5 best running routes in and around Barcelona

One of Spain’s most popular destinations attracting over 7 million visitors each year, Barcelona has it all – bordering along the Mediterranean sea, with a vibrant cityscape and rich in nature. The city is the perfect holiday destination all year round with the right mix of culture, history and nature. Explore this gorgeous city with these 5 runs:

Serra de Collserola Loop


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Imagine running the largest metropolitan park in the world! The Serra de Collserola is said to be at least EIGHT times larger than the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, and a whopping 22 times larger than Central Park in New York. Be prepared to be immersed in over 30 different types of flora and fauna with various species of birds flying overhead. You are going to be amazed!

Parc de la Ciutadella and Beach Run

Parc de la Ciutadella
For years following its creation, the Parc de la Ciutadella was the only green space in the city. One of the most gorgeous parks in Barcelona today, you’ll be running around beautiful fountains, along the Maritim de la Mar Bella and breathtaking views of the harbour!

Explore Barcelona

Explore the heart of Barcelona with this run. This route brings you to all of Barcelona’s best sights, this run is vibrant and enjoyable!

Europolis les Corts – Montjuïc


Montjuïc is translated as “Jew Mountain” in medieval Catalan. A characteristic space in Barcelona, Montjuïc is a broad shallow hill that overlooks the gorgeous harbour. On this loop, you’ll be running through gorgeous parks and popular museums in the area giving you a gorgeous tour of Montjuïc!

Explore Montserrat


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Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain located near Barcelona – this run takes you off the hustle and bustle of the city through some ancient monuments and sanctuaries!


Have you visited Barcelona? What are your favourite runs in the gorgeous city on the Mediterranean Sea?

Author: Nikkita Nair