1. Parc de la Ciutadella
One of Barcelona’s only runner-friendly green spaces, Parc de la Ciutadella provides a refreshing backdrop for joggers and sprinters alike. The park is relatively flat, but monuments like the Arc de Triomf might get a little tiresome if you’re going for multiple miles.
2. Carretera de les Aigües
This nine-kilometre track can be found at the foot of the Parc Natural de la Serra de Collserola. Astounding views over the city and a flat, traffic light-free road make this a hotspot for running groups, walkers and cyclists.
3. Passeig Marítim
With unending views of the balmy Mediterranean sea and a flat, pedestrianised pathway, this promenade is the ultimate Barcelona running route, and the perfect location if you fancy a post-run dip. Get there early to beat the crowds!
One for more conditioned runners, this seven-kilometre stretch begins in Plaça d’Espanya and climbs over 180 metres up the hill of Montjuïc. Those who are willing to take on the challenge are rewarded with beautiful aerial views across the city, from the sea up to the mountains.
5. Avinguda Diagonal
While not the most scenic of routes, Avinguda Diagonal is one of the longest streets in Barcelona, spanning around 11 kilometres from end to end. Its central location and wide pavements make it a good spot for runners looking to get their workout in quickly, with minimal fuss.