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Where to buy camping gear in Northern Cyprus?

Updated: 2 months ago

With the onset of the autumn-winter season, Northern Cyprus offers the perfect weather for hiking in the mountains, various expeditions, and simply walking around the area.

According to experienced tourists, having the right equipment is already half the battle, and embarking on a hike in beach shorts or jeans is guaranteed to bring you no pleasure. Therefore, careful attention should be paid to hiking attire.

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Hiking Attire

For hiking in the mountains of Cyprus and simply being in nature during the autumn-winter period, you will need the following items:

  • Long-sleeved thermal shirts;
  • Thermal leggings;
  • Fleece jacket;
  • Hiking pants;
  • Membrane jacket;
  • Membrane pants;
  • Lightweight warm sweater;
  • Lightweight hat, Panama hat, or buff;
  • Thin gloves.

Outdoor Gear Stores for Hiking

Cyprus Outdoor Shop

The main store for purchasing such clothing in Northern Cyprus is the Cyprus Outdoor Shop chain. This objectively offers the largest selection of hiking gear on this part of the island - for rock climbing, hiking, and camping. They not only have clothing, but also tents, camping gear, gas burners, and similar items. There are two branches in Northern Cyprus - in Nicosia and Kyrenia.

Bek Store

Perhaps the only competitor to Cyprus Outdoor Shop, offering a similar range of products, from clothing for hikes of varying difficulty levels to camping equipment, with the only difference being a slightly smaller selection and only one location - in the capital city.

LC Waikiki

This popular chain of stores may not be suitable for serious hiking preparations, but, for example, buying inexpensive t-shirts, socks, and underwear here can be very handy, considering that the range of sale points is wider than that of specialized stores. They also have decent fleece items. You will find shopping centers of this brand in the following cities (links lead to Google Maps):

Frequently Asked Questions about Outdoor Activities in Northern Cyprus

Where to go hiking in Northern Cyprus?

In total, there are almost 600 kilometers of trails of varying difficulty levels in Northern Cyprus, allowing you to embark on hikes lasting a few hours on beautiful trails or multi-day hikes with camping under the starry sky. In our article about hiking trails in Northern Cyprus, we talk about the most interesting routes.

What should I bring on a hike?

In addition to the clothing mentioned above, depending on the difficulty of the hike, you can bring trekking poles. And of course, don't forget to bring plenty of water, even if the weather is cloudy and not hot anymore. Also, stock up on food such as sandwiches, snacks, and chocolate bars, as you won't find cafes in the mountains.

What attractions can you see on a hike?

A great option is to combine hiking with a cultural program. For example, in Northern Cyprus, there are three very interesting castles, all located in the mountains, making it a great opportunity to combine an active and educational form of recreation.

More about the castles of Northern Cyprus:

In the largest Telegram forum in Northern Cyprus, there are chats for "Where to relax" and "Sports," where you can find announcements about group hikes and get information about interesting routes.

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