Gozo is Malta’s second largest island, and it’s a lot quieter than in Malta. In my previous blog posts I explained how to get there, and what beautiful natural attractions the island has to offer. Although it is a lot more quiet on Gozo than in Malta, there is so much to do and see that you can easily spend a week here! Most people only go on a day trip but I strongly recommend you to stay for a longer period. You won’t regret it. And for those who prefer a more active holiday, I present you five cool acitivities to do in Gozo.

Hiking

Let’s start off with a relatively easy activity. You don’t need much stuff to go on a hike in Gozo: good hiking shoes, some water, sunscreen, and you’re good to go! I started my hike from the town of Gharb in the west and headed east along the coast. That took me along places such as Wied Il-Mielah, Wied Il-Ghasri, and the Xwejri salt pans, three of my favorite natural attractions in Gozo. For avid hikers it is actually possible to do the loop around the entire island of Gozo, a solid 50 km hike!

 

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Rent a quad in Gozo

Don’t want to walk that much but still want to see cool places? Rent a quad. Man I  wished I had a quad a couple of times when I had to turn into another narrow gravel road again with my car. Quads are perfect for that. This way, you get a chance to ride along the beautiful scenery of the countryside. You can basically go anywhere on the island with the quad, it’s not much slower than a car and the island is not that big. My favorite attractions were the Tal-Mixta Cave near Ramla beach, and the famous Dwejra inland sea.

 

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Kayak in Gozo

Kayakking is a really fun activity to see the island from another side. I rented a kayak through Gozo Adventures in Hondoq Bay. From there, no matter if you head east or west,  you’ll come across a few beautiful caves along the coast. Want a bigger challenge? Kayak all the way to the Blue Lagoon at Comino island and back, it’s pretty cool and very doable!

 

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Boat charter to Comino

Does kayaking seem like too much effort for you? Worry not! You can also rent a boat and feel like a proper rich-ass mofo! Antonija and Andy from Lust4Life are a super friendly couple who organise yacht charters with their own boat. They provide drinks and snacks and take you wherever you want. I met them in Mgarr and spend a lovely afternoon with them and their boat in Comino, where I swam in the Crystal Lagoon and stand-up paddled at the Blue Lagoon.

 

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Climbing in Mgarr Ix-Xini

Gozo island is the perfect place for climbing. Together with an experienced climber from Gozo Adventures I headed out to Mgarr Ix-Xini, one of the best climbing locations on the Maltese islands. Mgarr Ix-Xini is a limestone gorge with a number of bolted and traditional routes. I only had indoor climbing experience so in Gozo it was my first outdoor adventure! Some climbing routes are fairly easy and I found it a really fun experience! Tip: head out to the beach at the end of the gorge, there’s a nice bar there that serves fresh fish and beers!

 

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I bet there are many more cool activities to do in Gozo, but the rest of the time I relaxed at the pool of the Kempinski hotel where I was staying. Want to read more about Gozo? Find out how to get to Gozo and what other attractions are worth visiting!

 

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