The sparkling island of Elba, just off the coast of Tuscany, is a unique destination for those who seek an alluring landscape where mountain meets sea. If you have the time to catch a ferry for the quick, 10km ride from Piombino to Elba, there is some one-of-a-kind running here. Some options:
Trail runners flock to the many mountainous paths around La Cala Beach and the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. Elba also hosts a famous 57 km trail race each spring. For a lower-key run, the promenade around Marina di Campo is a good choice. One can also run along the beachside path of pavers parallel to Via Giannutri for about 1 km (one way) heading south to Marina di Campo Harbour. Non-paved paths extend off the promenade in both directions, offering great coastal views.