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There are a number of attractive walks in Malta – below you will find listed a number of relatively easy and interesting walks. The season for walks is autumn to spring – the weather won`t be so hot and the country side turns green and wild flowers will be blossoming.
You can explore the hidden and secluded areas around the island. You will discover stunning views and hidden valleys. You will come across wayside chapels and old forts. You will find villages that have remained practically untouched where old men and women still work the fields and small flocks of sheep and goats crossing the village streets or grazing in the fields. You will historic and archaeological sites and breathtaking views. What many people do is go to a village, go to the Church Square - have a look in the Church as they always worth visiting - then set off on foot out of the village and just follow some narrow lane used by farmers.
Just leave the busy resorts and towns behind for a few hours.
There are a number of good guides- a favourite one is the latest publication Malta-10 Great Walks and its companion Gozo: 10 Great Walks written by an Irishman and his Maltese friend from their experiences of walking through the islands. You can check out this excellent pocket guide, which gives you all necessary details and more for 10 of the best walks on Malta, Gozo and Comino on www.greatwalksmalta.com/ - you can purchase from all local book shops or online and it is shipped from Malta by the authors.
Another excellent guidebook is Walking on Malta by Paddy Dillon. It also describes day walks on the islands of Gozo and Comino.
Check out http://www.gozoandmalta.com/walking.php for various suggested walking areas in Gozo and Malta.
Check out http://www.sunnycoast.com.mt They have a number of organized walks with detailed leaflets.
Also check Malta Nature Tours - http://www.maltanaturetours.com/, they offer guided walks in countryside areas around Malta and Gozo aimed for short groups, hence personal attention and custumised walks are attained. The guide(s) are experts of local flora and biodiversity. Transport and food (optional) included in their package, so you are picked and transported back from your hotel / residence.
Another good site is - http://www.walkmalta.co.uk/ - the personal account of an English couple of their six walks which took in Marsaxlokk to Cirkewwa.
http://www.malta-challenges.net/home.htm - a list of walks carried out by the club and details of their next walk – you could join in, everyone is welcome
If you at Mellieha go for a walk to the Red Tower and again be stunned by the scenery. It is unobstructed with views of Gozo, Comino and Ghadira. The cliffs of Dingli are fascinating and you can walk all along. In fact you can walk to the Girgenti Palace and on to Siggiewi.
The environmental group Bird Life - http://www.birdlifemalta.org/ - +356 21347644 also organize walks One of the walks is to `the Rdum tal-Madonna` in Mellieha. It means the Cliffs of the Madonna.There is a small chapel and then magnificent views of the rocky coastline and views of Comino and Gozo. The area is so quiet and is so isolated that it`s hard do believe you`re not that far from the village. It is a European Natura 2000 site (www.lifeshearwaterproject.org.mt) as many sea birds nest there. If you go on your own take the road opposite the turn off to the Red Tower.
Basically, if you have a car you can just drive and stop when you see a stunning view . The area in the vicinity is usually good for a walk.
If these walks seem too much effort while on holiday, just take the easy way out and stroll along the various sea front promenades to your heart`s content.
The whole of Gozo is excellent walking country. Amongst the most popular areas for walking are Ta' Dgiebi, near San Lawrenz, the Gordan Lighthouse near Ghasri, Hondoq ir-Rummien near Qala and San Blas Valley near Nadur, round the bay of Xlendi. The island is literally criss-crossed by tracks and lanes and the possibilities are endless. Don't miss tiny Comino, ideal for a good day's hiking and the ultimate in solitude and views.
Check out http://www.visitmalta.com/country_wal... where you can download four excellent leaflets of popular walks in Gozo
For the more serious walker , you should contact the Ramblers’ Association of Malta for a listing of hikes. If you will be in Malta in Winter you could also join them for a long walk. Obviously, it will be too hot in summer. Contact them on http://www.ramblersmalta.org/
If you`re really fit and active you could try Rock Climbing www.malta-rockclimbing.com