As soon as January hits, we start ringing in those new year resolutions to be more active and stop being a couch potato. A winter holiday in Malta can help you achieve just that, helping you burn off the calories from the festive season with myriad beauty spots to explore on foot.

1. Gozo day trips
Get ready to walk around so many natural attractions, that you will definitely have earned dinner in one of the lovely Gozitan restaurants come the evening. From Marsalforn to Ramla Bay, Xlendi, San Blas and Ta’ Cenc, the walking trails are many and all are equally stunning, surrounded as they are by nature. If you prefer something more civilised, do a round circuit around the famous bays and finish off with coffee and cake. Places like San Blas and Ta’ Cenc are more isolated, but will provide unforgettable scenery.

2. Dingli Cliffs
It’s difficult to find a better spot for a long hike, as there isn’t one part of Dingli Cliffs that doesn’t come with breathtaking views. If you’re feeling particularly energetic, you can hop off the bus in Dingli and walk the circuit through the village of Siggiewi, through the valleys and fields. Make sure you take some water with you though, and a mobile phone!

Dingli Cliff

Dingli Cliff

3. Zurrieq Cliffs
Maybe even more impressive than Dingli Cliffs, due to the better view of the island of Filfla. This is the perfect trek if you prefer to see more people on your walk, as it is a very popular spot with locals and tourists alike.

4. Buskett
One of Malta’s natural reserves, Buskett is very close to Rabat, one of Malta’s most bustling tourist towns. It is also one of the very few spots in Malta where you will get to see actual woodland, so take your camera along. Keep an eye out for the President’s residential palace, which stands at the edge of the woodlands.

Orange trees in Buskett Gardens, Malta

5. Ghajn Tuffieha (a Natura 2000 site)
Overlooking the popular Golden Bay, this is a wonderful walking trek, taking you across all sorts of vistas, with caves, little secret bays and ample greenery. It is also a good spot to try horse riding with a view at one of the many riding schools in the area. There are many cafes and restaurants nearby, so you can finish off your hike in comfort.

Golden Beach Riviera Beach Ghajn Tuffieha in Malta

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