Use: Road Bike
Take A9 motorway heading to Troodos mountains and
then continue with B9. Then turn right for road
E908 towards Kykkos monastery (brown sign for
historic and archaeological places). Continue
and then after 8km app., at your right, the sign
says K. Pirgos (or Pyrgos). From here you will
start a windy road through the mountains. Scenery
will be great as you continue ascending the mountain
range with views from western seaside of the island and
many more. As you keep riding the scenery gets even
better and better, many kinds of scenery for the eyes
to observe and stay satisfied with the road surface
getting better as well. Bends are getting more as well
so the fast one will enjoy â€œplayingâ€ scratching Kevlar
and the touristic rider will love the views. Reaching the
remote small town of Pirgos (Kato and Pano which means the
lower and upper) turn left and have a stop at the small
Cypriot village style of restaurant completely at the
beach front at the village Mansoura, on your right side.
This route is continuity with route 7, Paphos - Polis.
The best time for the route is mostly winter and
spring but be careful of falling rocks and icing,
especially in bends which the sun cannot reach.
The route is a must, really beautiful scenery combining
mountains routes with costal sea view. Riding time can be
from 2 hours for the fast ones and up to 3 hours for those
having lost of stops for photo taking which you will find
lots especially the seasons mentioned.
The last 20-30km to Pirgos the road is newly surfaced so
enjoyment is fully achieve but also take care that you have
to fill tanks either in B9 because afterwards you will
find only at destination.
Another alternate is as you turn right for Pirgos from
E908, in-between the route you will observe signs for
Kampos, follow the route for Kampos and then continue
for Stavros tis Psokas destination (ask for information).
From here is partly route 2, reaching Stavros tis Psokas
you can continue towards Pirgos.
Notes: after B9 you have to deviate to find gas station/be
careful of icing and falling rocks/recommended for
winter-spring season/the only mid point when up in the
heart of the mountains is the village Kampos which you
will see signs for it