Afternoon trek around Ghajn Tuffieha
Ghajn Tuffieha Bay also known as the Riviera Beach is one of the most popular sandy beaches in Malta. It can be accessed by a long flight of steps, which might put a lot of people off but it’s worth the pain! It is a beautiful place to be especially at this time of the year and I am going to tell you why!
In spring the beach is quiet, you find yourself surrounded by greenery and blooming flowers, which I personally find very relaxing and therapeutic. It might be still too cold to swim, but it’s not always about swimming and sunbathing, isn’t it? At this point I would like to ask you to put on your trekking boots and get ready!
I don’t know why I have never bothered walking further than the beach goes (and please don’t do the same mistake) as the views you will find are just stunning. Here is my photo documentation of my Ghajn Tuffieha hike. Hope you like it.
One you pass the Ghajn Tuffieha beach, you will reach the Ras il-Qarraba promontory. Notice the unusual shapes formed by clay slipping slowly over the yellow limestone. I’ve said it many time, but this proofs again that nature is the beast creator. The views from this point are absolutely stunning.
This is the rocky part of my adventure. You’ll need a good pair of shoes if you would like to walk all the way around the Qarraba promontory like I did. The rocks are pretty sharp at times, so be careful, but it’s a great adventure and I love to explore places like this!
There will be couple of rather small passage ways, but everything is doable and not really claustrophobic. There are many paths guiding you around the promontory so you can choose which one suits you best.
As you can see Malta has many hiking opportunities for the adventurous types, so if you are the rather backpacking kind of a traveler who doesn’t like to just sit on the beach, this would be definitely one of places you should visit. And if it gets a bit too hot in summer, you can always pack your swimwear and refresh yourself in the Maltese crystal clear waters after your trek. Enjoy!