NEWS! I've had enough of hiding from COVID and so, from October 11th, I'm back on my travels again, this time attempting an experimental cycle ride from northern England to the south of Spain WITHOUT A MAP OR COMPASS (and not cheating by sticking to the coast or using a previous route or anything). I'll navigate by the sun, if I can see it, and other natural features if I can't (natural features that, erm, I've yet to learn about, but don't worry, I've got a book to teach me along the way). You can find more details on my Primrose-Smith.com site and follow my ride and find out the places I've visited (even if I won't know where those places actually are) on my Europe By Bicycle Facebook page.
This ride's for charity. Samaritans help those who are lost in a different sort of way, an especially useful service for those suffering during these difficult times. If you want to be lovely and donate to them, please visit my JustGiving page.
Cycling in Cyprus
Cyprus In A Nutshell
As you can see from the tiny amount of red on the map below, I don't feel qualified to advise about touring on Cyprus. My four days there were mostly in bed with a bad back.
Where and When I Went
12th - 16th July 2012
Ferry from Tasucu (Turkey) - Girne - Nicosia - Girne - Ferry to Tasucu (Turkey)
Don't come cycling to Cyprus at this time of year. It was 40C.
Cyprus was a dusty, yellow place although maybe it gets greener in spring. I only stayed on the Turkish side. Apparently the Greek side is more attractive although more expensive.
Cyprus's Road Quality
Roads were fine. Certainly better than Turkey. I've no idea if they are even better on the Greek side. Remember to ride on the left.
On the coast a lot of English was spoken.
Obviously none, but the island is split between Greece and Turkey.
Reasons To Go To Cyprus
To visit a city, Nicosia, that boasts it's the world's only divided capital, as though that's something to be proud of.
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