|Go Karting in Cyprus
When the aim is 'to have fun', little can compare to the thrill of zooming around a racetrack onboard a go kart. Go karting is big in Cyprus. There are several go karting tracks around the island, with racing suitable for both adults and children of age seven and over. It makes for a fun day out for all the family, and will certainly bring out the competitive spirit in you!
Your go karting experience will start with a go karting tutorial. You'll be shown the ropes on how to drive a go kart and what the rules of the track are. Some go kart clubs will then let you loose on the track in your own time. Others will allow you to organize a race, although if there are a lot of cars on the track this may not be possible.
For large groups it is advisable to book your visit to a go karting track in advance. You may have the option to book the track exclusively for your own use, enabling your group to participate in organized race competitions. Some go karting clubs will organize race competitions for you, dividing your party into teams or placing individuals in heats where winners go through to a final race-off.
If you've never experienced go kart racing before you're in for a real treat. The karts are generally driven on outdoor tracks where there is enough room to overtake…if you're quick that is! Being low to the ground the sensation of speed is awesome, even though the karts rarely go faster than 30mph.
Top go karting tracks
There are good go karting tracks at Ayia Napa, Limassol, Larnaka and Paphos. All are professionally run by well-trained teams. Safety is always a top priority and protective gear such as helmets are supplied at the track. Most tracks are open all year round from mid morning to late evening, although some do have shorter opening times in the low season, and also during weekdays.