Go Gozo - The Walker's Malta
Malta And Gozo, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £845 (land only) - from €1,185 (land only) - from $1,380 (land only)
Great Gozo Value
With transfers from Malta, ferry journeys, accommodation in a seaside hotel and all but one meal included, this new walking holiday is exceptional value for money.
- A Mediterranean walking holiday on the idyllic island of Gozo
- Centre-based accommodation in a comfortable harbour front hotel
- Guided tour of Malta - explore UNESCO-listed Valetta and Mdina
- Enjoy walks with spectacular coastal scenery and sleepy villages
- Discover Gozo`s rugged beauty and meet the charming residents
Gozo is Malta's laid-back neighbour and is just perfect for walkers. Our superb new one-week holiday on this gorgeous Mediterranean island explores the coastline of rocky bays and clear blue inlets on foot. Over 4 days of walks we complete a circumnavigation of the island, walking on coastal paths and quiet tracks. Gozo is a small island which has remained largely unspoiled, blessed with a beautiful coastline and the sunny Mediterranean climate. The sea views against the weathered coast are dramatic and inland the landscape is made up of small flat-topped hills that remain verdant through the summer. Wild fennel, carob and oleander are common sights, alongside abundant prickly pear. The coastline is made up of sheer cliff edges, prompting the poet Edward Lear after an 1866 visit to say "I drew every bit of it, walking fifteen or twenty miles a day - its coast scenery may truly be called pomskizillious and gromphiberous, being as no other words can describe its magnificence".
Gozo has a rich history stretching back 5000 years - there are many ancient Neolithic temples on the island - but it is also the island where according to Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus spent 7 years under the captivity of the sea nymph, Calypso. We've also included a full-day trip to Malta to visit the UNESCO World Heritage capital city of Valletta, home of the Knights of St John, with it's imposing Grand Harbour. We also visit the medieval walled town of Mdina, the island's capital during Roman and Arabic times. There's also a free day to spend exploring on your own or relaxing on the beach. Accommodation throughout will be at a comfortable harbourfront hotel on Gozo. Malta is well-served by a plethora of low-cost airlines that make a sunshine walking break all too accessible!
Is this holiday for you?
The walking on this holiday in Gozo is not particularly difficult or sustained. On each day we will walk for around 4 - 6 hours, with one longer day of up to 7 hours. The pace will be relatively relaxed and gentle. Average distance will be 12 - 13kms, with only moderate amounts of ascents and descent. We will be walking on a variety of trails from quiet country roads to rough paths along the coast. In general the paths are good with no difficult sections and no degree of exposure, although underfoot conditions are varied. While there is sufficient walking on each day to satisfy regular hikers, it is intended that this should be a relaxing holiday with a gentle pace. Please note that as the holiday is centre-based, all walks are optional.