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Go for a run around Barcelona!

Written by Adriana

Sports in the city, taking advantage of both urban spaces and natural areas that Barcelona offers us, is one of the best ways to take care of your body and get in shape for the coming summer and your holidays. All this without going to the gym or exercising on its boring machines, and completely free! To all those aerobic exercise lovers, or even those who want to start running regularly, we propose a “Running Map” with varied routes and adapted to all levels.

The best places in Barcelona to go for a run

Photo via VisualHunt

Photo via VisualHunt

Carretera de Les Aigües (6 to 12km): a beautiful route in Collserola, surrounded by trees and lush vegetation, suitable for beginners and experienced runners. If you choose the right time to go you will enjoy a beautiful sunset and maybe you come across an odd boar…

Passeig Marítim (5km): this is an easy route that extends from the Barceloneta Beach to the Fórum, and is a perfect choice when the sun begins to fall and the heat is not that stirling. Despite having to dodge a few pedestrians, the runner could enjoy great views of all Barcelona beaches.

Diagonal-Parque Cervantes (6.2km): this isone of the more urban routes because it goes along the Diagonal Avenue in Barcelona, on the middle of the city. It is also one of the most popular path for its accessibility. The end point of the way is Plaza Cervantes, an emblematic “green point” of the city due to its large expanse of lawn, where you can relax after doing exercise.

Related article: Running paths with a view in Barcelona

Photo via VisualHunt

Photo via VisualHunt

Parc de Montjuïc (4.7km): this route has the highest difficulty level of all proposals as it climbs to the Montjuïc Castle, about 200 meters high, and return down to Plaza de España, around the Estadi Olímpic and always enjoying wonderful views of the characteristic landscape of this park.

We hope you will enjoy our recommendations and your holidays in Barcelona as well, that’s why at ShBarcelona we provide you with the best apartments for rent throughout the city, whether for a short stay or a longer holiday period. It’s up to you!

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Adriana is a writer, content & community manager, web designer, media analyst and tireless traveler.

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