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Adventure Rush: Best Activities to Enjoy in Cyprus in the Autumn

Once the summer heat dies down, the Cyprus countryside takes on an otherworldly appeal, with the mountains tinged in crimson hues and crisp fallen leaves blanketing the higher slopes. At lower altitudes, the bright sunshine that lights up the skies through most of the autumn season brings forth the perfect opportunity for outdoor adventures under the clear blue. While our many guests here at Kanika Hotels & Resorts love to spend autumn days tanning by the poolside, we have some great ideas for those moments that you get the urge to unleash the adventurer in you!

  1. Cycling escapades

Nothing quite gets your heart racing like a cycle through country lanes and into the wilderness of the undulating Cyprus countryside. With plenty of bike rental spots around the island, there are various cycling routes mapped out throughout the rural terrain by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), providing a real incentive to get your helmet on and go for a cycle through the welcoming greenery. For more details on all the trails available, check out www.visitcyprus.com.

  1. Hiking the highest heights

If riding through the countryside on two wheels isn’t your idea of fun, then you can always pull out your hiking shoes and put your best foot forward on a designated walking nature trails. Whether you wish to clamber the towering Troodos mountain peaks as you breathe in the cool mountain air, would rather perambulate through rocky coastal spots like the Cape Greco National Park on the east of the island, or yearn to explore the wild Akamas peninsula in the west, most trails are well signposted and have been landscaped on gentle gradients. They are all well signposted, with additional wooden signposts along the way often pointing towards specific flora and notable geological features along the route. Find out more about the nature trails around the island here.

  1. Conquering the rocks

With the slightly cooler autumn temperatures giving you a great chance to enjoy hardcore physical activity, nothing beats rock climbing to make adrenaline levels soar! And with Cyprus hailed as one of the best places in Europe for a climbing adventure, avid hikers head to the stunning Cape Greco in Ayia Napa with its soft limestone offering trad climbing, as well as the Dhiarizos area between Limassol and Paphos with its hard limestone, and on to Droushia with its metamorphized sandstone. Find out more about where to climb, as well as guides and trainers here.

  1. Underwater magic

Splashing about in the glistening waters of the Med may be a memorable experience, but more adventurous types may wish to discover what lies beneath the deep blue! With a great variety of dive sites to enjoy in Cyprus, there’s plenty to get you ticking, whether you’re a novice or have been diving for years. The Zenobia just off the coast of Larnaca has been rated one of the top ten wreck dive sites in the world, while ‘Devil’s Head’ in Akamas is breathtakingly beautiful, with underground caves and interconnecting tunnels. That’s not to forget Ayia Napa’s Amphora Caves, with its name owing to broken pieces of antique amphora (an ancient ceramic container used for the transport and storage of various products.) Click here for more information on diving in Cyprus.

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