Akamas Peninsula is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for this reason alone, building man-made structures around it is prohibited. Before reaching this semi-desert area of low height floras, some points of interest can be visited.
In the beginning, you will need to do some preparations and figure out what you might need during this trip. Some extra snacks and fluids will keep your energy high and your body hydrated. There are few places in this area, which are like an oasis. For example - Lara Bay Restaurant, which is the only place where you can sit and get something to eat and drink.
Don't forget that you are driving towards some of the cleanest coasts of the island, so take with you a swimsuit, snorkel equipment, towels, sunscreen and anything that is reasonable and fits on your selected vehicle.
On the way to the destination, there are many places, which are worth a glimpse. The first encounter usually is the Tomb of the Kings, which is an ancient necropolis and burial site of royalties dating back to the 4th century. After 20 km, there is a very popular sandy beach of Coral Bay. Then, proceed to the Sea Caves, which is a viewpoint of Edro III shipwreck site(2011).
The 230 sq km of unspoilt land is definitely the natural treasure of the island. Unlimited crystal clear beaches, breathtaking higher grounds, centuries-old pine forests are only a few places one can name. More areas worth a visit are the Avacas Gorge, Lara Bay (aka Turtle Bay) and the Blue Lagoon. Four km further, the real adventure of entering Akamas Peninsula begins. The first glimpse would be of the fading asphalted road until it is completely out of sight. A 'wild west' looking off-road and mountainous land with blue sea on the left spreads as far as the eye can see.
As to the riding experience, it is true that it can be physically strenuous (especially in the hot season with the mercury reaching 42), but the combination of sea, off-road gravels and thrilling hills in the scenery will make up for it.
Destination: Akamas Peninsula.
Distance from Paphos: 27 km.
Surface: On/off-road conditions.
Best Ways to get there: ATV, Off-Road Enduro.