Ever wondered what are some of the most scenic places around the world for running? Here are a few of them.
1. Bondi Beach Coastal Run, Sydney, Australia
The coastal running route from Bondi Beach to Coogee, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, is beautiful. It may only be a 6km route, but it takes you through Sydney’s lovely beaches and shorelines, such as the Tamarama, Bronte, and Clovelly suburbs. You will be marvelling at the lovely views all along the route – and may even be very tempted to U-turn at the end point and run another 6km – to marvel at the lovely sights, yet again.
2. San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge in the USA
If you wish to complete a long scenic run in San Francisco, you can’t go better with a leisure and relaxing run through the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay areas. Measuring about 12 miles (19.3km) in total, you will pass through spectacular sights during your leisure run, such as the Nob Hill suburb – famous for its landmarks and the hotels bordering Huntington Park, the cable cars at Market Street as well as Alcatraz – the infamous former prison that has now become a major tourist destination in San Francisco.
3. Linosa, Silicy in the Mediterranean
This beautiful yet remote island, in the heart of the Mediterranean, is certainly one of the world’s most scenic places to run. With about five kilometres of beautiful and colourful landscapes that is completely free of cars and traffic lights, you will get to see breathtaking views, ranging from the most brilliant sunrises and sunsets ever, to volcanic craters providing you with even more stunning scenery.
4. Northumberland Coast in England
Located in North Eastern England, this beautiful area offers some really scenic views for a run. Through your run, you will be able to see and take photos of the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, as well as running through sand dunes and a golf course, before ending your run at the beautiful sandy beaches of Embleton Bay. So if you are feeling adventurous, you could even finish your run with a good swim and a dip in the sea – to cool yourself down.
5. San Sebastian Coast in Spain
Throughout this challenging and relatively hilly 10km leisure run, you will get a lovely 360-degrees panoramic beach views with the Pyrenees – a range of mountains in South Western Europe that acts as a border between France and Spain – in the background. Moreover, with easily distinguishable foot and bike paths along the esplanades, you will not get lost if you are running here.