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.
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.
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.
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.
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!