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BLC. PISGAH KING DIVISION 4 IN. POT
BLC. PISGAH KING DIVISION 4 IN. POT
$68.00
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $68.00

Blc. California Girl 'Orchid Library' SM JOGA  Bloom size Bare root #3
Blc. California Girl 'Orchid Library' SM JOGA Bloom size Bare root #3
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00

Blc. California Girl 'Orchid Library' SM JOGA  Bloom size Bare root #4
Blc. California Girl 'Orchid Library' SM JOGA Bloom size Bare root #4
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00

Blc. Chyong Guy Swan 'Ruby Lips' AM/OSOO Bloom size Bare root
Blc. Chyong Guy Swan 'Ruby Lips' AM/OSOO Bloom size Bare root
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00

BLC.CHIA LIN X SLC. CHRISTOPHER HAUSERMANN  BAREROOT
BLC.CHIA LIN X SLC. CHRISTOPHER HAUSERMANN BAREROOT
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $25.00

Blc. Toshie Aoki
Blc. Toshie Aoki "Starburst" AM/AOS Orchid - Bare Root Div (Cannot Ship to CA)
$20.00
Time Remaining: 3h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

Blc Mary Ellen Carter 'Dixie Hummingbird' Orchid Hybrid Mounted on Cork
Blc Mary Ellen Carter 'Dixie Hummingbird' Orchid Hybrid Mounted on Cork
$10.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 14m

Orchid Plant Blc. Volcano Blue Great Blue Near flowering ina 4
Orchid Plant Blc. Volcano Blue Great Blue Near flowering ina 4" pot
$19.99
Time Remaining: 5h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

Cattleya Blc Hsinying Pink Doll IN BUD Orchid Blooming Size Fragrant BRIGHT 1015
Cattleya Blc Hsinying Pink Doll IN BUD Orchid Blooming Size Fragrant BRIGHT 1015
$13.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 20h 35m

EVELYN ORCHID PLANT CATTLEYA BLC SATOMI YOSOOI   STARTER  3STEM BARE ROOT
EVELYN ORCHID PLANT CATTLEYA BLC SATOMI YOSOOI STARTER 3STEM BARE ROOT
$9.99
Time Remaining: 20h 44m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Malvern 'Fields'
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Malvern 'Fields'
$49.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 21h 5m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Iroquois Trail 'Midfarm' FCC/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Iroquois Trail 'Midfarm' FCC/AOS
$56.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 21h 7m

A) Blc Cornerstone 'Hawaii' x Raye Holmes Cattleya Orchid Plant 3
A) Blc Cornerstone 'Hawaii' x Raye Holmes Cattleya Orchid Plant 3" Pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 23h 35m

A) Blc Abbeville 'Golden Promise' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3
A) Blc Abbeville 'Golden Promise' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3" Pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 23h 38m

A) Blc Else Hall 'Newberry' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3
A) Blc Else Hall 'Newberry' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3" Pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 23h 39m

A)Blc Walden's Glen Cattleya Orchid Plant 3
A)Blc Walden's Glen Cattleya Orchid Plant 3" Pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 23h 45m

A)Blc Fortunate Power 'Mendenhall' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3
A)Blc Fortunate Power 'Mendenhall' Cattleya Orchid Plant 3" Pot
$11.50
Time Remaining: 1d 3m

A)Blc Penang Black Ceasar Cattleya Orchid Plant 4
A)Blc Penang Black Ceasar Cattleya Orchid Plant 4" Compot
$14.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 11m

A)Blc Fort Watson 'Mendenhall' Orchid Plant 4
A)Blc Fort Watson 'Mendenhall' Orchid Plant 4" BS
$14.50
Time Remaining: 1d 18m

Blc. Bryan Wheeler 'Grandson' HCC/AOS GORGEOUS FRAGRANT FLOWERS Bare root
Blc. Bryan Wheeler 'Grandson' HCC/AOS GORGEOUS FRAGRANT FLOWERS Bare root
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

Blc Jeremy Island x Circle of Life Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Jeremy Island x Circle of Life Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $10.50

Blc Lester MacDonald Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
Blc Lester MacDonald Cattleya Orchid Plant 3 inch pot
$10.50
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $10.50

Blc Lester MacDonald Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
Blc Lester MacDonald Cattleya Orchid Plant 4 inch pot
$14.50
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $14.50

Blc. Lucille Stelnicki 'Charming'  XXL 7
Blc. Lucille Stelnicki 'Charming' XXL 7" POT!! cattleya orchid plant
$22.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 15m

Blc. Hawaiian Stars Paradise 3 spikes blooming cattleya orchid
Blc. Hawaiian Stars Paradise 3 spikes blooming cattleya orchid
$17.99
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 38m

BLC Momilani Rainbow 'The gypsy'. Orchid Free shipping
BLC Momilani Rainbow 'The gypsy'. Orchid Free shipping
$16.38 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 31m

BLC. Pink Empress 'Ju-Sen' AM/AOS
BLC. Pink Empress 'Ju-Sen' AM/AOS
$35.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

BLC. Copper Queen
BLC. Copper Queen
$35.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

BLC. SILK SLIPPERS 'EASTER IN AUGUST'  Large ORCHID DIVISION
BLC. SILK SLIPPERS 'EASTER IN AUGUST' Large ORCHID DIVISION
$144.95
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $190.00

Blc. Lois McNeil 'Ace' x Lc. Floralia's Azul 'Sandra' Orchid Plant
Blc. Lois McNeil 'Ace' x Lc. Floralia's Azul 'Sandra' Orchid Plant
$10.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 3m

Blc Steve Stevenson x Blc Goldenzelle-- Hybrid Cattleya Alliance Orchid
Blc Steve Stevenson x Blc Goldenzelle-- Hybrid Cattleya Alliance Orchid
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 40m

Blc.Hsinying Greensworth  IN BLOOM cattleya orchid plant
Blc.Hsinying Greensworth IN BLOOM cattleya orchid plant
$16.99
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 45m

Blc. Hausermann's Charm
Blc. Hausermann's Charm "Irrestible" in sheath.
$14.95
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 48m

Blc Oconee Mendenhall AM/AOS  BIG PLANT cattleya orchid plant
Blc Oconee Mendenhall AM/AOS BIG PLANT cattleya orchid plant
$24.99
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 2m

BLC. Volcano Blue #2
BLC. Volcano Blue #2
$50.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $50.00

BLC. PORTS OF PARADISE 'YUU PUU'
BLC. PORTS OF PARADISE 'YUU PUU'
$38.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $38.00

BLC. PORTS OF PARADISE 'YUU PUU'
BLC. PORTS OF PARADISE 'YUU PUU'
$32.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 24m

BLC. Solar Flare Paradise
BLC. Solar Flare Paradise
$35.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

BLC. Village Chief 'Leer'
BLC. Village Chief 'Leer'
$35.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

BLC.Memoria A-Nunt Meesangnil 'NN'
BLC.Memoria A-Nunt Meesangnil 'NN'
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

BLC. Chong Guu Swan
BLC. Chong Guu Swan "Ruby Lips"
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

BLC. Ferder's Love Song 'NN'
BLC. Ferder's Love Song 'NN'
$38.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $38.00

BLC. Yen Surprise 'Seiko'
BLC. Yen Surprise 'Seiko'
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

BLC. Hsinying Greenworth 'NN'
BLC. Hsinying Greenworth 'NN'
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

BLC. Prad Green Deluxe 'NN'
BLC. Prad Green Deluxe 'NN'
$38.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $38.00

BLC. VILLAGE CCHIEF
BLC. VILLAGE CCHIEF "LEER" **IN BLOOM** CATTLEYA ORCHID PLANT.
$18.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 8m

T-4556 Blc. Toshie's Magic 'Doris'
T-4556 Blc. Toshie's Magic 'Doris'
$12.50
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

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: 2d 6h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $17.50

Blc. Goldenzelle'Lemon Chiffon'
Blc. Goldenzelle'Lemon Chiffon'
$17.50
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $17.50

BLMG SIZE! BLC TERRI HENDERSON ~PAUL~ YELLOW/RED CATTLEYA Orchid Plant
BLMG SIZE! BLC TERRI HENDERSON ~PAUL~ YELLOW/RED CATTLEYA Orchid Plant
$24.95
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $24.95

Blc. Goldenzelle 'Orange Pumpkin'
Blc. Goldenzelle 'Orange Pumpkin'
$15.00
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

T-4986 Blc. Mem. Grant Eichler 'Lenette' (2  1/2 inch pots)
T-4986 Blc. Mem. Grant Eichler 'Lenette' (2 1/2 inch pots)
$7.00
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $7.00

 Blc. Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' AM/AOS --   (3 1/4 inch pot)
Blc. Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' AM/AOS -- (3 1/4 inch pot)
$12.50
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

Blc. Bryan Wheeler 'Grandson' HCC/AOS GORGEOUS FRAGRANT FLOWERS 6
Blc. Bryan Wheeler 'Grandson' HCC/AOS GORGEOUS FRAGRANT FLOWERS 6" pot
$70.00
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $70.00

HUGE Blc. Mahima Yahiro 'Mishino' 3 SHEATHSFLOWERS 6
HUGE Blc. Mahima Yahiro 'Mishino' 3 SHEATHSFLOWERS 6" pot
$50.00
Time Remaining: 3d 28m
Buy It Now for only: $50.00

Blc. Meei Yun Charm
Blc. Meei Yun Charm "Northern Beauty'' Cattleya Orchid Plant, New From Taiwan
$50.00
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 8m

Blc. Spanish Eyes
Blc. Spanish Eyes "Tian Mu" Cattleya Orchid Plant - 3 front bulb div.
$35.00
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 14m

Lc. Robert Strait x (Blc. Good News x Cattleya walkeriana) orchid *T1P16
Lc. Robert Strait x (Blc. Good News x Cattleya walkeriana) orchid *T1P16
$18.99
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 25m

BIN Blc Hausermann's holiday 'christmas' fragrant AM/AOS Sophiesorchids.com
BIN Blc Hausermann's holiday 'christmas' fragrant AM/AOS Sophiesorchids.com
$22.50
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $22.50

Blc. Haadyai Delight 'Bangrom Gold' Orchid Plant
Blc. Haadyai Delight 'Bangrom Gold' Orchid Plant
$12.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 22m

Blc. Tainan City Orchid Plant
Blc. Tainan City Orchid Plant
$10.00
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 45m

Blc. Hawaiian Passion 'Carmela'-4
Blc. Hawaiian Passion 'Carmela'-4" pot
$12.50
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
$4.99
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99

Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid 2 1/2 inch pot
Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid 2 1/2 inch pot
$5.99
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

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: 4d 2h 8m
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
$7.99
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99

Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' AM/AOS 2 1/4 inch pot Hard to Find Cattleya Orchid
Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' AM/AOS 2 1/4 inch pot Hard to Find Cattleya Orchid
$5.99
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales 'Carmela' AM/AOS Orchid Plant
Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales 'Carmela' AM/AOS Orchid Plant
$7.00
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 48m

Cattleya Orchid Blc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon' AM/AOS ~ 36 Bulbs! IN BUD!
Cattleya Orchid Blc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon' AM/AOS ~ 36 Bulbs! IN BUD!
$54.00
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $54.00

Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' Orchid Plant
Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' Orchid Plant
$10.00
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 11m

Blc. (Intermedia x Morning Glory)
Blc. (Intermedia x Morning Glory) "Doris" Orchid Plant
$7.50
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 57m

Cattleya Orchid Blc. Arom Gold 'Mu' ~ IN BUD! In Sheath!
Cattleya Orchid Blc. Arom Gold 'Mu' ~ IN BUD! In Sheath!
$54.00
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $54.00

Cattleya Orchid Blc. Edisto 'Newberry' AM/AOS- IN BUD! ~ VERY FRAGRANT
Cattleya Orchid Blc. Edisto 'Newberry' AM/AOS- IN BUD! ~ VERY FRAGRANT
$54.00
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $54.00

LARGE MOUNTED BLC. MICKLEY,S FRECKLES X SCHOM SPLENDIUM,NOT IN BLOOM
LARGE MOUNTED BLC. MICKLEY,S FRECKLES X SCHOM SPLENDIUM,NOT IN BLOOM
$39.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 54m

BLC. MEM. ANNA BALMORES IN BLOOM AND BUD.
BLC. MEM. ANNA BALMORES IN BLOOM AND BUD.
$24.95
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 8m

10)-2 Plants Blc. Samba Splendor
10)-2 Plants Blc. Samba Splendor "Puerto Rico" NEW! Striking! A Must Have! Nice!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 9m

113) C. Nigritian King of Kings x Blc. Bryce Canyon) Superb Bloomer! BUDDED! WoW
113) C. Nigritian King of Kings x Blc. Bryce Canyon) Superb Bloomer! BUDDED! WoW
$21.05 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 24m

132) Blc. Chia Lin 'Golden Super' FCC/OSRC NEW! Magnificent Bloomer! Don't Miss!
132) Blc. Chia Lin 'Golden Super' FCC/OSRC NEW! Magnificent Bloomer! Don't Miss!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 45m

BLC Blue Grotto 'Takagi' (BLC Victoria x LC Blue Boy) Orchid Plant  [CAT035]
BLC Blue Grotto 'Takagi' (BLC Victoria x LC Blue Boy) Orchid Plant [CAT035]
$5.91
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $5.91

Blc. Mem. Anna Balmores Cattleya Alliance Hybrid FRAGRANT Orchid Plant [CAT400]
Blc. Mem. Anna Balmores Cattleya Alliance Hybrid FRAGRANT Orchid Plant [CAT400]
$5.91
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $5.91

(Blc) Mem. Vida Lee 'Limelight' Hybrid Orchid Plant [CAT4748]
(Blc) Mem. Vida Lee 'Limelight' Hybrid Orchid Plant [CAT4748]
$6.76
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $6.76

14) 2) plants-Blc. Solar Flare 'Paradise' NEW! Mini Cattleya! Super Color! Nice
14) 2) plants-Blc. Solar Flare 'Paradise' NEW! Mini Cattleya! Super Color! Nice
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 53m

Blc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hua' Hybrid Orchid Plant [CAT4927]
Blc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hua' Hybrid Orchid Plant [CAT4927]
$5.91
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $5.91

16) 2-Plants-Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Award Quality! Spring Bloomer!
16) 2-Plants-Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Award Quality! Spring Bloomer!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 14m

165) Blc. Sanyung Ruby 'Lake View' NEW! Fragrant! Superb Plant! Good Roots! WoW!
165) Blc. Sanyung Ruby 'Lake View' NEW! Fragrant! Superb Plant! Good Roots! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 20m

17) Blc. George Herbert Walker 'Waldor' AM/AOS  Collector's Item! New Lead! WoW!
17) Blc. George Herbert Walker 'Waldor' AM/AOS Collector's Item! New Lead! WoW!
$21.99
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 25m

181)-Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS New Release! In Sheath! Superb
181)-Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS New Release! In Sheath! Superb
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 38m

186) Blc. Cornerstone 'Hawaii' NEW! Robust- Large! Fragrant-! In Sheath! Nice!
186) Blc. Cornerstone 'Hawaii' NEW! Robust- Large! Fragrant-! In Sheath! Nice!
$41.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 43m

193) Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales
193) Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales"Pine Knot"AM/AOS Fragrant! Magnificent Bloomer!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 51m

197) Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales
197) Blc. Mem. Crispin Rosales "Costa Mesa" AM/AOS Fragrant! Good Roots! Robust!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 55m

20) Blc. Everything Nice
20) Blc. Everything Nice "Showtime" NEW! Striking Lime Color! Superb! New Growth
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 59m

Blc Golden Chieftain
Blc Golden Chieftain "Akukii" Cattleya Orchid
$5.99
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
$7.99
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $10.99

202)  Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Magnificent! Lavish Color! In Sheath!
202) Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Magnificent! Lavish Color! In Sheath!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 2m

2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' Cattleya
2 Plants-Blc IntermediaxMorning Glory & Blc Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' Cattleya
$8.99
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99

206)-Blc. Hsinying Catherine 'Hakucho' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Fragrant! In Sheath
206)-Blc. Hsinying Catherine 'Hakucho' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Fragrant! In Sheath
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 6m

207) Blc.Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant! Robust!
207) Blc.Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant! Robust!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 7m

208) Blc. Mahina Yahiro 'Ulii' AM/AOS! Simply the Best! Fragrant! BUDDED! Nice!
208) Blc. Mahina Yahiro 'Ulii' AM/AOS! Simply the Best! Fragrant! BUDDED! Nice!
$36.26 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 8m



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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