Larnaka Bird Watching Route (Recommended from November until April)
• Roads: Asphalt roads and cycle paths
• Distance: 14km
• Level of Difficulty: Easy (+90m of total Ascent)
• Bike Required: All types of bikes
• Points of Interest: Voroklini Lake, Larnaka Marina, Larnaka Medieval Castle, Larnaka Salt Lake, Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque
The bird watching bike trip starts from Voroklini Lake, which is one of only seven natural wetlands in Cyprus, and has recently been restored through the European LIFE Conservation Project. A display of fully-illustrated placards at the Information Kiosk and Bird Watch Tower provide information on all the different species that nest at the lake, including the Cattle Egret, Spur-winged Lapwing, Spoonbill and many others.
Leaving the lake and heading south, you will reach the beach of Voroklini. From there, the route follows the coastal cycle path, which runs along the beautiful seafront of Larnaka bay, to reach the city of Larnaka and its port.
The route continues by passing by the Larnaka Marina and the vibrant ‘Foinikoudes’ (palm tree) promenade until you reach the Medieval Castle of Larnaka, from where a right turn will take you towards the beautiful stone-built church of Agios Lazaros (Saint Lazarus).