Country Walks

Country Walks

The hot Maltese summer months are predictably the most popular months for tourism. However, these make up only ninety out of three hundred days that this rock in the middle of the Mediterranean is blessed with sunshine. Spring, autumn and most of winter offer a perfect climate to walk the rugged but rich Maltese countryside.

The variety offered by Malta and Gozo’s landscape makes rambling along its gentle hillsides, dramatic cliffs, isolated seaside inlets and secluded pathways an enjoyable and rich experience. You will come across surprises from the island’s intricate history such as coastal towers and wayside chapels. Spring and early autumn showcase Malta’s vast indigenous wild fauna along typical rubble walls. The topography quickly changes to areas of rugged garigue and sweeping coastal views.

Walkers can enjoy a gentle stroll or more strenuous hikes occupying a whole day...but this is certainly the way to visit the most exhilarating and spectacular landscapes on the three islands. A good pair of walking shoes, plenty of water, a good hat and protective sun cream are always highly recommended.

Below is a set of eight downloadable country walks published by the Malta Tourism Authority. They contain good maps, pictures and detailed information:

1   2
Bahrija walk    Dwejra Lines walk
3   4
Girgenti walk    Marfa Ridge walk
5   6
Dahlet Qorrot walk   Ramla walk
7   8
Saltpan walk   Ta’ Gurdan walk

Other worthwhile links:

- Malta Geographical Society

- Rambler’s Association of Malta

- Friends of the Earth Malta

- Nature Trust – Malta

- Landscapes of Malta and Gozo by Douglas Lockhart

- A British couple’s experience walking the length of Malta