Take the Scenic Route and Discover Madari Peak
Madari Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.577m (5,173ft) above the sea level, located in the Nicosia District of Cyprus.
Tucked away in the centre of Cyprus, the road to the summit, Cyprus’ second highest peak, is mostly paved. It’s called Madari Peak Rt. The final 800m are on uneven, narrow and steep loose surface road through some of the most beautiful sceneries the island has to offer.
Set high in the Troodos mountain range, the road is subject to winter snowfalls. The summit hosts a fire lookout station and a radio tower. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 19% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at E931 road, the ascent is 3.0 km (1.86 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 239 meters. The average gradient is 7.96%.
Pic: george Georgiou