Discovering Malta by Bike

Adventure 23-05-2022

Determined to uncover the hidden gems that lay beyond the typical tourist routes, I embarked on a bike trip that would take me on an unforgettable adventure across this Mediterranean gem.

From the moment I set foot on Maltese soil, I knew I was in for a journey that would leave an indelible mark on me, as this was a test for future bike packing trip that I planned.

Join me as I recount the tales of my bike odyssey through Malta, where every turn of the wheel led to new discoveries and unforgettable experiences.

La Valetta

Nestled along the glistening shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Valletta, Malta’s capital city, stands as a testament to centuries of history and architectural marvels.

You can feel the harmonious fusion of sea and city unfolded before my eyes with this panorama that encapsulated the essence of Valletta’s allure. With each passing moment, I fell deeper in love with the charm, history, and unmistakable character of this magnificent city by the sea.

Exploring La Valetta by bycicle
La Valetta during the morning

At the heart of Valletta’s city center, a vibrant tapestry of sights and sounds awaited my eager exploration. Lithuania Bike Packing

The bustling streets teemed with life, as locals and visitors alike traversed the lively markets, quaint cafes, and bustling squares.

As I went along the waterfront, the captivating sight of traditional Maltese boats, known as luzzus, greeted me.

Against the backdrop of ancient fortifications and historic buildings,the traditional Maltese boats gently swayed, serving as a reminder of the island’s seafaring heritage.

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A spring afteroon - Port, La Valetta

Exploring La Valetta during the night

La Valetta is not great only with day light

Exploring Malta Gozo Island - Bike Packing
San Julian bi night

And you will find interesting modern architecture

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Malta during the night

Exploring the Gozo Island by Bycicle

Leaving the bustling streets of Valletta behind, I set my sights on the tranquil island of Gozo, a haven of natural beauty waiting to be discovered.

Embarking on my bike, I embraced the sense of freedom and anticipation that came with exploring a new terrain. As I pedaled along Gozo’s meandering roads, a breathtaking landscape unfolded before me.

Rolling hills, picturesque villages, and dramatic coastal cliffs greeted my every turn.

Navigating the untamed beauty of Gozo’s landscapes, I soon discovered that the island’s wilderness often led me down challenging paths, testing my endurance and rewarding me with unparalleled moments of triumph.

One of the highlights of my bike expedition through Gozo was the captivating Azure Window, a natural rock formation that once stood as an iconic landmark.

Exploring Malta Gozo Island - Bike Packing
Gozo Island, Azure Window View

The azure waters of the Mediterranean framed the majestic limestone arch, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of nature’s artistry. The sheer magnitude and delicate beauty of the Azure Window captured my imagination, reminding me of the transient nature of our world.

It was a reminder of the importance of cherishing natural wonders, as the arch has since succumbed to the passage of time and the relentless forces of the sea.

Back to La Valetta

Returning to Valletta after the exhilarating exploration of Gozo by bike, I found solace in the familiar streets of the Maltese capital. As the afternoon sun bathed the city in a warm glow, I sought a moment of respite to unwind and reflect on my remarkable journey.

The ambiance was idyllic, with a gentle breeze carrying the tantalizing aroma of delectable Mediterranean cuisine.

Eating after a bike packing in Malta
Delicious Spaghetti in black ink

The clinking of glasses, the laughter of fellow diners, and the soothing melodies of live music filled the air, creating a harmonious symphony of contentment.

It was the perfect culmination to an unforgettable adventure, where I could bask in the joy of accomplishment, savoring the flavors of Maltese cuisine while reflecting on the memories forged during my time on the captivating islands of Malta and Gozo.

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Cycling There

The passion to discover, is what brought these adventures to me. Motivated to show you that it is possible to do, is why I created this blog. If you are reading this, we have more in common than you think - Dont let your fears stop you from doing something you will always remember.

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