Malta, Honey Island 2021
Malta is a small island, very small indeed. With its 14.5 km wide and 27 long, it is one of the smallest inhabited islands in Europe. Nevertheless, Malta and its archipelago, in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, have a very interesting history and many curiosities related to millenary culture and traditions. First of all, its name derives from the Greek “melite” (sweet), it was so called by the Greeks for the large quantity of native bees and their abundant production of honey, still produced in Gozo today. It has many curious aspects, we give you a taste: it is much loved by Hollywood, many of the most famous film producers have filmed here, such as “Game of Thrones” and “Gladiator” for example; you drive on the left due to the past British domination; the church of Mosta, with its dome among the largest in the world, is miraculously intact. A bomb dropped during World War II remained incredibly unexploded; it is a bilingual state and divorce was legalized only in 2011 !! It is a nation famous for its historical sites linked to the various rulers of the island, from the Romans, the Moors, the Knights of St John, the French and the English. Here there are numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, an underground complex of halls and mortuaries that dates back to around 4000 BC. In short, an archipelago to be discovered and why not on horseback …
Departure dates on request from APRIL to OCTOBER with a minimum of 2 participants (starting any day of the week)
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 2 MAX 6
Pick-up from Valletta airport and transfer to your La Falconeria hotel (or similar). Check-in, free dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and free morning to visit the capital: the gardens called the belvedere of Italy, the Upper Baracca Gardens, from where you can admire a wonderful view of the great port. Do not miss a visit to the Cathedral of S. Giovanni, the convent church of the Knights, full of sculptures and paintings. In the Oratory of the Cathedral you can admire the two paintings by Caravaggio and the magnificent Flemish tapestries. At 3.00 pm pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the suggestive Golden Bay, located in the north-east of Malta, from where we will start our horseback ride of about three hours at sunset along the coast and the golden Maltese cliffs. they overlook Gozo and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Return to the hotel around 18.00. Free dinner and overnight stay.
After having breakfast, pick-up from the hotel at h. 90.30 and we will go to Gozo: "Malta's sister!" After a twenty minute boat trip, it is noted that although both islands resemble each other in their history and development, Gozo has a unique character. Gozo is a hilly island, much greener and more picturesque. During this day there will be a visit to a farm, where we will witness the production process of the typical Maltese cheese. The visit will be accompanied by the tasting of the typical gbejna immersed in a breathtaking scenery. Following the horseback ride along the cliffs and hills of Gozo overlooking the crystal clear sea. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Free dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast and free morning; we suggest a visit to the central part of Malta, dominated by the medieval city of Mdina. Walking through the streets of the so-called 'silent city' you can visit the Cathedral and its imposing ramparts that offer a splendid panoramic view of the island. Pick-up from the hotel at h. 15.00 and we will be back on the saddle for about 3 hours for the Maltese hinterland which offers unique landscapes surrounded by nature, away from the chaos of big cities. This territory is dotted with wonderful landscapes and enchanting places that will make your trekking unforgettable. Return to the hotel around 18.00. Free dinner and overnight stay.
Pick-up at h. 9.00 am and we will conclude our Maltese holiday with an experience that will involve all five of our senses. We will visit a winery specializing in fine wines. We will have the opportunity to visit the exclusive wine estate and receive a detailed explanation of the production process. Afterwards, we will head to the tasting room and the terrace which enjoys a splendid panoramic view of the vineyard, from where we will enjoy a tasting and a light lunch. Return to the hotel by h. 1.00 pm to retrieve your luggage and transfer to the airport or continue your vacation (request your personalized quote).
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 1 April 2021 to 31 October 2021||€ 1,700|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°°° (FROM EASY TO INTERMEDIATE)
ACCOMMODATION: HOTEL BOUTIQUE
EQUIPMENT: English saddles
HORSES: of European origin and some from local breeding. Available horses adaptable to every level of rider
GAIT: ABOUT 3 HOURS PER DAY ON THE SADDLE – The walks last about 3 hours. It is possible to modulate the difficulty and the gaits according to the equestrian level of the participants.
MINIMUM AGE : 16 years
MAXIMUM WEIGHT : 90 Kg TYPE : equestrian stay with overnight stays in a boutique hotel
4 nights in the hotel La Falconeria. Delightful charming hotel located in the center of the capital Valletta, from which you can easily reach the main points of interest. It offers its guests 43 rooms of different types, plus a bar, restaurant and panoramic terrace.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. Depending on the time of arrival and departure, the visit to the winery with tasting scheduled for day 5 can be moved to day 1.
On request it is possible to have guided tours with an Italian speaking guide.
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