Cyprus is predestined for an adventurous buggy tour. Safety standards ensure great fun for young and old. Freedom and wilderness on the beach and in the picturesque areas of Cyprus await you and make your vacation an unforgettable experience. If you would like to get to know the most beautiful areas of Cyprus on a buggy tour, you should definitely study the following excursion options and tips.
The tours always start with a briefing, so that you already learn purely theoretically how to handle the buggy. Equipped with headgear and sunglasses, you are protected from the sun and dust in the best possible way. If you drive in the back row, you will have to swallow quite a bit of dust during the tour from the buggy pirates driving in front of you. But that's what an outdoor adventure is all about. Even if you always have a view of the road or trails, you should not miss the constant change of beautiful views.
Buggy tours are offered in the southwest of Cyprus where you will head for destinations such as Peyia, the Edro III shipwreck, sea caves, Agios Georgios harbor, turtle sanctuary, Akamas, Neo Chorion, Latchi, Polis, Blue Lagoon.
Guided tours often go all day, giving you a fantastic view of the sea as you take the route from Coral Bay to the Blue Lagoon. Along the way, you'll roam the Paphos district, passing through wild landscapes and discovering the Edro III shipwreck and passing by Lara Bay with its turtle sanctuary where turtles gather every year to lay their eggs. At the port of Agios Georgios you can take a break and once you arrive at the Blue Lagoon, you must take some time to enjoy the crystal clear waters.
Whether you are traveling alone by buggy or taking a guided safari, Cape Greco and the adjacent nature reserve is a must for all visitors to Cyprus. From Ayia Napa you can start off the road towards the sea caves. You will drive through a wonderful natural landscape and pass sights again and again, where you should always take time to take a photo or two. The beaches around Ayia Napa are also worth a trip.
Enjoy the coastal landscape and the view of the breathtaking sea. Don't miss the chapel of Agios Epiphanius, which overlooks the entire Ayia Napa area. The chapel is located on the slope of a cliff above the ruins of a former chapel. Experience Paliochori, a Byzantine settlement that was unfortunately destroyed during the Arab invasion.
On the home stretch to Cape Greco you will rumble with the buggy over the dirt roads, the thrill is not long in coming. On your way back to Ayia Napa, you will stop at the viewpoint Konnos Bay to have a look at the sea in front of you. The beach is surrounded by pine trees and gives you a view of a blue sea that you will often think back to later.
Keep in mind that a buggy tour can be dusty and dirty in dry weather. Just plan for a cool, refreshing swim in the sea at the end.
If you live in the city of Larnaca, which is popular with many tourists, newcomers and locals, you should not miss a buggy tour around Larnaca. Again, you have the option to join a guided tour or go exploring on your own.
You start outside of Larnaca, at the Dekelia Road and drive from here towards Oroklini. You will continue via Kellia and Troulli towards Pyla. Pyla is located within the buffer zone and is home to Cypriot as well as Turkish and British inhabitants. On this tour you can drive on mountain paths, dirt roads and country roads and experience again and again an untamed landscape, which offers impressive views at any time of the year.
Breaks can be taken wherever you please, whether in a local tavern or cafe, let yourself be surprised. If you stay outside Larnaca, in one of the hotels on Dekelia Road or in one of the rentable apartments, you will find a quad and buggy rental directly opposite the Golden Bay Hotel.
On partly rugged paths you will make your way to the archaeological remains of Kourion. Kourion was the most important city-kingdom in ancient times. On your seaside excursion to Kourion you will pass Akrotiri Bay, continue to Lady's Mile Beach, Kourion Beach and pass some historical monasteries. If you are at Lady's Mile Beach, you can also make a detour to the salt lake there. If you are lucky, you will spot hundreds of flamingos.
If you are worried about missing the best places and sights, just hire a guided tour. All you have to do is follow the person in front of you and you won't have to worry about getting lost. For your physical well-being, there are plenty of opportunities to satisfy your hunger or thirst.
To rent a buggy, you must be over 18 years old and have a valid driver's license. Depending on the provider, it may also happen that the minimum age is raised to 21. A deposit is also common with most buggy rentals. If you drive the buggy alone on a discovery tour, 200 euros are quite common. Of course, you will get these 200 euros back as soon as you return the buggy.
If you would like to take part in a guided buggy tour, take a look at the offers on Tripadvisor.