Why We Love Running in Portugal
Portugal is a runners’ paradise, for all tastes and all levels. From the challenging narrow streets of Lisbon’s Mouraria for city trail, to the modern river-side track for some easy-going kms, to the endless mountains of Gerês in the North, Estrela in the Center or Sintra only one hour drive from Lisbon. Plus… have you ever thought of running in Portugal’s islands, Madeira or Azores, known for their outstanding nature?
Not only for its nature and stunning and challenging city trails Portugal is a paradise, but also thanks to the pleasant climate, one of the mildest of Europe. Even though the climate in Portugal varies from north to south and from coast to mountain, it is one of the countries with most sunny days per year!
Lisbon city and its surroundings host runners’ events every single weekend, from super-fast 10K races and (Half) Marathons (one in Lisbon and one in Porto) to some of the most challenging and renown ultra-trails of 100 miles of Europe. What’s your next challenge?
Another reason why we consider running in Portugal? Food: a very pure, fresh and healthy Mediterranean diet (and cheap beers)!
Are you convinced about Portugal?
Located in the heart of Lisbon, surrounded by trail running paradises and home some of the greatest Marathons of Europe.
Images of our day-to-day life running in Portugal