Walking in Malta

Malta Hiking Tips and Advice

Walking in Malta can be a very rewarding experience since the Maltese countryside offers many beautiful country walks.

Beaches in Malta like Mellieha Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha, Golden Bay, Anchor Bay, Paradise Bay and Gnejna also make a good starting point for some easy and pleasant walks.

Comino island is also a popular destination for walking.

The best time for walking in Malta is from October till May.

Summer is way too hot to go on walks. In Spring, the countryside comes alive with beautiful wild flowers.


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Prickly pear tree and wild flowers in Marfa on the way to Cirkewwa Terminal


If you’re visiting the Maltese islands in the summer, and you’d still love to do a bit of walking, then we recommend that you either go early in the morning or in the evenings.

There are countless walking routes in Malta, Gozo and Comino such as the Blue Grotto and Zurrieq valley walk, along the coast towards Ghar Lapsi and walk along Dingli Cliffs, to name a few.


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Girna (corbelled hut) ... you'll see many of these if you go on country walks


Buskett, which is a small woodland is also a good place from where you can start pleasant countryside walks.


Walking in Malta and Gozo: Long Walks

On the Maltese islands, you will find all sorts of walks for all levels.


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The Red Tower ... clearly visible from Mellieha Bay


In addition to the walks already mentioned above, there are a host of longer walks where you can get to really savor the Maltese countryside and all that it has to offer.

So walking in Malta is something that practically anyone can enjoy.

VisitMalta, the official Malta Tourism website has some very good e-brochures on walking in Malta and Gozo, which you can download for free.


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Discover impressive churches or charming little chapels in the most unusual places ... this one's in Mtahleb


If you’re interested in doing any of the following walks, just click on the link at the end of the short description and download the relative e-brochure.

The brochures have a very detailed summary and photos of what you will see, a detailed map of the walk as well as valuable information on walking in Malta.

GIRGENTI WALK

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This walk commences from Buskett and ends in Qrendi.

On this walk, you will get the chance to wander around Buskett – Malta’s only woodland … see cart ruts, Roman quarries, pass through the traditional village of Siggiewi and much more.

Length of walk: Approximately 5 hours

You can download the Girgenti Walk brochure for free here.

BAHRIJA WALK

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This walk commences and ends in Rabat Malta.

During this walk, you will see beautiful countryside views and experience stunning scenery from the coastal cliffs.

You will also get to see the uninhabited island of Filfla from afar.

Length of walk: Approximately 5 hours

To download the Bahrija Walk brochure, go here.

DWEJRA LINES WALK

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The Dwejra Lines Walk starts at Mgarr in Malta and finishes in Mosta.

You will pass through the hamlet of Bingemma and see punic tombs. As the name implies, the best part of this walk are the Dwejra Lines.

These are a network of linear fortifications built in the 19th century.

You will also pass by an old chapel that is believed to be miraculous. The walk ends near Mosta’s famous church – the Rotunda.

Length of walk: Approximately 5 hours

You can download the Dwejra Lines Walk brochure for free here.

MARFA WALK

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Starting and ending at Ghadira Bay in Mellieha, this walk takes you to some of the most spectacular views you can see in Malta.

Views range from scenic land to seascapes, dramatic cliffs, fortified structures and much more.

Depending on the time of year you do this walk, you can end your day by taking a dip into the stunning Mellieha Bay.

This beach is the most popular beach on the Maltese islands.

Length of walk: Approximately 5 hours

If you're interested in doing this walk, download the free brochure here.

TA’ GURDAN WALK

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Ta’ Gurdan walk is a circular walk which starts and ends in the tiny traditional village of Gharb, Gozo.

During this walk, you will see the Ta’ Gurdan Lighthouse. From Ta’ Gurdan hill, you can enjoy spectacular views of Gozo island.

This walk will also take you to Wied l-Ghasri, a beautiful valley.

On this walk you will also get the chance to see the famous Ta’ Pinu Basilica.

Length of walk: Approximately 4 and a half hours

You can download the Ta' Gurdan Walk brochure for free here.

QORROT WALK

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This is another circular walk starting and finishing in Nadur, Gozo.

On this walk you will go to Dahlet Qorrot bay, pass by valleys and fields and also get the opportunity to savor some stunning views from the outskirts of the village of Qala.

You will also see an eighteenth century windmill.

Length of walk: Approximately 3 hours

You can download the Qorrot Walk brochure for free here.

RAMLA WALK

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The Ramla Walk commences and ends in Nadur, Gozo.

During this walk you will enjoy stunning views of valleys, archaeological sites and much more.

The highlight of this walk is of course, Ramla Bay – dubbed as one of the most beautiful beaches on the Maltese islands.

Length of walk: Approximately 4 hours

Interested in doing the Ramla Walk? Download the free brochure here.

SALTPAN WALK

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This walk starts and ends in Rabat, the capital of Gozo.

On this walk you will see the oldest basilica in Gozo and walk through the stunning valley of Wied l-Ghasri.

You will also see traditional salt pans and visit Xwejni Bay and Qbajjar Bay.

An enjoyable walk which ends in Rabat, where you can grab a drink and snack at one of the many small and charming local bars.

Length of walk: Approximately 5 hours

You can download the Saltpan Walk brochure for free here.


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