Distance: 45Km | Total Ascent: 1550m
Here you will be riding in the routes where Cyprus Mountainbike started and where top professional riders come to ride every year in the famous "Afxentia MTB Stage Race", which is possibly the World’s oldest Mountainbike stage race that is still taking place annually. Even though the high level of mountainbikers who come to train and race here, the area offers trails that can accommodate all level of mountain bike riders, from the sport enthusiasts to the Olympic Champions.
In this Tour you can enjoy the beauty of the Cyprus Pine Forests, ride in the same routes as the professionals or just take it easy and visit some of the most scenic areas of Cyprus. Along the route you can visit the traditional village of Lazanias, one of the oldest monasteries in Cyprus, the Macheras Monastery and learn about one of the most known Cyprus hero, Gregoris Afxentiou. His impressive statue is lying over his hideout near the monastery.
As we start from Kapedes we head to Mantra tou Kampiou picnic site, crossin the road towards Afxentiou hideout and the take some rest by visiting the Macheras monastery (optional). Later we can start climbing to the top of the mountain, the Kionia peak (and picnic site) where we can start our descend towards Profitis Elias monastery. From there we are riding our way back to the starting point in Kapedes where we can recover the lost energy with some homemade sweets in the local "kafenio".