AT A GLANCE
For the three-day mountain motorcycle tour with detour to Nicosia we will have a support vehicle for luggage transport and a mechanic.
Direct flights to Paphos and Larnaca in Cyprus are available for about 50-500 EUR. Ryan Air, Easy Jet, Eurowings, Transavia and WizzAir fly several times a week from various German, Austrian, Swiss, Dutch and many other airports to Cyprus. It is best to take care of the tickets yourself, but I can also help if you wish. If you book flights to Paphos instead of Larnaka, the journey to and from Paphos ( 70km/1 hour) is much shorter. From Larnaka it takes three hours to Polis (about 180km/ 2,5 hrs mainly on the highway).
Of course you can add a few days for relaxing, sightseeing, hiking, individual biking & beaching before or after the tour. We highly recommend it, Cyprus is really fun! I can give tips for this and help with organizing accommodations, vehicles, program, etc. Here is an example, the mountain hiking with the young German-Cypriot Manuel :
Hikes in the Akamas Nature Reserve
The Akamas peninsula (hero in Greek mythology) is ecologically extremely valuable and at the same time culturally significant. The interior of the peninsula is wild and rugged, and along the coast there are secluded bays with crystal-clear water. Fauna and flora are also impressive: Sea turtles lay their eggs here, and of the 500 or so plant species counted, over 30 are endemic, i.e. only found here. The peninsula is especially beautiful in winter and spring, when a green carpet spreads out and numerous wildflowers bloom. And last but not least, there is a good portion of mythology: in a rock pool on the north coast, Aphrodite is said to have had fun with Adonis.
We work together with Manuel, the best German-Cypriot hiking guide, who offers excellent day tours for us. More info on request.
Need a massage after biking or hiking? Then on to Nikko and Nikki in Polis. The two are multi-skilled, very sensitive and experienced. We are happy to help you with your reservation.
We’ve selected a good two-star hotel for you:
The accommodation is located directly on the sea and is run by the friendly owner family. It has a good restaurant with terrace directly on the beach, a pool, a tennis court and rooms with sea view. It is 400 m to the port of Latchi and 4 km to the village center of Polis. Single room with sea view for all participants on request go clear.
We spend a total of five nights there, two more on the tour, once at The Mill Hotel in the romantic mountain village of Kakopetria in the Troodos Mountains and then at the “Kipros Accomodation” Guest House in the old town of Nicosia. Six Royal Enfields and 3 Honda 250cc Enduros are at our disposal – the best touring bikes available in this region. We know the bikes and the ( Honda-) renters well. Out of five local motorcycle rental companies, only two are really professional, we “tried”.
Tour Programme: Peter’s big Cyprus Motorcycle Tour
|Day 1 – Welcome Dinner at the Hotel Souli||
Welcome dinner at the Hotel Souli on the Beach…
|Day 2 – Warming Up Tour||
…because at 9.30 a.m. meeting with Maria at the Cyprus Tourism Board Office – we get maps and information about the country and its people. Afterwards we will go on a “Warming Up” tour, beautiful small country roads through picturesque landscapes with stops at some exciting places as well as sightseeing await us, we won’t tell you more yet. Overnight at Souli Beach Hotel.
|Day 3 – Troodos Mountains||
Big day tour deep into the Troodos Mountains. Via Kato Pyrgos and the Secret Valley past Paphos to Latchi. Overnight at Souli Beach Hotel.
|Day 4 – Mountain village of Kakopetria and Mt. Olympos||
Crossing the 5 historical bridges to the mountain village of Kakopetria,and also climbing the almost 2,000m high Mt. Olympos. Overnight and dinner at „The Mill Hotel“ at Kakopetria.
|Day 5 – Classic Bike Museum and Old Town||
Today we will drive to Nicosia. We will reach the Old Town in the early afternoon and check in at the Guest House, then explore the Old Town, the Wall, the Classic Bike Museum, Ledra Street and possibly walk across the border into the Turkish part of town. Dinner, tavern hopping, live music in the evening. Dinner in an old town taverna, overnight stay in the guesthouse “Kipros Accomodation” at Nicosia.
|Day 6 – Platres (Trout Farm) and Stavros Psokas||
Via Platres (Trout Farm) and Stavros Psokas – Lysos back to Polis / Latchi. Endless tango curves and great surprise highlights along the route. Meze Dinner im besten Pub in Polis!! Overnight at Souli Beach Hotel
We make us again really fun in the wilderness , we but stay on paved roads, and jeeptrails, no off-road / motocross. BBQ lunch on a farm – 5 pm returning the bikes to the station at Polis. Farewell Dinner, Pub Hopping and overnight at Souli Beach Hotel.
Official departure day. Time to take off, or moving into the highly recommended holiday extension
If it comes to a binding commitment, please send a meaningful picture and a copy of the identity card or passport. As soon as the deposit of 500 EUR has arrived on our Cypriot company bank account, I will confirm immediately.
Important ! We need for our motorcycle insurance a so called “No Claim” from your car or motorcycle insurance at home. This paper is generally known, also by German insurers. It simply confirms that you have not had a claim in the last 5 years. If there are problems with the certificate, let me know. Then I always have a “Plan B”. If you have had insurance claims, no problem, then we go to “Plan C”. I will be happy to explain that if needed.
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.