Experience the ultimate adventure holidays in Cyprus

Delve deep into the delights of the Mediterranean on our activity holidays in Cyprus. As one of the largest islands in the Med, it offers plenty of opportunities for exploring and a wealth of picturesque vistas and cultural gems to uncover.

Gaze across crystal-clear waters on striking coastal paths, discover fascinating historical landmarks and hike through forested mountain ranges with panoramic views of Mount Olympus. There truly is something for everyone on our tours.

Take a break to enjoy some of the traditional dishes of the island, including stuffed vine leaves, moussaka, and deep-fried feta cheese in crisp filo pastry. At the end of a busy day, sit back and relax in a charming hotel that's been handpicked by our experts.

Get your started by looking at our tailor-made activity holidays in Cyprus

Where can I go on your adventure holidays in Cyprus?

Our team selects every aspect of our activity holidays in Cyprus to make sure you experience the very best of the island. Each itinerary takes you to see magnificent natural beauty as well as cultural gems and historic sites. Here are some of the areas you can visit during our trips.

The Troodos Mountains

Would you like to feast your eyes on Mount Olympus, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and explore historic villages? Then our hikes through the spectacular Troodos Mountain range may be perfect for you. Strap on your walking boots to enjoy the forested trails in this spectacular area of Cyprus, where a choice of both gentle and more challenging routes are available.

The Akamas Peninsula

Unsurprisingly, Cyprus has coastal scenery to rival any of its Mediterranean neighbours. Head to the beautiful Akamas Peninsula to discover hidden coves, sink your toes into sandy beaches and stumble upon ancient stone villages. During these adventure holidays in Cyprus, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the incredible Blue Lagoon, the Kremiotis waterfall and the Baths of Aphrodite.

Northern Cyprus

There's an abundance of unspoilt vistas and archaeological splendour in the north of this beautiful Mediterranean island. Immerse yourself in the Turkish Cypriot culture and stroll through ancient ruins, historical castles and fishing villages with pretty harbours. With an array of beautiful beaches and charming villages to explore, there's something for everyone on these activity holidays in Cyprus.

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Why choose Headwater?


Walks in the Troodos Mountains
Cyprus

Walks in the Troodos Mountains

Step into a world of natural wonders on our walking holiday in Cyprus's Troodos Mountains. Follow ancient trails through lush forests, encountering elusive wildlife. Marvel at UNESCO World Heritage sites, relish panoramic views of Mount Olympus, and explore the serene charm of Omodos Village.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday codeW07CY
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1595per person, tour only

  • 3 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
WALKING THE AKAMAS PENINSULA
Cyprus:

WALKING THE AKAMAS PENINSULA

Embark on a captivating walking tour through Cyprus's Akamas Peninsula and National Park. Discover ancient trails, from Kremiotis Waterfall to Lara Beach, and iconic sites like the Baths of Aphrodite cave. A perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural treasures, and gastronomic delights await.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07CA
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1550per person, tour only

  • 12 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Contrasts of Cyprus Walking
Cyprus

Contrasts of Cyprus Walking

Explore Cyprus's Troodos Mountains, revealing ancient trails and breathtaking landscapes. Delve into Kakopetria's charm, from its UNESCO-listed painted church to the tranquillity of Mount Olympus. Transition to the coast, where pristine beaches like Lara Beach and hidden mountain gems like Avakas Gorge await.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07YA
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1700per person, tour only

  • 6 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking in North Cyprus
Cyprus

Walking in North Cyprus

A delightful week's walking in Northern Cyprus, which is home to a treasure trove of hidden gems: ancient ruins, Byzantine castles and beautiful mountains offering stunning views.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07NC
  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1350per person, tour only

  • 1 Reviews
  • All breakfasts, five lunches All accommodation (see below) All transport and listed activities Tour leader throughout

Frequently asked questions

Is Cyprus good for an active holiday?

As Cyprus is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, there's a wide variety of landscapes for active adventurers to enjoy. From mountain ranges to breathtaking coastal paths, rich valleys to lush forests, there's so much to see and do.

Our activity holidays in Cyprus offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, swimming and more. Each trip has an activity level to give you an idea of how gentle or challenging it will be. Those rated level one are typically leisurely and gentle, level two are moderate, level three are stretching, and level four are challenging.

You may notice that some holidays have more than one activity grading, which means there's a choice of routes available. This allows you to get an exhilarating experience regardless of your fitness level or physical ability.

Where in Cyprus is best for an active holiday?

This really comes down to personal preference, as there are plenty of incredible areas to explore. Beach lovers will enjoy meandering along picturesque coastal paths with views over the azure waters.

If you love nothing more than trekking through valleys and forests, a visit to Cyprus' Troodos Mountains is sure to impress. Or, if you're keen to immerse yourself in the rich history of the island, there are plenty of ancient gems to uncover in the north.     

No matter which area you choose, we're sure you'll have the trip of a lifetime on our adventure holidays in Cyprus. If you want some advice on which tour to choose, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team. You can give us a call on 01606 720199 or send us a message.

What is the best month to go to Cyprus?

As you browse tours to different parts of the island, you'll see when they're available. This gives you an idea of the best months to go to Cyprus.

Some of our tours are best suited to the spring, autumn and winter, when temperatures are more comfortable for outdoor activities. However, if you'd like to jet off at the height of summer, you could head for the incredible mountains in the south. These trips take place between April and November.

How many days do you need in Cyprus?

How many days you need in Cyprus depends on how much you want to explore. We offer a range of trips, with many seven-night holidays that give you ample time to discover the best of the island.

Remember that we're here to help create your dream holiday. If you want to stay a little longer in Cyprus, get in touch with us. We may be able to extend your trip so that you can spend more time enjoying this Mediterranean gem.

How expensive is it to go to Cyprus?

When browsing our range of adventure holidays in Cyprus, you'll see a starting price for each trip. This is usually the cost per person, excluding flights. You can rest assured that the price of our tours includes all the standard requirements, such as accommodation, navigation routes, luggage transfers (where applicable), support from a local agent and many additional extras.

You can find out exactly what's included in the price of a trip by selecting 'View Holiday' and heading to the 'Dates & Prices' tab. If you'd like to find out the costs for children, please get in touch with our team of experts.

To understand more about our price promise, head to our dedicated page on what's included in the price of your holiday.

What should I pack for my activity holiday in Cyprus?

Here are some of the things we recommend packing for activity holidays in Cyprus:

  • A comfortable backpack
  • Water bottles
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing
  • Supportive shoes and/or boots
  • Suncream with a high SPF, a hat, and sunglasses
  • Swimming costumes and beachwear

What should I wear for my activity holiday in Cyprus?

What you'll need to wear for your activity holiday in Cyprus will depend on what you'll be doing and the time of year you visit. If you'll be spending days hiking across the beautiful Cypriot landscape, we recommend wearing a pair of comfortable walking boots. After all, you'll be spending plenty of time on your feet!

As the weather is often warm and sunny on the island, we also advise bringing lightweight, breathable clothing that will keep you comfortable. Layers are always a good idea, as well as a hat, suncream and sunglasses.

Why choose Headwater for adventure holidays in Cyprus?

We’re committed to providing you with the experience of a lifetime. Each of our adventure holidays in Cyprus have been expertly crafted to ensure you see both the highlights and hidden gems dotted across the island.

Here are some of the reasons you should book your tour with us:

  • Trusted by customers: Our rating on Feefo shows that we're dedicated to providing incredible service to each of our customers – and they agree!
  • ABTA and ATOL protection: You can rest assured that each of our adventure holidays in Cyprus is protected. Take a look at your key rights when travelling with us.
  • Incredible itineraries: Our team of experts hand-pick each element of your itinerary using their own experiences to ensure you have an amazing time.
  • Optional extras: We want to make your trip right for you, which is why we provide a range of optional extras. For example, we can arrange your flights – just let us know.
  • We've won awards: We're delighted to have won three British Travel Awards in 2023, including one for Best Travel Company to Central/Western Europe.
  • Focus on sustainability: We've put together a People, Places & Planet plan that showcases our commitment to sustainable travel.
  • Support for communities: Through the Exodus Travels Foundation, we're proud to help communities across the world and have a positive impact on the places we visit.