Java Lava in Exile


Java Lava in Exile – Cyprus

Sunday 31 May – Saturday 6 June, 2020

Call for registration –

Deadline: 31 January 2020

Based on our discussions in Borovets 2019, we have chosen the island of CYPRUS for our Exiles’ outing in 2020. Cyprus is situated in the very east of the Mediterranean Sea. There is hot, dry climate in summer. Archaeological sites, castles, fortresses, and monasteries, mosques and churches can be visited. Different mountainous areas provide very good options for mountain hiking.

The outing will take place from Sunday, 31st of May (arrival) – Saturday 06th of June (departure) 2020. Our location will be the small mountain village of Agros, in the Troodos mountains. This is in the Southern (Greek) part of Cyprus which joined the EU.

Our hotel is the Rodon Mount Hotel & Resort***, Agros, Cyprus, ( We have got rates of Euro 49,– / person /night for a double room occupancy and Euro 74,– for a single room (1 adult) /night including Half board.

  • Please send your request for registration & hotel reservation to my e-mail address until 31st of January 2020 at the latest. I need to know whether you wish a Single or Double room, your name/s and the exact dates of your stay. I will coordinate the room booking with the hotel.

Note: As always, by your request and by joining this Java Lava trip each participant agrees with the Java Lava Indemnity Statement which is published on the Java Lava web site (

Journey: There are frequent flights from European and other airports to Larnaca, South of Cyprus. The hotel is about 90 km away/1,5h drive (left-hand driving) from the airport. You may rent a car, as we need cars to get to the hiking trails. Currency in the southern part of Cyprus is the Euro.

Selamat tahun baru & Selamat jalan kaki 2!

The Honorary Chairmen, The late Rob Valkhoff, Herbert Motz, Karl-Heinz Wäscher


A question we often hear is “what is the difference between Java Lava and Java Lava in Exile?” The answer is “SOME”.

The Exiles explore once a year a different mountain area, mostly somewhere in Europe, for about a week. So they experience less volcano rubble but they might even step in snowfields. They don’t overnight in tents under the Southern Cross, but sleep under the stars of comfortable hotels, pyjamas can be used instead of sleeping bags. They do not drink Bintang but unknown local beer or try even Schnapps. They are not supported by porters, Jenny will not book the flights and not collect money, an early bird would not knock at your door to you get up.

Instead, the Exiles like to rely more on themselves. They come together, not just to hike, but to meet old or young friends, tell tales, and may even enjoy some entertainment between the hikes. They are very open, but do not disclose the hiking agenda in advance. However they can be confident that proposals for hiking trips are prepared. Maybe they split even into several groups that head to different places. Sure, they will meet again at the dinner table …