Discover the best running spots in Marbella in 2023. From beachfront routes to mountain trails, find the ideal places for your running adventures.
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The best mountain trails for trail running
“Trail running” is the term used in English for mountain or trail races. Although Marbella is internationally known for its wonderful beaches and coves, the natural environment of its mountains has nothing to envy to its coastlines.
Trail running in Marbella is one of the great attractions of this legendary tourist town on the Costa del Sol. Let’s see where to practice mountain running in Marbella.
Los Altos de Marbella Viewpoint
This is one of the best trail running routes in the Andalusian municipality. The route is circular, with low technical difficulty and a distance of just over 7.5 kilometers.
The ascent starts in Bello Horizonte, where you can park your vehicle near the El Repique Equestrian Center. From Los Altos de Marbella, you can enjoy magnificent views of the coastline. It can be completed in an hour and a half.
Ascent via Fishermen’s Path
A leg-breaking circuit with a challenging technical difficulty. A place to run in Marbella that will delight trail running enthusiasts with its continuous ascents and descents, alternating between asphalt and dirt surfaces. The route is circular and has a length of 10.57 kilometers. It can be completed in about two and a half hours.
The Sierra Blanca Triangle
One of those trails that turn mountain running into more than just a sport: a truly unforgettable experience. This trail running in nature allows you to explore Marbella, Istán, and Ojén through paths steeped in history, livestock routes, and trails.
However, this route is not suitable for all legs. With a very high technical difficulty, it spans nearly 35 kilometers. The duration of this circular route can be up to 8 hours.
Route of Puerto Rico – Puerto Juan Benítez – Puerto Marbella
Another must-do running route in Marbella for trail running enthusiasts is the Puerto Rico – Puerto Juan Benítez – Puerto Marbella trail.
Once again, this is a circular route with moderate technical difficulty and a length of 12.71 kilometers. The duration can vary between two and two and a half hours.
The best beach routes for going for a run
In Marbella, running in nature is not limited to running in the mountains. Marbella’s coastline boasts some of the best beaches in Spain, where it’s a pleasure to engage in sports.
There are numerous running routes in Marbella along its coast. Let us show you some of the most popular ones.
Monteros Beach – Cable Beach
One of the best running routes along Marbella’s beach is the one that goes from Los Monteros Beach to Cable Beach.
It’s a very short and easy linear route, just 6.8 kilometers round trip. The beach where the route begins is located in the neighborhood known as Reserva de los Monteros. Depending on your fitness level, you can easily cover it in about 45 minutes, just enough time to finish and enjoy a revitalizing snack at one of the restaurants in the area.
Marbella – Puerto Banús
“A beach run that will allow you to explore the most famous area of Marbella, the legendary Puerto Banús. You can enjoy this comfortable linear run, just over 6 kilometers round trip, in just an hour.
You can also take the opportunity to visit some of the spectacular venues and shops in the area, and even cool off in the warm waters of the Mediterranean.
One of the most beautiful running routes in Marbella, although it is not suitable for cycling. The route starts at Avenida del Gaviero and ends at Artola Beach. It covers a distance of 6 kilometers round trip and can be run in less than an hour.
Puerto Banús Beach – Fontanilla Beach
Puerto Banús Beach – Fontanilla Beach
We conclude our running routes through Marbella with a very straightforward one that starts from Puerto Banús and reaches Fontanilla Beach. Its distance is 6.3 kilometers, round trip.
During the approximately one-hour journey, you will pass through Levante Beach, Ancón Beach, and Nagüeles Beach, in one of the most beautiful coastal routes in Marbella.