Malta

Description

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

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
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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
Bol.com
Netherlands
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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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
Bol.com
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Malta, Gozo and Comino
  • Malta, Gozo and Comino is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities on each island. The guide covers a range of routes including walks on each of the islands. A double-sided, fold-out touring map of Malta gives an overview of the island, basic street outlines of Victoria and Comino and the locations... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
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

Kompass
Germany
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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
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
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Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS-Wanderkarten Malta - Gozo WK 235
  • 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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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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Walking holidays

Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Malta 8 dagen
  • Paulus’ spoor over onbekende paden op Malta Malta, in het hart van de Middellandse Zee, is een eiland met een omvang van nauwelijks 20 bij 30 kilometer met een hoogste top van slechts 253 meter. Het landje kent een geschiedenis van duizenden jaren. Prehistorische culturen lieten tempels na zoals die van Hagar Qim en Mnajdra. De apostel Paulus,... Read more
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Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Malta 8 dagen
  • Paulus’ spoor over onbekende paden Malta, in het hart van de Middellandse Zee, is een eiland met een omvang van nauwelijks 20 bij 30 kilometer met een hoogste top van slechts 253 meter. Het landje kent een geschiedenis van duizenden jaren. Prehistorische culturen lieten tempels na zoals die van Hagar Qim en Mnajdra. De apostel Paulus, later de... Read more
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