Winter is upon us, ladies and gentlemen! The colder weather may be nipping at your cheeks and rain might be tapping gentle at your windows on some days, but as far as winters go, Malta is blessed with generally warmer weather and more sunny days than most of our European counterparts. While other countries transform swiftly into their own Winter Wonderlands and have everyone snuggled up indoors, here in Malta it’s as good a time as any to put on your walking shoes and explore! Not sure where to start? Don’t worry about that because as usual, we’ve got you covered.
1. Buskett Gardens
Perfect for a family day out (and a picnic if the weather permits!), Buskett springs to life after the very first post-Summer shower, with greenery bursting forth and tiny streams babbling along the forest floor after heavier rain. Anyone who’s visited these 16th century gardens will tell you that the old stone structures overgrown with dark, green foliage give Buskett an almost-enchanted feel. Oh, and while you’re there, keep an eye out for the adorable Painted Frogs and other fauna that call this place home!
2. Dingli Cliffs
You can actually combine this walk with the Buskett option above, because the two places are located very close to each other. If it’s a fiery sunset and a look at real, rugged Maltese countryside you want, then this is the one for you. You can even sit down on some of the perfectly-placed benches to take in some truly stunning panoramic views, and have a little breather before making your way back home.
3. VallettaThis one’s an say walk, perfect for a lazier day or lunchtime stroll! Our majestic capital city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and home to a wealth of impressive monuments for you to discover and snap photos of. If it’s not windy, you can even explore the city’s rocky perimeter and see the breakwater up close. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy sweeping views of the Grand Harbour from the Upper or Lower Barrakka Gardens!
4. Victoria Lines This walk is for anyone up for a bit of a challenge and lasts about 8 hours, with some gorgeous countryside views that are pretty tough to beat. The Victoria Lines are actually a historic landmark - a 12 km long fortification spanning the width of the island. The walk starts from Medliena heights and moved westwards to Kuncizjoni (close to Fomm ir-Rih) or vice versa.
5. Marsaskala to Marsaxlokk
This southern walk is a bit of a challenge, but super rewarding, we promise! Starting from Marsaskala, you’ll be able to enjoy breath-taking scenery and unique views of the two harbours located on the eastern side of the island. The fishing village of Marsaxlokk is the ideal place to end a long day’s trek, with typical southern charm and loads of fantastic restaurants to try.
Want to explore our piece of the Mediterranean and go trekking in Malta? Get in touch with our friendly team today!