Madrid Rio Park offers nearly 10 km of running paths along the Mazanares River through central Madrid. Recently renovated, this esplanade provides beautiful views of the Royal Palace, Almudena Cathedral, and other famous landmarks. Our route is a roughly 10k loop, traveling on both sides of the river. Start wherever convenient, or pick up the path from the Puerta de San Vicente (at the foot of Casa de Campo and near the Palacio Real) by crossing over the river on Puente del Rey. Continue along the paved multi-use path, enjoying the serene river environment and impressive bridges. Cross over the second bridge after the path runs under the Calle de Vado de Sta. Catalina to return to the start on the opposite side. Other bridges make for great smaller loops. For more information on all the sites located along the path and a detailed map, see this link — you can even design your own ‘running tour’!
Longer Option: Extend south for another 6 km along the river in Manzanares Lineal Park.Detailed Info, Maps, Sights
Video Highlights of Route (25 min.) virtualfitnesstv.com