Running trails in Barcelona
Step away from the treadmill. To go running in Barcelona, you don’t need to sign up to a gym anymore. Company RunBCN, which describes itself as offering “running services” is now here to help you discover the city of Barcelona at its most basic level.
Going underground by metro from one tourist attraction to the next is no way to orientate yourself within a city. The best way to really own a place, to discover its hidden corners and to get a sense of how the different parts of it fit together, is also the most simple – on foot. It’s only by passing through its streets, along the gaps between its tourist routes, that you can really begin to feel a city breathe.
If a slow stroll puts you out of stride, you can now hit the ground running. RunBCN offers to take participants on specifically designed running routes in Barcelona.
Runners can either go solo or in small groups of under four, and can choose from a variety of urban and trail routes, from the well-tread tourist paths to lesser-known mountain routes in the spectacular natural scenery round the back of Barcelona. Pick-up from and drop-off to your accommodation is also included.
RunBCN is also one of the few companies that offers long-term bike rental in Barcelona. In some cases, two wheels are better than none, and in Barcelona, there’s very few parts of the city that you can’t reach in half an hour by bike, making it the perfect size for cyclists.
Special offer for Friendly Rentals clients
In fact, we liked the idea of RunBCN so much, we decided to do a deal with them. Clients of Friendly Rentals are now offered 33% off a RunBCN cyclist training session in the Formula 1 Circuit de Catalunya, making the total price € 60 instead of € 90. This includes entrance fees, bike rental, bike usage advice, a 1 hr training session and a free t-shirt*.