Mediterranean Steps

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Mediterranean Steps
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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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liverpool1023
London, UK765 contributions
Included in the great value £13 ticket for the nature reserve area this proves to have been one of the highlights. Although I suffer from really bad vertigo and didn’t feel too bad along any part of this walk. We probably only saw half a dozen people along it’s entire length and this gives you room to enjoy the amazing views provided along the path. There is a bit of a climb at the end which you may need to take time over.
Written December 6, 2021
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Ed L
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Family
As a family of 4 it took us around 90mins with plenty of water breaks/rests on a warm Aug day. We only bumped into one other person on the whole route and that was near where we started at the Jewish Cemetery. Fab views of both sides of the rock although the cloud came in by the time we got to the top. The time and effort made lunch all the more enjoyable.
Written August 19, 2021
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raj b
Bharuch, India160 contributions
One of my favourite things to do in Gibraltar is to go up Med Steps. Yes it's tiring and you do need to stop various times to catch your breath, but it's all worth it. star off at Jews Gate and make your way up. The steps are safe and there are some bannisters/ropes in places
Written January 23, 2020
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stevee146
Manchester, UK2 contributions
A £5 charge for walkers was introduced a couple of years ago for non residents, justified by entry to a couple of things. I wasn’t too happy about paying to use a public footpath but occasionally paid up to show visitors round the rock. I went today and you now have to buy a £13 ticket that covers everything. You can’t just walk around the roads and paths anymore.
Written October 11, 2020
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Iva S
Prague, Czech Republic626 contributions
13. 9. 2019 Great walk in the rocks and nature. Wonderful views of the sea. Undemanding, I recommend. More youtube travel video PSIS-visit. Iva + Petr Prague CZ
Written February 22, 2020
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Lovelylass38
Gibraltar58 contributions
The Med steps is a wonderful experience but not for the faint hearted! We're gym goers and very fit but the first time I did the steps it nearly killed me lol.
Found muscles I never knew existed.
There's a reason the military use it as as a training exercise so if you're a family looking for a stroll up the rock this is not for you!
Be prepared, good footwear, go early morning or the evening, plenty of water. Do not sit and have a picnic or snacks because of course the monkeys will appear out of no where and want your food.
It's hot, it's steep and of course no toilet facilities (seen people moaning about that), why would there be?!
It's a brilliant thing to do but do it in the right way! And the view from the top is simply stunning.
Written July 9, 2020
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Rhian P
Walsall, UK57 contributions
We walked down the steps from the top of the rock, but then had to walk back up to see the other sights. Going from the top we didn't have to pay to walk down. The walk is STEEP. There are nice views, but you have to stop to look at the view as the steps are quite uneven and missing in parts. It was not all down as well, there were parts where we had to climb up as well. It took about an hour to walk the whole way. The following day I was in agony and could hardly walk!
Written December 9, 2020
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Francis H
Conil de la Frontera, Spain26 contributions
It's the best walk in Gibraltar and during the pandemic has been free, even for visitors. Avoid it in hot weather and more fun to go up it in my opinion. I'm in my 60s and can just about manage it in half an hour - but definitely need to sit down and get my breath back at the top. Views are great but don't feed the monkeys.
Written April 18, 2021
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Steve S
Gibraltar10 contributions
Family
At the end of Main Street go through the gate than pass famous Trafalgar Cementary (watch out for the Apes!). Go towards the Rock Hotel and take the first road to the left, up the hill.
After 15-20 min walk you'll reach the Jews Gate, where you may have to pay 50p to enter the Nature Reserve. Go straight towards the Pillars of Hercules and enjoy the magnificent views of Morocco, most notably: the other Pillar of Hercules: Jebel Musa in Morocco. The first, northern one being the Rock of Gibraltar you're standing on! (Gebal Tariq) - http://www.jahtruth.net/britspan.htm
Spain is on your right and Atlantic at the horizon, between Morocco and Spain. This was the ancient end of the world.

Return to the check point and take small steps on their side of the road. At the top of the steps take right. That's the beginning of Mediteranean Steps.after walking through an overgrowth, shaded by trees and bushes the view opens again and you'll see the Europa Point below and Ceuta in Africa in the distance.

Continue through the narrow path, which now takes you on the other, Eastern side of the Rock. Enjoy the magnificent views onto Mediteranean to your right. The trip up to the top of the Rock up the Mediteranean steps should take about an hour at leisurely pace, stoping at the caves. As the path swerves back at 180 degrees, after you passed some bunkers carry on to see a spectacular, breathtaking view of the Eastern flanks of the Rock, the Caleto Beach below and Costa del Sol in the background.

Return to the path and after turning right and small stretch of almost flat path the steepest part of the route. After 15-20 min of going up the steps you'll have reached the top. Feel free to visit O'Hara Battery but it's not free and not always open.

From there you'll have a few options to return back to Town. You can go left back down to Jews Gate, or you can carry on up bearing to the right to reach the Apes Den by he George the Vth steps, which will take you all the way down to the town through Devil's Gap path (my favourite option), or you can walk up to the cable car and take the cable car down, if you think you've had enough (not recommended!)

Enjoy!
Written May 3, 2014
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charlesthebarles
wilmington, NC232 contributions
Couples
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!
Written January 14, 2018
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