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Ta'Cenc to Qala

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  • Rural scenery near Qala
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Your first day begins with a short transfer to Ta'Cenc, the starting point of your walk today. Enjoy a varied walk along the coast, past the harbour of Mgarr and rural landscapes.Your first day begins with a short transfer to Ta'Cenc, the starting point of your walk today. Enjoy a varied walk along the coast, past the harbour of Mgarr and rural landscapes.
moderate
Distance 9.6 km
3:30 h
153 m
180 m
144 m
4 m
Follow the route to the rocky cliff tops of the island, enjoying great views over the deep blue sea. Explore the quiet and laid-back life on Gozo as you discover hidden coves and sandy beaches on your way to Mgarr Harbour, where you can pause for lunch. Continue along the coast, taking in the views, before swinging inland to return to Qala for a well-deserved refreshing beverage!
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Author
Laura Paterson
Update: October 12, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
144 m
Lowest point
4 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

- WMSWOG

- WMSWOGSB

Start

Ta'Cenc (143 m)
Coordinates:
DD
36.021610, 14.249674
DMS
36°01'17.8"N 14°14'58.8"E
UTM
33S 432392 3986605
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Destination

Qala

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
36.021610, 14.249674
DMS
36°01'17.8"N 14°14'58.8"E
UTM
33S 432392 3986605
w3w 
///radicals.transmission.secondly
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
153 m
Descent
180 m
Highest point
144 m
Lowest point
4 m

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