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BLC Orchid

BLC Orchids
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Cattleya Blc.Clown Show`Hawaii' IN SHEATH***
Cattleya Blc.Clown Show`Hawaii' IN SHEATH***
$12.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 24m

HARDLY EVER SEEN,BLC. WALHLIA
HARDLY EVER SEEN,BLC. WALHLIA"FROG LEVEL" IN BLOOM,HIGHLY SCENTED
$19.95
Time Remaining: 8h 46m

 QUICK SALE Blc. Goldenzelle X Catleay forbesii  FLOWERS 4
QUICK SALE Blc. Goldenzelle X Catleay forbesii FLOWERS 4" pot
$75.00
Time Remaining: 9h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00

Cattleya Blc.George King `Southern Cross'AM/AOS.IN SHEATH.******
Cattleya Blc.George King `Southern Cross'AM/AOS.IN SHEATH.******
$14.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 38m

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: 10h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

BLC. FRINGE BENEFITS 'ROCHELLE' LARGE
BLC. FRINGE BENEFITS 'ROCHELLE' LARGE "GREEN" ORCHID DIVISION
$74.50
Time Remaining: 12h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $100.00

Blc. Lois McNeil
Blc. Lois McNeil "Ace" Orchid Plant
$13.00
Time Remaining: 12h 10m

Blc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hua' in bud (fragrant).
Blc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hua' in bud (fragrant).
$22.00
Time Remaining: 12h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $22.00

Cattleya Blc.Oconee `Mendenhall' AM/AOS. IN SHEATH.****
Cattleya Blc.Oconee `Mendenhall' AM/AOS. IN SHEATH.****
$15.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 12h 23m

AWARDED! BLC. MELODY FAIR ~CAROL~ GORGEOUS SEMI-ALBA CATTLEYA Orchid Plant
AWARDED! BLC. MELODY FAIR ~CAROL~ GORGEOUS SEMI-ALBA CATTLEYA Orchid Plant
$9.95
Time Remaining: 13h 27m

FRAGRANT! BLC ALWAYS DREAM ~VOLCANO QUEEN~ CATTLEYA MERICLONE ORCHID Plant
FRAGRANT! BLC ALWAYS DREAM ~VOLCANO QUEEN~ CATTLEYA MERICLONE ORCHID Plant
$9.95
Time Remaining: 13h 32m

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: 14h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Blc. Amy Wasasugi
Blc. Amy Wasasugi "Ester Miles" CAttleya Orchid Plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 15h 9m

Blc. Cherry Swisse 'Orchids Etc.' x C. Netrasiri Waxy in bloom!
Blc. Cherry Swisse 'Orchids Etc.' x C. Netrasiri Waxy in bloom!
$19.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 15h 56m

Cattleya hybrid orchid Blc Always Dream
Cattleya hybrid orchid Blc Always Dream
$25.00
Time Remaining: 15h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

Blc. Everything Nice
Blc. Everything Nice "Showtime" Orchid Plants
$8.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 16h 44m

BLC Volcano Blue
BLC Volcano Blue "#2" Orchid Cattleya orchid plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 51m

Blc. Liu's Joyane
Blc. Liu's Joyane "Tai Young #8" Cattleya Orchid plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 59m

Blc. Hawaiian Charisma
Blc. Hawaiian Charisma "Hawaii" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 21m

Blc. Kat Red Panda
Blc. Kat Red Panda "TO TO LO" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 23m

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: 1d 8h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Blc. Gail Gerber
Blc. Gail Gerber "American" Old Stewart Clone Cattleya Orchid Plant
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 10m

Blc. Ports of Paradise
Blc. Ports of Paradise "Papeete" HCC/AOS Cattleya Orchid Plant
$40.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 11m

BLC Shinfong Lady
BLC Shinfong Lady "Scarlet Grown" Cattleya Orchid plant
$35.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 25m

BLC. Tiawan Yellow Ball
BLC. Tiawan Yellow Ball "H.T." Cattleya Orchid plant
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 33m

Cattleya Blc.Campobello `Mendenhall' HCC/AOS. IN SHEATH!****
Cattleya Blc.Campobello `Mendenhall' HCC/AOS. IN SHEATH!****
$19.49 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 8m

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: 1d 10h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Blc. Goldenzelle
Blc. Goldenzelle "Lemon Chiffon' Cattleya orchid plant
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 27m


Blc. Majestic Light "Hidden Treasure" Cattleya Orchid Plants
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 28m

Blc Hwa Yuan Moon  x Blc. Chunyeah)
Blc Hwa Yuan Moon x Blc. Chunyeah) "Yeah San" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 32m

Blc. Terri Henderson
Blc. Terri Henderson "Paul" Cattleya Orchid Plant
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 40m

Cattleya Blc.Mem.Grant Eichler `Lennette' HCC/AOS.IN SHEATH.*****
Cattleya Blc.Mem.Grant Eichler `Lennette' HCC/AOS.IN SHEATH.*****
$5.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 42m

Blc. Exotic Emerald 'Sunset Affair' cattleya hybrid, in sheath
Blc. Exotic Emerald 'Sunset Affair' cattleya hybrid, in sheath
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $26.99

Blc. Durigan ‘Exotic Orchids’, cattleya orchid
Blc. Durigan ‘Exotic Orchids’, cattleya orchid
$17.99
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $23.99

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: 1d 12h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

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
$8.99
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99

Cattleya Blc.Young Kong `Sun # 16' AM/AOS IN SHEATH! **********
Cattleya Blc.Young Kong `Sun # 16' AM/AOS IN SHEATH! **********
$9.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 17m

BLC Dean Martin 'Gigas' orchid - blooming sized
BLC Dean Martin 'Gigas' orchid - blooming sized
$16.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 14m

BLC Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick' orchid
BLC Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick' orchid
$23.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 16m

BLC George King 'Serendipity' orchid plant Blooming sized
BLC George King 'Serendipity' orchid plant Blooming sized
$14.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 18m

Laelia x cattleya Blc. Solar Flare 'Paradise' orchid plant.
Laelia x cattleya Blc. Solar Flare 'Paradise' orchid plant.
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 23m

Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Living Beauty 'White Magic' AM/AOS
Orchid Cattleya -- Blc. Living Beauty 'White Magic' AM/AOS
$31.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 48m

112) Blc. Burdekin Wonder
112) Blc. Burdekin Wonder "Lake Land" AM/AOS! XLRG! Robust! Fragrant! BUDDED!
$38.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 26m

137)  Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Magnificent! Lavish Color! In Sheath!
137) Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Magnificent! Lavish Color! In Sheath!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 53m

139) Blc. Golden Chieftain 'Akukii'  Cluster Bloomer! Very Nice! BUDDED! Superb!
139) Blc. Golden Chieftain 'Akukii' Cluster Bloomer! Very Nice! BUDDED! Superb!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 55m

144)-Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS New Release! Collector's item!
144)-Blc. Hunabu Victory 'Brenda Havenor' HCC/AOS New Release! Collector's item!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 1m

147) Blc. Samba Splendor
147) Blc. Samba Splendor "Carmela" NEW! Excellent Plant! Limited! 1 Of The Best!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 4m

15-Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Collector's item
15-Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Collector's item
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 7m

152) Blc. Lois McNeil 'Ace' NEW! Show Stopper! Collector's item! New Lead! WoW!
152) Blc. Lois McNeil 'Ace' NEW! Show Stopper! Collector's item! New Lead! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 10m

155) Blc. Hawaiian Passion
155) Blc. Hawaiian Passion "Lake View Pink Lip" Mutation! NEW! Fragrant! BUDDED
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 13m

156) Blc. Mahina Yahiro 'Ulii' AM/AOS! Simply the Best! Fragrant! Beautiful!!
156) Blc. Mahina Yahiro 'Ulii' AM/AOS! Simply the Best! Fragrant! Beautiful!!
$36.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 14m

158) Blc. Morning Glory 'H&R' AM/AOS NEW! Wonderful Grower! Magnificent Bloomer
158) Blc. Morning Glory 'H&R' AM/AOS NEW! Wonderful Grower! Magnificent Bloomer
$19.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 16m

165) Blc. Cherry Suisse
165) Blc. Cherry Suisse "Kauai" HCC/AOS- SUPER DARK! Blooming Sz. In Sheath! WoW
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 24m

166)-Blc. Hsinying Catherine 'Hakucho' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Very Fragrant! Nice
166)-Blc. Hsinying Catherine 'Hakucho' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Very Fragrant! Nice
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 25m

167) Blc. Sanyung Ruby 'Lake View' NEW! Fragrant! Superb Plant! In Sheath! WoW!
167) Blc. Sanyung Ruby 'Lake View' NEW! Fragrant! Superb Plant! In Sheath! WoW!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 26m

171) Blc. Chunyeah #17 New! Award Quality! Extraordinary Bloomer! BUD in Sheath!
171) Blc. Chunyeah #17 New! Award Quality! Extraordinary Bloomer! BUD in Sheath!
$36.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 31m

174)-Blc. Majestic Light 'Glory' NEW! Collector's Item! Fragrant! Attractive!!!
174)-Blc. Majestic Light 'Glory' NEW! Collector's Item! Fragrant! Attractive!!!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 34m

175)-Blc. Lawless Walkure
175)-Blc. Lawless Walkure "The Ultimate" AM/AOS! NEW! LRG! In Sheath! Excellent!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 35m

177) Blc. Ports of Paradise'G.G.G.'FCC/AOS Stunning Green! Very Nice! Fragrant!
177) Blc. Ports of Paradise'G.G.G.'FCC/AOS Stunning Green! Very Nice! Fragrant!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 37m

178) Blc. Momilani Rainbow 'Buttercup' NEW! In Sheath! Collectors item! Nice!!!
178) Blc. Momilani Rainbow 'Buttercup' NEW! In Sheath! Collectors item! Nice!!!
$30.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 38m

180-Blc. Shannon Conner 'Pink Paradise' New! Must See! Exquisite! Fragrant! Nice
180-Blc. Shannon Conner 'Pink Paradise' New! Must See! Exquisite! Fragrant! Nice
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 41m

183) Blc. Merrily Murison
183) Blc. Merrily Murison "Larry" New! Award Quality! In Sheath! Fragrant! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 44m

184) C. Nigritian King of Kings x Blc. Bryce Canyon) Superb Bloomer! Magnificent
184) C. Nigritian King of Kings x Blc. Bryce Canyon) Superb Bloomer! Magnificent
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 45m

186) Blc.Varut Rittinum 'Vejvarut' NEW! Blooming Size! Beautiful! In Sheath! WoW
186) Blc.Varut Rittinum 'Vejvarut' NEW! Blooming Size! Beautiful! In Sheath! WoW
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 47m

19)- 2) plants-Blc. Haiku Dawn 'Sunshine & Raspberries' AM/AOS NEW! Must SEE!
19)- 2) plants-Blc. Haiku Dawn 'Sunshine & Raspberries' AM/AOS NEW! Must SEE!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 51m

199) Blc. Everything Nice
199) Blc. Everything Nice "Showtime" NEW! Striking Lime Color! Superb! BUDDED!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 1m

2) Blc. Abbeville 'Golden Promise' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE! Fragrant! Nice
2) Blc. Abbeville 'Golden Promise' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE! Fragrant! Nice
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 2m

204) Blc. Mem Helen Brown 'Full Moon' AM/AOS Collector's item! Superb! BUDDED!
204) Blc. Mem Helen Brown 'Full Moon' AM/AOS Collector's item! Superb! BUDDED!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 8m

Orchid Flask 5743 PS Blc. Blazing treat x Enc. Profusa
Orchid Flask 5743 PS Blc. Blazing treat x Enc. Profusa
$14.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

21) Blc. Lois McNeil 'Ace' NEW! Show Stopper! Collector's item! Magnificent! WoW
21) Blc. Lois McNeil 'Ace' NEW! Show Stopper! Collector's item! Magnificent! WoW
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 14m

217) Blc. Ports of Paradise
217) Blc. Ports of Paradise "Emerald Isle' FCC/AOS The Best! Fragrant! Superb!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 22m

221) Blc. Fringe Benefit 'Rochelle' Limited Stock! New Lead! Collector's item!
221) Blc. Fringe Benefit 'Rochelle' Limited Stock! New Lead! Collector's item!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 27m

25) Blc. Susan Harry 'Susan Harry' AM/AOS NEW! Collectors Item! The Best! WoW!
25) Blc. Susan Harry 'Susan Harry' AM/AOS NEW! Collectors Item! The Best! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 32m

26) 2-Plants-Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Award Quality! Spring Bloomer!
26) 2-Plants-Blc. Fritz Nickolaus 'Spring Dance' Award Quality! Spring Bloomer!
$18.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 33m

29) (Blc. Lawless Freischutz x Slc. Seagulls Laurel Hollow) 'Paradise' Limited!
29) (Blc. Lawless Freischutz x Slc. Seagulls Laurel Hollow) 'Paradise' Limited!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 36m

3) (Blc.Mem. Helen Brown x Blc. Haadyai Delight)
3) (Blc.Mem. Helen Brown x Blc. Haadyai Delight) "Yen" New Clone! New Lead! WoW
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 37m

31) 2 plants-Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Nice!
31) 2 plants-Blc. Saint Catherine's Creek 'Kasai' BM/JOGA-NEW! Fragrant! Nice!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 39m

33) Blc. Samba Splendor
33) Blc. Samba Splendor "Puerto Rico" AM/AOS NEW! 1 Of The Best! New Lead! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 41m

34)-2) plants-Blc .Campobello 'Mendenhall' HCC/AOS 'Oldie but goodie' Very Nice
34)-2) plants-Blc .Campobello 'Mendenhall' HCC/AOS 'Oldie but goodie' Very Nice
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 42m

Orchid Flask 5595 PS Blc. Lawless Zauberflote x Schom. wallisii
Orchid Flask 5595 PS Blc. Lawless Zauberflote x Schom. wallisii
$13.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $13.99

39) Blc. White Diamond 'Kouchi' NEW! Superb White! Excellent! Limited Item! WoW
39) Blc. White Diamond 'Kouchi' NEW! Superb White! Excellent! Limited Item! WoW
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 47m

43-2)plants-Blc. Haadyai Delight 'Bangprom Gold' AM/CST NEW! Fragrant! Superb!
43-2)plants-Blc. Haadyai Delight 'Bangprom Gold' AM/CST NEW! Fragrant! Superb!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 52m

 Orchid Flask 5597 PS Blc. Cumberland Beauty ‘Regal Jewels’ X Schomb. rosea
Orchid Flask 5597 PS Blc. Cumberland Beauty ‘Regal Jewels’ X Schomb. rosea
$14.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

45) Blc. Sanyung Ruby 'Lake View' NEW! New Growth! Fragrant! Superb Plant! WoW!
45) Blc. Sanyung Ruby 'Lake View' NEW! New Growth! Fragrant! Superb Plant! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 54m

47) 2) plants- Blc. Hawaii Stars 'Pink Lace' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Easy! WoW!
47) 2) plants- Blc. Hawaii Stars 'Pink Lace' NEW! Cluster Bloomer! Easy! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 56m

49)  Blc. Hawaiian Progress 'Carmela' Lavish purple! Magnificient! Show Stopper
49) Blc. Hawaiian Progress 'Carmela' Lavish purple! Magnificient! Show Stopper
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 58m

50) 2)plants-Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant!
50) 2)plants-Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! Fragrant!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 10h

58) Blc. White Diamond 'Kouchi' NEW! Superb White! Limited Item! LRG. Plant! WoW
58) Blc. White Diamond 'Kouchi' NEW! Superb White! Limited Item! LRG. Plant! WoW
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 8m

60) Blc. Cherry Suisse
60) Blc. Cherry Suisse "Kauai" HCC/AOS- SUPER DARK! Blooming Sz. In Sheath! WoW
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 11m

#2 BLC. Greenwich 'Elmhurst', Green Cattleya Orchid, Blooming Size, 6 inch pot
#2 BLC. Greenwich 'Elmhurst', Green Cattleya Orchid, Blooming Size, 6 inch pot
$19.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 12m

68) 2) plants-Blc. Abbeville 'Golden Promise' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE! WoW
68) 2) plants-Blc. Abbeville 'Golden Promise' NEW! Award Quality! Must SEE! WoW
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 19m

73) Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! BUDDED in Sheath!
73) Blc. Bryce Canyon 'Splendiferous' AM/AOS Collectors item! BUDDED in Sheath!
$24.99 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 25m

79) Blc. Cornerstone 'Hawaii' NEW! Robust- Large! Fragrant-Magnificent Bloomer!
79) Blc. Cornerstone 'Hawaii' NEW! Robust- Large! Fragrant-Magnificent Bloomer!
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 31m

91) Blc. Marcia Foster 'Bob Sanker' AM/AOS NEW! Collectors item! New Lead! WoW!
91) Blc. Marcia Foster 'Bob Sanker' AM/AOS NEW! Collectors item! New Lead! WoW!
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 45m

92) Blc. Alma Kee 'Tipmalee
92) Blc. Alma Kee 'Tipmalee"-AM/AOS Beautiful Bloomer! Robust Plant! In Sheath!
$21.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 46m

Cattleya Orchid in bud - Blc. Terri Henderson 'Paul'
Cattleya Orchid in bud - Blc. Terri Henderson 'Paul'
$25.00
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 22m

Cattleya Orchid in bud - Blc. Tsutung Beauty 'Taiyong 3 Brothers'
Cattleya Orchid in bud - Blc. Tsutung Beauty 'Taiyong 3 Brothers'
$20.00
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 30m

Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
Blc (Intermedia X Morning Glory) Doris Cattleya Orchid
$5.99
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $7.99



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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