Ideas for an Active Holiday in Gozo

November 29, 2018

If you’re looking for a motivating holiday that matches your fit and active lifestyle, Gozo is an ideal option.   While fitness retreats and boot camps can be organized at some of the hotels and fitness centres, it’s also relatively easy to stay active while on the island of Gozo if you’re here as a solo traveler.

Here are some ideas to try out:

  1. Head to Gozo’s outdoor gyms

They come at no extra cost and are there for all to enjoy.   If you’re in the busy centre of the island, you can always check out Villa Rundle gardens where you can practice your favourite gym routines. On the other hand, you can grab a mat and head out to places along the coast like Għar Qawqla in Marsalforn to practice your squats and push-ups.  Another amazing spot to consider is the amphitheatre right at the top of Ta’ Għammar Hill.

 

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2. Hike or cycle up Gozo’s hills and descend the valleys

Make sure you have a good walking or running shoes and you will find that the landscape of the island seems to have been crafted to get you in the mood to invigorate your routine.  There are many walking or hiking routes to follow along the coast and countryside.   You might also opt to cycle around the island. For this purpose, you might want to look up the route that takes you around Gozo’s coast.

 

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3. Check out sea-based activities.

On windy days, the sea will be off-limits, and it is very important to follow warnings. But on calm days, the sea can be a delightful inspiration. Check out standup paddle boarding, which is literally like hiking on the water.  Another alternative is kayaking, though this involves the use of the upper body as opposed to stand-up paddle boarding which involves full body usage.

 

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4. Abseiling Adventures

Maybe the more adventurous will seek thrills like abseiling and bouldering. Gozo’s deep ravines, cliffs and gorges offer challenges of different grades and it is always advisable to seek guidance before attempting some of the routes.

 

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Staying fit is fun and rewarding when you’re in Gozo.  It’s easy to connect with nature and feel good about what you’re doing.

 

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