Nicosia - Pitsilia area

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aaskotis | October 28, 2006 | Europe > Cyprus Motorcycle Roads > Cyprus
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Follow A1 towards Limassol, take the exit for Lefkara village and reach the place. The village is a very well preserved in its native architecture structure and it's very famous for the lace and silverware local handmade manufacturing, even Leonardo da Vinci visited the village and bought lace. Return from the same road back and follow the signs for Kato Drys village, another well preserved village and continue riding through Vavla, Layia, Ora, Melini, Eftagonia towards Arakapas village which you have to turn right towards Sykopetra with destination the tiny village of Profitis Elias. The whole route is a nice route through out the heart of the Cypriot country side. At Profitis Elias there is a small taverna located on the top of a mountain peak surrounded by other higher peaks of the Troodos mountain range, the taverna is called Eagle's nest, not Hitler's alpine holiday house in the Bavarian alps, a cosy little taverna serving a very well prepared local food. The taverna is very often being visited from many Cypriot biker clubs.
After your 'vigorous' meal continue ascending on the same road to reach Palechori village, you can have a coffee there at the nice village's plateau and then continue riding passing Askas, Fterikoudi, Polystipos, Alona and Platanistasa. You are in the heart now of the Pitsilia area which is famous for making the best sausages, nuts, strawberries, red local wine, fruit and....potatoes. The route after Fterikoudi is very nice with small windy roads with nice scenery. Return to Nicosia via Mitsero
Notes: Fill up tanks at Lefkara / All season.
Photo 1: Alona village
Photo 2: Typical village

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