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Avakas Gorge - Nature Trail

Embark on an exhilarating hiking adventure starting at Avakas Gorge along the St. George Peyia - Toxeftra road for 2.5km, leading eastward to the picturesque Toxeftra bay. This captivating trail, at an altitude of 47m, spans a length of 1.2km, offering a rewarding journey that takes approximately 2 hours to complete. Experience the natural beauty and scenic landscapes as you explore this invigorating hiking route.
Embark on a captivating journey along the Avakas Gorge trail, nestled within the enchanting forest of Peyeia. This scenic route culminates within the gorge, a site designated as part of the NATURA 2000 initiative. As you traverse the trail, you'll find yourself immersed in lush vegetation, with the gorge providing a serene and shaded environment, characterized by its dense greenery and humidity.

Explore the rich biodiversity of the region, encountering local wildlife such as foxes, hares, and porcupines. Bird enthusiasts will delight in spotting the Cyprus wheatear, partridge, and small owl. Keep an eye out for serpents like the Stallion lizard, and discover the fascinating world of amphibians along the way.

This 2.5km hiking trail, beginning at St. George Peyia and leading to the breathtaking Toxeftra bay, offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and witness the diverse flora and fauna thriving within this protected natural habitat. Take your time to soak in the beauty of Avakas Gorge, where every step unveils a new dimension of the stunning Cypriot wilderness.