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Join Us On A Beautiful Trail Running Route In Ibiza

Ibiza is a stunning place to run in.  Whether by the coast or inland, the views are stunning and the flora is bountiful.  Here is a selection of the trail running routes we offer, which you can either book as a Private Trail Run at a time to suit you, or join us on one of our Group Social Trail Runs (€5/person for residents (or 5 for €20) €10/person for non residents) – follow Running Ibiza’s Facebook Page to get Group Social Trail Run event alerts, or contact us for more details.

Stairway to Heaven  (Talamanca)

Distance: 11k

Total Elevation: 240m 

Rating: Medium

Leaving Talamanca near the fish shack, we run up and over the rocks, past a secret beach, climbing on quiet dirt roads until we descend a huge staircase to another beach.  We then run along a quiet road back to Talamanca, and through the wetlands with their ancient Moorish compuertas.

One Step Beyond (Ibiza Town)

Distance: 9.5k

Total Elevation: 245m

Rating: Medium

On this circular route we run along a dried out torrente abundant with wild herbs, past several cal ovens and a sitja (charcoal oven), through a clearing with wonderful views west, and past an abandoned ancient finca.  Finally we arrive at the top of some crazy stairs cut into a hill overlooking Ibiza Town – the perfect mirador from which to view the city and Dalt Vila.

Salt Of The Earth (Salinas)

Distance: 10k

Total Elevation: 80m

Rating: Easy

This is a flat route except for one hill which climbs through some woods, giving us lovely views of the salt lakes & the sea.  We also run past a watch tower & along Salinas beach.

The Climb (Sant Jordi)

Distance: 10k

Total Elevation: 370m

Rating: Hard

This beautiful run has one of the highest total elevations of all our runs and has technical terrain.  We will run (and walk) along small tracks through the woods and up rocky paths that lead to wonderful views of Salinas and Formentera.  For us, San Jordi is the most stunning part of the island to run in. 

I Can See Clearly (Sant Jordi)

Distance: Short = 8k / Long = 13k

Total Elevation: Short = 265m / Long = 435m

Rating: Short = Medium / Long = Hard

We have 2 versions of this run from 8k to 13k, both with technical terrain.  The 13k has the highest total elevation of all of our runs. 

Each of the routes takes us up to a trig point overlooking San An, so keep your fingers crossed for clear weather and amazing views (but otherwise the mist also has a beauty to it…).  Whilst running through woods, down rocky paths and along quiet dirt roads, we will also have amazing views south over Salinas.  A stunning area to go running in. 

Take Me To The River (Sant Jordi/Sant Josep)

Distance: 6.5k

Total Elevation: 135m

Rating: Easy

We don’t actually run along a river but a torrent (which only fills with water when there’s rain), but nevertheless this is a lovely undulating run, mostly on tracks and trails, through the woods and past remote houses.

Going To The Chapel (Sant Jordi/Sant Josep)

Distance: 11k

Total Elevation: 300m

Rating: Medium +

This run is an extension of “Take Me To The River”, which takes us up a quiet road & then steps, up to a chapel with views over Salinas.  Tough, but worth it.  (We will walk/run up the hill to the chapel.)

Ghost Town (Sant Agustí)

Distance: 9k

Total Elevation: 260m

Rating: Medium

Leaving a small village from in front of the beautiful whitewashed church, we run along undulating trails to San Josep, through San Josep, out & up along quiet roads to a deserted open air nightclub – you won’t believe it ‘til you see it!

Solid As A Rock (Cala Vedella)

Distance: 9k

Total Elevation: 260m

Rating: Medium

We start with a tough climb on the road leaving Cala Vedella but quickly get onto countryside trails.  We join a quiet road for a short time before turning into some woods with amazing views of Es Vedra.  We then run through more woods & an urbanization back down to Cala Vadella.

Time and Space (Platja Comte)

Distance: 8k

Total Elevation: 150m

Rating: Medium

This run has it all!  A mix of coast and trails, 3 coves (small beaches), a rave cave and the ‘Time and Space’ Sculpture.  This route can be added to either “A Pirate’s Life for Me” to make an approx. 17k run.

Time & Space Ibiza

A Pirate’s Life For Me (Platja Comte)

Distance: 9k

Total Elevation: 120m

Rating: Easy

This fairly flat run takes us through woods, along 2 beaches & around 2 headlands, including an ancient watch tower & a view of Es Vedra.  This route can be added to either “Time and Space” or  “Walking On The Moon” to make an approx. 18k run.

Walking On The Moon (Port D’Es Torrent)

Distance: 7.5k

Total Elevation: 220m

Rating: Medium

We hug the coast for the first part of this run, including parts that look like a lunar landscape!  We then run inland along trails back to the beach we started at.  This route can be added to “A Pirate’s Life For Me” to make an 18k run.

Go West (Sant Antoni)

Distance: 7k

Total Elevation: 190m

Rating: Easy +

Leaving San An on the west of the island, we head north, hugging the coast.  We then turn inland, running along quiet tracks and through the woods back to San An. 

A Valley Wide (Forada, Sant Antoni)

Distance: Short = 6.5k / Long = 13k

Total Elevation: Short = 115m / Long = 230m

Rating: Short = Easy / Long = Medium +

Both the short and long routes take us along inland trails and quiet roads,  into the stunning Buscastell Valley.  With its bubbling  water source, Es Broll, watermill and terraces of dry stone walls, you won’t believe you’re in 21st Century Ibiza!

The long route also takes us past 2 ancient wells, and the short route passes through orange tree orchards.

A View To A Kill (Sant Mateau)

Distance: 6k

Total Elevation: 165m

Rating: Easy +

We get killer views of the sea and majestic cliffs of the north on this short circular run.  We run on tracks and paths, through a meadow and orchards.

Red Red Wine (Sant Mateau)

Distance: 9k

Total Elevation: 230m

Rating: Medium +

Leaving Ibiza’s capital of wine, San Mateau, this out & back route takes us on a long climb up dirt tracks and paths to an ancient settlement with fantastic views of the sea.

Heartbreak Hotel (Portinatx)

Distance: 7k

Total Elevation: 180m

Rating: Easy+

Starting from the furthest beach in Portinatx, we run along very rocky terrain, hugging the coast.  We pass the 50m tall Punta Moscarter Lighthouse, and continue until we get to Cala D’en Serra, which is overlooked by an abandoned, overgrown, never-completed 1970s hotel…. another crazy Ibiza legacy!  Note that whilst this route is fairly flat, the terrain is very rocky and rugged.

Working in a (silver) Mine (Sant Carles)

Distance: 9k

Total Elevation: 160m

Rating: Easy+

This circular route is fairly flat and is mostly along quiet dirt tracks, as well as through some wonderful  woods.  The highlight is a run around some abandoned ancient Phoenician silver mines – the whole area is a like a giant, beautiful rock garden!

Well Well Well (Sant Llorenc)

Distance: 11k

Total Elevation: 260m

Rating: Medium

This inland run takes us along trails and quiet roads through beautiful countryside, past an ancient well & a trull (olive press) in an abandoned building. 

Tutti Frutti (Santa Gertrudis)

Distance: 7k

Total Elevation: 130m

Rating: Easy

Starting at the beautiful Santa Gertrudis church, this inland run along quiet dirt roads and trails, past the animals of a working farm and many wild fruit trees.

Tunnel of Love (Siesta)

Distance: 10k

Total Elevation: 355m

Rating: Medium +

The first part of this run hugs the coast, slowly climbing so that we get some great views.  At one point we slide down a rock on our bottoms and visit an abandoned tunnel, before gradually climbing some more and finishing our run on quiet resorts roads back to the start.

On The Beach (Cala Llonga)

Distance: 9k

Total Elevation: 160m

Rating: Easy

This out & back route takes us from the main beach at Cala Llonga, along dirt tracks and down to a quiet beach.  Here we turn around for a gradual back up the beach track, and through the woods back to Cala Llonga.