An autumn getaway on gorgeous Gozo could be just what you need to restore your energy levels after a pretty tense year.
Between September and late November summer’s heat gives way to perfect mid-20°C temperatures with lots of sunshine. Which makes autumn the ideal time to explore our gorgeous island home. The sparkling Mediterranean Sea is still warm so swimming is delightful, and you can linger over an al fresco lunch or dinner at one of Gozo’s many restaurants, cafes and bars.
Because it’s not too hot, autumn is the best time to get out and about to explore all the wonderful scenery and fascinating heritage that Gozo has to offer. And when you just want to relax by your own private pool our Baron Holiday Homes farmhouses and villas provide the perfect setting.
In this blog post we take a look at some of the ways you can make the most of an autumn holiday on Gozo – from relaxing by your own private pool in one of our Baron Holiday Homes, to a day trip to Valletta.
The Almonds farmhouse with private pool and garden Photo Credit: Baron Holiday Homes
Autumn breaks with Baron Holiday Homes
We offer more than 90 fabulous holiday rental properties around Gozo including apartments, villas and farmhouses, many with their own private pools. Whether you’re planning a family holiday, a secluded romantic getaway, or a group booking – we can help.
Our secure online booking system is simple and easy to use, as can be seen in this short video clip:
We also strive to help guests make the most of their holidays by offering advice on things to do on Gozo, as well as a great range of in-house extras including our Baron Dining Out Coupons which give discounts at selected Gozo restaurants.
Get up close to Gozo’s ancient heritage
Image of Ġgantija Temple Photo Credit: Visit Gozo
Gozo has a fascinating history ranging from the neolithic Ġgantija Temple (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to the beautifully preserved Cittadella in Gozo’s capital, Victoria, which dates back to the Knights of Malta.
There are also many interesting museums to visit that bring Gozo’s rich and varied history and culture to life. You can read more about Gozo’s historic sites here.
And you can make the most of your stay by purchasing a Discover Gozo ticket via your Baron Holiday Homes representative which provides access to six of the key sites: the Ġgantija Temples, Museum of Archaeology, Nature Museum, Folklore Museum, Old Prison, and the Ta’ Kola Windmill.
Go for a walk on Gozo
Image of Gozo countryside Photo Credit: Baron Holiday Homes
Warm autumn temperatures make walking and hiking around Gozo a pleasure. And our lovely island offers a surprising variety of walking experiences.
Serious hikers and ramblers will want to explore Gozo’s spectacular coastline and rugged landscape, while others might be happier exploring Gozo’s villages and picturesque valleys. Whichever camp you fall into it’s worth checking out the the Gozo Coastal Walk.
This comprises a 50km series of trails that circumnavigates the island. You can choose to do all ten sections (around 5km each) or just a couple, taking in Gozo’s dramatic cliffs, sleepy villages, baroque churches, amazing views and unspoiled countryside. Anyone who is reasonably fit can enjoy the walk. Full details can be found here.
We have also pulled together a suggested walking itinerary in Gozo’s Capital Victoria, as well as ideas for walks along Gozo’s north coast.
Two-wheeled fun on Gozo
Enjoying the off road bike trails on Gozo Photo Credit Baron Holiday Homes
Cycling is great way to get out and about on Gozo in autumn and there are routes to suit both beginners and keen cyclists. Baron Holiday Homes can help you with booking bike rentals and guided cycling tours.
Our Property Manager, Donald Said is a mountain bike enthusiast and has even put together some trails for others to enjoy. See our blog post Explore The Beauty of Gozo With Our Three Mountain Bike Trails for full details on routes and what to expect.
Another way to explore Gozo on two wheels is on a Segway tour. Our partner Gozo Segway Tours offers Segway tours with friendly local guides.
Hop across to Valletta for the day
Valetta at sunset Photo Credit: Unsplash
With the introduction of a new fast ferry service between Mġarr Harbour and the main island of Malta, it’s now possible to hop across to Valletta in 45 minutes to spend a day exploring the city’s many historical and cultural attractions.
Best of all, you don’t need a car, as bustling Valletta has so much to see and do on foot. There are museums, shops and restaurants and many specialist guided walking tours, such as the Game of Thrones tour. The ferry service operates 7 days a week and from early in the morning to late at night.
So – have we tempted you to consider a well-deserved autumn break on Gozo?
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Baron Holiday Homes is happy to organise car hire, tours of Gozo, and special activities for our guests. Just get in touch and we'll tell you all you need to know about walks near to your rental property, special events in villages nearby, and other local information.
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