Wander off the Beaten Track

If you’re a more adventurous holidaymaker, we suggest you wander off the beaten track in Malta to discover the rugged face of the islands.

There are some 1,500 climbing routes waiting to be explored in Malta and Gozo, ranging from easy to more extreme adventures. With inland valley crags and cliffs exposed to the sea, you’re bound to find the perfect climbing route to get an adrenaline fix while on holiday. As climbing is becoming increasingly popular in Malta, it’s easy to find an expert guide who can identify the route that is most suited to your abilities and preferences. Additionally, you may opt to rent out climbing equipment locally to avoid the risk of having to pay extra for overweight luggage.

While the weather is pleasantly warm in spring and autumn, summer temperatures tend to soar up to over 400c making it rather hot for some to climb. Luckily, the north-facing crags along the Victoria Lines and the many caves that pepper the islands afford climbers some cool shade, even in the midst of summer.

titl - off the beaten track in Malta

Tal-Mixta cave in Gozo is one of the islands’ more well-known caves, affording a spectacular view of Ramla Bay.

For those who love water sports and adventures, kayak and paddle boat tours, suited to experienced individuals and beginners, include stops at gorgeous caves and beaches which are inaccessible or difficult to access from land. Thrill-seekers can also book abseiling, rock climbing, or zip-lining adventures to get their adrenaline fix whilst enjoying some seriously spectacular views of the islands.