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“Very peaceful and views are amazing”

Mediterranean Steps
Ranked #2 of 71 things to do in Gibraltar
Certificate of Excellence
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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 March 27, 2013

This walk is only easily accessed via a taxi or the cable car as the walk up would be the main part of the walk.
A peaceful walk on the East side and great views down into the ocean. Plenty of wildlife and interesting relics of fortification. This was the highlight fo me and it was so quiet compared to the rest of Gibraltar

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Spectacular hike, with tremendous views, just right for length (1-1.5 hrs) and totally worth the effort. We were a little nervous about it, reading about others' descriptions of the difficulty and heights. We are experienced hikers, but very out of shape, and my wife gets a little weird with heights. The steps were steep and tall, yes, but there were plenty of walls and shoulders and rope railings to keep it feeling plenty safe, even in the wet and wind. It's no worse than anything at an American National Park with cliffs and railings that handles lots of people of varying skill levels, like Grand Canyon or Yosemite. The step sections are only about a third of the actual time/distance down to the road at the Jew's Gate memorial, after which it's all paved road to the bottom - the rest is loose rocky switchback. We saw several young kids on the trail (maybe 5 years old?) under close supervision of the parents. We rode the cable car up and went down because we were out of shape, but there was still a short (40-50 meters elevation?) up stairs section about 2/3 the way down to Jew's Gate, and getting to the start of the path at the top in front of O'Hara's Battery was probably ~80-100m? elevation gain up a long ramp, after losing a bit of elevation coming down from the cable car stop at the Top of the Rock. It was very windy everywhere. There is a neat tunnel and a set of caves about half way down for shelter if you need it. Getting to O'Hara's Battery, by the way, you can take the road down then up (all paved), or (better fun) go up over a ruin area (after the monkey memorial/feeding area, where there is a rock with a sign at the crossroads with steps going up and road going down). Both ways end up in the same place and are about the same amount of up/down, but the high route allows you to see in some places over the back edge of the fin of rock to the Med side.

4  Thank ylekod
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We did it from the top of the rock. It was steep in places. The view are fanastic and the scenary. Wouldn't recommended it if you have walking difficulties.

Thank Liz M
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is an amazing experience, today we walked up the rock and down the steps. Although the start is difficult to find, its near O'haras Battery, it is well worth the effort, and appears to be alot easier than walking up. Make sure you have the appropriate clothing and carry water. Entrance to the Rock's Nature Reserve is 50p for walkers, its only £10 if you want to explore the tunnels etc.

2  Thank mag1
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is an amazing walk/trek. The views and countryside take your breathe away and so does the climbing of all the steps.As in other reviews this isnt the easiest of walks and I struggled in some places. Make sure you wear clothing appropriate for this and also take plenty to drink. There are places to sit and watch the world go by and the silence is to die for. We paid to come back down via the cable car but the guide never checked our ticket ( you may try getting on for free )

1  Thank sexbombstevie
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