Wied Znuber, Birzebbuga
Who is ready for another adventure? Wied Znuber has been on my radar for a while and finally managed to explore it with my gang. 🙂 The starting point is at a what looks like a roundabout, but without the roundabout! Anyways, apparently it’s also a place where the guys come to ‘burn their tires’ by going around doing their ‘doughnuts’. So also watch out! Below is the starting point, right at the ’roundabout’ marked on GoogleMaps at the end.
The weather wasn’t the best, but the sun came out on occasions. We didn’t get discouraged and continued the trek. The path gets smaller and less visible once you reach the grass, but it’s pretty easy to find the way. There are actually two ways to go in and out of the valley as we entered one way and came out another. So this is option number one. 🙂
Just keep on following the path and very soon the valley will open. Despite the rather grey weather the views were still pretty spectacular.
Soon enough you will see a set of steps leading you to the fortified part of the valley. It’s probably the coolest and most picturesque part of the trek as well, so get your cameras ready.
The next part that’s coming up will be probably the most adventurous one. After you cross the small stone bridge, you got to climb up the wall and go down a metal ladder to the valley. It’s not that challenging, but it surely adds that exciting factor to the trek that’s for sure.
Before climbing the wall and going down the ladder I took one more look at the steps and that’s a pretty view, isn’t it?
This is the metal ladder that you need to climb down. It’s a bit wobbly, but it’s attached well to the stone, so don’t worry. As you can see, there is an opening under the bridge. You can walk there, but it didn’t seem to really lead anywhere. Maybe an alternative way to walk into the valley, before the metal ladder?
Now it’s time to get through the grass and bushes, but nothing too uncomfortable, just mind your steps as it’s very uneven path.
And here we’re! Loving another beautiful valley and exploring all the hidden corners, climbing those massive boulders and just having a great time. Malta has so many beautiful places it’s just a question of finding them. And this is surely another one! I mean who would expect such a gem in the middle of an industrial area? Not me, that’s for sure.
Looking so small next to those rocks. Respecting nature as we should be. Collecting some plastic bottles and other rubbish here and there. My friends are amazing and I’m so happy to be surrounded by those who care about the environment. So from now on, we will start carrying garbage bags with us as one of them tripped trying to collect some plastic! Seriously, who leaves rubbish in such places really makes my mind boggle.
Which ever you look at the sea or back in the valley, it’s beautiful, calm and peaceful. Just us surrounded by nature and the sound of the sea. There are some metal hooks coming from the rocks, which helped us to climb a little bit more behind the corner.
I love these kind of unexpected adventures, you know where you have to climb a ladder, hold on to metal hooks to get over the sea to the next rock etc. Just love it. This is what makes me alive and really enjoy my life in Malta.
When you come back up from Wied Znuber don’t forget to check out the Wied Znuber Dolmen. It’s marked on GoogleMaps and it’s easy to find.
This is Wied Znuber Dolmen. Might not look big, but it’s actually pretty large. Wider than an adult lying down. And one fully grown person would fit right under it too. Just another point of interest to add to your adventure.
And if you’re still not tired and possibly in a playful mood you can visit the nearby Playmobil FunPark!
Below you can find the exact point from where I started the trek to Wied Znuber with my friends. Enjoy!