Malta and Gozo 14-24 March 2012
Good walking along the seashore, clifftops and inland. Gozo had more short sharp ups and downs than Malta but all walks are well within grade and around eight miles long. There were items of interest and historical sites to see on almost every walk and most had somewhere to stop for coffee or lunch rather than a packed one. If you want to explore Valletta then take a day off, otherwise you won’t see much in the time allotted.
The Malta hotel is good but can be crowded with coach party visitors, making meal times hectic, but there is a huge array and choice of quality food at breakfast and dinner – easily something for every taste. The bar and restaurant prices are quite reasonable. The Gozo hotel is equally good – not crowded and very good food (and choice) at breakfast and dinner. Bar and restaurant prices are also very reasonable.
On Gozo, the leader organised a tasting of Gozo cheeses and wines at a local restaurant along the seafront, which was enjoyed considerably by many of the group, but this may not happen on every trip!
All in all, a well-organised and enjoyable holiday.