Malta is a small island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, and it has a lot to offer travellers who are looking for an adventure. The island is home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches, as well as a rich history and culture. Malta is a great place for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and climbing. And if you’re looking for a challenge, you can try your hand at scuba diving or sea kayaking.
Here are some of our favourite adventurous activities to try:
Malta offers some stunning scenery, especially if you love hiking and being outdoors. There are several marked hiking trails that wind through picturesque countryside and villages. Our favourites include:
Dingli Cliffs – Dingli Cliffs are located on the western coast of Malta and offer stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The area is also home to a number of rare plants and wildlife. Dingli Cliffs is a great place for experienced hikers as there are many unmarked trails and the terrain can be challenging in places. Be sure to wear proper footwear and bring plenty of water.
Ghajn Tuffieha Bay – Ghajn Tuffieha Bay is a secluded beach that can only be reached by hiking along a coastal path from Golden Bay. The hike takes around 45 minutes one-way and is suitable for all levels of fitness. Once you reach Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views, crystal-clear water, and a sense of tranquillity.
Wied il-Ghasri Trail – Wied il-Ghasri is a hidden gem located in Gozo. This secluded valley can only be reached by hiking along a short but challenging trail that starts in the village of Sannat. The trail takes around 30 minutes one-way and leads through farmland before descending into the valley. Wied il-Ghasri is the perfect place to escape the crowds and connect with nature.
Malta may be small, but it packs a punch when it comes to hiking destinations. Whether you’re looking for dramatic cliffside views or tranquil valley vistas, you’ll find it here. So lace up your boots and get ready for an adventure.
Malta is home to some of the best scuba diving in the world. With crystal clear waters and an abundance of marine life, it’s no wonder that divers flock to this country year after year. If you’re looking for an adrenalin-pumping activity, scuba diving is definitely for you.
Malta has a number of diving sites that offer both beginners and experienced divers the opportunity to see a variety of marine life. The Blue Hole is one of the most popular diving spots off the coast. This unusual dive site is made up of a series of caves and tunnels that lead into an underwater sinkhole. The hole gets its name from the deep blue colour of the water. Divers can explore the caves and tunnels and even swim through the hole itself. If you’re an experienced diver, the Blue Hole is a must-visit spot.
Malta is a great place for cycling enthusiasts. With plenty of cycle paths and scenic routes to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We suggest the route between Mdina and Rabat – two of the oldest cities in Malta and are rich in history. Mdina was once the capital city of Malta and is now known as the Silent City due to its lack of cars. Rabat is home to a number of historical sites, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was built on the site where St. Paul was said to have been shipwrecked in 60 AD.
The route from Mdina to Rabat is approximately 3 kilometres long and takes about 30 minutes to cycle. The route is mostly flat with a few gentle hills.
For a longer route, try cycling around Gozo Island. This route covers almost the entire island, home to rolling hills, rocky cliffs, secluded beaches, and a quaint village, and takes about four hours to complete. The route starts in Victoria and winds its way through countryside roads and past coastal cliffs before finishing back in Victoria.
Something a bit different
If you’re up for a challenge, why not try rock climbing? Malta is home to some fantastic climbing spots, so you can test your skills and see how far you can reach.
The most popular climbing areas are Dingli Cliffs, Mgarr ix-Xini, and Ghajn Tuffieha. And for those looking for a challenge, there are also a number of sea cliffs that offer some of the most difficult climbing routes on the island. Iif heights are your thing, there’s always abseiling – another popular activity in Malta.
Canoeing is another great way to explore Malta’s stunning coastline from a different perspective. And if you’re feeling brave, you can even try Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). You don’t need any experience and it’s a great way to enjoy the water and views.
Malta is an adventure lover’s paradise, with plenty of activities to try for the first time or enjoy as an experienced traveller.