ChallengeMalta – Swim, bike and run in the heart of the Mediterranean.

Malta packs a glorious variety into its small archipelago. Malta’s landscape contrasts rocky stretches of coast that end in dizzying limestone cliffs with sheltered bays that hide gin-clear water and red-gold beaches.

Travelling to Malta

Centrally located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta is just a few hours away from most European cities linking the island to major airports and intercontinental connections.   Malta’s International Airport  is an award winning airport, covering a 72000sqm footprint.  It services over 30 airlines which connect the island to over 125 destinations.

Which airlines operate to the Maltese Islands?
The national airline, Air Malta, operates flights to and from all the major airports in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Other legacy airlines (Aegean, British Airways, Emirates, ITA, Lufthansa, Luxair, SAS, Swiss, Tunisair and Turkish Airlines) and various low-cost carriers ( EasyJet, Jet2, Ryanair, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz) also operate regularly to and from Malta.

Which ferries operate to the Maltese Islands?

A mere 93 kilometers away from Sicily, travelling to Malta is also possible by catamaran (Ponte Ferries, Virtu Ferries) and by ferry from several European ports.

Accommodation

There are various accommodation options in Malta to fit all kinds of budgets

Hotels are by far the most popular choice and value varies depending on the season and location.   Hotels range from three to five star categories.

Apart from hotels, a number of self-catering apartments can be found. They do not have distinct character found in hotels, farmhouses or villas but they provide excellent value.

A number of Hostelsand B&Bs/Guesthouses are also available. The latter are considered to be the cheaper options especially if not looking for additional perks found in hotels.