HIKE BETWEEN NATURE AND HISTORY ca 10km | ca 150 min | Malta is a small country packed with history and nature. In only a few km you can switch from amazing coastal landscapes to gorgeous citadel architecture and intriguing ancient ruins. This is exactly my proposal! I would like to lead you along a really enjoyable walk along the Mistra Valley showing you some very interesting places and some hidden treasures. You will walk through Phoenicians remains and Romans facilities, lesser known St John Knight strongholds and World War II ruins: it’s like a trip into time with sea views. Doesn’t it seem great to you too? The route it’s about 10km long to be completed in around 2 and a half hours, it depends on our pace. We will meet in Xemxjia just in front Pit Stop kiosk-bar which will be our starting and ending point. From there you will start to climb up the first hill. Yes, this is an “up&down” hike, we will have some climb to do but no need to panic! It’s all about very easy ascent and descent.
I’m Giovanni, but friends call me Pepo, and I’m an Italian living in Malta. I have done many different jobs, from being an archeologist to a bar tender. I love the outdoors and Rock’n’Roll. I’m a passionate hiker, I like swimming, marathons and trail running. Since 2000 I have worked with tour operators specialising in active holidays, leading group of tourists all over Europe on foot and by bike. I’m also a certified scuba-diver and free-diver. Today, while collaborating with Divers Code Malta, I am enjoying my time leading people in discovering the maltese islands above and under the sea.
WATER. I always carry water with me and I'll provide water at the end of the activity
Xemxjia bay, Roman street and Apiarum, Roman Bath, Mistra bay and Mistra Battery, St Pawl Romans Salt Pans, Fort Campbell, Selmun Palace, Phoenicians burial site and Mistra Valley.
SHOES. Wear a pair of comfortable shoes, Please DO NOT wear flip flop or sandals.
Keep in mind that bad weather can affect the run therefore I may need to use alternative routes. I'm always keen to try and meet your needs, message me and we will try to figure out a good solution.