Kindly note that due to COVID-19, all walks must follow the health regulations applicable at the time. At the moment these involve walking in bubbles of not more than 6 people and wearing a mask.
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.
|Easy||For 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.|
|Hard||For 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.
- Walk along pathways as far as possible.
- Do not trespass, cause damage or trample on cultivated areas.
- Respect other countryside users and do not cause undue disturbance to others.
- Refrain from collecting or causing harm to any specimens of flora and fauna.
- Do not litter the countryside.
- Do not dispose of any waste near the sea.
- Avoid causing noise and light pollution (especially in caves or at night).
- Do not light fires in vulnerable locations (such as caves, under trees, on dry grass or garigue).
- 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.
- Report any grass fires or emergencies on 112.
SUNDAY 3rd October: East Victoria Lines
We walk from Fort Madliena towards San Giovanni Battery and follow the Victoria Lines westwards until we reach Naxxar Gap, from where we then start heading back along country roads.
Meeting point: Fort Madliena car park
Start time: 08.00am NB: Please note the early start time!
Rating: Moderate to hard with rough terrain and steep steps uphill.
Duration: between 3 to 4 hrs.
SUNDAY 10th October: Mellieha
A panoramic walk that takes in lovely countryside with background sea views over Mistra, Buġibba, St Paul’s Island. We will also skirt Fort Campbell and Għajn Ħadid.
Meeting point: Selmun Palace
Start time: 09.00am
Rating: Moderate on uneven surface
Duration: from 3 to 3 and a half hrs.
SUNDAY 17th October: Comino
Our annual trek to Comino. We will be returning to Malta in the afternoon. This is a restricted walk because of limited passengers on the ferry boat. Please enquire by email.
Rating: A moderate to hard walk on rough terrain.
SUNDAY 24TH October: Marsascala and the South coast
We will be following the coast line towards Xrobb l-Għaġin and Marsaxlokk.
Meeting point: Marsascala Parish Church
Start time: 09.00am
Duration: From 3 to 4 hrs
SUNDAY 31ST October: Mosta- Tarġa Gap via Dwejra – Qlejgħa Valley – Speranza Valley
Meeting point: Near the kiosk at the Għarusa tal-Mosta Garden at Tarġa Gap.
Starting time: 09.00am
Duration: between 3 and 3 and a half hrs