Good weather is coming, so after working out at the gym during the cold winter, it is time to enjoy outdoors, breathing in fresh air and getting a feeling of accomplishment after a hard and thrilling jogging day.
Here you have a list of the best places to go for a run in Madrid. Some of them are quite close to your apartment at Génova 5.
Juan Carlos I park
This park is perfect for sports like running. It is quite big, with an area of about 160 hectares, and includes a roller-skating rink, cycle lanes and different tracks going up and down to escape monotony and boredom.
These things make the park a great place to go running in Madrid. It is located in Campo de las Naciones, near IFEMA (underground L8).
This park has become one of Madrid’s landmarks and quite right too: coming to Madrid and not visiting it is missing one of the green hearts of the Spanish capital city. This powerful lung has 4 kilometres of dirt or gravel tracks where you can do some sport.
Madrid Rio is near M-30 road, in Arganzuela district, within walking distance from Puerta de Hierro or Príncipe Pio.
This park provides runners with a 9 km circuit and sport facilities suitable for skating, running, cycling, climbing, or playing basketball.
If you are a proficient runner, the Western Park is your best choice. It has become one of the Madrilenian runners’ favourite places thanks to the slopes that make it hard and thrilling.
The circuit is 4.5 km long and includes dirt and pavement tracks. It is near Moncloa (underground L3, L6).
Canal de Isabel II
If you are new to running, one of the beginners’ favourite tracks is that in Canal de Isabel II. Right in the middle of Madrid, you can train on an all-weather track that runs along the park to avoid injuries. In addition, you can freely enjoy other sport facilities there.
Dehesa de la Villa
A big grove near Ciudad Universitaria and Franco Rodríguez which has become one of the runner’s favourite. Why? Because its shape and paths make it adaptable to the runner’s experience and fitness.
Casa de Campo
This is undoubtedly the biggest park in Madrid, and it is perfect for running. Its 25 kilometres of tracks and paths offer a versatile circuit for all runners.
There are dirt roads, gravel areas, slopes, and more comfortable paths. But remember: if you choose this place to go running in Madrid, you’d better go with somebody else, otherwise you could get lost!