Bike Ride to EU Funded Sites - Route 2

On Sunday, May 26, Servizzi Ewropej f’Malta – SEM will be organising the second of four cycling rides to EU funded sites. These organised tours for adults to different sites and projects around Malta and Gozo that have been co-financed by the European Union, will showcase the various ways in which the European Union seeks to invest in and support.

The 27km route (See Gallery below) starts at 8am at the seaside village of Marsaxlokk next to the Parish Church, to Birżebbuġa, Qajjenza seafront and the limits of San Luċjan. The route continues through the ruralways of Ħas-Saptan, onto the valley of Wied Garnaw to Gudja and the quiet streets of Santa Luċija and Ħal Tarxien.

Later, we will take a ruralway to Żabbar, where we will join a short spurt of Sunday morning traffic to reach Fgura, with a short break by the Kappella of San Niklaw past Żonqor, onto the valleys to Marsaskala. We will be riding through pleasant environments of the Munxar cliffs, Torri tal-Mozz and Torri ta' Mamo.

Then we will be heading off to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Xrobb l-Għaġin, a site which benefitted from EU funding, passing on our way by Tas-Silġ, to get back to the Marsaxlokk Parish Church.

The Centre provides ex-situ rehabilitation of wildlife from across Malta and surrounding seas: marine (turtles and cetaceans), terrestrial (such as hedgehogs, shrews, lizards, snakes and bats) and avian fauna. Following rehabilitation, these are released into their natural habitat. This is indeed a unique attraction with the opportunity to interact with the rehabilitating wildlife.

Kindly click here for a detailed map of the route.

Interested participants are kindly requested to register their participation through the ‘Register’ button at the top of this page. Participation is free of charge.