Our walk starts with a scenic cliff-side trail which works its way down to our first beach - 'Mistra'. We leave the road at the far end of the bay to start a beautiful coastal section which passes St Paul's Islands. The trail here is fairly hilly and offers a fun mix of rock, gravel and clay surfaces. While it is not technically challenging and is perfectly suited for hikers of any level of experience, please note it does involve short sections of scrambling up and down semi-steep slopes. We eventually emerge at our second beach - the far quieter and less easily accessible, 'Imgiebah'. We can stop here for a short break to enjoy the view before starting our journey back inland. A narrow road winds its way back up the valley to the dominating feature in the Selmun area - Selmun Palace. We then follow a narrow passage back down the hill to Mistra Bay and finish off our panoramic loop to our starting point in Xemxija Bay.
I love the outdoors. I am the founder of my own Adventure Training company which has taken me around the globe with many wonderful people. I have explored the highest regions of the Andes, taken part in 11 major mountain expeditions to Africa and walked across three countries. I have studied Fitness with one of the UK’s leading Fitness schools and love little more than sharing a day in nature with others. I have a particular fondness for local coastal hikes and am always eager to showcase Malta's most beautiful trails.
Our hike explores trails even most locals have not yet set foot on. A mix of tranquil rocky paths, clay slopes and panoramic island views makes this loop the perfect way to experience the best the Maltese coast has to offer.
Please note that some sections of trail involve short, semi-steep climbs on uneven ground. This walk is, however, suitable for all fitness levels and requires no previous hiking experience.