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Hike Between Nature and History

San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta

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Experience hosted by Pepo G

3 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

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.
Other things to note
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.
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…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    WATER. I always carry water with me and I'll provide water at the end of th...
From $38
/ person
Tue, Jan 26
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Thu, Jan 28
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Tue, Feb 2
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person

Meet your host, Pepo G

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 39 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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.
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…
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Where you'll be

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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Laura
February 2020
I had a lovely morning hiking on this experience. It was a great route and Pepo picked out all the best bits to show me that I probably wouldn’t have found myself. He chatted away very comfortably about the island, gave great advice about where else I should travel, and I was able to "get a feel" for Malta away from the crowds. I’d really recommend this or any of his other trips.
I had a lovely morning hiking on this experience. It was a great route and Pepo picked out all the best bits to show me that I probably wouldn’t have found myself. He chatted away…
Marla Fee
February 2020
Definitely recommend the hike through nature and history. We had a great time with Pepo, he was very easy going, and we got a great insight into the culture. Besides that the views were stunning! He took us over a stunning route that we would have never discovered ourselves! Thank you again Pepo, for the unique experience!
Definitely recommend the hike through nature and history. We had a great time with Pepo, he was very easy going, and we got a great insight into the culture. Besides that the views…
Megan
February 2020
Honestly, I can’t recommend this experience enough. First, the trail is absolutely stunning. You get to experience the Malta terrain in an intimate way you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. The hike isn’t difficult but works up an appetite, and the views are breathtaking. Pepo is - in one word - fantastic. He’s knowledgeable, fun, and comfortable - just a genuine person to speak with. He’s full of interesting stories and has a great sense of humor. Loved it! A must go!!
Honestly, I can’t recommend this experience enough. First, the trail is absolutely stunning. You get to experience the Malta terrain in an intimate way you wouldn’t be able to othe…
Vincent
February 2020
Pepo is a great guide. We went for the tour less for being guided than to get some insights about Malta history and today life style and this exactly what we got ! Pepo is a really nice personne. We recommend 100%
Elana
February 2020
Pepo has put together a beautiful, interesting, and off-the-beaten track guided hike of Northern Malta. Pepo is friendly, knowledgable, and helpful, making this a wonderful adventure for our family of three - including our 18-month old son (who was in a hiking carrier). Highly recommend!!
Pepo has put together a beautiful, interesting, and off-the-beaten track guided hike of Northern Malta. Pepo is friendly, knowledgable, and helpful, making this a wonderful adventu…
Matthew
February 2020
My partner and I did this tour on our first full day in Malta. While we came in the winter and it was windy and cloudy, it was actually perfect for walking in because you didn't get too hot. To start, we were worried about being late but phoned Pepo and he was very relaxed and friendly about it. We met him at the agreed location and started walking. It was a bit more uphill and rugged terrain-wise than implied but we still really enjoyed it and the views were amazing. The walk as a whole consisted of a tour in a circle around the local area and was largely rural and coastal. Pepo's knowledge was very good but I felt like we should have stopped and read more of the signage near the burial sites. The salt pans were incredibly beautiful and dramatic and if you're a Game of Thrones fan like us, the area is very reminiscent of season 1. Pepo has lots of information about Malta in general which helped us plan out the rest of our stay. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
My partner and I did this tour on our first full day in Malta. While we came in the winter and it was windy and cloudy, it was actually perfect for walking in because you didn't ge…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

SHOES. Wear a pair of comfortable shoes, Please DO NOT wear flip flop or sandals.

SUN PROTECTION. Bring sun block  and a hat (or something to cover your head).