March 2020

After a great success we will be returning

Dates to be announced

Fabulous Price £549*

Accommodation, 3 Star Hotel with Breakfast

4 Guided Walks

1 Day's Cycling with a Local Guide

Interested in a Club/Organisation Tour? For a quote email: dianecarter@theatlas-discovery.com

     

 

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The Maltese islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino bask in sunshine at the heart of the Mediterranean between Europe and Africa. History has ensured that the islands have been colonised time and time again in the name of trade, warfare, politics and religion leaving them with a colourful and complex history and heritage, and defended by all kinds of fortifications. It is reputedly the most bombed country in the world. The islanders take a fierce pride in their independence won just over 50 years ago in 1964 (when I was born so actually 54 years ago-honestly!)’

This cultural walking  holiday includes 4 full days of guided walks which require medium fitness as I believe this tour will also appeal to those who like to enjoy shorter walks taking time to embrace the history, architecture and coastline magnificent views along the way. Ensure you take your camera.

The local company also offer guided cycling so I've booked us all in as it will be a delightful treat and alternative means of touring the island.

Our 3 star hotel with pool is close to the capital city of Valletta, famed for the Grand Harbour ​and the Three Cities – built by the Knights of Malta. Prehistoric temples, relics of World War II and exploration of sister island Gozo are easily accessible. It has easy access to transport either by ferry or local buses and surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants.

Here are a couple of examples of the walks we'll be enjoying:

Birzebbugia to Zurrieq  Difficulty: Easy – Medium  Distance approx.: 15 km

Key features: Cliffs / Ghar Hasan cave / Tranquil Countryside / Medieval chapel

Starting at Freeport commercial area to reach Fort Benghaisa, an abandoned British fort. The cliffs in this area are impressive and beautiful. The group will have the opportunity of visiting the dramatic cliff side cave of Ghar Hasan. After viewing the impressive gorge of Wied Znuber, the route goes a little inland past the remains of the medieval chapel of tal-Bakkari and on through tranquil countryside. The walk will end at Blue Grotto, where the group can go for a boat ride around the area (weather permitting, not included in the price).

Cirwekka to Mellieha Bay  Difficulty: Easy / Medium Distance approx.: 11 km

Key features: Picturesque bays, pristine wild habitats, forts and tower, Coral Lagoon, sandy beaches and rocky scree

This section takes you from the ferry port of Cirkewwa around the coast of the Marfa peninsula passing small bays and sandy beaches and giving you wonderful views across to the island of Comino. This vulnerable coastline has always been heavily protected and you will pass defence structures from the times of the Knights and the British. The walk along the northern coast of Mellieha Bay showcases small coves and the boulder scree which make for a very attractive panorama.

We'll also enjoy a ferry ride (not included)  and walk on the island of Gozo and lots more hiking on this beautiful island.

Cycle Ride The route takes us on a nice leisurely mountain cycle is from Blue grotto to Popeye village.

This route will pass through small rural roads and it showcases probably the most beautiful section of coastline in Malta. It starts near the Blue Grotto, then proceeds along the panoramic road to pass the Neolitic temple complex. Afterwards, you will enjoy wonderful views of cliffs and the small island of Filfla. You will pass then the through the most rural area of Malta and you will enjoy the small well-tended fields and the diversity of wild plants. Afterwards, you will be able to see the wonderful views as far as the cliffs of Gozo. Passing by some of the nicest sandy beaches in Malta, you will continue through the Majjistral Park until you get to the whimsical Popeye Village. (Cycles and equipment provided). You all have to sing the Popeye song at the end or else!

What is included in the holiday:-

Three star hotel accommodation near the capital of Valletta with breakfast

Airport transfers if taking early morning flights (see options below)

Four guided walks

One days cycling with bike and equipment provided including hats

Not included:-

Picnics and dinner (We will aim to find local restaurants with local prices and stay together-lots of fun

Travel insurance

Flights but advice can be offered

Ferry crossings for when we visit Gozo

Total price £469 for twin room*

Deposit £100 non refundable required at time of booking

Booking Form is required prior to booking. A confidential document for your safety

Travel Insurance is essential from time of booking

Passport valid from 6 months of departure

Extras:-

Single Room Supplement £140 per person for week – SORRY NONE AVAILABLE AT PRESENT

Flights Great Deals from £36 return NOW! Please let me know if you want assistance

 

I hope you want to join us on this very exciting tour to see the memories and modern day Malta

Thanks and for more information contact dianecarter @theatlas-discovery.com

 

Always Here and Happy to Help Diane

 

                                                         

 

 

 

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