It may be hard to imagine but Madrid has more green spaces than any other city in Europe. Mix this with the beautiful weather and jogger friendly routes this is the perfect city to go for a jog in.
If you want to keep fit then below are 6 of the most beautiful places where it is possible for you to go for a jog Madrid.
1. Retiro Park (El Retiro)
With its wide roads, plenty of greenery and lakes this is a favourite place for a jog. This is the most famous of all parks in Madrid and is located just behind the Prado museum. If visiting the city in the summer then go jogging either first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon.
2. Western Park (Parque del Oeste)
This particular park Madrid will offer you a challenge because of the different kind of terrain you can travel over. It offers you a total of 5km of run routs Madrid to enjoy. It once used to the be site where rubbish from the city was left. But it is now a place of beauty. You may find yourself stopping occassionally to enjoy the lakes, streams and scenery.
3. Madrid Rio
Up until Spring 2011 being able to enjoy jogging along beside Madrid’s river wasn’t possible. It is hard to believe that as you run through this park that below you is the main motorway for the city. This is because it has now been moved beneath the bed of the river because of the construction of tunnels. It is here if you want you can take in the spectacular views of Athletico Madrid’s ground.
4. Juan Carlos I
For those who love art then this is the perfect place to go for a jog. As you make your way around it there are plenty of sculptures to enjoy. Plus if you want to get a little shade why not make one of your run routs Madrid though its many olive groves.
If you find you’re getting a little tired then hop of the train so you can enjoy the rest of what this park has to offer. The great thing about it is that it is free to ride on.
5. Country House (Casa de Campo)
This park once be used for hunting, but has become a favourite with not only those who live in Madrid but also visit it because of the lake. To reach it you first need to hop on the cable car.
Once you have arrived you can spend quite some time jogging around the lake . If you want why not stop for a coffee at one of the many stands so you can soak up everything that this park has to offer.
6. Dehesa de la Villa
This park Madrid is located on the city’s north-eastern fringe and is considered to be one of the the greenest. This park is different as it is made up of over 60 hectares of woods, so offers the ultimate challenge to those who love jogging. Although it is mainly made up of woodland there are some beautiful garden areas where you can rest for a few minutes.