Along the entire coast of North Cyprus, the Kyrenia Mountain Trail is a spectacular 143 mile route along the tops of the whole Bespamark and Kyrenia range at an average of 2,000/2,500ft. Passing through miles of unspoilt nature, there is the famous wild donkey sanctuary, a profusion of bird life and in spring carpets of wild flowers and orchids. The hiking trail also passes three stunning Crusader Castles, a Maronite Monastery, Coptic Churches, Roman and Byzantine settlements - a complete distillation of all the different civilisations which have enjoyed Cyprus in its colourful past.
The Kyrenia Mountain Trail Association is a group of volunteers who have undertaken to create this new sustainable tourism project to promote walking and mountain biking, based on the Kyrenia Mountain Range. The trail which follows the Karpaz, Kyrenia and Besparmark mountain ranges has been way marked from Cape to Cape with over 600 way marks. The Romans called this area Heaven on Earth.