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FRAGRANT! BLC ALWAYS DREAM ~VOLCANO QUEEN~ CATTLEYA MERICLONE ORCHID Plant
FRAGRANT! BLC ALWAYS DREAM ~VOLCANO QUEEN~ CATTLEYA MERICLONE ORCHID Plant
$9.95
Time Remaining: 36m

Blc. Pisgah King bare root division #2
Blc. Pisgah King bare root division #2
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1h 6m

Blc Susan Harry 'Susan Harry' Cattleya Orchid Hybrid Blooming Sized Big Plant
Blc Susan Harry 'Susan Harry' Cattleya Orchid Hybrid Blooming Sized Big Plant
$18.97 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 7m

Blc Dr Joe Walker 'Ray Mishima' Orchid Hybrid Near Blooming Sized,  Cattleya
Blc Dr Joe Walker 'Ray Mishima' Orchid Hybrid Near Blooming Sized, Cattleya
$17.97
Time Remaining: 1h 9m

Pot Caesars Head x Blc Eve Marie Barnett Orchid Hybrid HUGE Cattleya Laelia
Pot Caesars Head x Blc Eve Marie Barnett Orchid Hybrid HUGE Cattleya Laelia
$29.97
Time Remaining: 1h 15m

Blc Hanabu Victory 'Brenda Hevenor' Orchid Hybrid Blooming Size Cattleya Laelia
Blc Hanabu Victory 'Brenda Hevenor' Orchid Hybrid Blooming Size Cattleya Laelia
$15.97 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 21m

Blc Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' Orchid Cattleya Laelia Blooming Size
Blc Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' Orchid Cattleya Laelia Blooming Size
$20.01 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 22m

Blc Pamela Finney 'All Victory'
Blc Pamela Finney 'All Victory'
$19.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 22m

Blc. Village Chief Leer PRE BLOOMED cattleya orchid
Blc. Village Chief Leer PRE BLOOMED cattleya orchid
$21.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 24m

Blc Williette Wong 'The Best' Orchid Hybrid Big Blooming Size,  Cattleya Laelia
Blc Williette Wong 'The Best' Orchid Hybrid Big Blooming Size, Cattleya Laelia
$18.97 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 24m

Blc Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' Orchid Cattleya Laelia Blooming Size
Blc Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' Orchid Cattleya Laelia Blooming Size
$17.97
Time Remaining: 1h 39m

Blc. Pisgah King bare root division #3
Blc. Pisgah King bare root division #3
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1h 51m

Orchid Cattleya BLC Durigan 'Exotic Orchids', BS meristem, spotted flowers
Orchid Cattleya BLC Durigan 'Exotic Orchids', BS meristem, spotted flowers
$17.49
Time Remaining: 2h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

T-4428 Blc. Mem Grant Eichler 'Lennette' HCC/AOS (Blooming Size in 5 inch pot)
T-4428 Blc. Mem Grant Eichler 'Lennette' HCC/AOS (Blooming Size in 5 inch pot)
$17.50
Time Remaining: 7h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $17.50

T-4556 Blc. Toshie's Magic 'Doris'
T-4556 Blc. Toshie's Magic 'Doris'
$12.50
Time Remaining: 7h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

Blc. Sa-Ngob Delight
Blc. Sa-Ngob Delight "Krainit" Cattleya orchid plant forming buds
$35.00
Time Remaining: 17h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

BLC. Tiawan Yellow Ball
BLC. Tiawan Yellow Ball "H.T." Cattleya Orchid plant
$30.00
Time Remaining: 17h 15m

Blc. Magic Meadow
Blc. Magic Meadow "Napolean" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 17h 16m

Blc Lyn Evans
Blc Lyn Evans "Cotton Candy" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$40.00
Time Remaining: 17h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $52.00

Blc. (Ports of Paradise  x  Three Sun)
Blc. (Ports of Paradise x Three Sun) "Green Angel' Cattleya Orchid plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 18h 38m

Blc. ( Pokai Splash  x  Ann Miyamoto)
Blc. ( Pokai Splash x Ann Miyamoto) "Sakai" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 18h 38m

Blc. Tainan Gold
Blc. Tainan Gold "Golden Sparrow" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 18h 48m

Blc. Hawaiian Charisma
Blc. Hawaiian Charisma "Hawaii" Cattleya Orchid Plant buds forming
$18.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 18h 55m

Blc. Goldenzelle
Blc. Goldenzelle "Lemon Chiffon' Cattleya orchid plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 19h

Blc. Bow Bryce 'Brillant'  Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Bow Bryce 'Brillant' Cattleya Orchid Plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 19h 6m

Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
$8.99
Time Remaining: 19h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

Blc. Terri Henderson
Blc. Terri Henderson "Paul" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 19h 10m

Blc Golden Chieftain
Blc Golden Chieftain "Akukii" Cattleya Orchid
$7.99
Time Remaining: 19h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99

Blc Golden Chieftain
Blc Golden Chieftain "Akukii" Cattleya Orchid
$6.99
Time Remaining: 19h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99

Blc Hwa Yuan Moon  x Blc. Chunyeah)
Blc Hwa Yuan Moon x Blc. Chunyeah) "Yeah San" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$18.00
Time Remaining: 19h 12m


Blc. Majestic Light "Hidden Treasure" Cattleya Orchid Plants
$18.00
Time Remaining: 19h 44m

Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
$5.99
Time Remaining: 22h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $7.99

Blc. Mari's Song 'H & R' 2 1/4 inch pot Cattleya Orchid Hard to Find
Blc. Mari's Song 'H & R' 2 1/4 inch pot Cattleya Orchid Hard to Find
$10.99
Time Remaining: 22h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

Blc. mem Anna Balmores 'Convex' 2 1/4 inch pot Cattleya Orchid Hard to Find
Blc. mem Anna Balmores 'Convex' 2 1/4 inch pot Cattleya Orchid Hard to Find
$10.99
Time Remaining: 22h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

Blc. Toshie's Magic 'Doris' NBS 3 1/2 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
Blc. Toshie's Magic 'Doris' NBS 3 1/2 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
$18.99
Time Remaining: 22h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

Blc. Walanae Leopard 'Ching Hua' 4 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
Blc. Walanae Leopard 'Ching Hua' 4 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
$18.99
Time Remaining: 22h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

Blc. Abbeville ' Golden Promise' 3 1/2 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
Blc. Abbeville ' Golden Promise' 3 1/2 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
$18.99
Time Remaining: 22h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

Blc.Ann Cleo 'Laina'' 3 1/2 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
Blc.Ann Cleo 'Laina'' 3 1/2 inch pot Cattleya Orchid
$18.99
Time Remaining: 22h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Bc Mami Akatsuka Volcano Queen Cattleya
2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Bc Mami Akatsuka Volcano Queen Cattleya
$8.99
Time Remaining: 22h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99

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: 22h 14m
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: 22h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

Blc Keowee 'Mendenhall' Orchid Hybrid Mounted on Cork Bark, Blooming Size
Blc Keowee 'Mendenhall' Orchid Hybrid Mounted on Cork Bark, Blooming Size
$22.97
Time Remaining: 1d 33m

Blc. Lucky Strike AV Orchids
Blc. Lucky Strike AV Orchids
$0.99
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 6m

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 1h 14m

ORCHID-Blc Binosa Green-CATTLEYA ALLIANCE-#12
ORCHID-Blc Binosa Green-CATTLEYA ALLIANCE-#12
$33.23 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 33m

cattleya penny kuroda x blc yen surprise mounted orchid plant
cattleya penny kuroda x blc yen surprise mounted orchid plant
$13.02 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 36m

ORCHID PLANT - Blc Debbie's Blue Diamond In Bloom
ORCHID PLANT - Blc Debbie's Blue Diamond In Bloom
$15.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 18m

Cattleya orchid hybrid:  Blc. Goldenzelle x Blc. Harlequin first bloom seedling
Cattleya orchid hybrid: Blc. Goldenzelle x Blc. Harlequin first bloom seedling
$10.45 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 26m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Bouton D' Or 'Orange Glow' HCC/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Bouton D' Or 'Orange Glow' HCC/AOS
$23.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 35m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Norman's Bay 'Hercule' FCC/RHS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Norman's Bay 'Hercule' FCC/RHS
$24.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 42m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Heron's Ghyll 'Dignity' HCC/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Heron's Ghyll 'Dignity' HCC/AOS
$39.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 47m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Mount Hood 'Mary' AM/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Mount Hood 'Mary' AM/AOS
$19.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 56m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Mount Anderson 'Orchidglade' AM/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Mount Anderson 'Orchidglade' AM/AOS
$56.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 7m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Bouton D' Or 'Lewis' AM/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Bouton D' Or 'Lewis' AM/AOS
$29.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 11m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Pastoral 'Innocence' AM/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Pastoral 'Innocence' AM/AOS
$19.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 18m

Blc. Cadmium Light 'GOLD NUGGET'  DIVISION  cattleya  orchid original plant RARE
Blc. Cadmium Light 'GOLD NUGGET' DIVISION cattleya orchid original plant RARE
$26.49 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 21m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Mount Anderson 'Geneviere' AM/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Mount Anderson 'Geneviere' AM/AOS
$29.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 22m

Blc. Goldenzelle
Blc. Goldenzelle "African Safari" AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant Tested virus free
$150.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 51m

Blc. Young Kong
Blc. Young Kong "Sun #16" Cattleya Orchid plant Virus free
$75.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 36m

Blc. Mem. Helen Brown
Blc. Mem. Helen Brown "Fullmoon" AM/AO Cattleya Orchid Plant - Tested Virus free
$75.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 52m

A) Blc Yonges Island 'Newberry' Orchid Plant 4 inch pot Blooming Size
A) Blc Yonges Island 'Newberry' Orchid Plant 4 inch pot Blooming Size
$14.50
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 57m

A) Blc Walden's Glen Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
A) Blc Walden's Glen Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 3m

1) Blc. Abbeville 'Golden Promise' NEW! Award Quality! New Lead! Fragrant! Nice!
1) Blc. Abbeville 'Golden Promise' NEW! Award Quality! New Lead! Fragrant! Nice!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 6m

A) Blc Mahina Yahiro 'Ulii' x San Souci Cattleya Orchid Plant Div. 4 inch pot
A) Blc Mahina Yahiro 'Ulii' x San Souci Cattleya Orchid Plant Div. 4 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 10m

103) Blc. Burdekin Wonder
103) Blc. Burdekin Wonder "Lake Land" AM/AOS! LRG. Robust! Fragrant! New Lead!!!
$20.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 11m

A) Blc Lady's Favorite 'Morning Mist' Cattleya Clone Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
A) Blc Lady's Favorite 'Morning Mist' Cattleya Clone Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 15m

107) 2)Plants-Blc. Laura Bush 'Carmela' NEW! Fragrant! Collectors item! Stunning
107) 2)Plants-Blc. Laura Bush 'Carmela' NEW! Fragrant! Collectors item! Stunning
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 15m

111) Blc. George King 'Southern Cross' AM/AOS Fragrant! Super Nice! Showstopper!
111) Blc. George King 'Southern Cross' AM/AOS Fragrant! Super Nice! Showstopper!
$25.49 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 19m

130)-Blc. Hsinying Catherine 'Hakucho' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Very Fragrant! Nice
130)-Blc. Hsinying Catherine 'Hakucho' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Very Fragrant! Nice
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 40m

133) Blc. Toshie Aoki
133) Blc. Toshie Aoki "Starburst" AM/AOS NEW! Our Exclusive! Collector's! Nice!
$20.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 43m

136) Blc.Varut Rittinum 'Vejvarut' NEW! Blooming Size! Beautiful! In Sheath! WoW
136) Blc.Varut Rittinum 'Vejvarut' NEW! Blooming Size! Beautiful! In Sheath! WoW
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 46m

14)(Blc.Mem. Helen Brown x Blc. Haadyai Delight)
14)(Blc.Mem. Helen Brown x Blc. Haadyai Delight) "Yen" New Clone! 1st Realease
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 50m

141) Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant! Superb!
141) Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant! Superb!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 52m

143) Blc. Lois McNeil 'Ace' NEW! Show Stopper! Collector's item! Magnificent!
143) Blc. Lois McNeil 'Ace' NEW! Show Stopper! Collector's item! Magnificent!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 54m

15-Blc. Chinese Beauty
15-Blc. Chinese Beauty "Orchid Queen'" AM/AOS-NEW Release! Attractive! Nice!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 1m

Schom. Crispa (Blc.Fred Stewart x Lucky Strike)  Orchid Plant (IN SPIKE)
Schom. Crispa (Blc.Fred Stewart x Lucky Strike) Orchid Plant (IN SPIKE)
$26.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 3m

156)-Blc. Sharon King 'Yuki' NEW Hawaiian Clone! Award Quality! In Sheath! WoW!
156)-Blc. Sharon King 'Yuki' NEW Hawaiian Clone! Award Quality! In Sheath! WoW!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 8m

158) Blc. Mahina Yahiro 'Ulii' AM/AOS! Simply the Best! Fragrant! New Lead! WoW!
158) Blc. Mahina Yahiro 'Ulii' AM/AOS! Simply the Best! Fragrant! New Lead! WoW!
$30.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 10m

159) C. Nigritian King of Kings x Blc. Bryce Canyon) Superb Bloomer! BUDDED! WoW
159) C. Nigritian King of Kings x Blc. Bryce Canyon) Superb Bloomer! BUDDED! WoW
$26.73 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 11m

161) (Blc.Edisto 'Newberry' x Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales 'Behold')'Lake View'
161) (Blc.Edisto 'Newberry' x Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales 'Behold')'Lake View'
$21.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 14m

167) Blc. (Oconee x Sunset Sail) 'Paradise Bird' New! Limited Stock! BUBDDED!
167) Blc. (Oconee x Sunset Sail) 'Paradise Bird' New! Limited Stock! BUBDDED!
$21.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 20m

Blc.Village Chief ' Leer '
Blc.Village Chief ' Leer '
$35.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

168) Blc. Emily Simmons 'Mendenhall'AM/AOS NEW!The Best!! Robust! Magnificent!
168) Blc. Emily Simmons 'Mendenhall'AM/AOS NEW!The Best!! Robust! Magnificent!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 21m

Blc.Village Chief ' Leer '
Blc.Village Chief ' Leer '
$35.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

171) Blc. Sanyung Ruby 'Lake View' NEW! Fragrant! Superb Plant! In Sheath! Nice!
171) Blc. Sanyung Ruby 'Lake View' NEW! Fragrant! Superb Plant! In Sheath! Nice!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 25m

178)-Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS New Release! Collector's item!
178)-Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS New Release! Collector's item!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 32m

179)  2)plants -Blc. Lawless Zauberflote 'Carmela'-New Release! Attractive! Nice
179) 2)plants -Blc. Lawless Zauberflote 'Carmela'-New Release! Attractive! Nice
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 33m

Cattleya Blc Owen Holmes 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS 3 1/2
Cattleya Blc Owen Holmes 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS 3 1/2" pot ultimate red from C
$16.50
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 37m

184)  Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Magnificent! Lavish Color! In Sheath!
184) Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Magnificent! Lavish Color! In Sheath!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 38m

188) Blc.Cherry Suisse
188) Blc.Cherry Suisse "Kauai" HCC/AOS- SUPER DARK! Blooming Sz. New Leads! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 42m

19)-Blc. Majestic Light 'Glory' NEW! Collector's Item! Fragrant! Attractive!!!
19)-Blc. Majestic Light 'Glory' NEW! Collector's Item! Fragrant! Attractive!!!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 44m

190) Blc. Merrily Murison
190) Blc. Merrily Murison "Larry" New! Award Quality! BUD In Sheath! Fragrant!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 45m

194) Blc. Dennis Kone
194) Blc. Dennis Kone "Lake View" NEW! Award Quality! Super Waxy! Lrg! Excellent
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 49m

2)  Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Collector's item
2) Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Collector's item
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 55m

203)- 2) plants-Blc. Haiku Dawn 'Sunshine & Raspberries' AM/AOS NEW! Must SEE!
203)- 2) plants-Blc. Haiku Dawn 'Sunshine & Raspberries' AM/AOS NEW! Must SEE!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h

208) Blc. Samba Splendor
208) Blc. Samba Splendor "Carmela" NEW! Excellent Plant! Limited! Magnificent!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 5m

22) 2)plants-Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant
22) 2)plants-Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 17m

***BLOOMING SIZE*** BLC. EVERYTHING NICE 'SHOWTIME'
***BLOOMING SIZE*** BLC. EVERYTHING NICE 'SHOWTIME'
$10.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $10.00



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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