• Collserola Park

    COLLSEROLA PARK

    PRIVATE RUNNING TOUR

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
WHAT WILL WE EXPLORE ON THIS RUN

Let us run through the natural park, also known as the green lung and the roof of Barcelona,. Highlight is the 512m high Tibidabo and the incredible views over Barcelona.
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 21km 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 21k 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 of our absolute favorite tours - run with us the trails of the Collserola Park.

TOUR DETAILS

  • TOUR TYPE
    private tour
  • TOUR DISTANCE OPTIONS
    12 km / 21 km
  • TOUR DURATION
    1h30min - 2h
  • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
    moderate (12k) , advanced (21k)
  • TOUR PACE
    individual
  • TOUR DAYS
    Mo - Sun
  • START TIMES
    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • PRICES
    starting from 85€ for one runner
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  • TOUR LANGUAGE
    English, German

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MORE TOUR INFO
Meeting point, the guide and more

  • MEETING POINT

    We will meet you at Plaça Catalunya or in front of one of the FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) metro stations listed below to take the train together to the start points of the Collserola Park tours. If your hotel/apartment is close to one of the metro station or Plaça Catalunya, then we will meet you in front of your hotel/apartment main entrance. Unless otherwise agreed, the tour will then start and stop at the meeting point. Very important, provide us with your hotel/apartment address when you make your tour reservation or when you contact us regarding a tour inquiry. Thanks!

    If we can't meet you at your hotel/apartment in Barcelona, then we will make you a proposal somewhere close to the next FGS metro station or we will meet you at our standard meeting point in the centre of Barcelona.

    Standard meeting point: Plaça Catalunya, in the centre of the square, metro lines L1 (Red), L3 (Green) and FGC trains L6, L7, S1, S2, S5, S55 (Google Maps link)

      FGC metro stations / We can also meet you at the following train stations:
    • Provença
    • Gràcia
    • Gràcia
    • Plaça Molina
    • Muntaner
  • THE GUIDE

    You can easily recognize our tour guides. We will wear a black Running Tours Barcelona T-Shirt, a backpack or something similar to storage some water or some smaller goods and a GoPro camera for photos. And before we forget, we look of course ready to go to show you on a Running Tour in Barcelona our amazing city from a runners perspective.

    All our tours are held in English or German on request.

    It's time to enjoy Barcelona while doing what we love - running!
  • EQUIPMENT

    What should you bring to the start line?

    Beside of a big smile, you should be prepared for the weather conditions during the different seasons. So normally light running equipment is absolutely sufficient for Barcelona's climate. Especially in spring, summer and also parts of fall we always recommend to use any kind sun protection. A bottle of water during summer season is recommendable. We will also pass on our running tour many fountains with drinking water.

    Should children join us on a tour, then it should be in summer time obligatory to use caps and sun protection (sun lotion SPF 50+).

    And don't forget, we can have also sometimes some rain in Barcelona! So please be prepared by checking the weather forecast and with a light rain jacket. But don't worry, that happens not very often.
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Pick-up service (if posssible)
  • MORE INFO

    Some more things: Our Running Tours are for Beginners and Advanced runners
    • On our Private Running Tours we will run your pace
    • We will run and sightsee Barcelona without stress and in a relaxed way
    • We will do some stops in front of sights (if you prefer we run also all the time)
    • You will run with your own personal guide
  • SIGHT CLOUD

    Tibidabo, Torre de Collserola, Collserola Park, Carretera de les Aigües, Barcelona views, Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor
  • FAQ

    Check out our frequently asked questions regarding questions about our tours like stops, weather conditions and many more things.

    Check them out here: FAQs

TOUR GALLERY
IMPRESSIONS

Running above of Barcelona
Breathtaking views while running
Carretera de les Aigües
Tibidabo
Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor church
Tibidabo Park

STANDARD MEETING POINT
IN CASE WE CAN'T START FROM YOUR HOTEL

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