Enjoy Gozo’s beautiful countryside
Malta’s military legacy
Walk through some of Malta’s military legacy
Rich history and traditions
Discover how the island’s rich history and traditions intertwine with nature and local folklore
Sights and sounds
Walking holiday taking in the sights and sounds of Malta and its smaller sister island Gozo
Blessed with a warm Mediterranean climate, fascinating history and stunning coastline, Malta and Gozo are the perfect destinations to explore on foot. We can look forward to discovering these islands in more depth on this two centre walking holiday.
Grade: Easy to Medium
On arrival into Malta, we take the short 30 minute ferry ride from Malta to the small island of Gozo.
Walking along this route we will discover how the island’s rich history, traditions and geographical features intertwine with nature and local folklore. Hiking on the cliffs we can observe the rugged coastline of the Maltese Islands, where panoramic views show how secluded valleys are found amongst the hills. Passing through the villages of Gharb, Wied il-Mielah, Ghasri Vally, Ta’ Gurdan and Ta’ Pinu village and the Basilica of Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary.
During the Ramla Country walk you will discover several beautiful historical sites as well as fertile valleys which make the Ramla walk unique. The Ramla Country Walk both starts and ends in Nadur. Heading to Wied Bingemma you will find a valley where you can watch the local farmers using traditional farming methods. As you keep walking you will arrive to an area called Ta’ Venuta where you can enjoy spectacular valley views. It was here that the French troops landed in Gozo back in 1798. As you continue the Ramla Country Walk you will finally arrive to the large and beautiful Ramla Bay. Then head up to Calypso Cave and onto Nuffara Ridge before heading back to Nadur.
Malta is our next destination, often described as an open-air museum where scenery, history and architecture provide a jaw dropping back drop for our walks. Once we have checked in to our hotel the rest of your day is at leisure to check out the local area or perhaps use the hotels leisure facilities.
Relish the breath taking views of bays, cliffs, and vast horizons as well as the idyllic Gozo channel including the islands of Comino and Gozo. Natural habitats, geological formations and spectacular shades of marine-blues and leafy greens serve as a middle space where land and sea interact; at times in serene harmony and at times in violent conflict. The walk takes us through parcels of farmland, wooded area, garigue and beaches. The path also brings forward remnants and reminders of Malta’s military legacy and its bitter struggle for survival as several fortified defensive structures are encountered enroute.
Our hotel is located on the Qawra peninsula, within a few minutes’ walk from a 2.5km stretch of promenade which is home to many shops, bars and restaurants that you may want to take advantage of during our day off from walking.
Enjoy countryside views as we walk along the Dwejra Lines, a section of the Victoria Lines. These are a complex network of 19th century linear fortifications. Learn about the history of Our Lady of Itria Chapel and the legendary beginnings of Tal-Isperanza chapel. The walk passes through the quaint streets of Mosta village. Admire the magnificent Mosta Dome and the upward spiralling pattern of the dome interior.
Time for our final farewells as we depart for our flight home.
We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as detailed below (or similar);
4* The Grand Hotel – Gozo
4* Soreda Hotel – Qawra, Malta
A perfect base for the star of our walking week, the Grand Hotel is ideally situated on top of the gateway to Gozo Island, Mgarr Harbour. The hotel enjoys spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Gozo channel. The to and fro of the fishing boats and the incomparable vistas add a unique touch to the excellent hospitality offered at the hotel.
Facilities include restaurant, bar,Wi-Fi, indoor pool , Spa including sauna, jacuzzi, treatment rooms with a selection of spa treatments on offer (charges apply) games room and small fitness room
The inland rooms include ensuite modern bathroom with walk in shower & hairdryer. Wi-Fi, satellite TV, safe,mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities.
Alternatively upgrade to a standard sea view room from £50.00 with its own balcony over-looking Mgarr harbour. These rooms have ensuite bathroom with bath tub
The transfer time from Luqa (Malta) Airport to our hotel takes approximately 2 hours, depending on weather and traffic. This transfer includes a short ferry ride (included).
Four guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Easy to Medium and you can expect to walk between 10 to 12km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.
You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.
Whilst we would hope for good weather during your holiday, it is of course impossible to guarantee this. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €20.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate percentage on.
A full 10-year passport is required, valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Malta Foreign Advice
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January - February||16 °C||9 °C|
|March||17 °C||10 °C|
|April||20 °C||12 °C|
|May||24 °C||15 °C|
|June||28 °C||19 °C|
|July - August||31 °C||22 °C|
|September||28 °C||20 °C|
|October||25 °C||18 °C|
|November||20 °C||14 °C|
|December||17 °C||11 °C|
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