Madrid - Highlights
Distance : 13.5km/8.4mi (*11.5km/7.1mi - 10.75km/6.7mi - 8.8km/5.45mi
Elevation : low
Rotation : counterclockwide
Parks/Pedestrian : 6.1km (ca 45%, big loop)
Urban constraints : low/medium
Suggested start : Plaza Puerta del Sol, calle de Carretas / as any urbirun route, you can start wherever you want. Watch for the route rotation direction.
Public transportation : underground lines 1,2 or 3, Puerta del Sol Station
Madrid has all the attributes of a great capitol: museums and masterpieces, including Picasso's famous painting, Guernica, beautiful avenues, a royal palace, parks and economic dynamism. Paradoxically and fortunately, it hides other treasures, with a village atmosphere, charming neighborhoods, and the beautifully remodeled banks of the Manares River. Madrid is full of energy, and lives as much in the night as in the day. But in the morning it will offer herself to the runner, who will almost feel as if it is there for their sole pleasure.
*Alternative route : the big loop is 13.5km. Central loop + west 11.5km (Debod Temple). Central loop + east 10.75km (Retiro Park). Central loop 8.8km (short tour without Debod temple nor Retiro Park)
NB : if you are unsure, check your position on the map and the track.