- North Troodos)
This launch point takes a northerly (NNW/NNE) wind. It is a
short spine back ridge at the top of a prominent hill 2,641'
amsl. It is not really soarable due to its dimensions, but is
an ideal place to take off to catch thermals coming off the
flat, dry plains to the north in the direction of Morphou Bay.
drive up to find the launch point at Zeuss Nose north of
Troodos is via 4.5 kms of reasonable dirt track, but much
of it needs a 4x4 because of the loose surface. The last
500m is very steep. You may not get all the
way up even in a 4x4 vehicle. It would be
a very tough walk with a hang glider.
Limassol turn off the highway at Jct 28 towards Troodos.
Follow the main road all the way up and pass the signs for
Mount Olympus and Platres, continuing towards Nicosia.
Continue north past Kakopetria and Evrykhou. After a
further 1km turn right at a crossroads signposted Ayios
Theodoros. After about 2kms you arrive at a T
junction. Take the left turn onto a dirt track
signposted Ayios Ioannis 11kms. Follow the main dirt
track for about 2kms and you will see a sign with a paraglider
and hang glider on it. Keep going and look out for
another sign which will point you up a steep right fork off
the main track. Take this turn and the road contours
around the hill. You arrive at a point where the track
turns right up the spur towards the peak. This is where
the track becomes very steep and it may be best to start
walking the last 500m. The track climbs steadily
and ends at the launch point.