Gozo is the perfect hiking and trekking destination in spring. The cool yet sunny weather make a walk around Gozo one of the best outdoor activities. Enjoy the breathtaking vistas of coastal cliffs and rambling countryside of verdant carpets bejewelled with wildflowers. Panoramic views await photography enthusiasts. Botanists and naturalists will be on the lookout for flowering bushes, budding trees and shrubs in bloom.
Check out these 5 hiking trails in Gozo that you can tackle this spring.
The Saltpans Walk
Heading out from Victoria to the rustic Sara valley, this walking trail will bring you to Wied il-Għasri. From here, you’ll walk to the saltpan mosaic spread out in Xwejni. Beyond Qbajjar bay, the route treks back inland through meadows and hills. Flora, fauna and bird song abound in this area.
The Ramla Walk
This serpentine route starts in Marsalforn valley. It winds up through agricultural land up to the Xagħra plateau. This village is like a treasure chest to explore. Hiking the full Ramla Walk involves taking the downhill path that brings you to Ramla Bay.
The Xlendi Walk
Tackle this coastal walk straight from Mġarr harbour. This hiking route winds around Fort Chambrai and then zigzags along the coast to Mġarr ix-Xini. From this spot, it trails the edge of a deep ravine and later Ta’ Ċenċ cliffs. Leading to the promontory of Xlendi Tower, the Xlendi walk ends in Xlendi bay.
The Dwejra Walk
Hike out to Dwejra following a less renowned route that passes through the hamlet of Santa Luċija. A must for all ecology and geology enthusiasts, the Dwejra coastal walk meanders its way to Dwejra through the open countryside next to the limestone quarries. Allocate some time to explore Dwejra. Then retrace your steps back through San Lawrenz village.
Ta’ Ġurdan Walk
This peaceful Għarb-based route covers a path that trails to the legendary San Dimitri Chapel. The route features a coastal walk along the impressive cliff side of Wied il-Mielaħ and then follows the route that ends up at the Ta’ Ġurdan lighthouse before heading back.
If you’re short on time or you prefer easy walks in Gozo, you can fragment each route into easier walking trails. Every mile comes packed with beautiful countryside, wayside chapels, unique geology spots and vantage lookouts. Click on each walk for a Gozo hiking map along with hints and tips about undertaking Gozo walks.