Gozo: Your Ideal Playground for Outdoor activities

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Is Gozo worth visiting? You bet it is. Despite being a tiny island, Gozo offers a variety of outdoor activities and things to do so you'll never get bored, making it more than just a daytrip destination.   


Words by VISITGOZO / MINISTRY FOR GOZO | Extract taken from November's 2022 Il-Bizzilla Magazine | Read more here 


For lovers of water activities, Gozo is an absolute paradise. For starters, it is probably the best place in Europe for scuba diving with jaw-dropping sites suitable for everyone, from novice to expert.


The best snorkeling sites include San Dimitri Point in western Gozo, Wied il-Għasri in northern Gozo and the famous Blue Hole at Dwejra, a 25-metre deep hole that connects with the sea, eight metres down through a submerged arch. For colourful sea life try Reqqa Point in northern Gozo or Xatt L'Aħmar in southern Gozo.


Kayaking, boat rides, and stand-up paddleboarding are also superb ways to see and appreciate the beautiful Gozo coast.


The island also has a lot to offer the cyclist. Mountain biking is at its best here in the months from October to May, when temperatures are mild and the island is a lush green carpet of wildflowers and scented herbs.


Rock climbing and abseiling are also popular sports in Gozo. From stunning sea cliffs to shady inland crags, you’ll find a climb that best suits your experience.



A full-day jeep safari is one of the best-rated tours in Gozo which allows you to explore the hidden gems of the island stress-free. On these all-day tours, you get picked up and led by a guide, and lunch is usually included in the price. There are many other tour options; whether it’s with a Segway or a quadbike, you’re guaranteed a fun time.


However, if you don’t enjoy such tours, you might want to get walking instead. In Gozo, we’re lucky that a good walk is never far, and the views are often spectacular.



The 50km Gozo Coastal Walk takes you around the entire island by a route that is interesting, safe, varied and enjoyable. The walk can be done by any reasonably fit person and a pair of walking shoes is adequate in all but the worst of weather.


For something different, horse riding is an exhilarating, fun and different way to experience the unspoilt countryside. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, the main horse-riding stables in Qala and Xagħra can provide you with a suitable horse and a beautiful day out.



Whatever activity you choose to experience, Gozo will provide the perfect stage to enjoy an adventure you’ll never forget.