Outdoor Adventure and Activities in Malta

12th September 2011

The fabulous Mediterranean island of Malta is well known for its historic past and you will find the island to be drenched in culture. That aside, there are plenty of unique and interesting activities laid out to enjoy during your time here. Make your trip as adventurous as you like and get outside, soak up the sun and have some fun!

Rock Climbing

Despite having no mountains, the coastline presents plenty of rocky cliffs and crags so turn the adventure up a few notches and consider a day of rock climbing as an activity. Due to the fantastic climate this is a blood pumping activity that you can partake in the whole year through with a wide selection of climbing styles to choose from including traditional, sport, bouldering, sea level traversing and more. There are also 1,300 routes across the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino so sink your teeth into this rock climbing paradise.

Segway Adventure

See the sights in a different way and hop aboard a Segway with Segway Malta! You can choose to take a guided tour around the whole island which will lead you to some stunning view points or a shorter tour around Valetta, Birgu or a tour starting at Selmun Palace and escaping off into the surrounding countryside. Easy to ride and a fantastically fun, unique way to get around and see Malta, this is definitely worth considering for a start to your holiday here.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting or clay target shooting is a very popular pastime in Malta with several clubs to choose from where you can partake in this different sporting activity. Targets are loaded into traps which are sprung a distance of up to 100m into the air and are shot at by participants. It is a regarded as a rather fun activity, even for those to whom it would not normally appeal!


Let the adrenaline drain and get back to basics by enjoying a camping experience in Malta. There is only one official campsite on the island but it’s the perfect place to unwind and relax in the tranquil surroundings and still enjoy views of the ocean. The best bit is that you can even hire furnished tents for the duration of your stay so you can have the best of both worlds if you just can’t sacrifice the luxuries of your hotel for longer than a few nights.


Karting is a great outdoor activity for the whole family to enjoy and well worth considering. Badger Karting is undoubtedly the place to head as they offer petrol powered karts that you can race around 17 different tracks. The company also offers a mini Grand Prix with trophies up for grabs. May the best man win! Well, they say a bit of competition is healthy right?

With plenty of activities on offer to add to the charm of Malta, this could be your ideal destination! Have you ever been? What did you get up to on your trip here? Add your suggestions!

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