Major cities are not only the perfect place to find a good restaurant, enjoy a romantic weekend, visit museums or go shopping. They are also the ideal place to practice your favorite hobby: running. You just have to know where to find the best routes to get you started.
Madrid is one of the favorite ones for those who like to go running regularly. At first glance, it may seem that practicing running in Madrid means swallowing the smoke, hear horns and grumpy drivers, having to fight to find a small space in the crowded streets or fight against the traffic lights. But no, nothing is further from reality. Madrid is one of the greenest cities. Perfect for those who like to go out for a run.
The Retiro Park, in the heart of the city, is the most enjoyable. It is close to everything, and accessible by public transport. Running in the park is very entertaining. You can see people playing music, magicians and all kinds of artists.
Casa de Campo is also very popular, the epicenter of running amateur. This is the ideal place to train, thanks to its 16 km perimeter through places like amusement park and zoo of Madrid.
But if you are looking for large areas, the park Lineal del Manzanares or Anillo Verde Cyclist, are the best options. The first has the added benefit of the views of some of the most emblematic buildings of the city. It is perfect for jogging, both on weekdays and weekends.
The Anillo Verde Ciclista (the green ring of cyclists) has an impressive length, forty miles, no less, which is ideal for those who are training for the marathon. Although it is also a good choice for runners with low level, but who wish to change route. It is important to try.
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