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Qala to Xaghra

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Embark on a lovely route past farmer’s fields and agricultural land until you reach the west coast, while taking in spectacular views of the countryside.

moderate
13.2 km
4:30 h
351 m
337 m

Take a transfer from Mgarr, Gozo, to Qala, from where you begin your walk. Leave Qala behind and follow paths past farmland until you reach the west coast.  Admire vistas of Comino, Malta, and the North West before descending into the unspoilt and lush landscape of Wied Dahlet Qorrot. Fields run all the way up to the coastal cliffs - listen out for songbirds and immerse yourself in these rural scenes.

Ascend the ridge to reach the beach at San Blas Bay and then to the last remaining natural sand dunes on Gozo at Ramla Bay. A final ascent leads past Calypso Cave (which has a legend associated to Homer’s Odyssey) to enter the Pjazza il-Vitorja in Xaghra.

 

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Author
Angus Smith
Updated: August 21, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
144 m
Lowest point
2 m
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This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WMSWMG

WMSWOG

Start

Qala (108 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
36.035275, 14.311399
UTM
33S 437965 3988080

Destination

Xaghra

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.2 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
351 m
Descent
337 m

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