Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located on the southern Spanish coast. The main attraction is the 425-meter Rock of Gibraltar, at the foot of which is a densely populated town of 30,000 people. Since this area is visited by some 12 million people annually, and features a fascinating landscape and spectacular geography, we figured a guide to running in Gibraltar was in order. Know that Gibraltar itself is only 6 km long and 1.5 km wide, although there is some nice coastal running on the coast just north of the border with Spain. Second, one has to be familiar with the geography, since there are tunnels along the main perimeter road that aren’t accessible by pedestrian. This map showing cycle roads is helpful, as is this Upper Rock map.
Our guide is divided into three sections: the nicer sections of coastal road on the east and west sides, and some recommendations for in town; the scenic roads and footpaths of the Upper Rock’s Nature Reserve, which in our view is the best place to run in Gibraltar (be prepared for some hills!); and just over the border in La Línea de la Concepción, where there are scenic coastal paths on both sides.