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Though this walk is not fit for the out of shape, the Mediterranean Steps...

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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Fitness fun

Doing this run often it is a very physical activity and can take it at different paces well worth the fun, history and views. And for those who face a run I get up and down in 35... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doing this run often it is a very physical activity and can take it at different paces well worth the fun, history and views. And for those who face a run I get up and down in 35 minutes.

Thank Andrew P
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I climbed the Med steps from the bottom all the way to the top of The Rock and then back down again. It was no mean feat and in the high heat of September it was a challenge, but it was so worth it as the view from the top is to die for! (There is a cable car available... More 

1 Thank lou_rosee
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We climbed up the way starting from Jews' Gate and finishing at O'Hara's Battery. This is not an easy climb so go prepared and take your time. The information board at the start says it takes 2 hours but we did it in 1 and we're both retired. It's a bit unnerving not long after the start as you find... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Gibraltar for another Christmas we were very aware that there was something we had left undone and the cooler December weather gave us a perfect opportunity to tackle the Mediterranean Steps. These Steps are described as a Nature Trial but in truth they are lot more than that. It is a path that leads from the top of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is, on a good day by far a must for Gibraltar. It can be as easy as you like or turn into real cardio exercise if you you race it. The Med Steps is a walk from Jews Gate half way up the Rock to the top and times walked range from around 20 minutes to 45. It is... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I, 50ish, active but not athletic, took on the challenge of the Mediterranean Steps going from the top of the Rock, to the bottom. Not sure I would survive the climb the other way! We really felt we had accomplished something when we finished. As long as we took our time and watched our step, it wasn't... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Having done this walk many times, I would suggest that it is much easier starting at the top and going down - if you want to walk up steps to get to the top of the Rock, try going up the Charles V wall instead (but mind the monkeys on the bottom section). The Mediterranean Steps offer the best walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

this is an amazing way to see gibraltar and being surrounded by its natural setting away from the madness of town, with some of the best views of gibraltar spain and africa :) , can be a hard walk but has lots of stops for viewing , so take it slow and enjoy :)

Thank jocky318
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I went up the Mediterranean steps to the very top in September 2016 as part of a day trip from our cruise ship which was docked in port. There were some very nice views on the way up so it is worth doing but would be easier to do it walking down. We did it on a day when it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It really is hard work and you need to be pretty fit and go on a not too hot day. Great views and lots to see Only downside you may come across apes who are guarding their territory and have been known to attack. Don't take food they can smell it a mile off

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