Classic Bike Adventure Cyprus Motorcycle Tours2022-08-25T18:22:27+00:00

Peter’s Bike Adventure in Cyprus

A lush lap across the sun-drenched island of Cyprus with its ancient culture. Suitable for all bikers with some experience and enjoy riding through mostly untouched nature. Start and base is the original Chrysochous Bay near Polis. We are planning three day tours as well as a three day round trip to the mountain forests of the Troodos and to Nicosia. Criss-cross, up and down, the small roads and tracks lead us through the mountains and hills back to Polis. Finally, an adventurous day on small trails in the National Park on the Akamas Peninsula. This seven-day classic bike tour takes place in the best seasons, spring and autumn. On long passages there is hardly any traffic, for hours we curve on lonely roads through the mountains, offering driving pleasure even for spoiled cruisers. Culture is not neglected either – besides Cyprus’ history we will get to know today’s village life and the urbanity of the divided capital Nicosia.

The tour is easy to ride, with the demands increasing slightly as it progresses. Due to the small number of unpaved roads we can recommend this tour to almost all bikers. If you already have some Enduro experience, you have a bit of an advantage. We will ride our Royal Enfield Himalayas and Bullet Classic 500, possibly also 250cc Honda Enduros. For the program I work together with my long time biker friend Hans from Holland, who has been living in Cyprus for over 40 years and really knows every track and every little mountain road there. I myself am now for 2 years again on the road in Cyprus, there is hardly a slope that I have not tried since then.

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AT A GLANCE

AT A GLANCE

On Request
Bikers in a double room 1.750€
Bikers in a single room 1.950
Pillion/Jeep passenger in double room 1.550
Pillion/Jeep passenger in single room 1.700

RE Himalayan only on request, please specify.

8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
Overnight stays in resorts at the beach and in hand-picked mid-range hotels.
On Request
Bikers in a double room 1.750€
Bikers in a single room 1.950
Pillion/Jeep passenger in double room 1.550
Pillion/Jeep passenger in single room 1.700

RE Himalayan only on request, please specify.

8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
Overnight stays in resorts at the beach and in hand-picked mid-range hotels.

The seven magical highlights of every tour

  • the ascent to the 2,000-meter Mt. Olympos
  • the off-road tour of the rugged Akamas Peninsula
  • meze meals with fish and meat meze in the best taverns!
  • the mountain village of Spilia, where we’ll spend the night in a romantic guest house
  • picturesque Lara Bay, the nesting ground of sea turtles
  • visits to the two best wineries, with a small wine tasting
  • the picturesque Polis Bay, with the quaint little fishing port of Porto Latchi
Contact us

Costas from TT Rentals and the team from Petrides Rentals work together with us.
We try to provide all bikes at the hotel. You will be picked up by us at the airport, be it in Larnaka or (better!) in Paphos.

For the three-day mountain 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, 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 services:

    • Royal Enfield Bullet 500 or Royal Enfield Himalaya Enduro 400cc possibly also Honda-250cc-Enduro incl. liability insurance, and for damages caused by the rider to the bike the rider pays up to 500 Euro per claim.
    • Overnight stay in comfortable hotels typical for the country with full board, this includes a delicious breakfast, lunch snacks, selected dinners typical for the country with lots of fresh fish and the best meat specialties, everything also for vegetarians, however, we do not pay for your alcoholic drinks.
    • both airport transfers in Cyprus, even if you extend your stay
    • entrance fees for sightseeing
    • one or two road captains/guides on each tour
    • gasoline

Due to the current pandemic situation, both contractual partners may cancel free of charge up to four weeks before the start of the tour; participants may cancel up to seven days before the start of the tour.

The tours are organized by RC Peter with the support of his friends Hans, Nestoras, Willy, Marinos, Volker, Janis, Michael and other local supporters.

Tour Programm: Peter’s big Cyprus Motorcycle Tour

Day 1

Welcome dinner at the Hotel Souli on the Beach…

Day 2

…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 await us, we won’t tell you more yet. Overnight at Souli Beach Hotel.

Distance: 100km
Day 3  

Big day tour deep into the Troodos Mountains. Via Kato Pyrgos and the Secret Valley past Paphos to Latchi. Overnight at Souli Beach Hotel.

Distance: 150km

Day 4

 

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.

Distance: 150km
Day 5

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.

Distance: 150km
Day 6

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

Distance: 150km
Day 7

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.

Distance: 120km
Day 8

Official departure day. Time to take off, or moving into the highly recommended holiday extension

A trip down memory lane: Peter and Hans back in the day, in the 80s – and today
Contact us

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

The Bike Rental Terms2020-11-24T09:16:42+00:00

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.

Driving in Cyprus2020-11-24T09:17:38+00:00

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.

Traffic Fines/Accidents/Theft2020-11-24T09:18:23+00:00

All traffic fines are the client’s responsibility. Accidents and theft must be reported to our office and to the nearest police station immediately.

Do I need a visa for Cyprus?2020-12-02T09:51:37+00:00

No. Cyprus is a member of the EU, a passport is sufficient for all EU citizens and many other nationalities.

Do I need an international driver’s license?2020-12-02T09:52:27+00:00

No, only the EU driving license for motorcycles.

What do I have to bring along for the motorcycle tour?2020-12-02T09:52:42+00:00

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.).

What vaccinations and medication do I need?2020-12-02T09:53:01+00:00

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.

What insurance do I need to have?2020-12-02T09:53:30+00:00

We expect all participants to have a accident and international health insurance that includes repatriation (not covered by statutory health insurances in EU countries).

What should you watch out for when traveling with a pillion passenger?2020-12-02T09:53:50+00:00

The Honda Enduro bikes we provide are not very comfortable on longer journeys for pillions. The maximum load is 160 KG.

Does each passenger have a guaranteed seat in the support vehicle?2020-12-02T09:54:05+00:00

Yes. We take a maximum of 4 passengers per tour.

How big are the groups?2020-12-02T09:54:26+00:00

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.

How can I imagine the Peter´s Cyprus Classic Bike Adventures bike team on site?2020-12-02T09:54:58+00:00

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.

What kind of motorcycles are being used?2020-12-02T09:55:29+00:00

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.

Do I have to bring a map?2020-12-02T09:55:46+00:00

No, we will hand out a map and a small travel guide for free.

Where can I stow my luggage?2020-12-02T09:56:26+00:00

In the support vehicle.

Do I have to buy a Cypriot SIM card for my mobile phone?2020-12-02T09:56:47+00:00

No. EU roaming works perfectly, with the same charges as at home.

How much is the deposit for the bikes?2020-12-02T09:57:04+00:00

500 EUR are to be carried in cash and handed over to the local rental company when the motorcycles are being picked up.

What are the technical data of the motorcycles?2020-12-02T09:58:15+00:00
  • 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 which side of the road do you drive in Cyprus?2020-12-02T09:58:47+00:00

On the left, like in England or India.

What food and drinks are available in Cyprus?2020-12-02T09:59:12+00:00

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.

How can I imagine the daily routine?2020-12-02T09:59:37+00:00

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.

What is the time difference to Germany, Austria and Switzerland?2020-12-02T10:00:02+00:00

CET + 1 hour

Which airport in Cyprus should I take?2020-12-02T10:02:47+00:00

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.

Is it worth hanging out for a few days before or after the tour?2020-12-02T10:01:24+00:00

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!

Do you also offer other motorcycle tours in Cyprus?2020-12-02T10:01:56+00:00

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.
Is Cyprus a safe travel destination, also for women?2020-12-02T10:02:21+00:00

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.

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