent for the passage of raptors, especially in September and October. The season also sees a massive movement of wildfowl, gulls and herons. Birdlife Cyprus is an NGO that promotes the protection of birds and their habitats. BLC is an affiliate of Birdlife Europe and it runs birdwatching trips and a birdline, through which visitors can find out what is happening on the local scene.

Botany:

In the heat of summer, visitors can be forgiven for thinking that Cyprus is bereft of flowers, as the dry rock-strewn hills show scant evidence that the island is home to an extraordinary variety of wildflowers and orchids, including around 130 endemic plants. The best time to see Cyprus’ wild flowers is in early spring (February-march). When most species enjoy a short period of blossoming and take advantage of the unusually moist climate. The country’s floral profile is the result of the catastrophic ice ages when much of the flora of northern and central Europe was glacier covered, while the Mediterranean basin escaped unscathed, providing a haven for the evolution of plant life.

National Forest Parks:

There are seven national forest parks, including two within the environs of Nicosia-Athalassa Park and Paedagogical Academy Parks, which have nature trails, picnic sites, birdwatching basketball arenas. The Troodos National Forest Park is the largest and includes four Nature Reserves. It has the largest number of wild plats, including endemics, compared to anywhere else on the island and has been designated as one of the thirteen Mediterranean Plant Diversity Hot Spots. The Park has many recreational facilities, including picnic sites, a campsite, nat?re trails, riding and winter sport. The Cavo Gkreko National Forest Park in the southeast of the islands is ideal for hiking., picnicking, cycling, riding, climbing, swimming and diving.

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