1 independent reviews for Gozo walking holiday, Malta

Reviews for Gozo walking holiday, Malta


review 22 Apr 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Hard to pick one specific out of the week. The cliff top walks with the magnificent panoramic views across and beyond the island, surrounded by the vibrant colours and scents of the wild flowers is the stand out memory.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Our top advice would be to go in April the spring flowers are fabulous and the weather was perfect for walking. The walks very accurate and well described by Headwater and I would recommend following them. We only had one issue with the walk to the Fungus Rock and Azure Window; on the way to Wardija Point the way didn't seem clear. May have been our navigation, but we had no other problems at all. Sometimes there's a bit too much walking on the roads, but once you're on the road it's often feasible to have a rest in one of the villages and pick up a bus if your feet are tired. Use the local buses, they are brilliant and only 6.50 for a weekly pass. Also make sure to find time out to visit the Citadel in Victoria.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Obviously tourism is a major industry for Gozo and so the local economy was supported. A walking holiday and using local buses clearly has low environmental impact. We were warned of the likelihood of bird shooting, but we were pleased that we heard not a single shot. Not sure whether that was due to the time of the year or whether the tourist industry is having an impact.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent, relaxing holiday, just what we were looking for. More than met our expectations. The hotel was excellent, beautiful location and good (too much!) food and friendly staff. I had read, on previous reviews, complaints about bathrooms and I have to agree the bathrooms are rather small and a little tired and jaded for a 5 star establishment. A small complaint in the bigger scheme.

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