What is the Camino Maltés?

The Camino Maltés is a pilgrimage route from Malta to Santiago de Compostela, totaling around 3,600km.

The Camino Maltés route joins with other walks in Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Barcelona along the way to Santiago de Compostela.

How do I obtain a Credencial for the Camino Maltés?

You can order a Credencial for the Camino Maltés online and have it mailed to you or pick it up from a Tourist Information Office in Malta. Contact us if you would like to make a bulk order, or if you have any questions.

How long is the Malta segment?

The Malta segment of the Camino Maltés is only 35km, typically completed in 1 or 2 days.

The route of the Malta segment of the Camino Maltés joins the route of the Universal Peace Walk over several waypoints. It starts in Rabat, joining the Universal Peace Walk 1543AD in Mdina and continues on the Universal Peace Walk 1543AD until St. Gregory’s Church in Zejtun (i.e. for approximately 28km). From Zejtun the Camino Maltés continues through Zabbar to the 3 cities, stopping at Fort St. Angelo, Birgu (Citta Vittoriosa).

How are the stages divided in Malta?

Most pilgrims walk the Malta segment in 1 or 2 days, with a common stop in the village of Zurrieq if walked over 2 days.

What about accommodation in Malta?

Accommodation isn’t always necessary due to Malta’s small size and accessible public transport. Options include hotels, apartments, AirBnBs, and even retreat houses or monasteries for a more authentic experience. Feel free to contact us for further guidance.

How do I continue on to the next segment of the Camino Maltés?

If you would like to walk with a group, you can join XirCammini for the Malta, Sicily, Sardegna and/or Spain segments: check the XirCammini website for information on when we are next embarking on these walks! (NB: You can also receive a Testimonium for completing each segment.) If you have your own group and would like us to help you organise your Camino in Malta, Sicily, Sardegna and/or Spain segments, please feel free to contact us.

At the time of writing, there are daily sea transits from Malta to Pozzallo and from Palermo to Cagliari, and there are regular sea crossings from Porto Torres to Barcelona. The initial route in Spain is from Barcelona on Monserrat (on a segment of the San Jaume), continuing on the Cami Catalan San Juame via Leida and then through Zaragoza to Logrono or Santo Domingo. From there you would be on the Camino Francés to Santiago de Compostela.

XirCammini is currently putting in place an app to cover the whole route; please consider supporting us in our work to provide this, and other pilgrimage projects. In the meantime, we are served by the Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago.

Where can I find route maps for the Camino Maltés?

Route maps for each segment, including Malta, Sicily, Sardinia, and Spain, are available on the Camino Maltés website and through various associations including the Spanish Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago.

Are there designated waymarks along the route?

Waymarks are in place for Malta and parts of Sicily, with ongoing efforts to mark the entire route.

The Camino Maltés is in its infancy and – in this respect – also a work in progress. We thank you for your patience (and enthusiasm) as we continue to place waymarks.

Where can I get my pilgrim passport stamped?

Stamps are available at Heritage Malta museums, church museums, local councils, and some police stations along the route.

How can I obtain a Testimonium for completing the Malta segment?

XirCammini provides a certificate of completion for the Malta segment, with similar options available for Sicily and Sardinia. Please submit a message through the contact form with any enquiries about this.