This autonomous territory on the western side of the Pearl River Delta, is considered the gambling capital of the world. As the most densely populated region in the world and with no arable land, pastures, forest, or woodland, it’s not exactly a heaven for running. But for those in need of some outdoor exercise, there are some great places to go running in Macau. Quick geographical orientation: there’s the Macau Peninsula, connected by bridge south to Taipa Island, then south to Cotai (Macau New Urban Zone), then south to Coloane Island.
There are good places to run in each of these spots. In Macau, the highlight is Sai Van Lake, connected to a nice waterside sidewalk from Macau Tower to Temple A Ma. There’s also and a pleasant loop of the Reservoir, and some great hill running in Guia Park. Just over the bridge in Taipa, the Waterfront Path is best run in the Macau area is the Waterfront Path. There are also nice paths on the eastern end in Taipa Grande Nature Park. In Coloane, there’s some great trail running in Coloane Park, along the water in the Coloane Village area, and some good options in the Hac Sa area. There’s even some decent trail running in Macau.
With its dense population, foot and public transport are the best way to get around Macau. The bus system is effective, and there’s also an extensive ferry network. A light rail system is scheduled to open in 2019. One note about running in Macau is the climate — it’s very hot and humid in summer, and May through September can have heavy rains.