Dive into the clear turquoise waters of Malta and discover vivid underwater visibility like nowhere else in the world!
Take your time and enjoy some of the best swimming the south of the Mediterranean has to offer - explore the many coves and sheer cliffs along the Gozitan coastline
Seek out the cultural heritage of Victoria with its archaeological Roman ruins, charming narrow streets and wooden galerias
Relax in the post-swim 4-star comfort of the incredible The Duke Boutique Hotel
This short swimming escape in Malta boasts perfect turquoise seas, great underwater visibility and cliffside swims with epic backdrops. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover the best swims the Southern Mediterranean has to offer. Seek out the many secluded island coves and secret bays of the Gozitan coastline, finding freedom to roam Europe’s most southerly reaches.
The Maltese archipelago features three main inhabited islands: Malta, Gozo, and Comino. Gozo is where we will spend most of our trip, though we will also 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.
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 1.5km. The average daily swim distance is around 3km.
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ grading designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
- 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.
It was -once more - a great and wonderful mix of interesting guest, fun and great guides and very enjoyable swims in lovely waters. What more could one want for a truly great short escape, thanks a lot!!Anett J, Switzerland - 2023
Another wonderful SwimTrek holiday - this time the Malta Escape. I thoroughly recommend it - beautiful water, great swims and knowledgeable and friendly guides.Joanna J, UK - 2023
I enjoyed every second of the swims, it was heaven!! Could not be happier!Lippini G, Italy - 2023
Stunning swims around the coast of Malta and Gozo. The guides organised everything perfectly and safety in the water is a priority...Sarah Dalrymple - 2022
Great trip in Malta, the sea was glorious. Our guides, Ben and Eoin were great fun and really made sure every swim was fantastic. Swims were a delightful mix of still blue and some fun choppy swims. Always felt safe and Haribo support was close by. Thanks again!DL - 2022
Once again SwimTrek delivered an amazing experience well thought out and planned. The guides anticipated everything we could want and more. It was great to be back and doing the Malta experience.Jacqueline - 2022