Activities for Adrenaline Junkies in Malta

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Malta’s sunny weather and surrounding seas make it a dream destination for adrenaline junkies. With cliffs and caves around the island, as well as rural roads suitable for quad biking and trekking, you could pack in a hell of a lot of Malta adventure activities into your holiday. To top it all off, the island boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year, and at least 8 hours per day… what more can we say?


Not sure where to begin? Take a look at some of the popular outdoor activities in Malta – we guarantee they’ll get your blood pumping in all the right ways!


Water Sports

We cannot say this enough, but Malta is the perfect place to try water sports. Whether you’re a first time paraglider or a highly-skilled windsurfer, the different water sport centres located across the islands can offer a range of activities for all levels. At popular beaches such as Golden Bay and Ghadira Bay, both of which are located in the northern region of Malta, you’ll find a wide variety of water sports to choose from, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, paragliding and jet skiing. The list gets longer every year!

Malta adventure activities - Water Sports

Scuba Diving

The Maltese Islands are famous among divers. Their diverse marine life, incredible reefs and cave, as well as underwater wrecks have cemented their reputation as one of the best diving locations in the world. From exploring the Fra Ben Cave or the Imperial Eagle Wreck in Qawra, to diving into the beautiful ‘Blue Hole’ in Gozo – this Malta adventure activity can be enjoyed throughout most the year in Malta, due to the mild winters that the islands experience.

Malta adventure activities - Imperial Wreck, Qawra

Quad Biking and Jeep Tours

If you’re looking for a fun way to get around Gozo, consider hiring quad bikes or jeeps. Not only does this give you the freedom to explore Malta’s sister island, but it is also a great adrenaline-kick. Whether you join a tour group or head off on your own path, you can discover some of Gozo’s hidden gems when in control of your own vehicle!

Malta adventure activities - Quad Bikes, Gozo

Rock Climbing

Being such a rocky island has its benefits! Malta’s limestone cliffs and inland valleys offer numerous locations for different types of rock-climbing. Each spot is unique, with stunning views attracting climbers of all levels – perfect for travellers looking for Malta adventure activities. From traditional climbing, to bouldering, deep-water soloing, abseiling and more – the Maltese Islands boast more than 1300 routes to choose from!

Malta adventure activities - Rock Climbing

Festivals in Malta

Malta is also renowned for hosting many festivals throughout the year, which attract wild crowds from all over the world. Among the most popular festivals are the annual Isle of MTV, Annie Mac’s Lost & Found festival, GLITCH Festival, and Creamfields. With stunning locations such as the outdoor Café del Mar, and the Gianpula complex, party-goers are spoiled for choice when it comes to festivals in Malta!

Malta adventure activities - Isle of MTV

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Photo Credots go to Visit Gozo, Times of Malta