Running Advent Calendar – Day 20 – Barcelona, Spain

20 Dec

Today is Day 20 of my Running Advent Calendar. I have been exploring different running route from around the world everyday for the first 24 days of December leading up to Christmas. Today, I have selected Barcelona, Spain.

Photo credit: Josep Renalias

Photo credit: Josep Renalias

I have never been to Spain, but may have the opportunity to travel there for work in the next few years and if I do, I would love to visit Barcelona and run along its beaches or amongst its old, historic buildings. A route along it’s seaside boardwalk sounds like a perfect run.

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In my brief research on running in Barcelona, I stumbled upon a very interesting running opportunity in that city – a sightseeing running tour company. I have heard about this happening in various cities, and have read a little about it in my research over the last 20 days.

The Barcelona Running Tours company had the most informative and appealing website of any company I have heard of to date. It is definitely something I would like to try out if/when I make it to Barcelona.


Stay tuned for Day 21 of the Running Advent Calendar tomorrow and check out Days 1 – 19 of my Running Advent Calendar here in case you missed them:

Day 1: Lakeside, PEI, Canada

Day 2: Loch Lomond, Scotland

Day 3: San Francisco, California, USA

Day 4: Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada

Day 5: Central Park, New York, USA

Day 6: London, England

Day 7: Paris, France

Day 8: Rome, Italy

Day 9: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Day 10: Boston, MA, USA

Day 11: Great Wall of China

Day 12: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Day 13: Hong Kong

Day 14: Venice, Italy

Day 15: Chicago, IL, USA

Day 16: Sydney, Australia 

Day 17: Victoria, BC, Canada

Day 18: Toronto, ON, Canada

Day 19: Dublin, Ireland



7 Responses to “Running Advent Calendar – Day 20 – Barcelona, Spain”

  1. Maya December 21, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Wow, the running sightseeing tour sounds amazing! The next time I am back in Barecelona I will definitely do this.

    • Mary December 21, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      It definitely sounds interesting! Let me know if you try it out and your thoughts on how it was.

  2. imarunner2012 December 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Boston has several running tour companies. I ran with one of them last summer. It’s a great way to see a city and get in a little exercise. In Boston our running tour ended at the Harpoon Brewery.
    Spain looks like a great place to visit.


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