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MALTA & GOZO

Discovering the heart of the Mediterranean

As you walk beside Malta’s coast what strikes you first is the colour of the sea, where shades of turquoise and deep blue fade into one another. Coastal paths pass clumps of golden samphire, thriving in the salty Mediterranean air. Inland our paths cross the rocky Maltese lowlands where aromatic shrubs such as thyme, sought out by bees, make a home in the thin soil.

Man has made his mark on the landscape with dry stone walls and small farmsteads. In the cities human history goes back millennia, to the time of the Knights Templar, St Paul and beyond. More recently, the plaque awarding the island the George Cross, and the list of sunken ships in Fort Angelo can be seen in Valletta, the Fortress City, whose Grand Harbour is very grand indeed. You may also be surprised to know that Malta claims to have some of the oldest man-made structures in the world, the Megalithic Temples.

Malta is a compact island only 17 miles long by 8 miles wide. This allows us to explore almost every inch of the island on enjoyable scenic walks, where either the Mediterranean Sea or rural towns and villages act as the perfect backdrop.

Gozo, in contrast, is greener and more rural than Malta, with fewer towns and less bustle and activity. Its farmlands produce melons, grapes, vegetables and fruit, whereas the steep valleys, terraced fields and table-top hills make the island an attractive hideaway with cottage industries producing the famous Maltese lace, most of which is actually made on Gozo.

Here the coastline is characterised by white washed cliffs and rocky tracks. From the hillsides you have unobstructed views of the Maltese Archipelago. Each day the landscape differs from green farmland with patches of yellow flowers to dramatic rocky bays.

The walking is good, and as on Malta, depending on season, there is ample opportunity for swimming in the numerous clear water bays.




WALKING GRADES


Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain. Many of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well. Half day walk will involve about 3 hours or walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.




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    Malta & Gozo (Grade 4)
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    24 Dec 2017
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    10

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    London (Heathrow)
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    Malta & Gozo (Grade 4)
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    20 Feb 2018
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    Malta & Gozo (Grade 4)
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    28 Mar 2018
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    Malta & Gozo (Grade 4)
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    09 May 2018
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    London (Gatwick), Manchester
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    Malta & Gozo (Grade 4)
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    19 Sep 2018
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    Malta & Gozo (Grade 4)
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    24 Oct 2018
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    Malta & Gozo (Grade 4)
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    23 Dec 2018
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  • Accommodation

    Malta: four-star Antonine Hotel & Spa, Mellieha (5); Gozo: four-star Hotel Calypso (5).

    Room descriptions and supplements vary - please ask for details £85 - £285

    Hotel Calypso

    In Gozo we stay at the four-star Hotel Calypso in Marsalforn Bay on the north of the island with great views over the sea, hills or the bay. Rooms are twin bedded and single with bath, shower and wc. Here you are also able to upgrade to a sea view room. The hotel is located on the sea front and rooms have balconies, fridges, phones, TV and you can hire kettles from reception. There is a ground floor bar, coffee bar, a rooftop bar and sun terrace with loungers and a small pool. Pool towels are available for a €5 deposit. The rooms have safes and keys can be obtained from reception at €7 for 5 days with an additional €7 deposit. Please note that opting for a garden / sea view room in Malta only does not guarantee a sea view room in Gozo. Sea view rooms are also available in Gozo, please ask our reservations team at the time of booking.

    Maritim Antonine Hotel and Spa

    On Malta we stay in the four-star Antonine Hotel & Spa in ensuite twin bedded and single rooms. There are two room options available one with a village view (these rooms maybe subject to noise from the street) and secondly a view of the gardens or the sea, most rooms have a combination of the both, (please note that the view of the sea is restricted from some rooms) and we are not able to specify a preference to a garden or sea view. Rooms have balconies, minibar, cable TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, safe, a phone and a kettle (tea and coffee items not provided).

    Mellieha village is perched on one of the many terrace levels carved out of the town’s rocky slopes, and overlooks the sea and Gozo and Comino. A beach is located 1 km away and is easily reached on foot. Other facilities include a bar and terrace, sun beds, an indoor pool and a spa area. 

     

  • What's Included
    • Return flights from Gatwick to Malta (British Airways) or Heathrow to Malta (Air Malta)
    • Airport transfers
    • Half board en suite accommodation
    • Transfers between centres
    • All local transport costs.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Contrasting walks; from historic sites and panoramic coastal views in Malta, to the green and very beautiful farm-land, hills and valleys of Gozo.
    • Opportunities for swimming in the numerous idyllic bays.
    • Discover the islands’ dramatic history.
    • Step back in time in Valletta.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Return flights from Gatwick to Malta (British Airways) or Heathrow to Malta (Air Malta)
    • Airport transfers by road c. 50 minutes
    • We can offer regional flight options but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer coach between the airport and our hotel to coincide with our main group. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions

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    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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