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.

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Map of my run on Tenerife (tracked by Runtastic)

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.

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First views of the beautiful sea

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.

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The nice little village of El Areal

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.

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The views after sunrise could have hardly been any better

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.

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The lovely area where my run came to an end

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!


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15 Comments on “Running on Tenerife”

  1. I don’t like running, but I still enjoy your series on running in the different cities. 🙂

    • Oh, thank you very much! When it comes to running, it’s all about the scenary. I’m sure that on Tenerife even you would have fun going for a run 😉

    • Absolutely true! The “cities” on Tenerife are not very nice, but the nature away from the civilization is just stunning (especially up on El Teide!)

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  3. Last winter when we visited Tenerife I also really enjoyed running there. Especially knowing that the weather in Finland was cold at the time 😉 A walk along the Promenade is just as nice though.

    • Absolutely true! Especially when escaping the European weather, there is nothing that beats a nice run or walk on an island like Tenerife 🙂

  4. I only was in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, I took a ferry trip from Gran Canaria for one day. Still, it was stunning! I loved especially the little beach in San Andres with all those cute fisher boats <3

    • Sadly, we didn’t have the time to experience all of Tenerife as we were on the island just for two nights, but I can’t wait to return 🙂

      Talking about Gran Canaria, we’ll fly over in just a few days. I’ll definitely release another running guide from there 😉

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