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“If you like hiking with great views, you'll love it!”

Mediterranean Steps
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Ranked #2 of 85 things to do in Gibraltar
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Owner description: Though this walk is not fit for the out of shape, the Mediterranean Steps promise wondrous views to reward hikers who complete the climb.
Reviewed 16 February 2018

I counted 599 steps total, a dozen at the beginning were down, but the rest were all UP! No problem for an old 70-year old like myself. Take your time and bring your camera! I paid for a guided driving tour then left my wife on the tour and I bailed out at Jew's Gate, the beginning of this trail. The tour guide was worried that I wouldn't get the remainder of the tour that I had already paid for. Best decision I ever made. Possibly the highlight of my holiday in Spain. Was visiting from Canada. Do it if you're able. You won't regret it!

4  Thank Larry J
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"great walk"
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"great workout"
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"challenging walk"
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"cable car"
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"stunning views"
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"sturdy shoes"
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"well worth the effort"
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"o'haras battery"
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"lots of water"
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"worth the climb"
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

beautifull view, a lot of steps, not for old or weak people but definitely recormendation if you're in the area

Thank pluds
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit to Gibraltar. The first time we took a tour ( very informative ), but since our kids were older this time we thought we'd try something new. This hike was fantastic! It gives you a very different view of Gibraltar and our 10 and 13 year old loved it. Keep in mind if your family is not used to hiking it may not be a good choice as it is strenuous. Beautiful views abound!! If you're up for a challenge I encourage you to 'Just Do It'.

1  Thank Sojourn4fun
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Yes, you can hike the Mediterranean Steps--the quintessential Gibraltar nature experience for the hale and hearty—even if you’re coming from a cruise ship. As long as you have 6-8 hours in port, don't get daunted by the fact the starting point is a hard-to-find outpost some 3 miles from the Cruise Terminal.

Take the 15” walk out of the Terminal along N. Mole Rd into town to the roundabout. Across the street is the Bus Station at 1 Corral Rd. Save your strength for the hike by taking the bus that goes south on Europa Road past the cable car/botanical gardens. Tell the bus driver you’re going to the Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History preserve and ask him to let you off as close to Jew’s Gate/Cemetery as he can get. This will be at or near the base of Windmill Hill Road. Walk on this winding road for 15,” bearing left at all times. (Guards will prevent you from going right into the military area.) Don’t skip the free Jew’s Cemetery at the bottom, which has been recently-reconstructed to honor the long-ago presence of Jews in Gibraltar. Then walk 50’ further up the hill to the Preserve ticket booth, paying the small fee to enter. You will be given the choice of the easy paved road in or the Mediterranean Steps with all their warnings. Do not falter! My husband and I--in our late 60s but fit—have been forever glad we took the challenge. While arduous, there were many places to rest. And a few years ago they reworked some of the steps and added rails, making them a bit less onerous. It was so high up at one point that I looked down at the ocean and asked, “Why are there toy boats down there?” only for me to suddenly and surreally realize they were full-sized vessels. Bring a written nature guide and you’ll be able to identify plants and birds indigenous only to Gibraltar. You’ll also see caves and ruins of military buildings. We wove up and down the backside of the Rock, eventually ascending the full 426m to the top where we could look across the strait and see Africa. At the top, boom, were the aggressive Barbary Apes, the only monkeys now native to Europe. Head further to see people coming up on the cable cars or in vans with the pride of knowing you did it on foot. You will remember this adventure for the rest of your life!

7  Thank charlesthebarles
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

High heeled shoes are no good for this walk so come prepared! The walk from Jews gate up to the top is hard but the views make it worthwhile. There is lots of history on the way up in terms of caves and building left over from the wars. Even in January it was hot work walking up and we did not take any water which was a mistake! Once you are at the top it is an easy walk back down to the town via a road.

Thank StuartUK30
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