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Xaghra Loop Walk via Victoria & Saltpans

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Map / Xaghra Loop Walk via Victoria & Saltpans
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Walk past vineyards and fields to reach a coastal path leading to the Gozo Saltpans, an extensive network of limestone shelves, which use the process of evaporation to mine salt.

moderate
15.2 km
4:30 h
236 m
236 m

From the central square in Xaghra the route leads downhill through the village of Is-Srug with the imposing cross of “Tas-Salvatur” on a nearby hilltop. The seaside town of Marsalforn is bright and cheerful and leads to a level coastal path past the Saltpans. The path then leaves the slat pans behind and climbs steadily to the imposing citadel of Victoria. From here the return to Xahgra is on level minor lanes with a steep ascent in the last 2km. Alternatively, you can take one of the regular buses from Victoria to Xaghra.

Please note that there are way-markers in places but these are inconsistent and so are of little help for your route-finding. 

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Author
Angus Smith
Updated: January 23, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
144 m
Lowest point
4 m
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Tips, hints and links

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WMSWMG

WMSWOG

WMSWOGSB

Start

Xaghra (143 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
36.050358, 14.264762
UTM
33S 433776 3989784

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
15.2 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
236 m
Descent
236 m

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