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Orchid plant Blc.Nina de Primavera-'Crown Fox Sunrise' AM/AOS Bloom Size Div  6
Orchid plant Blc.Nina de Primavera-'Crown Fox Sunrise' AM/AOS Bloom Size Div 6"
$39.99
Time Remaining: 7h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Blc. Fuch's Orange Nugget 'Lea'  ***TWO LEADS - IN SHEATH !!!***
Blc. Fuch's Orange Nugget 'Lea' ***TWO LEADS - IN SHEATH !!!***
$20.00
Time Remaining: 7h 43m
Blc. Bernadine Kennedy 'White Empress' ***In SHEATH***
Blc. Bernadine Kennedy 'White Empress' ***In SHEATH***
$20.00
Time Remaining: 8h 6m
Orchids Laelia Cattleya Blc. Fordyce Fantasy ‘Raspberry Ruffle’ HCC/AOS
Orchids Laelia Cattleya Blc. Fordyce Fantasy ‘Raspberry Ruffle’ HCC/AOS
$55.99 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8h 8m
Blc. Ronald Hausermann 'Elmhurst'  ***In SHEATH***
Blc. Ronald Hausermann 'Elmhurst' ***In SHEATH***
$30.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 8h 19m
Blc. Chief Sweet
Blc. Chief Sweet "Orange" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$29.00
Time Remaining: 10h 56m
Blc. Little Mermaid
Blc. Little Mermaid "Janet" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$15.00
Time Remaining: 10h 57m
Blc. George
Blc. George "Serendipity" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 10h 59m
Blc. Chia Lin
Blc. Chia Lin "New City" AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 11h 2m
Blc. Pastoral
Blc. Pastoral "Innocence" AM/AOS In Sheath. Cattleya Orchid Plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 11h 7m
Blc. Summer Spot
Blc. Summer Spot "Carmela" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$21.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 8m
Blc. Mahina Yahiro
Blc. Mahina Yahiro "Mishima" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$27.00
Time Remaining: 11h 9m
Blc. Gold Digger
Blc. Gold Digger "Orglades Mandarin" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$30.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 11h 10m
Blc.Hawaiian Ransom x Pot.Mem Hide Akatsu xBlc.Edith North Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc.Hawaiian Ransom x Pot.Mem Hide Akatsu xBlc.Edith North Cattleya Orchid Plant
$20.00
Time Remaining: 11h 11m
Blc. Young Kong
Blc. Young Kong "Sun #16" AM/AOS Orchid Tested Virus Free
$65.00
Time Remaining: 13h 40m
Blc. Mem. Helen Brown
Blc. Mem. Helen Brown "Full Moon" Orchid TESTED VIRUS FREE
$75.00
Time Remaining: 13h 44m

Blc. Majestic Light "Hidden Treasure" Cattleya orchid plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 13h 49m
Blc. Jeremy Island ~ Blooming size
Blc. Jeremy Island ~ Blooming size
$24.00
Time Remaining: 14h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $32.00
Brassolaeliocattleya Meditation 'Kings Ransom' Blc. Cattleya Orchid Fragrant
Brassolaeliocattleya Meditation 'Kings Ransom' Blc. Cattleya Orchid Fragrant
$65.00
Time Remaining: 14h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
Blc. Nacouchee x B. digbyana , orchid plant
Blc. Nacouchee x B. digbyana , orchid plant
$22.51 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 31m
Blc. Sakurahime x Slc. Tiny Titan in bloom  2-1/2
Blc. Sakurahime x Slc. Tiny Titan in bloom 2-1/2" flowers less then 10" tall
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
10) 2 plants-Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Nice!
10) 2 plants-Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Nice!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 54m
110-Blc. Blue Kauai 'Long Life' New Offering! Easy 2 grow to bloom! Fragrant!
110-Blc. Blue Kauai 'Long Life' New Offering! Easy 2 grow to bloom! Fragrant!
$25.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 6m
115) Blc. Samba Splendor
115) Blc. Samba Splendor "Puerto Rico" AM/AOS NEW! Magnificent Bloomer! Superb!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 11m
117) (Blc.Edisto 'Newberry' xBlc.Mem. Crispin Rosales 'Behold')'LV Excellent!
117) (Blc.Edisto 'Newberry' xBlc.Mem. Crispin Rosales 'Behold')'LV Excellent!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 13m
120) Blc. Toshie Aoki
120) Blc. Toshie Aoki "Starburst" AM/AOS NEW! Our Exclusive! Collector's! BUDDED
$40.99 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 17m
126) Blc. Orglade's Charm 'Crystelle' NEW! Fragrant! Award Quality! attractive!
126) Blc. Orglade's Charm 'Crystelle' NEW! Fragrant! Award Quality! attractive!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 23m
128) Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant! Superb!
128) Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant! Superb!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 24m
129) Blc. Chia Lin 'Golden Super' FCC/OSRC NEW! Magnificent Bloomer! Don't Miss
129) Blc. Chia Lin 'Golden Super' FCC/OSRC NEW! Magnificent Bloomer! Don't Miss
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 25m
138)-Blc. Sharon King 'Yuki' NEW Hawaiian Clone! Award Quality! Excellent Grower
138)-Blc. Sharon King 'Yuki' NEW Hawaiian Clone! Award Quality! Excellent Grower
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 35m
139)-Blc. Mem. Anna Balmores
139)-Blc. Mem. Anna Balmores "Lake View" Award Quality! Fragrant! BUD in Sheath!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 36m
140) Blc. Cornerstone 'Hawaii' NEW! Robust- Large! Magnificent Grower! Superb!
140) Blc. Cornerstone 'Hawaii' NEW! Robust- Large! Magnificent Grower! Superb!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 38m
149)-Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS New Release! Collector's item!
149)-Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS New Release! Collector's item!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 47m
155- Blc. Chunyeah x Blc. Pu Luang
155- Blc. Chunyeah x Blc. Pu Luang "Tai young #19" NEW! Stunning! Fragrant!
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 54m
156-Blc. Mystic Lady 'Lime Morning' Beautiful! Tri-Color! Fragrant! NEW Nice!
156-Blc. Mystic Lady 'Lime Morning' Beautiful! Tri-Color! Fragrant! NEW Nice!
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 55m
157) Blc. Ports of Paradise
157) Blc. Ports of Paradise "Emerald Isle' FCC/AOS The Best! Fragrant! Superb!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 56m
160)-Blc. Ports of Paradise'G.G.G.'FCC/AOS Fragrant!
160)-Blc. Ports of Paradise'G.G.G.'FCC/AOS Fragrant! "The Best" Collector's Item
$24.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h
169) Blc. Marcia Foster 'Bob Sanker' AM/AOS NEW! Collectors item! Limited!
169) Blc. Marcia Foster 'Bob Sanker' AM/AOS NEW! Collectors item! Limited!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 9m
17-Blc. Hsinying Catherine 'Hakucho' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Magnificent! Superb!
17-Blc. Hsinying Catherine 'Hakucho' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Magnificent! Superb!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 10m
18) Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Lavish Color! Excellent Bloomer! Great!
18) Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Lavish Color! Excellent Bloomer! Great!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 21m
182) Blc. Ida Elizabeth 'Enchanting' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE! Nice Roots!
182) Blc. Ida Elizabeth 'Enchanting' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE! Nice Roots!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 24m
185) Blc. Owen Holmes 'Encore' Hard to find! Limited stock! Fragrant! Collectors
185) Blc. Owen Holmes 'Encore' Hard to find! Limited stock! Fragrant! Collectors
$26.49 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 27m
188) Blc. Blanche Aisaka
188) Blc. Blanche Aisaka "Yuki" Highly Awarded FCC! Limited! Hard 2 find Superb!
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 30m
189) Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales
189) Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales "Carmela" AM/AOS LRG. Flower! Magnificent! Nice!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 31m
BIN-2)plants-Blc. Stephen's Crown 'Gypsy Girl' NEW!  Fragrant! Award Quality
BIN-2)plants-Blc. Stephen's Crown 'Gypsy Girl' NEW! Fragrant! Award Quality
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
26-2)plants-Blc. Stephen's Crown 'Gypsy Girl' NEW!  Fragrant! Award Quality
26-2)plants-Blc. Stephen's Crown 'Gypsy Girl' NEW! Fragrant! Award Quality
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 42m
27) Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant! Superb!
27) Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant! Superb!
$21.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 43m
28) Blc. Susan Harry 'Susan Harry'AM/AOS NEW! Collectors Item!  Superb! Glower
28) Blc. Susan Harry 'Susan Harry'AM/AOS NEW! Collectors Item! Superb! Glower
$21.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 44m
29)  2)-Plants-Blc. Mem. Anna Balmores 'Carmela' NEW!  Fragrant! Award Quality!
29) 2)-Plants-Blc. Mem. Anna Balmores 'Carmela' NEW! Fragrant! Award Quality!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 45m
3) 2-Plants) Blc. Samba Splendor
3) 2-Plants) Blc. Samba Splendor "Carmela" NEW! Excellent! Limited! Don't Miss
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 46m
33)  2)plants -Blc. Lawless Zauberflote 'Carmela'-New Release! Attractive! Nice
33) 2)plants -Blc. Lawless Zauberflote 'Carmela'-New Release! Attractive! Nice
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 50m
36)-Blc. Chinese Beauty
36)-Blc. Chinese Beauty "Orchid Queen'" AM/AOS-NEW Release! Attractive! Nice!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 53m
49) Blc. Ann Morning 'Paradise' NEW! Limited stock!  Wonderful! Fragrant! Nice!
49) Blc. Ann Morning 'Paradise' NEW! Limited stock! Wonderful! Fragrant! Nice!
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 7m
50) 2)plants-Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant
50) 2)plants-Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 9m
52- 2) plants-Blc. Ida Elizabeth 'Enchanting' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE!
52- 2) plants-Blc. Ida Elizabeth 'Enchanting' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 11m
56) 2 plants- Blc. Chunyeah x Blc. Pu Luang
56) 2 plants- Blc. Chunyeah x Blc. Pu Luang "Tai young #19" NEW! Stunning! Nice
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 15m
66) Blc. Lois McNeil 'Ace' NEW! Show Stopper! Collector's item! Excellent Roots
66) Blc. Lois McNeil 'Ace' NEW! Show Stopper! Collector's item! Excellent Roots
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 26m
7) Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Lavish Color! Excellent Bloomer! Great!
7) Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Lavish Color! Excellent Bloomer! Great!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 30m
77) Blc. White Diamond 'Kouchi' NEW! Superb White! Limited Item! LRG. Plant! WoW
77) Blc. White Diamond 'Kouchi' NEW! Superb White! Limited Item! LRG. Plant! WoW
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 38m
78) Blc. Chia Lin 'Golden Super' FCC/OSRC NEW! Magnificent Bloomer! Don't Miss
78) Blc. Chia Lin 'Golden Super' FCC/OSRC NEW! Magnificent Bloomer! Don't Miss
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 39m
80-Blc. Sweet Sharon 'Long Life' New Offering! Easy 2 grow to bloom! Fragrant!
80-Blc. Sweet Sharon 'Long Life' New Offering! Easy 2 grow to bloom! Fragrant!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 42m
9)-Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Collector's!
9)-Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Collector's!
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 51m
90) Blc. Williette Wong 'The Best' Limited! Incredible Yellow! Magnificent! WoW
90) Blc. Williette Wong 'The Best' Limited! Incredible Yellow! Magnificent! WoW
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 52m
A652-Cattleya Blc. Sakurahime x Pot. Little Toshie in spike and flower 4 inch
A652-Cattleya Blc. Sakurahime x Pot. Little Toshie in spike and flower 4 inch
$22.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 1m
 Cattleya Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor', HCC/AOS 4
Cattleya Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor', HCC/AOS 4"pots nice plants
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 2m
A662-Cattleya Blc. George King 'Serendipity' x Blc.Chia Lin 'New City' large one
A662-Cattleya Blc. George King 'Serendipity' x Blc.Chia Lin 'New City' large one
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 11m
AWESOME Blc. Hwa Yua Rose 'NN' FLOWERS 6
AWESOME Blc. Hwa Yua Rose 'NN' FLOWERS 6" pot
$70.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $70.00
Blc. Hsinying Greenworth 'NN' Bloom size 4
Blc. Hsinying Greenworth 'NN' Bloom size 4" pot GORGEOUS FLOWER
$40.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Blc. South ESK 'Catherine' FLOWERS 4
Blc. South ESK 'Catherine' FLOWERS 4" pot GORGEOUS FLOWER
$40.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
AWESOME Blc. Memoria A-Nunt Meesangil 'NN' FLOWER 4
AWESOME Blc. Memoria A-Nunt Meesangil 'NN' FLOWER 4" pot
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
AWESOME Blc. Yamadata Queen FLOWERS 6
AWESOME Blc. Yamadata Queen FLOWERS 6" pot
$70.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $70.00
AWESOME Blc. Sherry Styles 'Sunshine' FLOWER 4
AWESOME Blc. Sherry Styles 'Sunshine' FLOWER 4" pot
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Blc. Lime Cooler 'Krull-Smith' BLOOMS 4
Blc. Lime Cooler 'Krull-Smith' BLOOMS 4" Basket GORGEOUS FLOWER
$45.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $45.00
Blc. Doris Allen `Linwood' Select Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Doris Allen `Linwood' Select Cattleya Orchid Plant
$49.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 7m
Blc. Sung Ya Green `King Dragon' Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Sung Ya Green `King Dragon' Cattleya Orchid Plant
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 35m
Blc. Williette Wong `The Best' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Williette Wong `The Best' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 36m
Blc. Chunyeah `Tzeng-Wen' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Chunyeah `Tzeng-Wen' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$18.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 43m
Blc. Empress Worsley `Roman Holiday' HCC/AOS, SM/SFOS Cattleya Orchid
Blc. Empress Worsley `Roman Holiday' HCC/AOS, SM/SFOS Cattleya Orchid
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 44m
Blc. Fender's Love Song `Red Velvet' Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Fender's Love Song `Red Velvet' Cattleya Orchid Plant
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 46m
Blc. Momilani Rainbow `The Gypsy' HCC,AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Momilani Rainbow `The Gypsy' HCC,AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$18.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 55m
Blc. Harlequin `Elizabeth Off' Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Harlequin `Elizabeth Off' Cattleya Orchid Plant
$44.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 2m
Blc. George King 'Serendipity' AM/AOS New Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. George King 'Serendipity' AM/AOS New Cattleya Orchid Plant
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 9m
Blc. Benimusume `NN' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Benimusume `NN' AM/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$17.99
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 19m
Blc. Mahina Yahiro `Ulii' AM/AOS Pink Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Mahina Yahiro `Ulii' AM/AOS Pink Cattleya Orchid Plant
$16.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 24m
Blc. Goldenzelle `Orange Pumpkin' HCC/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Goldenzelle `Orange Pumpkin' HCC/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$79.99
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 37m
Blc. Momilani Rainbow `Debbie' AM/AOS Original Division Cattleya Orchid Plant
Blc. Momilani Rainbow `Debbie' AM/AOS Original Division Cattleya Orchid Plant
$79.99
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 49m
Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Denis Roessiger very impressive new Cattleya
Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Denis Roessiger very impressive new Cattleya
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 15m
SVO Blc. Haw Yaun Moon x Slc. Fire Fantasy awesome Cattleya premium quality!!!
SVO Blc. Haw Yaun Moon x Slc. Fire Fantasy awesome Cattleya premium quality!!!
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 20m
Blc. Golf Green
Blc. Golf Green "White Lace" Cattleya orchid plant
$50.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 21m
Blc. Ports of Paradise
Blc. Ports of Paradise "Emerald Isle" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 24m
Blc. Laura Bush 'First Lady' IN SPIKE Orchid Plant
Blc. Laura Bush 'First Lady' IN SPIKE Orchid Plant
$24.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 3m
Blc. Fran's Fantasy' Hihimanu' 2 SPIKES Orchid Plant
Blc. Fran's Fantasy' Hihimanu' 2 SPIKES Orchid Plant
$24.50
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 10m
Blc. Susan Harry 'Susan Harry' AM/AOS Orchid Plant
Blc. Susan Harry 'Susan Harry' AM/AOS Orchid Plant
$18.95
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 23m
Blc. Oconee x Splendor Ghyllark x Catt. Esbetts x Blc. Cornerstone Orchid Plant
Blc. Oconee x Splendor Ghyllark x Catt. Esbetts x Blc. Cornerstone Orchid Plant
$18.95
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 31m
Blc Karbela Beauty 'Song of Canary' blooming sized orchid
Blc Karbela Beauty 'Song of Canary' blooming sized orchid
$15.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 54m
Blc Doctor Joe Walker 'Ray Mishima'-FRAGRANT!
Blc Doctor Joe Walker 'Ray Mishima'-FRAGRANT!
$18.95
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 10m
BLC. EVERYTHING NICE**IN BUDS**2 LEADS** CATTLEYA ORCHID PLANT.
BLC. EVERYTHING NICE**IN BUDS**2 LEADS** CATTLEYA ORCHID PLANT.
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 35m
BLC. HAWAIIAN PASSION
BLC. HAWAIIAN PASSION "CARMELA" ***IN SPIKE** CATTLEYA ORCHID PLANT.
$17.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 52m

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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