The Kuncizzjoni to Bingemma Fort walking route along the Maltese Victoria Lines is a great section of the Victoria Lines to walk along. It offers superb views of the north of Malta all the way to Gozo.
The Bingemma Fort to Kuncizzjoni walking path, beside the Maltese Victoria Lines, can be very overgrown in places. You can not be shy walking this section as you will have to cross peoples fields and go through “private” and “RTO” signs. But the effort is worth the reward.
Kuncizzjoni to Bingemma Fort – Victoria Lines Malta walk route
Lots of good scenery and views of North Malta
If you look south you will see the town of Bahrija, famous for its Sunday rabbit restaurants
Malta’s famous and sometimes strange hunting hideouts
The start of the walking route from Kuncizzjoni to Bingemma Fort is nice and easy with most of it being along a road.
The Maltese Victoria Lines and the ease of hiking the pathway then go downhill for a short section. This is where you have to not be shy and also look ahead as to where you want to go.
You will come to what appears to be the end of the Maltese Victoria Lines in a small field with 2 “private” signs. Do not go through the gate with the large new wall as you wont be able to get out of the field. Go across the field until you come to the stop wall
Maltese wild flowers appear in spring
Malta wild flower meadows in full bloom
Maltese Victoria Lines “Stop Wall” that you need to cross.
Once across you will have to go through another field and then turn left and down the alley way between the 2 houses. Ignore the “private” sign as the Maltese Victoria Lines are only a few meters away.
You will need to turn right/east and you then see ahead the edge of the escarpment and where you eventually need to end up to keep walking the Maltese Victoria Lines. Due to it being spring I found it easier to climb up and walk along the Maltese Victoria Lines itself.
And then suddenly there is a reminder of what the Maltese Victoria Lines were designed and built for. A killing structure. You will see a great section of the Maltese Victoria Lines that also extends down into the field below.
After this there is a rough section of wild bushes and shrubbery. Head for the house and try to find a way through. Once you are through then get on the road you will need to take the road going up, the road on the right, the dead end for cars.
If you are walking from Bingemma Fort to Kuncizzjoni it is easier to see where you need to go for the difficult section described above. You need to head towards the large building shown above and then towards the building with the blue blinds but you wont be able to see the blue blinds from the side.
View of Il Pellegrin
Bingemma Fort is now close (right hand edge of photograph). This shortish part of the walk along the cliff edge is scenic and peaceful. Then only one more section where you have to climb or find your way round a small obstacle.
You need to go down this pathway and climb up and over some fields to get to Bingemma Fort which is only 100 meters away
If you are hiking the route from Bingemma Fort to Kuncizzjoni you will need to head in the direction of the house on the left of these buildings.
Bingemma Fort, a good place to have a break, water and some food. If you go round and sit on the other side you can see the Bingemma Lines section all the way up to Dwejra.
Next part of the walking guide – Bingemma Fort to Bingemma Gap section.