For mountain bikers there are many off road trails which cater for levels of experience, from old
shepherdsí paths which crisscross the island, to adrenalin pumping steep drops and climbs on cliff top
paths above the sea. Gozoís empty roads are perfect for cyclists
who want to explore at a slower pace
with, of course, plenty of opportunities to pause for a refreshing swim for the sea can never be far way.
There is too the temptation to stop for an excellent lunch in one of the small village restaurants to sample
recipes made from locally sourced ingredients. The islandís cuisine
, influenced by the many civilisations
and colonial occupiers, from the Moors in the 8th century to the Italians, French and the British in the
19th century is surprisingly rich and varied. Through podcasts
in the guide, you will hear local people talk
about their island, its history and their deep affection for its traditional lifestyle
. It will inspire you to visit
Gozo, and to get under the skin of this remarkable Mediterranean location, which preserves the best
elements of island life far away from the hectic bustle of the 21st century.