Running on Tenerife
Running on Tenerife is something I’m sure everyone would enjoy. The island with its beautiful beaches, the volcanic mountain and the great nature is a true paradise for everyone who’s in love with sports and nature. When running in Tenerife, I had the pleasure to enjoy stunning views and the sunrise at the same time. Just amazing and definitely worth checking out!
When we visited Tenerife in November, I couldn’t wait to go out in the morning to enjoy running.
Even though I’m no early riser, I was up at 8 am to go for a nice run prior breakfast.
- Distance: 6.5 Kilometers
- Jogged altitude: 60 Meters
- Calories burned: 450-500
- Month: November
- Weather: Clear sky with some clouds
Yet, I was a little surprised to find out that the sun hadn’t risen yet.
Anyway, it was already bright enough to go out and first enjoy the nice views of the beautiful area of Gran Melia Palacio de Isora!
Enjoying the ocean and the beach
After leaving the property, I decided to turn right in direction of El Areal, a small village a few kilometers away.
As I exited at the promenade, I was able to instantly enjoy some incredible views of the little secluded beaches, the cliffs and the ocean!
Interestingly, the promenade was over after just 500 meters and the route got a little rough.
As I was in exploration mode, I decided to take the more difficult route through a little stone crater which seems to be used for swimming in other seasons.
Admiring the beauty of Tenerife
The amazing thing about this run on Tenerife definitely was the location.
On the West side of the island, there are not many buildings, making it amazing to just admire the beautiful island with its big and several little mountains.
On my way to El Areal, I enjoyed so many amazing views that I don’t have enough words to write about it. Turning right, I was able to admire the ocean, turning left I could see orange-blue skies on top of the mountains.
It could hardly get better than this!
Sunbathing in El Areal
When the path got a little bigger again, I finally reached El Areal, a beautiful little village which looked just stunning in the sunlight.
I had a look on the nice buildings and decided to turn around after a few hundred meters to be back in time for breakfast.
On my way back, I once again enjoyed the amazing cliffs to my right. To the left, there was a new phenomenon taking place.
Even though it was already 9 am, the sun began to rise. As El Teide, the volcano on Tenerife, is so high, it takes way longer for the sun to rise on the West side of the island.
Yet, it was totally spectacular to enjoy the sunrise while running in such an amazing area of the world.
Swimming in the ocean
Just a few steps before getting back to the hotel, I decided to extend my running guide with a little swimming guide.
I found it to be totally amazing to cool down after a long run and enjoy the sun at the same time.
So if you got the chance to go running while you stay at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora or anywhere else in the area, be sure to also jump into the ocean before getting back. It definitely is the perfect ending to a lovely run!