Madrid, Spain

Madrid Río

Madrid Rio Park offers nearly 10km of running paths along the Mazanares River. The park is located within the central part of Madrid (Centro). Recently renovated, this esplanade provides beautiful views of the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral and other famous landmarks. Our route is slightly over 10k loop on both sides of the river and is very straightforward to follow. Start where it is convenient, or pick up the path from the Puerta de San Vicente (at the foot of Casa de Campo and near the Palacio Real) by crossing over the river on Puente del Rey, where the Spanish football team celebrated its victory in the South Africa World Cup in 2010. Continue along the paved multi-use path, enjoying the serene river environment and various impressive bridges. Cross over the second bridge after the path runs under the Calle de Vado de Sta. Catalina to return to the start on the opposite side. There are numerous bridges connecting the paths on either side of the river which make for great smaller loops. For more information on all the sites located along the path and a detailed map, see this link — you can design your own ‘running tour’!

Detailed Info, Maps, Sights
Essentials
  • 6.7 mile loop
  • 260 feet
  • Puerta de San Vicente