Exploring the best parts by foot

Ras il-wardija gozoThere is no better way to explore the rural areas of Malta by foot on a nice sunny day.  It makes good exercise as well but don’t forget to bring plenty of water!  There are no mountains in Malta but the islands are quite hilly, thus popular with hikers.  Moreover you got three islands to explore by foot; Gozo, Comino and the north of Malta being the most popular areas.  While you hike you will witness some great scenery especially if you walk by the many rugged cliffs that surround the islands, notably Dingli cliffs in Malta and Ta Cenc cliffs in Gozo.  The small island of Comino is a perfect hiking trail as well especially since no cars are allowed there.   In Malta, areas that make excellent day hikes are Mellieħa, Dingli, Għar Lapsi, Bidnija, Wardija, Chadwick lakes, Delimara Point and most of the North of Malta in general.  Quite popular is the route from Ghajn tuffieha to Gnejna along the clay slopes and its headlands.  Gozo is also paradise for walkers with its rural charm and undisturbed countryside.  Walks around San Blas Valley, Marsalforn, Ramla Bay, Hondoq ir-Rummien, Dwejra and Xlendi all make for excellent hiking trails.  Picture shows Ras il-Wardija in Gozo.