Route : Limassol - Agios Georgios - Lofou (Expert route) 80 km
This specific route is for expert cyclists who are interested in exploring the beauties of Limassol old town and countryside. Experienced cyclists can easily access this route as only a small part of it has relatively high traffic. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.
Mostly paved surfaces. More specifically after Ypsonas until Lofou village, the route is mainly uphill with a few downhills before the village of Agios Georgios.
On the way back, after Lofou village, the route is downhill and in several points the road is narrow with some sharp turns. Cyclists need to be very careful.
· Distance: 80 km
· Road condition: Paved road
· Total altitude difference: + 1410 m
· Bicycle type: Road bike with at least 20 speeds
Short tourist description
The starting point of the route is at the Medieval Castle of Limassol and the Old Port of Limassol.
From the beginning of the ride, you will arrive to one of the most picturesque dams in Cyprus, Kouris dam. Going up to the village of Lofou you can admire the surrounding hills with their stone structures, while you can stop for a coffee in the mountain villages of Agios Georgios and Silikou. From the Vatican documents that were published in 1962 by the French Academician Jean Richard, we learned that the village of Silikou, during 1367 produced over 4,000 hectoliters of Commandaria wine, an amber-coloured sweet dessert wine made only in the Commandaria region of Cyprus on the foothills of the Troodos mountains. In the village of Silikou you can visit thematic museums and workshops related to the production of olive oil and Commandaria.
On your way you will pass through small, quiet villages of the countryside, among age-old olive trees and carob trees, as well as vineyards at the highest points of the route.
Going to the highest point of the route you can admire breathtaking views of the city of Limassol. Especially during the months of February until May the route is wonderful and is a unique opportunity for cycling.
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