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Alicante/Costa Blanca, Spain

The Best Places to Run in Alicante and Along the Costa Blanca

Alicante is a historic Mediterranean port located on Spain’s east coast, the center of the Valencian Costa Blanca. There are beautiful beaches, seafront promenades, and a wealth of inland nature preserves in this fairly arid area. Our guide to running in Alicante includes several routes in the the city, and several additional routes on the coast north to Dénia.

In the city of Alicante, we’ve mapped a gorgeous coastal route, a climb to Castell de la Santa Bàrbara, and a couple of lovely parks. Some of the best places to run in Alicante north along the coast are numerous seafront promenades, including San Juan Playa to Playa MuchavistaVillajoyosa, Benidorm, and in Jávea/Xàbia. Inland, there are some hilly nature preserves that are wonderful for running, including La Serra Gelada Natural Park, Montgo Mountain, and Font Roja Natural Park. Trail runners will love these parks too.

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Montgo Mountain

Alicante/Costa Blanca, Spain

Montgo Mountain is a craggy peak known for rock formations, caves, natural harbors & unusual flora & fauna. The best bet for running is the Carretera de La Colònia, a wide gravel path that after a short steep climb levels off. Good trail running options too.
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