Running has been gaining more and more supporters over the past years, and in cosmopolitan Lisbon, there are so many options…you can both run along busy streets of the city, as well as along natural and fresh air locations. Lisbon council has shown concern in finding suitable spaces and focused on the well-being of people.
Whether for a race between friends, or to relax, we will show you how you can run at the same time as getting to know the enchanted pearls of this city.
The Monsanto forest park is called the “green lung” of Lisbon. With a very large area, it has many trails and paths and it offers many facilities like a parking, washroom and the possibility of running at any time. If you want something more central, you can run in this park, right next to one of the most known and emblematic squares, the Marquis of Pombal, located at the Eduardo VII Park. It is certainly a place that deserves to be discovered, the willingness to have a difficult slope at the route, which makes it more challenging. You can end in the Avenida da Liberdade, which is the most exquisite avenue in Lisbon. How ironic can be? 😉
A beautiful area to run is the waterfront of Belém. It offers a unique view for two very important monuments in the history of Portugal, as the Monument of Discoveries and the Belém Tower. Here the tour is flat, but very attractive and fresh and has several resting points.
Finally, you can finish at the area of the former Expo 98, a very trendy area, built recently and with a highly visited architecture. It has many leisure facilities, but the running path by the marginal, also by the river, makes this experience unique.
Don’t forget to bring your cell-phone, so you can shoot a lot of photos with these beautiful scenarios!