Malta / Gozo

Secrets of Malta Walking

Trip code: W07ML 5 (1 reviews)

Self-guided walking

7 nights,
single centre

Level: 2
Moderate

14.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
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SUMMARY

  • Excellent coastal walking with spectacular views over dramatic coastlines, beautiful beaches and azure Mediterranean waters.
  • Discover the fascinating and historic UNESCO World Heritage city of Valletta with awe inspiring architecture.
  • Explore ecologically diverse nature parks, woodlands and the ancient Punic tombs of Malta.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Briefing at the start of your holiday
  • Headwater navigation app
  • 7 day bus ticket for walking transfers

TRIP DESCRIPTION

The largest of the Maltese islands, there is so much to explore in Malta with has a rich and varied history; the Maltese islands have played host to the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Knights of St John, Napoleanic and the British Empires whose influeces can be seen all over the island. The awe inspiring architecture is clearly evident, especially in the UNESCO world heritage site of Valletta, Malta's capital city. With so many rich and colourful traditions and excellent gastronomy, there is plenty to tantalise your tastebuds.

Based just outside Valletta, this holiday is perfectly flexible, use your 7 day bus pass to reach the start of the walks and take the bus back at the end and you can explore the best that Malta has to offer. We have suggested a 7 day itinerary for you, however you can take it at your own pace and walk where and when you want each day. Walk around Malta's 'fish tail' where the watch towers along the coast are evident of its history and where there are stunning views across to Gozo and Comino. Take time to enjoy nature at the Majjistral Nature Park and vist ancient tombs and relics along the way.

Being only 27km long and 14.5km wide you'll see plenty of breathtaking sea views in Malta, with dramatic sandstone cliffs, time worn salt pans and perfect fishing villages where the traditional and colourful Luzzo boats can be seen bobbing around in the bays. Enjoy the sites of the capital Valletta, the smallest capital in Europe and recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's full of narrow streets, impressive architecture, fountains and ancient city walls, however if you need a rest, there are plenty of cafes, restaurant and bars in which to stop and watch the world go by.

This single centre holiday is based in a quiet location, either at the Holm Hotel or the Hotel Verdi and on a B&B basis as there are so many excellent restaurants nearby for you to find the best spot for dinner. Valletta is also just a short taxi ride away should you wish to spend an evening in the capital.

Terrain

The terrain is moderate with some small hills and the walking is often along ancient roads and old farm tracks. There are some steep descents to the coast and the occasional rough, stony section.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrival in Malta

Arrive at your hotel in the quieter area of St Julian's. Below is a suggested itinerary for the week but you are free to pick and choose when and where you walk each day.

You stay at Holm Boutique & Spa or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

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Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.

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Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 2: Malta's 'fish tail' (15km/9.3mi)

Discover Malta's 'fish tail' with breath taking cliffs beautiful beaches and stunning views to Comino and Gozo.

elevation

You stay at Hotel Holm or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.



Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 3: Xemxija Trail to Majjistral Park (12km/7.5mi)

Explore Malta's ancient relics and Punic tombs, pass a 1,000-year-old carob tree and continue to the ecologically diverse Majjistral Nature Park.

elevation

You stay at Hotel Holm or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.



Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 4: Xemxija Hill, Mistra and Selmun (6km/3.7mi or 8km/5.0mi)

Excellent views of Mistra Bay, Xemxija and St. Pauls Bay following the coast line to Selmun.

elevation

You stay at Hotel Holm or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.



Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 5: Valletta (10km/6.2mi or 16km/9.9mi)

An impressive coastal walk of Malta's capital city with UNESCO World Heritage site status, with stunning views of its surrounding natural harbours

elevation

You stay at Hotel Holm or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.



Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 6: Rabat area (13km/8.1mi or 14km/8.7mi)

Explore the area of Rabat, one of Malta's oldest settlements and the impressive walled city of Mdina or head towards the coast with dramatic cliffs.

elevation

You stay at Hotel Holm or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.



Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 7: Marsascala to Marsaxlokk Bay (8km/5.0mi or 13km/8.1mi)

Dramatic sandstone cliffs and magnificent sea views between the two fishing towns of Marsascala and Marsaxlokk Bay, famous for its Sunday Fish Market!

elevation

You stay at Hotel Holm or Hotel Verdi.

hotel details

 equivalent

Hotel Holm, St Julians

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe
Tea/coffee


Hotel Holm is a modern and contemporary boutique hotel and spa with design driven décor. Tucked away in a quiet narrow alley just 350m from Balluta Bay it offers an excellent location to explore Malta and nearby Valletta. Our customers stay in the Superior rooms on a B&B basis and you have plenty of options for dinner nearby. The hotel has Wi-Fi throughout, a 24 hour bar service, a rooftop infinity pool and and the heated indoor pool and spa facilities (treatments payable locally) are excellent.



Hotel Verdi, Gzira

HOTEL WEBSITE      TRIP ADVISOR

Mastercard
Visa
Pool
Hairdryer
WiFi
TV
Minibar
Aircon
Safe


Situated right on the waterfront, the Hotel Verdi has a great location, right on the popular promenade and with shops, trendy cafés, restaurants and bars, swimming spots, and even a beach club on its doorstep. You are just a short walk or taxi from the main areas of Valetta, so whether you are interested in the shopping in Sliema, or the cultural and historical delights of the old town, you won't be disappointed. This is a great place to stay for your walking holiday in Malta.

The hotel has many features including a well-equipped gym, Scandi-style sauna, and a bijou roof-top pool. There is 24/7 reception, room service, high-speed Wi-Fi, and a delightful on-site restaurant and lobby bar.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Day 8: Leave Malta

Depart St Julian's

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from $699.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from $699.

TRAVEL DETAILS

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 0044 1606 720199 or email us at sales@headwater.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

REVIEWS

The Headwater rep in Malta, Stephanie Tickle, was excellent. She was very helpful and gave us lots of recommendations for our stay there.

Norma Gardner, 24 Nov 2023

 


Self-guided walking

7 nights,
single centre

Level: 2
Moderate

14.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

7 nights from $1745

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Call: +44 1606 720199

 

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