Segovia, Spain

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Segovia is a popular visitor destination about 90 minutes from Madrid. The city centre is a UNESCO heritage site, known for the remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct, Segovia Cathedral, and the Alcazar of Segovia, which served as one of the templates for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle. The city is located on the plains of Old Castile on a bend of the Eresma River. Our guide to running in Segovia features three primary routes.

The best place to run in Segovia is our ‘runseeing’ tour, which captures the city’s main sites, trails featuring great views of the Alcazar castle, and a path along the Eeresma River. Just east of the center, we’ve put together a route combining the Camino de las arenas, Parque Santo Angel de la Guarda, and a running track. For a long, easy off-road run, choose a section of the long-distance Via Verde Eresma trail. We also love the quiet roads and trails around the grasslands of the Fuente del Pájaro. There are extensive hiking areas near Segovia, offering great options for trail running.

Runners should note that most of the trails around Segovia are open and exposed, and that it can be very hot in summer.

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