Community Sailing and Climbing Week in Malta

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Kalkara Marina Co. Ltd, Kalkara Wharf, Kalkara, KKR 1501, Malta to Kalkara Marina Co. Ltd, Kalkara Wharf, Kalkara, KKR 1501, Malta
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Tour description

Join climbing and sailing trips organized by passionate skippers. We are a group of dedicated skippers who love to build a sailing community and whose work is to organize several sailing trips a year. We treat participants of our trips as friends, not clients. This trip is a mix of sailing and climbing in Malta. We offer this trip to be joined by interesting people from all over the world who are fun to spend time with and enjoy adventures. A bit of a backpacker spirit is good to have. The age group is 25-45 but it is really the mental age that counts!If you feel like meeting new people, learning new skills and enjoying true experiences, come join us exploring!No previous sailing experience is necessary to join!Climbing: for newbies we have certified instructors, for independent climbers we have a reduced price (please ask).

We include you into planning each days itinerary. We are true to a real sailing spirit and plan together with the wind, weather and you! Therefore, please just treat the below itinerary as a general idea. We will customize it to meet your crew wishes and the current weather. Only the mad ones sail against the wind!Day 1: VALLETTA: We start our week in the capital. We provision our yacht and commence the adventure!Day 2: COMINO: Comino is the little sister island of Malta and Gozo. We sail there and take in the delights of the Blue Lagoon.Day 3: DWEJRA: Dwejra has many easy traditional routes over the Inland Sea (a salt water lagoon connected to the sea by a narrow cave opening). A perfect place to take a swim after the climbing!Day 4: WIED BABU: Wied Babu (Wied is the Maltese name for a dry valley) is the best site in Malta for learning to climb. There are many easy routes on the eastern side of this beautiful valley, as well as challenging overhangs on the western side, so there’ll be something for every climber!Day 5: MĠARR IX-XINI: This is the ultimate hidden climbing valley! You can’t reach it unless you know the way. Find the secret passage, through stairs carved in the rock. Belay your climbing partner in the shade of a fig tree, listening to the birds. There are many easy routes here, as well as impressive overhangs!Day 6: MISTRA: Mistra is one of these places where we can anchor our yacht and go climbing right next to it! We will try some SLT, alias ‘Sea Level Traverse’, a kind of climbing where one climbs laterally above the water at no more than a few meters high. The aim of the game is to climb as far as possible, we’ll see who reaches furthestDay 7: MARSAXLO It’s also a colourful harbour filled with the blues, yellows and greens of the many traditional Maltese fishing boats (Luzzu). The design of the Luzzu may date back to Phoenician times, they are often painted with a pair of eyes on their bow. Marsaxlokk is the main traditional fishing harbour in Malta, and is famous for its Sunday morning fish market.Day 8: VALLETTA: Day 8 is the day to say goodbye. All the miles sailed, coasts visited, skills gained and time shared with others will make you bond and build relations. See you another time!  

What's included

  • A comfy bed on a fully equipped 12-16m sailing yacht, tender, end cleaning, tourist taxes, bed linen, towels, etc… If you join solo you share a same-sex cabin.
  • Pro Skipper who is in charge of sailing. S/he is a part of your crew, facilitates the trip and shows you the best secret spots. Climbing instructor in charge of the climbing. Skippers are fun, sailed the 7 seas and are socially capable professionals.
  • Our skipper is also a professional climbing instructor. Depending on the amount of people who joins we will have assistant instructors from local climbing school to give us a hand.
  • Independent climbers are welcome to join this trip with a considerate discount. They will however not have a service of climbing instructor, but only local advice and loads of encouragement!
  • Travel insurance is always included. Our partner Axa is providing it. It covers:
  • MEDICAL EXPENSES AND COSTS OF IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE: 20.000
  • PERSONAL ACCIDENT: 2.000
  • TRAVEL LUGGAGE: 200
  • TPL: 50.000

What's not included

  • Please allow 170€ to cover exclusions which will go for:
  • Food and drinks on board (we have fridge and stove on board) and in the restaurants
  • Taxis to reach some of the climbing spots.
  • Fuel for the yacht
  • If you will not be bringing your own climbing equipment, please add 25€ for a weekly equipment rental. The set is all what you will need and includes: harness, climbing shoes, helmet, chalk bag, belay device, ropes.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: VALLETTA: We start our week in the capital. We provision our yacht and commence the adventure!

Day 2: Day 2: COMINO: Comino is the little sister island of Malta and Gozo. We sail there and take in the delights of the Blue Lagoon.

Day 3: Day 3: DWEJRA: Dwejra has many easy traditional routes over the Inland Sea (a salt water lagoon connected to the sea by a narrow cave opening). A perfect place to take a swim after the climbing!

Day 4: Day 4: WIED BABU: Wied Babu (Wied is the Maltese name for a dry valley) is the best site in Malta for learning to climb. There are many easy routes on the eastern side of this beautiful valley, as well as challenging overhangs on the western side, so there’ll be something for every climber!

Day 5: Day 5: MĠARR IX-XINI: This is the ultimate hidden climbing valley! You can’t reach it unless you know the way. Find the secret passage, through stairs carved in the rock. Belay your climbing partner in the shade of a fig tree, listening to the birds. There are many easy routes here, as well as impressive overhangs!

Day 6: Day 6: MISTRA: Mistra is one of these places where we can anchor our yacht and go climbing right next to it! We will try some SLT, alias ‘Sea Level Traverse’, a kind of climbing where one climbs laterally above the water at no more than a few meters high. The aim of the game is to climb as far as possible, we’ll see who reaches furthest

Day 7: Day 7: MARSAXLO It’s also a colourful harbour filled with the blues, yellows and greens of the many traditional Maltese fishing boats (Luzzu). The design of the Luzzu may date back to Phoenician times, they are often painted with a pair of eyes on their bow. Marsaxlokk is the main traditional fishing harbour in Malta, and is famous for its Sunday morning fish market.

Day 8: Day 8: VALLETTA: Day 8 is the day to say goodbye. All the miles sailed, coasts visited, skills gained and time shared with others will make you bond and build relations. See you another time!