Activities Famagusta Main 6 - Tour of Deryneia Cycling Route

Main 6 – Tour of Deryneia Cycling Route

The route begins at the Larnaka Tourist Beach and heads east along the coastal road. It turns right at the roundabout just outside the British Sovereign Base Area of Dhekeleia, and enters the base. It turns right again at the next roundabout, goes past the Dhekeleia power station and travels along the outskirts of the village of Ormideia. It then turns right again, climbing a little as it passes outside the village of Xylofagou.

Heading towards Agia Napa, the route goes past the village of Liopetri and the fishing shelter of Potamos Liopetriou and Makronisos and then travels along the main Agia Napa – Paralimni road. It then turns right and takes the road for Cape Gkreko along a bicycle path on the right hand side of the road (the side nearest the sea).

The turning to Cape Gkreko is 4km down the road to the right.

Turning north from Cape Gkreko, the route goes past the Agios Anargyros picnic site and the Konnos area until it reaches Protaras.

From Protaras the route continues to the village of Agia Triada where it turns left towards Paralimni. It cuts across Paralimni and reaches the road leading to Deryneia after turning right and heading north. From Deryneia the route heads back to Larnaka via the potato-growing “red- soil” villages of Frenaros and Achna, and after Xylotympou finishes at the starting point.

Difficulty rate: Quite an easy course. It requires a road bike with at least 18 gears.
Road condition: Good quality paved road throughout.
Route Description: Even though this route is quite long, it is not difficult and goes past the most popular beaches of Cyprus. The route travels along the coast and returns to Larnaka via the “red-soil” villages (Kokkinochoria) of the free Ammochostos Area (Famagusta).

Distance: 93.6km
Elevation Gain: 411m
Highest point: 87m
Lowest point: 1m
Loop: YES
Terrain: Flat
Road surface: Paved
Section Distance (km) Total Distance (km)
Larnaca Tourist Beach 0,0 0,0
Dhekelia 3,9 3,9
Dhekelia power station 4,8 4,8
Ormideia 3,3 8,1
Xylofagou 15,6 15,6
Liopetri 5,4 21,0
Potamos Liopetriou 24,8 24,8
Markonisos 5,6 30,4
Agia Napa 35,1 35,1
Cape Greco 7,1 42,2
Agioi Anargyroi 44,5 44,5
Protaras 3,7 48,2
Agia Triada 53,2 53,2
Paralimni 3,5 56,7
Deryneia 60,2 60,2
Frenaros 4,0 64,2
Achna 80,8 80,8
Xylotymvou 6,7 87,5
Larnaca Tourist Beach 93,6 93,6

Courtesy of the CTO

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