Cyprus Activities 3

In today’s article on Cyprus activities we’ll talk about rock climbing and skiing.

Rock Climbing

Enthusiasts of this very physically challenging pass-time will be happy to visit Cyprus because the place is full of limestone, and that makes for wonderful climbing opportunities, especially for those who are new to the sport. Also for those who want to try it out, there are plenty of companies that offer training in how to use the safety equipment and some basic climbing methods.

Cavo Greko is located to the south east of the island and features a lot of soft limestone, while hard limestone can be found in Dhiarizos – which is located between Limassol and Pafos – but there are also some wonderful sandstone climbing opportunities at Droushia.

Sport climbing opportunities are spread across the island and you’ll find the more popular ones on the Greek side of the island; it’s worth to mention that bouldering fans will not be disappointed and that most of the climbs are rarely more than an hour’s drive from the sea, so you can get there with the help of some Cyprus car hire services easily, and then go for a swim.

Skiing

While skiing isn’t exactly the pass-time the majority of people would associate with Cyrpus, rest assured that skiing is considered by those in the know to be the jewel in the country’s sporting crown. Not a lot of people are aware of exactly how high the Troodos Mountains actually are, and of the fact that they offer good conditions for snow-related sports and activities, be it skiing or snowboarding. Much like it is with other places, the conditions are at their very best starting in January and last till about March, with the ski lifts opening at 9 AM and usually closing at 4 PM.

You will find four major pistes: Sun Valley I, Sun Valley II, and North Face I and II, as well as a cross-country track.

Keep in mind that both these activities are easily attainable if you have a car at your disposal while on your Cyprus trip.