Celebrating our Mountains – Mahairas 12 Dec.

One of the prettiest hikes was our destination on 12 December; it combined visit to a religious treasure, climb down to the springs of Pedieos river, and stops at 2 picturesque, well preserved villages, Lazanias and Fikardou. Strollers fittingly celebrated the International Mountain Day (11 Dec.) and exchanged fond reflections over an impressive buffet that followed. Compliments to Antonis for leading this event and to Yulia and Anna for the photos. Join us on 18 Dec. on a coastal hike https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/governors-coast-18-dec/

Cloudy sky and Shiny faces – Xylogefyro 4 Dec.

All Strollers on the hike at Xylogefyro on 4 December see no disparity in the title statement. Under an all cloudy sky, and moderate temperatures, a difficult walk was made to look rather easy. A wow accomplishment and compliments to all contributors around the lunch table, for their cultural stories. Seeing is believing, so join us on 12 Dec. at Mahairas https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/mahairas-lazanias-fikardou-12-dec/. Special thanks to Nicos for leading this activity, and to Antonis, Yannis and Anna for the photos.

Hiking with Music – Teisia 28 Nov.

A strong and varied group hiked at Teisia on 28 November, with a clear sky and enticing temperatures. Participants welcomed Evita, who chose to hike while airing her choice of music, and some even placed their requests. That’s life with The Cyprus Strollers, the club with a fresh beat. Compliments to Gunnar for leading the activity and to Anna for the photos. Join us on 4 Dec. at Xylogefyro https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pedoulas-xylogefyro-4-dec/

Unforgettable Rain – Kionia 20 Nov.

The impressive collection of experiences Strollers gathered on 20 November, while hiking at Kionia, was summarized in a few splendid words by Varnavas. When we were all into dry clothes, enjoying a superb meal, his spontaneous remarks were “if it wasn’t for the rain over the closing 45 minutes of hiking, we would risk forgetting what now has become an unforgettable event”. Compliments to Antonis for leading the day and to Dimitris, Antonia, Paola, Nana and Elena for the photos. Join us on 28 Nov. at Teisia https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/madari-teisia-28-nov/

Autumn weather, at last – Mnimata Piskopon 14 Nov.

On 14 November the Club conducted a climb to Mnimata Piskopon for the first time in its history of 15 seasons. Participants thoroughly enjoyed the day, aided by the weather befitting the season. Curious as to what the hike’s name means? Look out for our return hike to this destination next year, to find out. Can’t wait for this long? Join us on our next event here https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kionia-prophitis-elias-20-nov/. Compliments to Dimitris, Anna, Nana and Antonis for the photos.

Climate concerns – Kourtellorotsos 6 Nov.

What do you call the weather, when it is 6 November, at altitude above 1000 m, temperature is hovering around 25 centigrade, and there is not a cloud above? This was one main discussion point among the Strollers on Kourtellorotsos this Saturday. Compliments to Cristina for inviting participants during a break to walk some extra 25 m to admire a panoramic view. Compliments to Yulia, Maria, Anna, Antonis and Franco for the photos. Join us on 14 Nov. at Platania https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/platania-mnimata-piskopon-14-nov/

Daft weather, no complaints

A large gathering of Cyprus Strollers rose beyond the daft weather forecasts and took the challenge of a double bill of hikes at Amiantos on 31 October. It turned out that the forecast of the day before, of a very rainy day, resulted in each of us packing the boot of our car with a full set of rain gear; only for it to remain there. Participants thoroughly enjoyed the day, and the only water we came across, in the river stream of Loumata Aeton. Compliments to Antonis for leading this excursion and to Yulia, Sevag and Anna for the photos. Join us on 6 Nov. at Panagia Araka https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/panagia-araka-kourtellorotsos-6-nov/

Beyond Confines – Pouziaris 23 Oct.

The hike on Troodos on 23 October took place on a very clear day, with a wonderful view down along the Limassol coastline and the Akrotiri salt lake. The sentiments among a varied group of members from several backgrounds was that we were spending a day beyond confines: free in nature, far from the limits of city life. The type of outing one deserves after a week of routines and chores. Compliments to Anna and Alex for the photos. Join us on 31 Oct. on Amiantos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/amiantos-and-loumata-aeton-2-hikes-31-oct/

Reflections on hardships – Spilia 17 Oct.

The hike of 17 October encompassed visits to hideouts of guerilla fighters of the 1955-59 struggle for independence, in Adelphi forest. Our minds traveled to the hardships suffered by brave young adults over sixty years back, hiding in mountains with sparse comforts. A comparison with present conditions was almost inevitable. The club welcomed newcomers, who helped create a spirited mood throughout the hike and the rich lunch that followed. Compliments to Demetris and Costas for the photos. Join us on 23 Oct. on Troodos https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/pouziaris-troodos-23-oct/

Dense forest of Black Pine – 9 Oct.

The peculiarity of the hike on Prodromos on 9 October is that hikers are rewarded by one of the prettiest forests on Cyprus, dense in tall Pinus nigra trees, only close to the far end. The large group of Strollers made up, once more, of persons from all ages and close to 10 nationalities, regulars as well as many first timers, walked the entire trail in good spirit, for this worthy treat at Stavroulia. There were many more pleasant moments, of course, on a most clear day, climaxing with lunch. Compliments to Anna, Yannis and Antonis for the photos. Join us on 17 Oct. at Spilia https://cyprus-strollers.org/activities-description/kourdali-spilia-17-oct/