Seriuosly tight switchbacks here, not for the faint-hearted
Very nice road with lots of fine views, Marmots at the top.
BUT the northern/ western half to Colmars is very narrow, rough with subsidence and huge rain gulleys across the road, what a contrast.
Which is why I rated this road just up from St Martins to the top
Tight, twisty, covered in pine cones, almost no traffic thankfully.
Why wouldn't you cut out a large section of main road to ride this spectacular road?
Rolling wooded countryside with a glorious twisty road through the middle. Avallon is a nice town to stop the night
Use: All bikes (On/Off road type recommended)
Start from Limassol (can approach either A1 from Nicosia or A5 from Larnaka or A6 from Pafos) and take road E601 passing through the villages of Agios Ambrosios, Kissousa, Arsos and finally to Agios Nikolaos. At Ag. Nikolaos seek information for directions to the bridges of Tselefos and Elia. The road towards the bridges is paved (which found me to fully disagree because it lost its natural heritage) and passes through a great nature especially in winter/spring seasons. At Tselefos bridge nature also is fantastic, if you have an on/off bike you can cross the little river passing under the bridge and take the dirt road to another bridge, Rhoudias bridge. After Rhoudias bridge you can continue to the abandon village of Kilinia and then to Pendalia village. At Pendalia there is an old beautiful located renovated monastery down to the wide valley of Xeros river, the monastery is called Sintis. You can continue through the valley for some distance and you can enjoy a marvelous nature and remoteness feeling. It's a great route for on/off bikes and highly recommended (try to avoid summer season).
If you select to continue from Tselefos bridge through the paved road in a while you will reach Elia bridge, not so great like the other ones but the route passes from it. After the bridge, just a few minutes, there is a junction, select to go left to visit some remote forgotten villages which they have something to show to the curious explorer.
Notes: great route through nature / fill up tanks as often as you can / not many facilities in the area.