Walking in Malta
|ISBN||ISBN-13: 978 1 85284 422 6 (First Edition)
ISBN-13: 978 1 85284 719 7 (Second Edition)
ISBN-13: 978 1 85284 822 4 (Third Edition)
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The islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino bask in sunshine at the heart of the Mediterranean. They lie between Europe and Africa, between the Christian and Muslim worlds.
After an initial week-long exploratory visit, a month was spent checking 33 walks around the islands. This was more than enough, allowing one free day towards the end, which was used for a day-trip to the neighbouring island of Sicily.
Although the Maltese Islands are small, very built-up and densely populated, there are some open spaces and stunning cliff coastlines well worth exploring. The islands have been attacked, invaded and colonised for over 2000 years, so that fortifications abound, and the most substantial structures were those erected by the Knights of St John and the British military.
Walkers can enjoy plenty of history and heritage while exploring the islands, as well as marvelling at the flowers that bloom each spring. The Maltese Islands form a popular package destination and almost everyone speaks English.
The walks on Malta take in much of the coast, as well as the valleys and uplands, including several towns and villages. The walks on Gozo offer almost a complete coastal tour, as well as a gentle walk over the hills. The delightful little island of Comino comes last. The book includes 1:25,000 scale Maltese Government Maps of the islands, with the routes highlighted.
The second edition includes details of all the new bus routes around Malta and Gozo, and recent changes to routes and facilities. The third edition has been completely overhauled, with all the routes re-walked and all recent changes to bus routes mentioned.
GPX tracks are available for all the routes in this guidebook. They can be downloaded from the Cicerone website.
|Walk 1||Valletta Heritage Trail|
|Walk 2||Rinella to Marsascala|
|Walk 3||Marsascala to Birzebbuga|
|Walk 4||Birzebbuga to Gudja|
|Walk 5||Zurrieq to Siggiewi|
|Walk 6||Siggiewi to Dingli|
|Walk 7||Dingli to Mgarr|
|Walk 8||Ghajn Tuffieha Circuit|
|Walk 9||Mgarr to Ghadira|
|Walk 10||Marfa Ridge Circuit|
|Walk 11||Mellieha Bay to Xemxija|
|Walk 12||Selmun Circuit|
|Walk 13||Xemxija Heritage Trail|
|Walk 14||Bajda Ridge Circuit|
|Walk 15||The Wardija Ridge|
|Walk 16||Falka Gap to Salina|
|Walk 17||Bahar ic-Caghac to St George's Bay|
|Walk 18||The Victoria Lines|
|Walk 19||Fiddien to Mosta|
|Walk 20||Rabat and Dingli|
|Walk 21||Siggiewi and Buskett|
|Walk 22||Siggiewi to Qormi|
|Walk 23||The Wignacourt Aqueduct|
|Walk 24||Mdina and Rabat Heritage Trail|
|Walk 25||Victoria Heritage Trail|
|Walk 26||Mgarr to Sannat|
|Walk 27||Sannat to San Lawrenz|
|Walk 28||San Lawrenz to Marsalforn|
|Walk 29||Marsalforn to Ramla Bay|
|Walk 30||Ramla Bay to Qala|
|Walk 31||Qala to Mgarr|
|Walk 32||Gharb to Marsalforn|
|Walk 33||Circuit of Comino|