Malta

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Valetta

Thanks to its location right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta enjoys a climate that makes walking possible all year round, but spring and autumn are best. Thanks to the hot sirocco wind, summers do get really hot. Winters can occasionally be chilly and wet, but always stay mild. The main island of Malta offers some interesting walks, but so do the lesser known islands of Gozo and Comino which are also part of Malta.

With a total rather flat area adding up to only 316 km², and nowhere higher than 240m,  there are many possibilities for day hikes and you will find some trails which are marked in red, particularly along the rocky coastline. Long distance trails are absent. Typical for Malta island are a rather bare and dry landscape, limestone slabs and outcrops along the coast, and the island as a whole tilting slightly towards the northeast. The many bays and inlets are all rocky, except for some sandy beaches in the northwest. The island of Gozo is even smaller, but also much greener and more varied, with some lovely coastal paths along majestic cliffs and ancient villages.

Trails

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Walking in Malta | Cicerone |
  • Wandelgids met 33 dagtochten op Malta, Gozo en Comino. Goede omschrijvingen, veel praktische informatie. Redelijk kaartmateriaal. (goede wandelkaart Kompass / zie landkaarten) The Maltese Islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino bask in sunshine at the heart of the Mediterranean, between Europe and Africa. History has ensured that the islands have... Read more
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  • The Book Depository, United Kingdom
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • Cicerone Press , United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Malta, Walking in
  • Walking in Malta: 33 Routes on Malta, Gozo and Comino from Cicerone Press covering both country walks and heritage trails in Valletta, Rabat and Victoria. 24 of the walks are on Malta itself, with 8 on Gozo, plus a tour of Comino.Detailed descriptions of the country walks are accompanied by extracts from the Maltese topographic survey at... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • Walking in Malta
  • This guidebook describes 33 day walks on Malta, as well as walking routes on the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino. Walks range from heritage trails to coastal walks and explorations inland. Malta offers year-round walking visiting old towns including Valetta, as well as walks to enjoy the excellent scenery around the cliffs and coast. Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
  • Bötig Klaus: Malta
  • Malta entdecken und erleben. Baden, Bummeln, Ausgehen. Essen, Trinken, Übernachten. Ausflüge, Wanderungen, Sehenswertes. 5., Aufl. Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Aeolian (Lipari) Islands
  • Aeolian (Lipari) Islands on a contoured, GPS compatible hiking and recreational map at 1:25,000 from Kompass printed on durable, waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. The map includes a street plan of Lipari Town and the accompanying booklet has an 11-page English language guide to the islands with descriptions of main places of... Read more
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  • IGN, France
  • Kompass, Germany
  • eBooks.de, Germany
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
  • Buch.de, Germany
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IGN
France
  • 693 - Isole Eolie O Lipari
  • Les cartes de randonnée KOMPASS contiennent des informations précieuses pour les randonneurs : Marquage. Itinéraires de randonnées recommandés. Informations touristiques importantes. Descriptif des cartes dans la langue du pays Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wis
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen. Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt. Die Rückseite (deutsch, italienisch, englisch und französisch)... Read more
eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Buch.de
Germany
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Buch.de
Germany
  • Malta, Gozo 1 : 25 000
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen. Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt. Die Rückseite informiert über Orte sowie empfehlenswerte Touren,... Read more
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  • Kompass, Germany
  • IGN, France
  • eBooks.de, Germany
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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wis
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit Markierungen, empfehlenswerte Radrouten und wichtige touristische Informationen. Der topographische Inhalt wird bei aller Detailgenauigkeit leicht lesbar und anschaulich dargestellt. Die Rückseite informiert über Orte sowie empfehlenswerte Touren,... Read more
IGN
France
  • 235 - Malta - Gozo
  • Les cartes de randonnée KOMPASS contiennent des informations précieuses pour les randonneurs : Marquage. Itinéraires de randonnées recommandés. Informations touristiques importantes. Descriptif des cartes dans la langue du pays Read more
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Germany
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Gozo and Comino
  • Topographic map of Gozo and Comino at 1:25,000 from the Malta Environment & Planning Authority, the country Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Malta
  • Topographic map of Malta at 1:25,000 from the Malta Environment & Planning Authority, the country Read more
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Walking holidays

Sawadee
Netherlands
  • WALKING IN MALTA/GOZO
  • In the heart of the Mediterranean, lie the beautiful and always sun-kissed Maltese Islands. The bustling island of Malta is home to the oldest megalithic temples on Earth, the UNESCO Old City of Valletta and bucolic inland paths. Leaving Malta behind, the tranquil, verdant island of Gozo, dotted with delightful honey-coloured villages and... Read more
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