Lisbon has been busy connecting green spaces, creating a green corridor throughout the city and redesigning the waterfront promenade. Furthermore, in 2018 150km of cycling path are due to be completed.
Together with the city renewed urban design, a healthy lifestyle and well-being is part of Lisboners priorities and concern too.
Hence, we touch down three different spots in Lisbon where both the sporty or the lazy ones will be boosted with energy and will be inspired for a jog or walk.
Monsanto Forest Park
In the city's western suburbs the green and dense Monsanto Forest Park is the perfect place to run among nature. There are 14 interconnecting running routes, from an 11km track to a relaxed 3.5km dash close to Montes Claros Garden.
Get a taxi to go there or just run: find the Corredor Verde at Eduardo VII Park and follow the 2.3 km maroon-brick road.
Jog along Lisbon's pristine riverfront promenade, from Ribeira das Naus in the east to Belém in the west and finishing at the new MAAT museum. The meandering river – the longest waterway in the Iberian Peninsula – is a source of electricity and water for cities across the country. For sure you will get inspired by it and get a lot of energy from it too.
Tagus river's shore, was subject to the design of a cycle lane, where directional symbols, distance markers or also poets' quotations stenciled on the asphalt convert the path to something informative and cultural too.
This area is today a crucial cycle lane in the city, where a growing number of locals and tourists, walking, cycling or running head to.
From Cais do Sodré to Lisbon's western corner facing the Ocean, the 7km path along the river designs a promenade popped with attractions, that turns the waterfront path even more exciting. From Ribeira das Naus with the new redesigned area, with kiosks to admire the river, pass by Amanda's Levete new museum for the city -MAAT museum - where its architecture create new frames to the city and river, giving us a reason to stop and have a contemplation moment; continue your run towards the docked boats and if the river fuelled with energy enough, keep running towards Fundação Champalimaud, and from there greet the ocean.
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon - Rooftop running track
Guests at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon can enjoy a one-of-a-kind 400-metre (1,300 foot) U-shaped rooftop running track allowing them to work up a sweat while getting an early start on sightseeing in the Portuguese capital.
At the foot of Eduardo VII Park offering breath-taking views over Lisbon and the Tagus River, guests will find a visually stunning fitness centre with 700 square metres (7,500 square feet) of exclusive facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, evoking a spirit of energy and impeccable attention to detail. And did we mention the personal training?