Grey&Green São Paulo is a great running tour through the city’s business and leisure hot spots. A tour of contrasts were runners will experience the throbbing pulse of the most populous city in the Southern hemisphere and the peaceful and zen surroundings of São Paulo’s green lungs.
Starting from Paulista avenue, the economic center of São Paulo, runners will immerse themselves among numerous commercial and cultural buildings of exquisite architecture, and a crowd of “paulistanos” rushing on its large sidewalks. You will take in the modern buildings of MASP (São Paulo Art Museum) and FIESP/CIESP Cultural Center as well as the historic mansions such as Casa das Rosas.
Paulista avenue is one of the highest points in São Paulo and from there you will head down to Pinheiros river with many quirky and interesting sights on the way. You will find yourself running through Ibirapuera park, the most important city park, a green oasis for leisure and cultural activities, where you will appreciate beautiful landscape and several buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
Suddenly, back again in the concrete jungle. Now at the Brigadeiro Faria Lima avenue, another commercial and financial center, you will take in the view of modern high-end buildings like the Pátio Victor Malzoni, address of the Google headquarter in São Paulo. From there to Parque do Povo (People’s park), lying just beside Pinheiros river, another green oasis surrounded by the skyscrapers of this large Brazilian metropolis.
After catching your breath in the park, it is time to head back to Paulista avenue, now going up through one of the wealthiest residential areas of São Paulo.
On this 16km running tour (approx. 2hrs), you will see the city’s most famous postcards sights with the perfect balance between buildings and parks, business and pleasure sights, the gray and the green of São Paulo.
A running tour that will truly give you a glimpse and feeling of today’s São Paulo.