Dive into the waters of the Maltese archipelago and explore the perfect turquoise seas, with great underwater visibility
Swim in like-minded groups among the three main inhabited islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino
Take on the iconic crossing from Gozo to Malta!
Soak up the cultural heritage of Victoria with its archaeological Roman ruins, narrow streets and wooden galerias
Relax before and after your swims in the 4-star comfort of the The Duke Boutique Hotel in the capital Victoria
This short swimming escape in Malta boasts perfect turquoise seas, great underwater visibility, and epic backdrops of sheer cliffs, allowing you to discover the best swim spots the Southern Mediterranean has to offer. With chances to explore the many island coves and secrets of the Gozitan coastline, you’ll have total freedom to roam the most southerly reaches of Europe with us.
The Maltese archipelago features three main inhabited islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Gozo is where we will spend the majority of our trip, but we will have plenty of opportunities to swim alongside each of the islands. A quiet but beautiful island, you’ll find a laid-back approach to life on Gozo, which makes it the ideal setting for a SwimTrek trip. Our base for the trip is the Duke Boutique Hotel, where you can relax in comfort in the island’s capital Victoria (aka Rabat) right at the heart of the island. It features an impressive medieval citadel and the Gozo Cathedral, adorned with ornate, baroque decorations and painted ceilings.
This trip sees us visit great swimming spots across the archipelago, taking on the iconic Gozo to Malta swim and getting up close to several of the island’s notable sites.
Who is this trip for?
This swimming Short Escape is ideal for those who are looking to combine some early season swimming with a chance to relax and enjoy a charming city after a day’s swim.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 3km. The average daily swim distance is around 6km.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Three nights' accommodation
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
SwimTrek allowed me to explore the limits of my swimming ability in a safe and supported environmentPeter M, Australia - 2023
An amazing trip with great swimming and a top experience with great guides and a fun group to experience it with.Sandra P, NZ - 2023
I had the best time, felt so well looked after and safe at all times!Liz M, Ireland - 2023
Thank you Amy and Eoin for making it such an enjoyable trip! We had fantastic weather, great company, and unforgettable swims.Fionnuala, Ireland - 2022
My first swimtrek experience, absolutely loved it. Beautiful swims around the coast of Malta and Gozo. Thank you to the guides and boat crew for their superb organisation. Wish it was longer!Sarah D, UK - 2022
I am usually an independent traveller rather than a 'group tour' sort of person, but Swim Trek is the only holiday and holiday company I come back to every year.Victoria W , Italy - 2022