Running on Tenerife 2

Running on Tenerife is an amazing experience! Staying at Gran Melia Palacio de Isore, I decided to not only go running once, but twice! While you can read about my run in the Northern direction in the article Running on Tenerife, this post will actually focus on running in the Southern direction. This one is particularly interesting as I went a little bit off the beaten track to experience the real Tenerife!

Even though I was a little bit short on time as we had an early flight home, I decided to not skip the opportunity to go running on Tenerife for a second time.

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Map of my run on Tenerife

Especially as the sun was shining and the weather was beautiful in all regards, I couldn’t resist to go running for a second time.

  • Distance: 5 Kilometers
  • Jogged altitude: 65 Meters
  • Calories burned: 300-350
  • Month: November
  • Weather: Clear sky with some clouds

After passing the lovely little village Alcalá, it got extremely interesting this time!

Exploring a typical Tenerife village

After leaving the hotel in a Southern direction, I instantly found myself in Alcalá.

The village is on the small side, but is nestled in a beautiful little bay and though looks stunning at first sight.

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Alcalá looks like a typical Spanish town

The houses have different colors and were built in the typical style of buildings on the island. There’s also a nice little beach with black sand right in the middle of the city.

I’m sure Alcalá must be a lovely place to live! Yet, I was on a greater mission and though ran through the village to explore more of Tenerife!

Crawling on the coast line

When you read my Running on Tenerife guide, you’ll see that there are many normal paths and even promenades to run at.

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This running route definitely is no option for beginners

On this run, things got a little more complicated. As soon as I left Alcalá, the paths got rough and were definitely not designed for running.

That said, it was even more interesting and challenging to go running in this area.

Before you follow this path, be sure that you are an experienced runner on the one hand and you’re not afraid of heights on the other hand.

Enjoying the beautiful nature

If you accept the challenge, you’ll definitely get rewarded.

Even though this run was only five kilometers long, I enjoyed every second, especially the time after leaving Alcalá.

The little path on the cliff allows some stunning views of the villages, the ocean and the waves.

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You can once again enjoy nice views of Alcalá on the way back

If you are a fan of nature, you’ll truly have the time of your life on this path. As I was getting back to the hotel after passing Alcalá once again, I was a little sad that the experience was over yet.

Running on Tenerife was something truly amazing and I can’t wait to go back to explore more of the island!


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10 Comments on “Running on Tenerife 2”

    • I’m sure Tenerife is great (and most likely strenous) for mountain biking. I’ll definitely give it a try the next time I’m on the island 🙂

      • Indeed! We for example had a stunning drive up to El Teide and down on the other side of the island. I can just recommend doing something like this as it’s really what makes Tenerife unique 🙂

  1. I know this island well and it is so beautiful. It’s amazing to me how such a small island can have such a variety- volacic island with mountains, beach, Forrest, cooler climate in the north and warmer in the south. It is definitely enchanting. Gorgeous photos! I found your blog through a meet and greet that I recently hosted and asked bloggers t recommend a blog in addition to their own. Yours was recommended by Caitlin and I’m glad to have come across it 🙂

    • Thank you very much for the lovely comment! It’s so nice to hear that you found our blog via a recommendation by Caitlin. There’s rarely anything that’s as good to hear as a new follower through a recommendation. I hope you’ll keep on enjoying our content 🙂

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