Barcelona’s Best Scenic Workout Trails

Barcelona’s Best Scenic Workout Trails

Alright, so you decide you want to study abroad, do an internship, or a combination of both in Barcelona, but we all know the real reason you came here was to party, travel some more, enjoy the diverse cuisine and everything else in between…that probably doesn’t involve much education. With such diverse food selection here, a gelato shop on every corner, those irresistible melt-in-your-mouth pastries you can get every morning and of course, our best friend cerveza, gin, tequila (whatever your preference is)…It’s easy for our bodies to get a little off track. So, we’ve compiled a small list of Barcelona’s best and most scenic workout trails to help you stay active in Barcelona! Whether you like to run, walk, or hike..there’s a path for you!

1. Montjuic

This mountain is a popular terrain for its uphill slope, views, and attractions. Starting from the right or left side of the fountain, run uphill to discover your views of the city getting better and better. Run by the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Palau Sant Jordi, Telefonica communications tower, and castle. Maximise your workout by running the many stairwells surrounding the mountain!

2.Port Olímpic

Another popular route because well…who doesn’t love running alongside the coastal waters? To avoid the crowds near Barceloneta, go earlier in the morning. The terrain here is flat and you can even dip your toes in the water after! From Hotel W to Port Olympic (near Opium, Shoko, and Pacha), it’s a 2.1 km distance, and of course, you can always go further on the path!

3. Parc de la Ciutadella

This park is an ideal place for everyone because of its size and the many paths it has. You’ll be surrounded by trees and a natural atmosphere. Take some laps around the entire park and enjoy your surroundings!

4. Carretera de les Aigües

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Carretera de les Aigües workout trails


This 9 km path (Road of the Waters) is perfect for anyone because of its flat and wide land. One of the trails puts you at the feet of Tibidabo! This long road offers many paths you can take to different mountains and can choose how far you want to go. You’ll get many great views of the city and be surrounded by natural beauty.

5. Park Güell

Not only does this park exhibit Gaudi’s fantastic work, but it also serves as a great place to run while giving you panoramic views of the city! You can choose to start your run from the bottom of the hill to get a harder workout on the incline. Make you what you want out of the trails in Park Güellbecause there are many routes you can take!


Check out this website to see what other trails people just like you have created!



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