How to have fun and stay fit on your holiday in Gozo
You may know Gozo as the perfect holiday destination to slow down and relax. And yet Gozo is also a great place to visit if you’ve got energy to burn and want a holiday full of fun activities.
Here are just a few suggestions to give you a taste of the outdoor activities available on Gozo.
Dive into Gozo’s beautiful waters
You don’t have to travel to the Great Barrier Reef to enjoy some of the best diving experiences on the planet. Did you know that Gozo was voted the second best diving destination in the world in 2014 by the readers of Diver magazine?
Gozo has a unique undersea topography with numerous caverns, tunnels, arches and vertical drop-offs, as well as interesting reefs and wrecks to explore. And there are several diving companies with qualified instructors who can take you on fascinating dives all year round, thanks to warm Mediterranean waters and clear visibility.
Unmissable dive sites in Gozo include the spectacular Blue Hole, the Inland Sea, and the Coral Garden – you can do all three in one day.
On your bike!
Cycling in Gozo is a lot of fun and is a great way to get out into the island’s lovely rural villages as well as skirting the dramatic coastline. You can cycle all year round but generally people avoid the hottest months between mid-June to mid-September.
If you’re a confident cyclist and want to explore Gozo at your own pace then renting is probably the best option. Baron Holiday Homes can even deliver rental bikes to our guests – you can contact us via our website or talk to us when you arrive.
One of the best ways to enjoy Gozo is to hop on a mountain bike and wend your way through old alleyways and winding country lanes. You can even do a complete circuit of Gozo by following the signs for the SIBIT (Sustainable Interregional Bike Tourism) project – a joint scheme run by the Maltese islands and Sicily involving a network of cycle routes. The SIBIT route on Gozo takes in 14 villages and most of the island’s main landmarks. VisitGozo.com has more details.
If you’d prefer to join a guided bike tour then there are several to choose from. You can opt for gentle tours of country roads and along sea cliffs, or for more adventurous off-road touring.
Glide around Gozo on a Segway
If you fancy seeing Gozo in a more unusual way, then why not take a guided Segway tour?
Self-balancing and eco-friendly, Segways are easy and fun to drive, offering a smooth silent ride. Gozo Segway Tours offer several different routes around Gozo ranging from easy to adventurous. All tours allow you to explore many of the wonderful treasures of Gozo and you can even depart on one straight from the doorstep of your Baron Holiday Home!
Gozo’s spectacular sea cliffs and inland limestone crags make for some fantastic rock climbing for both novices and experienced mountaineers. And with the peak climbing season between October and May, Gozo is ideal for British climbers who are in search of better winter climbing weather!
There are more than 350 climbing routes on Gozo, including some ‘bolted’ routes for sports climbers. They average around 30 – 100 feet but there are some serious 200 feet climbs on the north coast. In 2012, Gozitan climbing expert Stevie Haston created a 180-feet route in a sea cave called the King of Kings which is one of the longest roof climbs in the world.
Experienced guides can find the best climbing routes for your level of experience and ability.
So much more to do on Gozo!
These are just a few of the many ways you can actively explore beautiful Gozo. You can also go on a boat trip, go kayaking, ride a horse, and just simply walk around the island – see our blog post on walks in Gozo (NB: will need a link here).
Baron Holiday Homes is happy to help you make the most of your stay in Gozo, just ask us for advice on what to see and do.