Q1 to Q3-2022 Itinerary (Updated June 2022)

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2020 and 2021 have been have been unlike no others. Covid-19 has taught us to adapt and move on. It has also taught us to focus on who and what is most important.

While respecting health directives, XirCammini continued with its local walks, providing an avenue for people to meet socially and to exercise in the outdoors. In 2021 it also resumed its overseas trekking activities, walking the 850 km Camino Portugues, followed by Matera e Sassi and the Cammino di San Giacomo in Sicila. In between we also enjoyed the Gozo weekend, the Comino perimeter and the Victoria Lines. All in all 2021 has been a busy year.

As we continue to update this piece we can also mention the beautiful experiences we had

  • snow-shoeing in Nebrodi and Etna Nord (in lieu of Sila, Calabria due to a cancellation of flights). It was an amazing long-weekend break for the feast of St. Paul in February 2022;
  • on the Camino Ingles which we ran twice, in March and in April 2022;
  • on the Costiera Amalfitana in June 2022;
  • on the Camino Primitivo in Jul/Aug 2022; and
  • walking the Tochar Phadraig the Reek and Church Island (County Mayo) and the Cliffs of Moher (County Clare) in Ireland in Aug 2022.

The itinerary is a live document and we update it throughout the year. Local treks (other than whole weekend events or ones requiring transport or logistics planning) do not require booking. They are only open for XirCammini registered and paid-up members and all are asked to respect prevailing Covid-19 rules so as not to jeopardise the health of others.

Thanks Marie Louise Muscat Azzopardi for working on this itinerary of walks and for offering to leads some, Thanks John Darmanin for offering to lead the Wednesday Walks and thanks Don Pace for offering to lead the Saturday Walks. Thanks Tucc for the all round support in organisation and administration. Thanks also for those who stepped up to lead some of the overseas treks. This is our association and our collective involvement makes it richer, giving us all more value.

Amalfi June 2022

Q1 to Q3 2022 Itinerary:

DateCodeMeeting TimeNameLevel(*)Meeting Place
Saturday, 15th JanP11014:00Siggiewi / Tal Providenza Chapel / across valley towards Salib tal Gholja / across the ridge to Gebel Ciantar and the Bronze Age Grain Silos / down to Fawwara / back to SiggiewiModSiggiewi Parish Church
Wednesday, 19th JanP11119:00Birzebbugia /  Dar ta’ Pultu trail / Ta’ Kaccatura water reserovoir/ on towards football ground in Ghaxaq /Triq Telleritu / and back to starting point.EasySt George’s Bay, Birzebbugia (small parking place where boats are kept on land)
Saturday, 22nd JanP11214:00Bahrija / Bingemma/ Dwejra / Wied il-Qleghja /BahrijaModBahrija swings
Sunday, 23rd JanP1139:00Naxxar (at roundabout at the top of T’Alla u Ommu) / Sta. Katerina Chapel / down towards Ghallis tower/ back part of the trail and then turning towards Salini Hotel / crossing coast road to Salina salt pans and Salina Nature Reserve / towards Bird Park / back towards Naxxar.Mod.Naxxar  at roundabout a the top of T’Alla u Ommu)
Wed, 26th JanP11419:00Qrendi /Hagar Qim / towards Triq il-Wied / return to QrendiEasyQrendi Parish church
Saturday 29th JanP11514:00L-Ahrax tal-Mellieha loopModGhadira parking place, near the public toilets
Wednesday 2nd FebP11619:00Telgha t’Alla u Ommu, Naxxar…Wied Anglu…Wied Faham…Wied id-DiesMod to hardRoundabout at top of it-Telgha t’Alla u Ommu, Naxxar
Saturday, 5th FebP11714:00Mgarr / Fomm ir-Rih / Round headland towards Gnejna / up to il-Lippija Tower / towards Golden Bay but before reaching Golden Bay taking path back to Mgarr.ModMgarr Parish Church
9th – 13th FebP118n/aSila (Calabria) Ghiaccio e Neve3n/a
Wednesday 16 FebP11919:00Rabat loop with a starting warm-up in the Mdina moatModDomus Romana, Rabat, just outside Mdina
Saturday, 19th FebP12014:00Manikata Church Carpark / Pwales /Pilgrim Trail / Mizieb Valley / Majjistral / ManikataModManikata Car Park
Sunday, 20th FebP1219:00Gnien l-Gharusa tal-Mosta / Dwejra / Chadwick lakes / MostaModGnien l-Gharusa tal-Mosta, Mosta
Wednesday 23rd FebP12219:00Siggiewi loopModLimestone Heritage on the Siggiewi By-Pass
Saturday, 26th FebP12314:00Roman Villa / Mdina Ditch / Stazzjoni / Mtarfa / Wied l-Qlejja / Qolla l-Bajda / Dwejra Lines / Binhemma Lines / Wied l-Qlejja / Nigret / Rabat.ModRoman Villa
Sunday, 27th FebP1249:00Marsaskala / Xrobb l-Ghagin / il=Hofriet / St Peter’s Pool / Tas-Silg /  St Thomas Bay / MarsaskalaModMarsaskala Parish Church
Wed, 2nd MarchP12519:00Rabat /Wied l-Isqof / Girgenti / Wied Hesri / Zebbug / RabatMod /hardDomus Romana, outside Mdina
Saturday, 5th MarchP12614:00Bidnija loop / Dwejra /Bingemma Fort / Vivtoria Lines / is-Santi / past British Brewery(Strickland Hse)ModIn front of San Anton / San Andrea School at l’Imselliet
Wed, 9th MarchP12719:00West Victoria LinesMod il- Kuncizzjoni Chapel, limits of Bahrija
Saturday, 12th MarchP12808:30 – 16:00Universal Peace Walk 1543ADMod Cathedral Square, Mdina
Wednesday, 16th MarP12919:00Bahrija / Bingemma/ Dwejra / Wied il-Qleghja /BahrijaModBahrija swings
28th March – 4th AprilP130n/aCamino InglesModn/a
Tuesday 29th MarP13109.00Camino Ingles Trainign (open to all members) Rabat LoopModDomus Romana, Rabat
Thurs 31 MarchP132 09:00Fishtail: Ghadira, Ahrax, Armier, Marfa, Cirkewwa, Torri Ahmar Ghadira Mod
 Ghadira Carpark
Sunday 3rd AprilP133 Round the coast of Comino Mtarfa or Cirkewwa quay
Wednesday 6th AprilP13419:00Marsaskala meeting at San Tumas Tower / St Thomas Bay / Xrobb l-Ghagin / Tas-Silg  / MarsaskalaModTorri ta’ San Tumas, Marsaskala
Sunday 10th AprilP1359:00Paradise Beyond Paradise Paradise Bay Car Park
Wednesday 13th AprilP13619:00Mgarr to Fomm ir-RihEasyCastello Zammitello on the road from Mgarr to Gnejna
Friday 15th AprilP13708:30 Good Fri Walk – Smiling with Jerome (Zurrieq – Qrendi Loop)EasyXarolla Windmill
16th – 23rd AprilP138n/aCamino InglesModn/a
24th AprilP139n/aRamblers Association Walk CANCELLED BY RAMBLERSn/an/a
Wed 27th AprilP14019:00Rabat /Wied l-Isqof / Girgenti / Wied Hesri / Zebbug / RabatMod /hardDomus Romana, outside Mdina
Saturday 30th AprilP14114:00Salina (ta’ Cassia Restaurant) towards Wied il- GhaselModTa’ Cassia Salina Restaurant / Chapel of the Annunciation ,Salina
Wed 4th MayP14219:00Birzebbugia / Dar ta’ Pultu trail / Ta’ Kaccatura water reserovoir/ on towards football ground in Ghaxaq /Triq Telleritu / and back to starting point.Easy about 2 hrsSt George’s Bay, Birzebbugia (small parking place where boats are kept on land)
Saturday 7th MayP14314:00L-Ahrax tal-Mellieha loopModGhadira parking place, near the public toilets
Wed 11th MayP14419:00Xemxija/out to Majjistral Park and straight out to Cliffs (structure on 4 columns)/ Znuber Tower/rd down and path on Left/ straight back / cross valley/ on to rd tp oldest carob tree and bee hives/ XemxijaModXemxija  (near kiosk)
Saturday 14th MayP1458:30Mgarr – Dahlet Qorrot Coastal LoopModMgarr quay, Gozo
Wed 18th MayP14619:00Rabat loop/ Rabat / Wied Hazrun/ Dingli Cliffs / RabatModDominican Priory in Rabat
Saturday 21st MayP14714:00Mellieha / Selmun Palace / down path to Mistra Bay/ along coast facing St Paul Island/clay slopes/Mgiebah Bay/ up to MelliehaModWellbees supermarket (ex-Bellevue), Mellieha
Wed 25th MayP14819:00Wied Qannotta loop/ into valley behind Scotts/ left up to small chapel/ on to ridge/ turn on to rd/ turn L/ then sharp L in from Castello dei Baroni/…Mod.Scotts supermarket /Burmarrad
Saturday 28 MayP14916:00Siggiewi / Salib tal Gholja / Gebel Ciantar / Bronze Age Silos/Fawwara/Mt Carmel Chapel/Tal Providenza Chapel /SiggiewiModSiggiewi Parish Church
7th – 12th JuneP150n/aCostiera Amalfitana e PositanoModn/a
Saturday 25th JuneP15114:00End of Season Trek, Picnic & Swim Selmun Palace
Wednesday 6th JulyP15319:00Hagar Qim !Wied Iz-Zurrieq | Temples Loop Sunset WalkHagar Qim Car Park
Friday 15th JulyP15418:30Mass | Blessing of the Camino Shells & Pasta NightTo be advised
18th Jul – 2nd AugP155naCamino PrimitivoOviedo to Santiago de Compostela
Wednesday 10th AugustP15619:00Dingli Laferla Cross Sunset WalkTinda Buskett
14th – 21st AugustP157naTochar Phadraig (Irish Camino)County Clare & County Mayo
Sunday 28th AugustP15807:30Ta Maria Caves Trek and SwimBahrija overlooking Fomm ir-Rih Bay 35.905757154203286, 14.339188562857379
Wednesday 31st AugustP15919:00Sunset Walk SelmunSelmun Palace
7th – 14th SeptemberP160naIsole Eiolie Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Alicudi, Filicudi & Stromboli
16th SeptemberP16116:30Universal Peace Walk (Western Segment) Mdina – ZurrieqMdina Cathedral Square
1st – 3rd October P162naRound Gozo in Aid of Hospice (more info to follow)