Vigo is an attractive port city in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It sits on the southern shore of an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, the Ria de Vigo, and is surrounded by mountains. There are some nice options for running in Vigo, showcasing the waterfront and numerous parks in the area. There’s some more challenging trail running in the mountains above the city.
The best place to run in Vigo is the 6-7 km of waterfront running paths, starting at the Bouzas Port. In central Vigo, we’ve put together a ‘runseeing‘ tour of the historic centre and the Parque Monte do Castro hilltop park. In the newer part of town, there’s a lovely run combining the Parque de Castrelos and Senda do Lagares riverside path. For a scenic and hilly challenge, take our Monte da Guía route. We’ve also included links to some information about trail running options in the area.
Notes: Runners should note that Vigo’s weather is very rainy from October-March, with some months receiving 250mm of rain. Also, a running ‘bucket list’ item is to run the holiday light display in Vigo — one of the most spectacular in the world!