Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Gozo has some really excellent walking country.  There are many walking areas, which present a varying level of challenge.  Some of these routes are suitable for pedal cycles too.  The best months for this kind of activity are April, May, early June, then later on in the year in October and November, weather permitting of course !  Just a few favourite routes are shown here, and you would be best advised to plan your route well beforehand.   

Mgarr Harbour
From the harbour at Mgarr walk a short distance up the hill to Fort Chambrai.  This was built in the 18th century by Bailli Jacques-Francois de Chambrai, and is currently being developed into a resort area.  From here, make your way down rough paths which lead to the tiny bay of Xatt L-Ahmer (The Red Shore).

Sannat Area
From Sannat, make your way to the Ta'Cenc Hotel, then proceed along the country road leading south east to open countryside and cliffs.  About 2 kms west of Ta'Cenc is the valley of Mgarr ix-Xini and sea inlet bearing the same name.  The return journey is up hill along the valley by the road which leads into Xewkija.

San Blas Bay
Just north west of Nadur, you will find the bay at San Blas.  This is a small sandy beach, accessible only by a steep path !  It is worth the effort though, and from here you can actually cross the headland and walk down to the larger sand beach at Ramla ta' Hamra.  The Maltese name means 'red beach' and it is a very popular leisure area.