A Walking Holiday in Malta

There is much life to see in the beautiful Maltese countryside after the hot summer months are over. You can see the place come alive with its greenery and there are also a lot of blooming plants all around during the late spring.

It is not only the great sunny weather and the beautiful sea that can be experienced in Malta but much more. You don’t have to go to the modern resorts and the urban places to enjoy Malta, since there is a lot to see far from these to the lovely countryside which has been preserved from modernization. In these quaint places are where farmers and fishermen do their living in agricultural and fishing activities. In these Maltese villages their old way of life is preserved. The main living of men and women in this place is in the fields and out in the sea.

Taking a walk in the countryside away from the urban world is one way that tourists can get a real feel of the Maltese landscape. Couples, groups of friends, and single travelers who love nature and want to get away from the busy city life would do well to have this type of vacation.

This type of country walks is not usually included in Guidebooks. In order to enjoy exploring the hidden and secluded areas around the island you are only required to have a good pair of shoes. A Maltese holiday can be a walking holiday and there are many options for a Malta walk including the Bahrija walk, Dwejra walk, girgenti walk or the marfa walk.

In the Maltese islands one can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean. There are dramatic cliffs, garrigue or low soft-leaved scrublands, luscious hills and valleys. During your walk along the fields, you will see families working on them, goat herds or sheep, cave chapels, old farmhouses, or prehistoric sites. There are a lot of areas in Malta that are great for day hikes. These include Mallieha, Dingli, Ghar Lapsi, Fawwara, Wardija, the various bays, and the southern coast with its fishing villages and Delimara Point.

Another place where you can enjoy a countryside walk is along the Gozo. The sky is sunny and the pace of life is very relaxed in this place. Here, the popular places for walking include the Ta Dglebi, Gordan Lighthouse, Hondoq ir-Rummient, and San Blas Valley. There are endless possibilities here as evidenced by the criss-crossed tracks and lanes in the island. Another place ideal for a day’s hiking activity is Tiny Comino which is inhabited by only 15 people. It provides solitude and awesome views.

If you head out from the village squares on the farmers’ tracks then you can experience the timeless landscape alone even during the peak season. Discover old farmhouses, wayside chapels and spectacular seascapes in Malta.

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