Self-guided Walking on Malta



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Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £549.00 - 7 nights


Prices are per person

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Holiday overview

Malta Self-guided Guest Booklet 2018

Our self-guided walking holidays offer the chance to explore independently whilst following our carefully planned walks at your own pace. Discover the island’s rich history, explore the Renaissance capital of Valletta and enjoy coastal walks featuring cliffs, pretty harbours and coves. All our Self-guided Walking holidays include an all inclusive public bus pass. These holidays offer Bed & Breakfast, with the option to add evening meals as you wish.

Price includes

  • A full programme of specially designed walks
  • A comprehensive pack with maps and detailed route notes
  • All transport to and from walks
  •  ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Bed & Breakfast – an extensive breakfast and the freedom to dine as you wish in the evenings (Half Board also available)

In pictures...


Rooftop of Pergola Hotel

The 4-star Pergola Hotel is located in a quieter part of Mellieha Village, which is one of Malta's few traditional villages, away from the hustle and bustle of the main resorts and make it an ideal base for exploring Malta. The local shops and amenities are just a few minutes walk away. 




Your room

This hotel has 30 comfortable en-suite bedrooms with balcony or terrace and all overlook a central courtyard with pool and small seating area.  All the bedrooms have a small fridge, telephone, TV, air conditioning, room safe (local cost), Wi-Fi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Malta Pergola Hotel Room


Malta Solana Hotel Pool The Pergola Hotel has two outdoor swimming pools and one heating indoor pool.  There is a small bar in the reception area which serves coffee and some snacks during the day as well as a bar/lounge area just outside the Bonaventura Restaurant.  This is another smaller bar, cleverly built into a small cave area which overlooks one of the outside swimming pools and this area has amazing views down into Mellieha Bay and across to Gozo island. There is a gym and a wellness centre where a variety of treatments can be booked at an extra cost. 


Holidays at the Pergola Hotel are on a half-board basis and includes breakfast and your evening meal.

Breakfast is available at the Bonaventura Restaurant and is a self-service buffet.  There is a selection of cereals, fruit juices, breads, pastries and cakes, as well as a hot selection, cold meat and cheese, and fruit.

There is a well stocked bar offering a variety of pre-dinner drinks, wines, beers and local spirits including an interesting prickly pear liqueur.

Lunch (payable locally)
There are several shops and local supermarkets, a short walk away, in Mellieha Village, where you can buy the ingredients to make your picnic lunch.  There will be opportunities to eat in a local café during the day and our leaders will advise you of all the options and directions to the nearest shops.s.

Evening meal
A buffet style evening meal is served to our guests in the Bonaventura Restaurant, five times a week. There is a good selection of international dishes as well as fish and local meals, as well as antipasta dishes and salads as starters. Desserts will be followed by tea and coffee. On the other two evenings, we will be dining at the Valle Al Fresco, a rooftop dining experience with a splendid view. This will be a served 3-course meal which pre-selected choices.

The hotel does cater for most dietary requirements but we would advise you to speak to our reservation staff and also ensure that you speak to our hotel staff on arrival to avoid disappointment.  

Malta Pergola Hotel Dining

Your evenings

The friendly atmosphere of your holiday continues into the evening.  Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before hearing about the next day's activities. On some evenings, there will be some kind of entertainment; an excursion to Mdina to see it by moonlight - the effect is amazing; or just relax in the bar area and speak to your fellow guests about your day.



4 to 7 miles (6.5-11km) on stony inland and coastal paths. Up to 700ft (210m) of ascent in a day

This holiday includes detailed route notes and the relevant map(s) for five different walks, which allow you to explore the best the area has to offer. Each walk in your pack contains the transport information for getting to and from the route, places of interest along the way and recommended places for those all important refreshment breaks.

Using the excellent local transport links our self-guided holidays on Malta provide you with the perfect opportunity to explore Malta and Gozo at your own pace. Our carefully selected walks will take you to the northern villages of Malta with picture perfect views out to the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino; hop over to Gozo and walk to the sandy beaches of Ramla Bay for a dip in the clear seas; and the opportunity to take in the dramatic architecture of the Renaissance city of Valletta.

Your holiday price includes a transport pass for the local area as well as ferry passes over to Gozo so that you can enjoy not just one island but two. The pass covers transport to and from all your walks each day as well as to some of the local attractions.

Local area


Only 20minutes away from Malta by ferry, Gozo is about one third of Malta’s size and has a character quite distinct from its neighbouring island. It is more rural, with an extensive farming community and the countryside is greener and more scenic. Controls over building developments enabled Gozo to keep its rural charm. There are many historical sites to visit on Gozo, including: Ggantija temple site, Xewkija Church and Victoria, the capital of the island.


Named after the cumin seed that once flourished in the Maltese islands, Comino is noted for its tranquility and isolation. It has a permanent population of only four residents. One priest and one policeman commute from the nearby island of Gozo, to render their services to the local population and summertime visitors. Today, Comino is a bird sanctuary and nature reserve and can be reached by boat from Cirkewwa.


The Capital City of Valletta, which is a fortified city, sitting on a peninsula between two natural harbours. The city was founded by the Order of St. John and named after their Grand Master, John de Vallette. When the Order left the islands in the late 18th Century, the French occupied Valletta, this was followed by British rule in the 19th Century. The city has many interesting and historic sites to visit, including churches, museums, and you can even take a harbor cruise, to see Valletta from a different vantage point. In 1980 it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and in 2018, Valletta is the European Capital of Culture. Valletta can be reached from Mellieha by local bus.

Did you Know?

The small island has 365 churches, one for every day of the year.


We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.



Travel by plane


‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle free option

Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Heathrow and Manchester flights to Malta airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 45 minutes to the Pergola Hotel & Spa.

Air Malta plane




Driving to us

‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option

Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.

If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, below are some suggestions to help you reach your destination:

  • We can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Malta airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £16.50.
  • Why not let us book you a private taxi transfer at a cost of £55 per single taxi journey?

Transfers must be pre-booked.  Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details

* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach



Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
22 Sep 2018 MWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Malta Without Flights 7 £549.00 Book Now
29 Sep 2018 MWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Malta Without Flights 7 £549.00 Book Now
29 Sep 2018 MWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Malta
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 29 Sep 2018, 6:15 a.m.
  • Arrive: 29 Sep 2018, 10:40 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Malta Luqa

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 6 Oct 2018, 11:20 a.m.
  • Arrive: 6 Oct 2018, 1:55 p.m.
  • Depart from: Malta Luqa
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £789.00 Book Now
29 Sep 2018 MWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Malta
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 29 Sep 2018, 10:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 29 Sep 2018, 3 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Malta Luqa

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 6 Oct 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 6 Oct 2018, 7:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Malta Luqa
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £749.00 Book Now
6 Oct 2018 MWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Malta
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound


  • Depart: 6 Oct 2018, 10:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 6 Oct 2018, 3 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Heathrow
  • Arrive at: Malta Luqa

Flight - Return


  • Depart: 13 Oct 2018, 5:05 p.m.
  • Arrive: 13 Oct 2018, 7:30 p.m.
  • Depart from: Malta Luqa
  • Arrive at: London Heathrow
7 £749.00 Book Now
6 Oct 2018 MWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Malta Without Flights 7 £549.00 Book Now
13 Oct 2018 MWLAL - Self Guided Walking - Malta Without Flights 7 £549.00 Book Now

Prices are per person


  • Double room for sole occupancy: £17 per night
  • All transport to walks is included in the price of the holiday
  • Half Board supplement: £70
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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