Trekking Itinerary (Q1-2022)

I hope you are enjoying your Christmas break.

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.

We are pleased to roll out the Jan – Mar 2022 calendar of local and overseas treks. Local treks (other than weekends or ones requiring transport or logistics planning) do not require booking. They are only open for XirCammini registered/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 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.

Regarding the overseas trekking activities, there are still a few places on the Sila trek (February) and Camino Ingles (April). Please write to us on information@XirCammini.org if you are interested in joining us.

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 Brone Age Grain Silos / down to Fawwara / back to SiggiewiModabout 3 hrsSiggiewi 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.Easyabout 2 hrsSt George’s Bay, Birzebbugia (small parking place where boats are kept on land)
Saturday, 22nd JanP11214:00Bahrija / Bingemma/ Dwejra / Wied il-Qleghja /BahrijaModabout 3 hrs fast walkingBahrija swings
Sunday, 23rd JanP11309:00Naxxar (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.3 to 4 hrsNaxxar  at roundabout a the top of T’Alla u Ommu)
Wed, 26th JanP11419:00Qrendi /Hagar Qim / towards Triq il-Wied / return to QrendiEasyabout 2 hrsQrendi Parish church
Saturday 29th JanP11514:00L-Ahrax tal-Mellieha loopModabout 4 hrsGhadira parking place, near the public toilets
Wednesday 2nd FebP11619:00Telgha t’Alla u Ommu, Naxxar…Wied Anglu…Wied Faham…Wied id-DiesMod to hard3 hrsRoundabout 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.Modabout 3 hrsMgarr Parish Church
9th – 13th FebP118n/aSila (Calabria) Ghiaccio e Neve3n/a
Wednesday 16 FebP11919:00Rabat loop with a starting warm-up in the Mdina moatModabout 2 to 3 hrsDomus Romana, Rabat, just outside Mdina
Saturday, 19th FebP12014:00Manikata Church Carpark / Pwales /Pilgrim Trail / Mizieb Valley / Majjistral / ManikataModabout 3 hrsManikata Car Park
Sunday, 20th FebP12109:00Gnien l-Gharusa tal-Mosta / Dwejra / Chadwick lakes / MostaModabout 3 hrsGnien l-Gharusa tal-Mosta, Mosta
Wednesday 23rd FebP12219:00Siggiewi loopModabout 2 hrsLimestone 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.Modabout 3 hrsRoman Villa
Sunday, 27th FebP12409:00Marsaskala / Xrobb l-Ghagin / il=Hofriet / St Peter’s Pool / Tas-Silg /  St Thomas Bay / MarsaskalaModabout 3 hrsMarsaskala 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)Modabout 4 hrsIn front of San Anton / San Andrea School at l’Imselliet
Wed, 9th MarchP12719:00West Victoria LinesMod about 2 hrsil- Kuncizzjoni Chapel, limits of Bahrija
Saturday, 12th MarchP12808:30 – 16:00Universal Peace Walk 1543AD2Cathedral Square, Mdina
Wednesday, 16th MarP12919:00Bahrija / Bingemma/ Dwejra / Wied il-Qleghja /BahrijaModabout 3 hrs fast walkingBahrija swings
28th March – 4th AprilP130n/aCamino Ingles3n/a
Thurs 31 Mar–2nd AprP131Round Gozo Trek
Wednesday 6th AprilP13219:00
Sunday 10th AprilP13309:00Round the coast of CominoModa day’stripMtarfa or Cirkewwa quay(to be announced later)
Wednesday 13th AprilP13419:00Mod
16th – 23rd AprilP135n/aCamino Ingles3n/a
Wed 27th AprilP13619:00
Saturday 30th AprilP13714:00Salina (ta’ Cassia Restaurant) towards Wied il- GhaselModabout 4 hrsTa’ Cassia Salina Restaurant / Chapel of the Annunciation ,Salina
Wed 4th MayP13819:00
Saturday 7th MayP13914:00L-Ahrax tal-Mellieha loopModabout 4 hrsGhadira parking place, near the public toilets
Wed 11th MayP14019:00
Saturday 14th MayP14114:00Gozo / hillsHarda day’s tripMgarr quay, Gozo
Wed 18th MayP14219:00
Saturday 21st MayP14314:00
Wed 25th MayP14419:00
Saturday 28 MayP14514:00
7th – 12th JuneP146n/aCostiera Amalfitana e Positano3n/a
Saturday 25th JuneP14714:00End of Season Trek, Picnic & SwimSelmun Palace

  Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas Season and a Happy, Healthy and Productive New Year. Sincerely … James and Tucc