Nadur to Mgarr via Dahlet Qorrot and Hondoq Bay.

Travel between 2 of Gozo's main villages and visit 2 of its finest swimming spots.

Also in Nadur, MaltaQala, Malta

Hiking Moderate

Distance
9.9 km
Ascent
200 m
Descent
310 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1 m
High Point
128 m
Gradient
Nadur to Mgarr via Dahlet Qorrot and Hondoq Bay. Map

Starting out from the Wistin bus stop at the northern edge of Nadur village, this is a lovely walk on everything from quiet paths to open, desolate roads.

Description

Begin by following the road north from the bus stop and then branch off it onto a jeep track which quickly becomes a rocky path. The path leads you past some impressive rock formations and feels wonderfully peaceful.

Eventually path gives way to road again briefly and you'll soon find yourself at Dahlet Qorrot - a beautiful little bay and a great spot for a swim and a snorkel. Unless you're really pushed for time you're unlikely to be able to resist a dip in the water, and nor should you!

You'll be glad of having lowered your body temperature before commencing the tough climb up a steep track from Dahlet Qorrot which turns into a road and leads to the interior of the island. Follow the road past farms and terraced fields to the edge of Qala village and the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady (Tal-Hondoq) church. Turn left and stroll down to Hondoq Bay - home to some amazing swim spots and (you'll be glad to hear this after a hot walk across Gozo's interior) a kiosk serving food and drinks.

Having had a swim and downed a cold drink, follow an utterly beautiful path which winds (via a few exposed spots - pay attention) back to Mgarr harbour. The path takes you past some amazing little bays, most of which are inaccessible, and provides endless views of Comino and the Gozo straight.

Upon arriving in Mgarr, grab a drink on the deck of the Gleneagles Bar before riding a bus to wherever you're staying on Gozo.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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