This 80km route travels along the western coastal district of Larnaka (Larnaca), climbing towards the hillside villages of the region, and past the archaeological site of Choirokoitia to end at Kofinou village.
The route begins at the Mazotos fuel station on the outskirts of the village, and continues on the road towards the villages of Agios Theodoros and Zygi to the southwest, travelling along the coast as far as Zygi. From there, the road climbs north towards Psematismenos, crossing the Lefkosia (Nicosia) – Lemesos (Limassol) motorway over the footbridge, and reaches the archaeological site of Choirokoitia. The route continues in a northwesterly direction, going through the village of Choirokoitia and climbing steadily through the villages of Vavla, Lagia and Ora. From Ora it turns right and after 10km, heading first north and then northwest, it reaches Vavatsinia. Vavatsinia is a good spot for a rest and a snack before heading back down to Kofinou via the villages of Pano Lefkara and Skarinou. Kofinou is a 5km ride to the north of Skarinou on the old Lefkosia – Lemesos road.
As an alternative route that is 22km shorter: From Vavla, the route turns right, climbing up to the village of Kato Drys (6km). It reaches the Skarinou – Vavatsinia road 3km later, just below Pano Lefkara.
Start Point: Mazotos fuel station
End Point: Kofinou
Total Distance: 80km
Height Gain: 965m
Difficulty Rating: A difficult but highly enjoyable route with long (but not very steep) uphill. Requires a 16-speed street bicycle.
Road Conditions: Paved road throughout.
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