Eco Nature, Land Activities & North Cyprus Tourism goes together hand-in-hand!
Recovering after the high spirits of this festive season? Post seasonal blues? Keeping fit and on your toes is a subject on everybody’s mind and there’s no better place to soothe the open wound. One alternative medicine is to travel to the mild and sunny climate in the Mediterranean. This is Northern Cyprus where author Lawrence Durrell resided and wrote his famous novel ‘Bitter Lemons’. Now is the time to feed your soul and enjoy Cyprus’s currently trending mild environmental climate at the same time. Already set bringing an especially early flow of tourism to create a ‘vacation experience’ not to be missed.
Land activities in the winter season
North Cyprus and its rugged terrains, mountainous wind-scarred landscaped are held in awe by it’s many hikers. This year make sure you tread through multi-trails thread through forests, and pine-crowned mountains, also don’t miss the 10,000 year old cave paintings. Prepare for peaceful tranquillity, exceptional rural beauty are on the cards when it come to land activities. North Cyprus’s mild sunny weather averages some 300 glorious days a year means sunshine is not absent, currently mild temperatures are bringing in the crowds, although it is ‘winter’ for the local Cypriots, for us Europeans the weather conditions are moreover what a ‘European springtime’ may bring. Nonetheless, we advise you come prepared for occasional variable weather conditions such as the odd rainfall. Due to the altitude, the highest number of rainfall is likely to be in Kyrenia’s Five Finger Mountain range and pine forests, framed with picture-book white top villages peering out over sloping hillsides and hilltops.
You will be surprised at the vastness of untouched natural beauty that exists in North Cyprus which provides an excellent platform for land activities. And is an excellent way to truly see and appreciate the best of Cyprus’s breath-taking landscape retreat. Embrace the healthy option with a bracing stroll along the mountains, terrains and lowlands, discover the caves and natural history all in one swoop. Preference to take a day or two out of your winter break stay and go outdoors is a pleasurable option which can even become a hobby or interest and you may even choose to become proficient in. Groups and organizations are in abundance run by people keen and who have an expert knowledge of north Cyprus. Assuringly, you can explore as much of the history, intrigue and cinematic beauty of the fairytale castles, and trails as you desire.
Due to the natural treasures and history, there are several caves remaining in Northern Cyprus that you are free to explore on the southern slopes of Kyrenia’s mountain range, it’s unspoiled beauty enjoys fantastic panoramas, currently witnessing opportune weather conditions for a particularly mild season make a great opening for walking & mountaineering activities. This is a fast growing healthy/sporty alternative holiday for north Cyprus tourism. Hiking tours for people of all ages are organized and conducted mostly in the Kyrenia mountain range. Due to the extreme hot summer weather most of the tourism comes in the fall and winter months where you do not need to worry about being lobsterized in the summer heatwave.
National Parks in North Cyprus
Northern Cyprus has one National Park in the Karpaz Peninsula called Karpaz National Park and wild Donkey Protection Area. here you will discover a large number of birds, wild donkeys, turtles, on their nesting grounds, rare Flora and fauna can be found, with miles of amazing beautiful beaches, ancient towns, basilicas, ruins and historical ruins waiting to be explored.
Walking & Mountaineering in North Cyprus | Tour organizations
All walks and treks act as a great source of healthy exercise as well as being able to relish the green habitat as in the flora and fauna. Prepare to be wowed with fascinating mountain-top historical sights, natural landscape of stunning coves and seashores along with fascinating archeological features. Thanks to it’s fortuitous mix of high altitude, aridity and low light pollution North Cyprus has two hundred plus cloudless nights a year and stellar conditions for stargazing.
If a beginner, you will have the opportunity to experience your first trek. One particular tour meets every Sunday and is organized by “Association of Mountaineering”. During the winter months, there is a tour programmed and published at the beginning of each month explaining and outlining the route and where to meet etc. It is a great way to socialize, make new acquaintances and new friends.
Caving in North Cyprus
On another type of land activity, for caving enthusiast it is an underground wonderland.
It is possible to be part of cave tours and there are several caves that one can explore. There are a number of popular natural caves to visit, one in particular known as the Hot Cave, north of Agirdag village, another natural cave in Kyrenia’s region is Guvercinlik cave near Alevkayasi. The most beautiful is known to be by the name of Incirli Cave with a hundred meter long passage containing a spectacle of stalactites and stalagmites. [This cave is open on Sunday or by pre-arrangement by the village muhtar. There are more caves to be found in the historical region of the City of Famagusta.
Note: It is essential you are attired out in proper outdoor wear. Grooved walking shoes are essential and a hiking stick is advisable.
For more information about walking tours, please contact Camaliye Soyukasap on phone number +90 542 850 47 87.