Running due to personal merit, is now considered (at least up to the present time) the top sport of the moment. The desire to run faster and longer distances can be merely a sporting objective (especially if it takes place in a conventional location) or you can convert it into a unique experience by choosing a special place away from the madding crowd.
How about taking advantage of your holidays to change your sporting routine and start running between trees, hedges and native plants? If you have chosen Valencia to spend a few days relaxing we have a perfect plan for you, take your daily running session through the magnificent Turia Gardens in Valencia.
The park, for those who do not know it, is the largest urban park in the country, more than 100 hectares and it is known as the heart of the city, which is why, for some years now, it is considered one of the essential areas for those runners who want to get away from pavements full of people or potentially dangerous roads. Even though you will be in the centre of the city, the incredible flora will make you feel that you are in a unique place totally different.
Another positive point of running though the Turia Gardens is that situated in the gardens are some of the great building of the city such as the Cuidad de las Artes y las Ciencias, the Music Palace, the Bioparc, the Valencia Zoo or Gulliver Park.
Due to the fact that the number of people who join those who traditionally run through the garden, is continually increasing, the city decided to create a 5K Circuit, a five kilometres circuit by the Turia created especially for runners. A normal circuit? Not at all. A new track for Valencia’s runners which has special lanes for those who like running and where there are never any puddles.
And the best of all? Life in Turia has a rhythm which apart from offering unique spaces to run, you also have the opportunity, after finishing your daily kilometres, to try another extra activity (alone or with the family) because there is a never ending calendar of events in the area.
If you have chosen Valencia for your summer holiday and want to enjoy the experience of going out on a run through the Turia Gardens, just like a local runner, visit the offer available of Petit Palace Hotels Valencia because the unique location allows you access to many important city sites such as Valencia Cathedral or the interesting Town Hall.