Running up (or down) the river Manzanares in Madrid is a roadrunner’s dream – a flat well maintained surface of tar with distance markings that extend for many km’s – and all of this besides a river with many points of interest along the way.
Starting at Plaza Espana where the statue of Don Miguel de Cervantes, author of the famous novel Don Quixote is. From there we’ll head down to the river via the Puerta de San Vicente, and do a loop around the lake at the famous Casa de Campo Park, where you may even see a game of Kayak Polo in progress. From there we’ll head down the river in a South Easterly direction. On the way we’ll pass a number of obstacle courses should you wish to test your skills on these. We’ll also pass a number of points of interest including the old Atletico Madrid football stadium, Puente de Segovia, and Puente de Toledo. After a really nice stretch along the river we’ll head back to where we started at Plaza Espana. Most definitely a run not to be missed if you’re looking for a reason just to simply get out on the road for some fresh air and some incredible sightrunning in this beautiful part of Madrid.