You have probably realized how much I really adore Malta, if you’ve followed along on the site for some time! I had the opportunity to visit Malta a few decades back. This little island nation with a population of just 420,000 is a beautiful mixture of architecture and pure beauty, in addition to a gastronomy that integrates Italian and Arab flavors.
Malta might be little but holds a wealth of items ancient temples, the capital city of Valletta, the countryside of Gozo, along with the crystal clear seas of Comino.
I have just explored Malta but the islands are little enough to overcome by bike also. Dealchecker.co.uk came up with a Bikepacker’s guide to Europe, and not surprisingly Malta was included on the record of best bikepacking places. As a result of a EU-funded endeavor, Malta has been fitted miles of cycle lanes. Because of this, the nation’s Gozo Island is a biking hotspot, with much of its shore.
Gozo is perfect for street biking, while Malta is good for road biking.
Great for Extended Street Biking — East Coast, Malta Island
Home to the country funding and lapped by the Mediterranean Sea, the east coast of Malta is blessed with miles of oceanfront roads that stretch through cities, rugged coastline and the occasional town.
Sliema Loop (approx 4.5 hours)
End and beginning in Sliema, this 33-mile route snakes throughout the beachside town of Saint Julian, in addition to the sublime Palazzo Parisio of Naxxar.
Anchor Bay Loop (approx 2 hours)
Thundering through the center of the national park rocky peaks and troughs, this 6.5 mile course starts and ends in the stunning Anchor Bay. Il-Majjistral is still home to numerous species of birdlife, not to mention some of the best snorkeling areas in the nation.
Great for mountain biking — Malta Island, Il-Majjistral National Park
A wonderland of flora and fauna landscapes and wild coastal trails, Il-Majjistral is Malta’s primary natural national park and also also a for the avid mountain biker.
Great for family cycling — West Coast, Malta Island
One of the areas to get gained from the newly lain bicycle network of Malta, the west shore of the principal island is great for family biking, with countless routes of varying spans.
Rabat to Mdina (approx 2 hours)
A 20-mile route most charming cities including Mgarr Dingli and Mosta, this route comprises largely paths, with many an ocean vista available along the way.
Gozo Coastal Route (approx 2.5 hours)
Completing a full mile loop of Gozo, this route starts in the Port of Mgarr, traverses the picturesque, its amazing capital Victoria, in addition to Gozitan cities of Nadur, Xewkija, Kercem, Ghajnsielem and Qala.
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