Outdoor activities for this Spring

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15 Apr 2024

Malta is not just a destination for the Summer months! Here are some activities you can enjoy this Spring. 

Hiking in Spring is ideal, before the Summer heat sets in. Malta’s myriad villages and towns are a testament to its long history, much of which is still visible in the form of ruins, monuments, and amazing archaeological sites.The following are the most popular hiking trails. The Girgenti Country Trail takes you through the beautiful Maltese scenery with a chance to see historic landmarks along the way. Another scenic hike is the Zurrieq loop. Zurrieq is one of the oldest towns in Malta, located in the southern region of the island. 

There’s no better way to soak up the Spring sun and enjoy Maltese nature than with a picnic! Grab a blanket, pack some snacks, and venture to some of the most renowned picnic spots. These include Top of the World Gharghur, Ta’ Qali, Chadwick lakes, and more.

For a glimpse of the stunning Maltese harbours, opt for a delightful harbour cruise. There are Grand Harbour tours which allow you to admire Valletta, the Three Cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua, and Gzira’s Marsamxett Harbour. Another sought-after boat excursion is the Blue Grotto boat tour. Hop aboard a wooden rowboat and explore the caves lit by azure blue light. 

Take a day to visit Malta’s sister island Gozo, using one of the ferry-boats connecting the islands. Definitely a quainter alternative to the mainland, with more green areas, Gozo is more sparsely populated and yet offers various attractions! A 25-minute ferry trip from the Cirkewwa terminal, found in the North of Malta, or a 45-minute ferry from the capital city Valletta, provides visitors and locals alike an experience of a more rural way of life. Visitors can experience old traditions such as the milking of goats and sheep and watch as this milk is prepared into traditional Gozitan cheese. The best attraction is the world’s oldest free-standing temples of Ggantija, a UNESCO world heritage site. 

Malta is home to various festivals celebrated in different localities, such as the Wine festival, Beer festival, Jazz festival, and so much more! An upcoming festival to mark on your calendar is the Strawberry Festival held in Imgarr. This event unites local farmers, skilled chefs, artists, and musicians. Wander through the beautiful Mġarr village and sample from a banquet of scrumptious strawberry themed snacks, desserts, jams, gourmet dishes and beverages – even strawberry wine!

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