Looking for a fun way to discover the island of Gozo on a full-day trip?
Go for a Quad Biking Gozo tour with Yippee. They’ll take you to places that are hard to reach by car: Explore stunning beaches and bays, hidden gems and rugged nature on this beautiful island on a bit of an adventure.
While you’ll drive your own (state-of-the-art) quad bike, you’ll be following a lead vehicle with an experienced driver who’s a multilingual storyteller and knows every inch of Gozo and speaks multiple languages. That’s a great alternative to “DIY” quad bike rentals, where you have to figure out where to go yourself.
This is a great way to visit the island of Gozo if:
Read on to find out why that’s really good value.
Yippee tours offer a very flexible and fair cancellation policy:
Since Yippee have limited availability, especially during the busier Spring/Summer months (April – October) I highly recommend booking in advance to avoid missing out on your preferred date.
With free cancellation up to 24h pre-tour start time, you’ll be covered if you need to cancel for whatever reason.
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Here’s what to expect from your day out with a quad bike (which will last around 7 hours (excluding transfers time):
Although a dedicated boat ferries Yippee customers across the Gozo channel for most of the year, if the weather conditions are poor, you will be provided with tickets to the Gozo Channel communal ferry (at no extra cost). That ferry sails to and from Mġarr Harbour (where you can find its ferry terminal at the bottom of the main road) and is also very convenient, nevertheless.
The Church of St. John the Baptist (also referred to as the Xewkija Rotunda), is one of Gozo’s most recognisable churches. Boasting the third-largest unsupported dome, it was built by local parishioners between 1952 and 1979 and is the pride of the village. And for good reason!
On your stop here you’ll be able to get to the top of the church by lift to admire breathtaking 360-degree views.
There are few places around the island of Gozo with beautiful rugged nature scenes like the Sanap Cliffs, on the southern coast of the island.
Venturing off the main roads, on the outskirts of the peaceful little village of Munxar, you’ll get the chance to have a little trek around the area to take in the views.
Xlendi is a popular little beach town flanked by a tall cliff and with a unique look and feel. You’ll be stopping at the belvedere after a short drive on your quad bike, which lines the side of the bay.
Referred to by the locals as l-Għajn tal-Ħasselin (‘washer’s spring’), this is a real hidden gem in Gozo often overlooked.
Once you head up the road towards Victoria from Xlendi, you’ll stop over at the small town of Fontana (‘spring’ in Italian) next. Built on top of two natural springs on either side of the main road, you’ll find two washhouses built in the 16th century by the Knights of St. John.
These centuries-old arched structures provided shelter for the locals who used the springs primarily for washing, and you’ll still find locals taking their daily laundry there for a wash.
Hewn out of rock, the irrigation system still functions as it did centuries ago.
Onto the next natural wonder in Gozo: Dwejra Bay with its inland sea, Fungus Rock and Blue Hole!
This particular area is magical and a personal favourite to wander around, explore and swim/snorkel at so it’s a great stop to make on your quad bike tour.
The inland sea is a naturally formed pool that lies within the cliffs that surround Dwejra, but is connected to the sea through a sea cave.
Fungus Rock is a large rock formation that stands out in the middle of Dwejra Bay. It was strictly off-limits during the time of the Knights due to the fact that a particular type of fungus, thought to have medicinal properties, grew there.
This spot is a cliff face from which you get stunning views over the area of Dwejra. This was the spot of the once-famous and iconic Azure Window rock formation that unfortunately collapsed in 2017.
Your next stop is what’s unofficially become the successor to the Azure Window: Another naturally formed arch along the northern coastline of Gozo: The Wied il-Mielaħ Window.
Wied il-Mielaħ is a beautiful valley that runs down from the village of Għarb, which is a short drive away from Dwejra. Making your way through the valley, you’ll end up at a rock-hewn staircase that takes you down to the window.
When the sea is calm, it’s used as a swimming and diving spot, but either way, it’s a sight to behold, especially when the sea is rough. The echoes of the waves crashing into the rocks and the sheer size of the window are impressive!
Heading eastward, you’ll come across Għasri valley, which is known for its stunning pebbly beach. You’ll have to climb a number of rock-hewn stairs to get down to the bay but it’s another beautiful sight to behold and worth the climb back up.
Heading towards the seaside town of Marsalforn, you’ll be stopping over at the Xwejni Salt Pans next.
Salt mining has been a micro-industry in the Maltese islands for a few centuries now. Salt pans, hewn in the rock along the coast collect seawater during the colder, windier part of the year and sea salt is harvested between April and August, usually twice weekly.
Salt mining aside, it’s a beautiful spot to explore all year round.
These seaside bays are popular locations for a seaside bite and drink, and you’ll be enjoying some food tasting with a freshly prepared Gozitan traditional lunch here.
After your lunch break, you’ll have a slightly longer drive coming up, heading to the East of Gozo to reach Daħlet Qorrot
This beautiful little pebbly bay in the North of Gozo is perfectly suited for quad bikes since it’s a little more remote and takes you through small winding roads. An idyllic spot by the sea to enjoy, and a fun ride with lots to see on the way, to get to.
From Daħlet Qorrot, you’ll head back to Mġarr Harbour where the Yippee lsland Hopper Boat (private boat) awaits your arrival – weather permitting. It will take you to the small island of Comino, known for the Blue Lagoon. You’ll enjoy a swimming stop over at the – just as beautiful and much more peaceful – Crystal Lagoon and past some of Comino’s sea caves along its coastline.
If there are no quad bikes available or you’re considering alternatives to a Gozo quad hire, you can also check out this option: Gozo Tuk Tuk Tour – With these brightly coloured tuk tuks you’ll be visiting several stops around Gozo, and guided in several languages. A great option for families or small groups (up to 6 people).
Looking for a private tour of Gozo? With Yippee, you can book a private tour that is adjusted to your needs fully. These are the options and prices:
Taking a quad bike tour with Yippee is an excellent way to discover Gozo, and I highly recommend them.
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