the weekender

26-29 SEPT 2019

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A four-day, fully supported tour of the hills and mountains of Cyprus.

The Cyprus Roadie Weekender - from €550

The Weekender is a chance for you to enjoy a challenging few days riding in the sunshine of Cyprus. It is designed so you can join us without taking too many days off work as it runs Thursday to Sunday (hence the name!) Get yourself to Cyprus and we’ll do the rest - airport transfers, accommodation, all your meals and friendly company are all included. Plus the chance to ride on some fantastic coastal and mountain roads.

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DAY 0 - Wednesday 25.9: Arrival. Make yourself comfortable, there’s plenty of riding to do.

DAY 1 - Thursday 26.9: 83km +1,500m - Our first day is packed with rolling hills and two punchy climbs - up to the monastery at Stavrovouni and the picturesque village of Lefkara.

DAY 2 - Friday 27.9: 80km +1,820m - This is a climbing day. We’ll zig-zag up into the Troodos Mountains through remote villages and pine forests before enjoying some sweeping descents.

DAY 3 - Saturday 28.9: 119km +1,920m - We briefly roll into Limassol before tackling the serious Akrounta ascent, and then bombing back into town for some rest and sea-gazing.

DAY 4 - Sunday 29.9: 60km +1,020m - The final, shorter day finishing around lunchtime. Don’t be fooled by the short distance, there are some serious ramps to negotiate, and some wonderful vistas to absorb. Want to know more? Read our full trip notes.

The mountain town of Lefkara

The mountain town of Lefkara

Descending from the monastery at Stavrovouni

Descending from the monastery at Stavrovouni

Can I do it?

Some background in road cycling is necessary as these are challenging rides, but all our routes are designed to be accessible whatever your riding ability. If you book as a large group we can tailor the routes to your ability. Please check our FAQ page.

We’ll be staying in Tochni, one of the oldest villages on the island. The Cyprus Villages Traditional Houses is a bike-friendly resort offering traditional stone-built apartments just 35km from Larnaca Airport.

Use of the swimming pool, free wifi, plus breakfast and dinner are all included in the price. If you have any special dietary requests just let us know.

In order to give you the best experience and cater for a spread of abilities we are limiting the size of the Weekender to a maximum of 10 riders.


What’s included in The Weekender:

  • Four night stay in a traditional 3*Cypriot Agrotourism Village including use of swimming pool and free WiFi.

  • Buffet breakfast, freshly-made packed lunch, and dinner at a local tavern, all provided.

  • Vehicle support on all your rides and mechanical assistance if required.

  • Experienced guides on all your rides.

  • Ride nutrition including gels, bars and electrolytes. We’ll also stop for coffee of course during each ride!

  • Transfers from Larnaca and Paphos Airports.

A few things you will need to arrange:

  • A bike - You’ll probably want to bring your own but if not we have hire bikes available at reasonable prices.

  • Flights - Easyjet, Ryanair and various other budget airlines fly to Cyprus regularly.

  • Medical insurance cover.

Want a flavour of what to expect? Have a look at the short video below:


 Accommodation & Food

Whether you are coming solo or with a group of riders we can offer you a choice of accommodation from studios to Premium apartments in a traditional Cypriot village close to the Troodos Mountains.

The hotel is just 35km from Larnaca Airport and is often used by pro and amateur cycle teams as a training base. Breakfast and dinner are included in the package and a freshly-made packed lunch will await you every morning before we set off. It will be carried in the support vehicle ready for our lunchtime stop.

PRICES

We aim to keep our prices reasonable and easy to understand. They all include the four-day tour, full-board, and scheduled airport transfers.

  • Shared occupancy (2 people) in premium studio or one-bed apartment €550 per person

  • Single occupancy in premium studio or one-bed apartment €700 per person

In order to secure a place on the Weekender we ask for a €150 non-refundable deposit. Once we’ve received that your place is reserved. We will invoice you by email for the remaining balance which needs to be settled no later than 45 days before the event begins.

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