Truly ideal as a nature-lover’s paradise, Gozo tempts visitors for an escape into the tranquillity and picturesque scenery it offers. In spite of its small size, the island boasts a beautiful countryside, best seen from atop one of Gozo’s many hills. So, if you’re visiting Gozo with the intention of exploring, pull on your hiking books and prepare to enjoy some stunning views from Gozo’s highest peaks.
Seeing how the favourable Mediterranean weather offers near day-to-day sunshine across the year, there is no bad time to set off on a hiking adventure. That said, make sure you’ve got plenty of sunscreen to slap on to protect your skin, as the UV rays can be deceptively strong, even in winter.
The best way to really get the most out of your trip is to cover the span on the island over a few days, as you can easily spend a morning and afternoon exploring one area with frequent breaks to take in the scenery. Plus, if you’re not keen on trekking on your own, there are plenty of tours available to take you off the beaten track.
Here are our top three picks for hiking in Gozo:
Ta’ Dbiegi Hill
Reaching a height of 190 meters, this hill near the village of San Lawrenz promises amazing country views of the whole island, so you should try to plan your hike on a clear day to get the best visibility possible. Being so close to town, this is a great space to explore, both for its views and the potential for finding some scrumptious, Gozitan food along the way!
The Cliffs Overlooking Ramla Bay
It’s hardly surprising that this gorgeous bay, with its richly-coloured sand, is a sight to behold from afar as much as it is up close. Luscious green-topped cliffs envelope this beautiful beach, where you can get a bird’s eye view of the deep blue waves bubbling towards the copper coloured sand.
The area surrounding Dwejra holds some of Malta and Gozo’s most iconic sights, with its most famous being the Azure Window. A short ramble will lead you to that natural limestone arch that has become a must-see for any Game of Thrones fan. Hikers can explore the landscape of Dwejra freely, and should expect to find some surprises along the way – the rocks by the sea actually hold several fossilised layers within them dating back hundreds of years. They make an exciting addition to any Gozo hike!
If on the other hand you prefer cycling to hiking, then there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying the same routes from a mountain bike. Gozo is an island of hills and valleys, so be prepared for a series of slopes and looping and winding routes. For more information about Cycling in Gozo check out this article here. All in all, you will enjoy cycling because most of the time you will be in the open countryside or passing through quiet and sleepy villages.
Abraham’s Farmhouses tucked away in the village of Xagħra are a perfect accommodation solution. The rustic charms of the farmhouses along with the luxurious services that are provided are a good base to return too after your hiking or cycling expeditions. We can guarantee an experience, which you will want to repeat. Have a look at the various traditional farmhouses we have to offer. Book your stay with us today or email us for more information.