Walks Programme

The association organises about 50 walks every year, and has several expert walk leaders to help you enjoy the best routes we have found while trekking ourselves.

Walks are organised for the benefit of RAM members. Guests are welcome to try any walk and are invited to join the association if they find the going good and wish to come again.

How difficult are the walks?

Ramblers often leave the paved roads to roam the countryside and this may not be suitable for everybody. Therefore all walks are graded by duration and by difficulty, to help members decide whether a walks is suitable for them or not.

EasyFor the occasional rambler who prefers to walk along easy terrain routes along country lanes without much rough ground or too steep inclines.
Moderate For the average rambler who can take 3-4 hour stretches of walking on uneven surfaces.
HardFor the fit rambler in good physical shape and able to negotiate steep inclines and long stretches.
Very Hard Only for hardy ramblers loving difficult challenges, and who are ready to take a beating.

What guidelines should I keep in mind when coming for a walk?

The association recommends that you follow this set of (non-exhaustive) guidelines for an enjoyable walk, and also to prevent any loss or injury while walking in the outdoors.

  • Wearing clothing attire and footwear which is suitable for walking activities;
  • Keeping all your belongings in a safe place during the walk;
  • Bringing basic first aid material with you to the walk;
  • Bringing sufficient drinking water with you to the walk;
  • Undertaking a medical check-up on a regular basis to ensure that your health condition is adequate for walking activities;
  • Paying attention to the difficulty level of each walk, and only attending walks the difficulty level of which is compatible with your experience and physical condition;
  • Sticking to the trail suggested by walk leaders during the walk;
  • Stopping from walking if at any point the walk feels too difficult.

Disclaimer: By attending any of the walks you expressly acknowledge that this shall be at your own risk and that you shall be responsible for any loss, damage or injury which you may incur during the walk. The association expressly disclaims liability in any manner or under any circumstances whatsoever, for any loss or damage, bodily injury or death, which may be incurred during a walk.

Green Country Code

Walking in the countryside needs to take place in a respectful way to the environment and other countryside users.

The association demands that you follow its Green Country Code when you participate in its walks.

  1. Walk along pathways as far as possible.
  2. Do not trespass, cause damage or trample on cultivated areas.
  3. Respect other countryside users and do not cause undue disturbance to others.
  4. Refrain from collecting or causing harm to any specimens of flora and fauna.
  5. Do not litter the countryside.
  6. Do not dispose of any waste near the sea.
  7. Avoid causing noise and light pollution (especially in caves or at night).
  8. Do not light fires in vulnerable locations (such as caves, under trees, on dry grass or garigue).
  9. Know the protection status of any sites we will pass through. Some activities may be restricted in such areas or they may require extra attention.
  10. Report any grass fires or emergencies on 112.

June

Thursday 6th: Għargħur Sunset Walk

From Naxxar we go down to Tal Ferħa, then onto Wied id-Dies, and some parts of the Victoria Lines.

Meeting point: Behind parking of Mc Donald’s outlet in Naxxar

Starting time: 18:45

Rating: Easy to moderate

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs 


Wednesday 12th: Sunset walk

We start our walk from near the chapel and move in the direction of the Coral Lagoon. We walk to the White Tower where we will have a break while enjoying the Sunset.

We then proceed by the surrounding bays and back to our starting point.

Meeting point: L-Aħrax Chapel, L-Aħrax tal-Mellieha

Starting time: 19:00

Rating: Moderate with a very rough terrain in the first path of the walk 

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs


Tuesday 18th: Valletta evening walk

We shall walk around our capital city and its fortifications, visiting the experimental Fugas and discovering some ditches and secret tunnels.

Meeting point: Triton Fountain, Valletta

Starting time: 19:00

Rating: Easy to moderate with a number of stairs to tackle

Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours