Mgarr, Gozo

Instead of catching the bus from the Gozo ferry take the path that skirts Mgarr harbour towards the delightful bays of Hondoq Ir-Rummen, Dahlet Qorrot and San Blas. Alternatively, skirt Fort Chambrai towards the delightful inlet of Mgarr Ix-Xini and the spectacular Ta 'Cenc cliffs.

San Blas Bay, GozoNadur to Ramla Bay via San Blas. For the second leg of our journey round the Gozo coast, we took the 322 bus from Mgarr to Nadur, from where we followed the signs to San Blas Bay. The road to San Blas eventualy becomes a very steep downhill. Because of this, few people venture to this delightful little sandy beach. The advantage is that we were able to enjoy e swim in the almost deserted bay, before stopping to enjoy a mug of tea at the tiny kiosk. We took the rough path behind the kiosk that led steeply uphill to emerge at a narrow road where we turned left. We carried straight on at a crossroads before turning right to take the road down to Ramla Bay. Here, we enjoyed another swim and a drink. We then followed the road towards Xaghra before taking a path to the left that led uphill through fields, emerging at the main road back towards Mgarr and the ferry. From the ferry, we were able to admire a beautiful modern yacht, the Wind Star, anchored a few hundred metres out at sea.
Total time: 4 hours, including swimming.

Mgarr, GozoMgarr to Dahlet Qorrot. This was the first leg of our intended walk around the coast of Gozo, spread over several weeks. We started by skirting Mgarr harbour, keeping the harbour on our right. It proved to be a difficult start as construction work meant that access to the coastal path was difficult but we eventually made it. To our right we enjoyed the excellent views across to Comino with Malta in the background. We came out at the delightful little beach of Hondoq Ir-Rummien. We stayed here a while before turning uphill to Qala. Here, we turned right at the church and, a short time later, right again. We continued towards Dahlet Qorrot but, at a fork in the road, turned towards Nadur. After a few metres, we took a path to the right that eventually skirted the cliffs to bring us back on the road to the little bay of Dahlet Qorrot where we swam for a while. We then took the steps to the right of the bay which led us to the coastal path. We turned inland near an old tower and, after a kilometre or so, we took a left fork that brought us out on the road to Nadur from where we returned to the ferry via the roads.
Total time: 4 hours, including swimming.

Hondoq Ir-Rummien, Gozo Dahlet Qorrot, Gozo Nadur Church Ramla Bay, Gozo Wind Star yacht, Mgarr, Gozo