Taking a motorhome to Malta

p4ggc replied on 03/12/2019 12:27

Posted on 03/12/2019 12:27

Hello everyone.  We're thinking of taking the motorhome to Malta.  We've regularly caravanned and Motorhomed in Europe so we're fairly happy with the driving and camping side of things.

Does anyone have experience of, or advice about ferries from Italy to Malta, or Italy to Sicily then onward to Malta?  About Insurance cover, breakdown cover?  Or anything else that might be unique to such a trip?

Thanks in advance for any help.

eurortraveller replied on 03/12/2019 13:00

Posted on 03/12/2019 13:00

Perhaps you know Malta already, but if not it might be a good idea to take a cheap flight out there to check things out - Saturday flights from Exeter early in the new year are available at £25 return which is unbelievably cheap.

 

Oneputt replied on 03/12/2019 14:04

Posted on 03/12/2019 14:04

The Valletta Pozzallo ferry route connects Malta with Sicily. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Virtu Ferries. The crossing operates up to 12 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 45 minutes.

 

Dorset Diver replied on 03/12/2019 14:16

Posted on 03/12/2019 14:16

Based upon fairly recent experience, not with a motorhome, I would have no hesitation taking our fairly large van to Malta.  The more up to date roads are fine but I would not not go near the old towns / cities as some old parts are only large enough for a donkey cart.  If you really want to visit flying out may be a better choice.  Alternatively leave your van on Sicily and use the ferry as a foot passenger. 

Tammygirl replied on 04/12/2019 18:35

Posted on 04/12/2019 18:35

Having been to Malta many times I think it would be the last place I would take a MH to. I only know of one campsite on Malta (there may be more)  parking anywhere on the island is difficult to say the least.

I love Malta but taking a flight there is the best way IMO or as suggested leave the MH in Sicily and take the ferry as a foot passenger.

seaside bill replied on 05/12/2019 08:50

Posted on 04/12/2019 18:35 by Tammygirl

Having been to Malta many times I think it would be the last place I would take a MH to. I only know of one campsite on Malta (there may be more)  parking anywhere on the island is difficult to say the least.

I love Malta but taking a flight there is the best way IMO or as suggested leave the MH in Sicily and take the ferry as a foot passenger.

Posted on 05/12/2019 08:50

Tend to agree, manic on many of the roads, narrrow routes everywhere, parking is a nightmare in tourist spots and few decent campsites. Quite a few of the wild camping spots are colonised by traveller groups. Gozo maybe easier in a MH - much quieter and less developed, but care needed with any journey off the main routes. Personally I wouldn’t take a MH there, or hire a car. The bus network is extensive and cheap, but can be very crowded.