Peter’s Bike Adventure in Cyprus
Welcome to a full round of the sun-drenched isle of Cyprus, with its ancient culture. This tour is suitable for all riders with some experience who love being out in largely pristine nature. Our starting point will be the unspoilt Chrysochou Bay near Polis. We’re going to use it as our base for three one-day rides and a three-day tour through the forested mountains of Troodos and to Nicosia. Winding our way up and down the mountains, the narrow roads and tracks will then take us back to Polis. And to wrap things up, we’ve got a day of off-road riding at its finest on the Akamas Peninsula.
The tours are organized by RC Peter with the help of his friends Hans, Lindsey, Gerry, Willy, Tiziana, Kuldeep, Bev, Volker, Costas, Dimitri, Janis and Anthoula.
Single Room with Sea View:
Double Room with Sea View:
8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
Overnight stays in resorts at the beach and in hand-picked mid-range hotels.
We’ve selected a good two-star hotel for you:
It’s located directly by the sea and is owned and managed by a friendly family. The hotel has a good restaurant with a terrace right on the beach, a pool, a tennis court and rooms with sea views. It’s 400 meters to the port of Latchi and four km to the village of Polis. Single rooms with a sea view are available for all on request. We’ll spend a total of five nights there and two nights in a small hotel run by my friend Garry in the picturesque mountain village of Spilia.
I’ve already reserved eight Honda 250cc enduros, the best rental bikes in the region. We know the bikes and the rental companies well. As we know from experience, only two of the five local motorcycle rental companies are really professional. We’ve selected those two as our partners. We’re aiming to have the bikes ready at the hotel or in Polis, but we might also pick up them up in Paphos on our way from Larnaka Airport to Polis – so you could already be in the saddle for the last 30 km of the transfer while we transport your luggage to the hotel. Or, we’ll pick up the bikes the next morning. We’ll choose the best option on the day.
Tour Programm: Peter’s big Cyprus Motorcycle Tour
|Day 1||Official arrival day – time to relax on the beach, welcome dinner at Hotel Souli|
9 am: Meeting with Maria in the Tourism Office, who will provide us with free maps and travel guides. We’ll collect our bikes (don’t forget the EUR 500 deposit) and head out on a warm-up run, including a short visit to a craft brewery. In the evening: traditional Cypriot specialties in my favorite restaurant in Polis.
9 am: Start of our day tour covering Kato Pyrgos − Secret Valley − Paphos – Latchi. Seafood dinner in a restaurant in the port of Latchi.Distance: 150km
9 am: Start of the three-day tour, crossing the five historic bridges of Cyprus and Kakopetria to Spilia in the Troodos Mountains. Overnight stay and dinner at the Hotel Marjay Inn.
Troodos tour with Gerry of the Hotel Marjay Inn. We don’t want to give away too much, but you can count on a wine tasting in Cyprus’ best winery. Dinner at the Hotel Marjay Inn.
Last day of the three-day tour, heading back to Polis / Latchi via Platres, Stavros Psokas and Lysos. Meze dinner in the best pub in Polis.
Time to conquer the trails of Akamas! We’ll have a blast riding off-road in the wilderness. BBQ lunch on a farm, and we’ll drop the bikes off at 5 pm. Farewell dinner at the Souli Hotel.
Official departure day. Time to head home – or stick around for a warmly recommended extension.
If you’re ready to book, please send me a recent ID picture and a copy of your ID card or passport. I’ll confirm as soon as I receive your EUR 500 deposit on my bank account in Cyprus.
Question & Answers
In case of an accident, you will be subject to a EUR 500 deductible per bike. The motorbike will be provided with a full tank and you will have to return it full. You are not allowed to take the bike into Turkish-occupied North Cyprus. The following conditions apply to our rentals:
Terms and Conditions
All vehicles at Petrides Rentals are well maintained and in excellent condition. In case of mechanical breakdown, you can rely on our 24 hour emergency service and. NOTE: insurance cover and help is not provided in the occupied part of Cyprus.
All current foreign driving licenses are valid in Cyprus. The driver must be at least 25 years of age or in possession of a driving license for at least 3 years. Note that in Cyprus traffic keeps to the left.
All traffic fines are the client’s responsibility. Accidents and theft must be reported to our office and to the nearest police station immediately.
No. Cyprus is a member of the EU, a passport is sufficient for all EU citizens and many other nationalities.
No, only the EU driving license for motorcycles.
Your personal motorcycle gear for normal road tours (please no motocross or racing equipment!), Your own helmet (we can also provide used helmets in normal sizes) and a daypack. Everything else can be bought on site (a water bottle, sun protection, etc.).
There are no dangerous diseases or epidemics in Cyprus. Special vaccinations are unnecessary. If you need special medication, you should bring it with you. Everything else can be obtained on site in the well-stocked pharmacies.
We expect all participants to have a accident and international health insurance that includes repatriation (not covered by statutory health insurances in EU countries).
The Honda Enduro bikes we provide are not very comfortable on longer journeys for pillions. The maximum load is 160 KG.
Yes. We take a maximum of 4 passengers per tour.
Is there a minimum number of participants? We are on the road with a maximum of ten bikes. There is space for four participants in the support vehicle. The minimum number of participants is six.
The tours are guided by at least one German and English speaking Road Captain who is accompanying the group. Sometimes we are also accompanied by a car with a mechanic, and there are often other supporters with us.
Honda 250cc Enduro bikes, mostly the current model (CRF 250 L). Sometimes we use similar Enduro bikes from other brands (Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha) in the 200-450cc class.
No, we will hand out a map and a small travel guide for free.
In the support vehicle.
No. EU roaming works perfectly, with the same charges as at home.
500 EUR are to be carried in cash and handed over to the local rental company when the motorcycles are being picked up.
- Engine Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine
- Displacement 250cc
- Max. Horse power 25 at 8,500 rpm
- Electric starter
- Top speed (in km/h) 127
- Petrol consumption 3.0 l / 100 km
- 6-speed gearbox, chain
- Chassis double loop tubular steel frame
- Tank capacity (in l) 7.8
- Ground clearance (in mm) 255
- Seat height (in mm) 875
- Rear / front rim 18 inch / 21 inch
- Front suspension travel (in mm) 250
- Rear suspension travel (in mm) 240
- ABS front brake, 256 mm single disc brake with double piston brake caliper
- Rear brake ABS, 220 mm single disc brake with single-piston brake caliper
- Weight with full tank (in kg) 146
- Max. Payload (in kg) 159
On the left, like in England or India.
The cuisine is a mix of Greek, Turkish and Arabic influences. Delicious mezes (starters), lots of fresh fish, spicy meat dishes, salads, vegetables and fruit are served. There are also vegetarian options, even gluten-free, and sometimes vegan food on request. Good local wine from the island is also availabe and of course the usual other drinks.
Breakfast starts at 8 a.m., tour start at 9 a.m., and lately around 5 p.m. we arrive at the day’s destination. On the way we take enough breaks, often also small visits to sights There is always a lunch snack, sometimes in the form of a picnic.
CET + 1 hour
Paphos is closest to our base in Latchi / Polis (40 km). The airport of Larnaka is also ok (160 km, transfer max. 3 hours). We will definitely pick you up from the airport and bring you back.
Absolutely! You can go hiking and mountain biking in Cyprus, do all kinds of water sports or just relax on the beach. A day trip for connoisseurs leads across a signposted wine road from winery to winery. We like to give tips!
That is being planned, the first could take place in the near future. Please contact us for more details:
- A 10-day cruising tour on classic Royal Enfields with a four day tour from the beach hotel in Latchi / Polis and a 5-day round trip through the Trodoos mountains to Nicosia.
- A 14-day cruising tour on classic Royal Enfields and / or 250cc Enduro bikes with a six day tour from the beach hotel in Latchi / Polis and a 7-day round trip through the Trodoos mountains to Nicosia and possibly to Kyrenia in the Turkish-occupied part of Cyprus.
Yes. It is definitely in the Greek part of the island where we will be on the road. There is very little crime. Women are respected and can move freely without restrictions.