Mobility Scooter Hire
It is always advisable for disabled persons choosing a holiday destination to first check the availability of mobility scooter hire and access to any attractions they may wish to visit before choosing their destination. Although the Gibraltar government have endeavoured to make as many areas and attractions as wheelchair friendly as possible, there are areas that will still pose problems, especially if travelling to and from attractions solely using a mobility scooter as opposed to driving to an attraction and using a wheelchair or mobility scooter on arrival.
Mobility Scooter Hire Companies
Located at Unit 26 Lathbury Barracks Industrial Park, 14 Windmill Road, Mobility Care Centre are one of the leading mobility scooter hire companies in Gibraltar that offer a good range of Class 1 to Class 3 electric powered scooters and wheelchairs for sale and hire. In addition to these they also have an excellent range of other medical and disability related products and offer repairs, delivery, collection and a 24 hour helpline. A recent addition to their product range, and superb choice for holidaymakers to Gibraltar who wish to drive to a variety of places and attractions, is the Mobie. This is the latest design fully electric mobility scooter that can be easily folded in less than a minute and will fit in the boot of most cars. Other places that can assist with mobility scooter hire are the Citizens Advice Bureau located at 10 Governor's Lane, and the Red Cross Society, also on Governor's Lane at the rear of the Convent.
Gibraltar Disabled Access & Parking
There are over 55 disabled parking areas throughout Gibraltar which have been designated in areas most convenient for the main shopping areas and popular attractions. Some attractions that are easily accessed include Alameda Botanical Gardens, the famous Apes Den where visitors can get close to Gibraltar's famous monkey colony, the cultural centre and library of John Mackintosh Hall, Gibraltar Arts & Crafts Centre and the World War II Rock and Fortress Tunnel Tour. Partial access is possible at Gibraltar Museum, Great Siege Tunnels, Gibraltar Crystal Factory, Nelson's Anchorage and St Michael's Cave.
For further information on mobility scooter hire and which areas and attractions are accessible or partially accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters, visitors should make enquiries at the very helpful Gibraltar Tourist Board.