Travel tips

minus FUN & GAMES

When you`ve had your fill of sun and sea, try something new.

Cyprus is perfect for indulging in your favourite outdoor activities or interests. Whether you just want to play for fun while on holiday, or are a professional athlete looking for winter training, there are facilities here for all kinds of sports.

European soccer teams have for years been coming to the island in winter in order to prepare for the next season. Many Olympic hopefuls come here to train, such as Greece`s Olympic gold windsurfing medallist, as well as the British Olympic team. Catch a top class international sporting fixture while you`re here, such as the annual Cyprus Car Rally, or the Men`s Challenger tennis tournament.

Or play a round of golf at one of the island`s purpose-built resorts set in peaceful surroundings with spectacular views.

Cycling and hiking are an enjoyable way both to keep fit and to explore the island. Short distances mean that cyclists can hone their skills on a variety of surfaces ranging from flat country roads to mountain tracks along peaceful, unfrequented and scenic routes that have been tested by many cycling champions.

Being an island, water sports feature strongly among the many activities available. Discover the magic of the underwater world by snorkelling or diving in warm crystal clear seas. Windsurfing and sailing can be enjoyed all the year round, thanks to the steady winds and mild weather, while coastal cruising and deep-water fishing are also popular. You could even use the island as a base for a short cruise to other nearby countries.