Cycling and Hiking in Malta

Find out about cycling, walking and hiking on the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino...


Malta and Gozo are relatively small islands making it easy to get around by bicycle although there are few dedicated cycle lanes in Malta. Cycling provides an opportunity to discover some secluded spots and spectacular views, which are more easily accessible by bicycle than car. However, some parts of the islands of Gozo and Malta are quite hilly and can be more challenging.

There are a number of associations and clubs that organise regular events and can provide information about cycling on the islands.

Bicycle Hire

Cycle hire shops can be found in the islands' main towns, offering rentals and repair services, as well as organised tours for groups.


Walkers, ramblers and hikers are also well catered for, with a long walking season running from October to May.

There are a number of walking routes on the islands of Malta and Gozo, and the smaller island of Comino is also ideal for a day out hiking. Some of the most popular walks include the Tas-Silg Walk, Fawwara Walk, Girgenti Walk, Bahrija Walk, Maqluba Walk, Windmills Walk and Watchtowers Walk,

Gozo is particularly well known as a walking destination, with  routes leading to archaeological sites, beaches and villages. Popular walking routes include the San Blas Valley near Nadur, the ?ordan Lighthouse near G?asri Ta' Dbie?i, around San Lawrenz and ?ondoq ir-Rummien near Qala.

  • The Visit Malta website features downloadable PDF maps in several languages, with a comprehensive guide and description for each walk

Hiking associations and clubs

There are a number of association that organise regular walks, hikes and events in Malta:

Great Walks is a website which features comprehensive guides to walking routes on the islands; it can be purchased online.