The beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta provides wonderful opportunities for cycling. Its attractions include stunning landscapes, a beautiful natural environment and a range of rich archaeological and cultural treasures. This guide is aimed at readers who enjoy cycling because it can take them through landscapes of beauty and past features of historic, natural or environmental interest. Cycling provides enjoyment, exercise and wellbeing, with minimal impact on the environment.
This comprehensive book is packed with practical information and advice. It provides detailed maps of cycling routes on Malta, together with a description of the noteworthy features that lie along or close to each route. This guide also describes the background (historical, cultural and environmental) of the key points of interest to increase your understanding and pleasure. Allowing time for admiring the sights, each cycle route represents a day’s adventure. The suggested routes also encourage you to stop at specific locations from where short walks can bring you to impressive features that cannot be directly reached by bike. The routes are mostly along level roads though there are a number of inclines that some might find a little challenging. However all the routes can be done by anyone with an average level of fitness.
Importantly, this practical guide provides a listing of the outlets from which bikes can be hired as well as invaluable advice on support issues such as when best to visit, accomodation, safety tips and bus and ferry information. The sections on archaeology, geology and wildlife will add considerably to your understanding and appreciation of this most pleasant mediterranean island.
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