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Cycling in Gibraltar
Gibraltar In A Nutshell
Upon visiting Gibraltar for the first time, a common comment is "What a shithole!" It's worth a visit though if only for a quick blast up The Rock to see the monkeys. Go soon though. The local government is getting tired of the apes rampaging through town and has started to export them.
When I Went To Gibraltar
4th September 2011
Where I Went
Across the border, into town and up the rock. No need for a map.
The Rock is impressive. The petrochemical plant across the bay is less so.
Gibraltar's Road Quality
The roads are alright but there's a lot of traffic.
Gibraltar's Accommodation & Costs
Unless you're minted, don't stay in Gibraltar. Get a room in La Linea just over the border. It'll be a third of the price of a Gibraltarian one.
Gibraltar may be known for its cheap, duty-free booze but this only applies to the shops. Its pub are considerably more expensive than Spain's.
English is the official language. Most locals also speak Spanish.
Reasons To Go To Gibraltar
The apes, the overwhelming stench of petrochemicals.
Your Opinions & Questions
Have you cycled in Gibraltar? Tell me what you think and I'll include your comments here. Also, if you have a blog, web site or Facebook page that includes an account of your trip, send me the URL and I'll include a link below. Include your name if you want your comment to be attributed to you. Or do you have a question about Gibraltar? Ask me and if I can answer it I'll add the information to the page.
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