Re: Of of the best drivers' roads in Cyprus
You will eventually reach the Stavros tis Psokas forestry station. There's a small coffee shop and large picnic area where you can stop for a bit, we usually have a half hours' break here to let the cars -and ourselves! cool down.
Once rested enough you can then continue on that road passing the villages of Lysos and Peristerona until you reach the end of the run at the village of Skoulli on the main "Paphos to Polis" road. This is my favorite part of the run, the section from Stavros tis Psokas until Lysos is an epic piece of tarmac and truly one of the greatest drivers' roads on the island. Great tarmac quality, a nice width so you dont need to worry too much about oncoming traffic and lovely scenery.
This road is not frequently used so it's not uncommon to go through it without meeting a single car coming or going! If your taking the road East - West you have the cliff wall to your right (remember we drive on the left lane here like in the UK) and you have a clear view past the apex of almost all corners plus a good deal past meaning you can take them even faster and even play with the car's balance a bit, trail braking, weight transfers etc. Amazing fun!
Once you reach the Polis road then you can turn left and head right back to Paphos or turn right and head to Polis.
This road might not be as picturesque as others but it surely is one of the roads to test your skills behind the wheel. I highly recommend this road to anyone! Just try to rent something half-decent if you're thinking of making a few of these mountain runs, this would be an absolute blast with something like a light and nimble MX5.
I've shot several videos of one of runs on this road, playing around with a mate with an S2000, part one of that is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR8VJ2pW1TU On the video we're taking the road from West to East which is the opposite from what i described above. The video starts from a kilometer or so from the village of Lysos and we're heading towards Stavros tis Psokas.
I also have this route mapped out for sharing here: maps.google.com/maps/ms The actual run is the blue line.
I dont have many photos from my runs but i'll try to dig up a few and post them later! Hope you enjoyed reading!
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