Walking in Malta tours

A walking holiday in Malta promises a magical experience whatever you're looking for. Whether it's basking in the glorious Mediterranean sun, as you explore stunning coastal landscapes, or taking in the sights and sounds of towns steeped in rich and varied architecture and culture.

Each of our holidays has been crafted to ensure you enjoy the best that this beautiful archipelago has to offer. From venturing along white sandy beaches and shoreline trails to exploring ancient fortresses and countryside teeming with flora and fauna, we can help make your dream holiday in Malta become a reality.

Look at our walking tours in Malta below and get started on your next adventure today.

Where can I go on a walking holiday in Malta?

We're delighted to offer holidaymakers a wide range of hiking holidays in Malta, giving you the chance to visit popular tourist hotspots as well as hidden gems. Below are just a few of the incredible places you can visit:

Explore the Maltese islands

A visit to two unspoiled Mediterranean islands – Malta and Gozo – promises travellers beautiful beaches and dramatic coastlines to explore while taking in the awe-inspiring architecture found in the traditional towns and villages, especially Valletta, Malta's capital city. Splitting your time between the two means you can get a sense of what these unique islands have to offer on your walking holiday.

Valletta

Discover the fascinating and richly historic UNESCO World Heritage site of Valletta, Malta's small but bustling capital city.

Spend afternoons wandering its ancient city walls and narrow streets as you take in the extraordinary blend of medieval and baroque architecture. You will also be spoilt by plenty of walking trails allowing you to take in dramatic sea views over azure Mediterranean waters.

Gozo

The isle of Gozo offers plenty of walking routes along stunning coastline paths and through colourful fishing villages steeped in Maltese tradition.

Gozo's tranquil atmosphere and laid-back pace mean you'll be able to enjoy your days taking leisurely strolls through the cobbled streets of historical towns and villages or wandering through countryside bursting with flora and fauna.

The island also boasts plentiful white sandy beaches with secluded pools and coves and rugged cliffside trails where walkers can take in views of the Fungus Rock, a natural stone outcrop in the centre of Dwejra Bay.

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Highlights of Secrets of Malta Walking
Malta

Highlights of Secrets of Malta Walking

This 4 night holiday based just outside of the capital city of Valletta offers flexible walking to discover Malta's secrets.

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  • Holiday codeW04ML
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1325per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Discovering the Maltese Islands
Malta / Gozo / Gozo

Discovering the Maltese Islands

This twin centre 7 night trip is based in Malta and Gozo offering flexible walking to discover the secrets of the Maltese Islands.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07GM
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, twin centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1775per person, tour only

  • 10 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle
Gozo / Malta

Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle

Based at the exclusive Ta Cenc Hotel, the tiny island of Gozo offers secluded beaches, Arabic-style honey-coloured houses, lemon groves, palm trees, red GPO phone boxes and 'Dixon of Dock Green' police stations!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07GO
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1895per person, tour only

  • 136 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle - Short Break
Gozo / Malta

Walking on Gozo - Calypso's Isle - Short Break

Based at the Ta Cenc Hotel in Sannat, the tiny island of Gozo offers secluded beaches, Arabic-style honey-coloured houses, lemon groves, palm trees, red GPO phone boxes and 'Dixon of Dock Green' police stations!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW04GO
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration4 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1385per person, tour only

  • 9 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts and evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Secrets of Malta Walking
Malta / Gozo

Secrets of Malta Walking

This 7 night holiday based just outside of the capital city of Valletta offers flexible walking to discover Malta's secrets.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday codeW07ML
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$1790per person, tour only

  • 1 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

    Walking Holidays in Malta

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Frequently asked questions

Is Malta a good place to visit for a walking holiday?

Malta has a wealth of varied trails to explore by foot, many of which will take you along cliff-topped coastlines with views of the spectacularly blue Mediterranean. Blessed with a warm climate, welcoming locals, and a history that dates to the Phoenician settlers in 750 BC, walking tours in Malta offer something for everyone.

What should I pack for my walking tour in Malta?

As with any holiday where you will be mainly exploring the area on foot, make sure you are prepared to tackle a range of terrains. Comfortable footwear is key, along with essentials such as a backpack, sun protection, bottled water and trekking poles.

Pack your phone or a camera too so you can capture unforgettable moments from your trip!

What should I wear on a walking holiday in Malta?

Due to its pleasant climate of mild winters and hot summers, we advise bringing clothing that is breathable and lightweight such as shorts, T-shirts and light shirts for your walking tour in Malta. Protection from the summer sun is key, so a sun hat and sunglasses are musts from May to September when average temperatures can exceed 30˚C.

However, it's important to think about what time of year you will be visiting too, as the winter months present an appreciably higher chance of encountering wetter conditions. A light waterproof jacket will help protect you should you encounter any wet weather.

Although a pair of sturdy walking boots should be one of the first things you pack, you may also want to bring more comfortable, casual footwear such as sandals or trainers for days spent exploring Maltese towns and villages or the many beaches. Be sure to pack swimwear so you can enjoy a dip in the Mediterranean!

What is the best month to visit Malta on a walking holiday?

This will ultimately come down to your preference, but generally, Malta boasts a warm and pleasant climate all year round, although winters can see plenty of rainfall as opposed to the hot, dry summers.

Our hiking tours in Malta are available to book throughout the year. If you are keen on the idea of a sun-soaked adventure in the Mediterranean, then late spring through to early autumn will guarantee the hottest, driest conditions.

If you would prefer to explore the beautiful Maltese islands in cooler conditions, opting for a trip during the winter months may be the better choice. Visiting at this time of year should also mean you avoid the busier summer months when the tourist hotspots will be more crowded.

What are the most beautiful places to visit in Malta?

There are many incredibly beautiful areas in Malta to explore, from the white sandy beaches on Gozo to quaint fishing towns and villages where you can indulge in traditional cuisine and local delicacies.

Exploring Malta on a walking holiday means you can venture down paths less trodden, allowing you to gain a unique insight into this picturesque part of the world with its fascinating history. After all, Queen Elizabeth II lived near Valletta between 1949 and 1951 during the early days of her marriage to Prince Philip who was stationed there with the Royal Navy.

How many days can I spend on a walking tour in Malta?

This depends on how long you wish to explore, and our carefully crafted walking holidays in Malta vary in duration so you can find the trip that's right for you.

We offer fantastic 4-7 night holidays which will allow you to take in some of our expertly picked highlights, while also giving you time to explore Malta at your own leisure.

What accommodation can I expect during a walking holiday in Malta?

With our years of experience in the travel industry, we hand-pick accommodation that we know you'll love, and our holiday packages in Malta include a range of lovely places to stay.

The Hotel Verdi in Gzira sits on the waterfront on a popular promenade and is surrounded by trendy shops, cafés, restaurants and bars, with swimming spots and a beach club close by.

If you are after a more relaxing stay, you could opt for the secluded Hotel Ta'Cenc, set in 400 acres of private grounds. The hotel offers a calm, friendly atmosphere but is just a short taxi ride from Gozo's capital Victoria.

We have a selection of other options should you wish to extend your stay in Malta. Get in touch with our team of friendly experts who will help you to make arrangements.

Why choose a walking holiday in Malta with Headwater?

We are proud to offer fantastic walking holidays in Malta and have been expertly crafting holiday packages for nearly 40 years, so count on us to ensure you have an unforgettable holiday. Here are some of the reasons you should book your trip to Malta with us today:

  • Award-winning: We're proud to have won acclaim for our holidays, including recognition for Best Travel Company to Western Europe from the British Travel Awards in 2023.
  • Customer satisfaction: Our customers love what we do, that's why we have 5-star ratings on Feefo.
  • Peace of mind: You can book with confidence safe in the knowledge that your walking holiday with Headwater is fully ABTA- and ATOL-protected.
  • Experts in the travel industry: When it comes to crafting a walking holiday in Malta, our experts have nearly 40 years of knowledge, experience and customer feedback to draw upon.
  • Dedicated to sustainability: Our People, Places & Planet plan demonstrates our commitment to sustainable travel and we are working hard to reach our goal of becoming Nature Positive.

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