Wake up and smell the roses on Saga's new Trails and Walks in Cyprus holiday

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Walk through valleys criss-crossed with vineyards, orchards and rose gardens from which Agros rose water is distilled on Saga’s twin-base Special Interest walking holiday.

Wake up and smell the roses on Saga's new Trails and Walks in Cyprus holiday

The Troodos Mountains, in the heart of the Pitsilia region, are known as 'the orchard of Cyprus' and Saga passengers can explore the natural beauty and dramatic scenery during a series of invigorating walks and nature trails which include:

Aphrodite
In Cape Greko National Forest Park walk along paths lined with pine trees and juniper to admire panoramic views from cliffs overlooking turquoise seas. Distance: 7.5km.

Baths of Aphrodite Nature Trail
Visit the Baths of Aphrodite where legend has it, the goddess of love would bathe in the natural grotto and it was here she met her lover, Adonis, when he stopped for a drink while hunting. The trail offers delightful vistas of Cape Arnaoutis, Polis and the Pafos Forest.  Distance: 7.5km.

Kato Mylos
A scented ramble through vineyards, walnut and almond orchards and rose gardens. Distance: 6km.

Kyparissia and Germasogeia Dam

An invigorating two-part walk from Kyparissia to the impressive Germasogeia Dam. Distance: 15km.

Madari
Panoramic views from Agros village via Adelfoi peak to Madari fire lookout station. Distance: 3km.

Artemis
Pass through the black pine forest, view rare endemic flora and interesting geological formations on a route which circles the Olympos mountain peak at an altitude of 1,850m. Distance: 7km.

This new two-centre holiday in Cyprus includes a three-night stay at the Rodon Hotel in the mountain village of Agros (the hotel derives its name from scented roses, rodon in Greek, which are distilled to make Agros rose water). It has shaded gardens which lead to a sandy beach and the hotel’s own pier.

The next four nights will be spent in Limassol, at the all-inclusive Beach Hotel (4Q) with a free bar open from 1pm to 11pm. The resort boasts beautiful sandy beaches and palm-fringed promenades.

7 nights from £1,049 departing London Gatwick in April 2015.

Price includes return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, most meals, porterage, travel insurance, expert guide and Saga host.

For details call free on 0800 414 8986 or visit saga.co.uk/holidays

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Editors: Saga Holidays offers more than 120 Special Interest Holidays including walks to wildlife, art appreciation to archaeology, music and dancing.

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