Thanks to its location right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta enjoys a climate that makes walking possible all year round, but spring and autumn are best. Thanks to the hot sirocco wind, summers do get really hot. Winters can occasionally be chilly and wet, but always stay mild. The main island of Malta offers some interesting walks, but so do the lesser known islands of Gozo and Comino which are also part of Malta.
With a total rather flat area adding up to only 316 km², and nowhere higher than 240m, there are many possibilities for day hikes and you will find some trails which are marked in red, particularly along the rocky coastline. Long distance trails are absent. Typical for Malta island are a rather bare and dry landscape, limestone slabs and outcrops along the coast, and the island as a whole tilting slightly towards the northeast. The many bays and inlets are all rocky, except for some sandy beaches in the northwest. The island of Gozo is even smaller, but also much greener and more varied, with some lovely coastal paths along majestic cliffs and ancient villages.