PRIVATE RUNNING TOUR
WHAT WILL WE EXPLORE ON THIS RUN
This is the tour for everyone who likes to escape a little bit from Barcelona, for the nature lover and everyone who likes running on trails and is not fearing to run up some hills. The Collserola Park, also named the green lung of Barcelona, is a natural park located in the north and just in front of the city. The size is about 85 square km (33 square miles) and 22 times bigger than the Central Park in New York City.
We will take together the train from Barcelona central square Plaça Catalunya to our start point for the tour. We have two different tour distances. A 12km/7.5 miles run which every normal trained runner can easily do and a more advanced tour of 21km/13 miles. Both tours include some uphill running. But the reward on both tours is to stay on Barcelonas roof top and have the most amazing views over the city and mediterranean sea.
What else can you expect? On both distance options the highlight will be the views from Tibidabo. With 512m the highest peak of the Collserola Park and home of the Sagrat Cor church and of one of the oldest entertainment parks Spain's. It was also ones home of the Gran Casino with his famous and scary suicide room! But more about it on our tour.
After we have reached the Tibidabo hill we will take you down to one of the most beautiful running tracks worldwide and normally only used by the local runners. The Carretera de les Aigües. Still 450m over sea level and about 10km/6 miles long. This track is totally flat and takes us along the ridge of the Tibidabo hills with views over Barcelona at any time.
The 25km Collserola Park tour will start at the train station Valldoreix and takes us cross the park, enjoying fresh air, some wildlife, hills and some old remains like small middle age chapels and ruins. The 25k option is perfect for every one who appreciate pure running in nature and for everyone who needs to do some hill training and longer run without being interrupted by a busy city.
Join us us on our absolute favorite tour - run with us the trails of the Collserola Park.