Discover Gozo | North Coast Hiking Trail

Wied il-Ghasri & Salt Pans

From Maria’s BnB, one can start a hike toXwenki_Bay_Salt_Pans_in_Gozowards the small fishing village of Marsalforn, exposing oneself to picturesque scenery of the Ghasri Fjord and Salt Pans. Ghasri Fjord is a natural wonder, offering a secluded small beach at the bottom of the valley.  This offers crystal clear water with the valley walls on both sides.  Further on is the north coast of Gozo, characterized by a chequerboard of rock-cut salt pans protruding into the sea. These 350-year-old salt pans, stretch about 3 km along the coast, are more than just scenic. They are part of the centuries-old Gozitan tradition of Sea-Salt production that has been passed down within certain families for many generations. During the summer months, locals scrape up the crystals of salt. The salt is then stored and processed in the caves carved into the coastal rock. This hike is estimated to take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes arriving at Marsalforn, where one finds a beach as well as plenty of bars and restaurants.   In Marsalforn one finds our first launched property, Maria Giovanna Guesthouse.  Frequent buses stop at the bus shelter directly to the main terminus in Victoria.