As spring approaches, the idea of hikes, beautiful sunsets and the fresh scent of anything but car pollution comes to mind. In fact, from mid-April until mid-November or so, you'll find the Island green and lush. Fields are full of vegetables and pavements are carpeted with fennel, clover, wild iris, myrtle and much more. By late spring, many species of plants will be in flower.
As you sit at home and plan what to do once these difficult times are over, or perhaps struggle to find ways to keep active alone, here are a few ideal trails you might wish to plan to explore this season- be it with a group of friends or as the lone voyager on a mission to mindfulness!
Along the way you may catch yourself being drawn to archaeological remains, beautiful cliffs, tranquil countryside, amazing sea views, unspoiled nature, secluded forts, towers and churches… the list is endless!
That’s our two cents- have fun and enjoy! (And remember not to litter when picnicking!)
1. The Capital City, Valletta
This is one of the easiest trails, as it takes you along coastal promenade.
2. Marfa Ridge Walk
This is a very long (about 11 km long!) hike but may feel very rewarding!
3. Dingli Walk
The Dingli trail starts near the Dingli cliffs and ends at Wied iż-Żurrieq.
It’s best to go hiking here during cooler seasons!
5. Fawwara Trail
This stretches from Dingli along the coast past a Bronze Age village, stone chapels and prehistoric temples and all the way down to the Blue Grotto.
6. Comino Trek
The island, with an area of 1.5 km² and only eight residents, is largely unspoiled and the hike is around 4 hours long.
7. Golden Bay Walk
On this venture, you get to visit the Majjistral Nature and History Park.
8. Ta’ Ġurdan Walk- Gozo
This begins and ends at Pjazza taz-Zjara tal-Madonna in the village of L-Għarb.
9. Rabat and Baħrija Trail
This 10 km trail begins and ends at Il-Fiddien.
10. The Saltpans Trail - Gozo
This walk takes you to a number of places including Gozo’s oldest basilica, traditional salt pans at Reqqa point, the breathtaking Sara valley and the Wied il-Għasri, a valley flanked by high cliffs.
Take care, and happy hiking!