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Mediterranean Steps

Eastern Face of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails
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.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is quite a climb and NOT recommended for small children or people with vertigo. The views and scenery are beautiful - take plenty of water and sturdy shoes to walk. Having said that, I managed to complete it wearing flip flops. But it would have been much easier if I would have worn the right shoes :) Don't do... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My friends and I are 50+. Two of us were not deterred by the difficulty of the hike. We are in reasonably good shape and had three hours to get up, down and back to our tour bus. We took a taxi to the start and the hike did not disappoint. It was a clear day for August. We took... More

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82 reviews 82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This walk is stupendous, BUT, you do need to be fit because there's a lot of very steep parts. Starts at the entrance to the Nature Reserve by the bird observatory and after walking through a shadow-dappled tunnel of bushes it soon opens out to give un-paralled views of the Med. THEN the fun begins, with lung-bursting climbs up the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If hiking is something you love, your visit to Gibraltar can offer you that as well but not of course without risks. While one can hike most of the Upper Reserve, and do a walking tour of the town, one of those hikes that is not without risks, but still quite often hiked, is the Mediterranean steps. Though not for... More

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Best views, hidden place, Recommend, with hat and water!!!! for people that can walk well, not for young kids!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was hard work (and we only went down!). Best avoided on very hot days. It was worth the effort. We would recommend it to anyone fit enough to do them. If you are impressed with the views from the top of the rock you will not be dissapointed. Take loads of water and allow a couple of hours. Do... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a spectacular time on this week groomed hiking trail (or series of steps complete with rope handrails)! Why you should try it: -It's only 50pence, or 1euro -The views along the way are not attainable by any other route. - Its peaceful and quiet, we went on a busy Friday in August and only saw two couples on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I'd been visiting a friend in La Linea/Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Steps were at the top of my list of activities. As a bit of background, I'm as 23 year old male, reasonably fit with most of my exercise coming from cycling. As mentioned in the review I had a stomach full of heavy food and lots of beer from... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This climb is tough, but I'm 55 yrs old and 20 lbs overweight and I did it. Take water and a piece of fruit because you will need to be revitalized at some point in the hike. The park, Upper Rock Reserve, opens at 9:30 am and I got there then to avoid the heat.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Cracking views from the old military positions and gun emplacements, a small slice of history, choose sensible footwear as although recently refurbished, this is a long walk and some of the stone steps are very very shiny (lack of grip in the shoes i had poorly chosen to wear!)

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