We can’t deny that running is all the rage, and it’s no wonder, given the many benefits it brings both for the body and the mind. What’s more, going for a run along Ibiza’s trails is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to discover the island. An activity suitable for the vast majority of people, at no cost and, above all, very healthy.
If you’re an unconditional runner, get your best clothes and running shoes ready for the occasion, because here whoever doesn’t run… Flies!
Trail running around the Torre d’en Rovira and Cala Bassa
This running route is perfect for getting to know the southwest coast of Ibiza. The route starts at the beaches of Comte, considered to be the most beautiful on the island, and heads towards Cala Bassa, located in the municipality of Sant Josep.
The route is approximately 8 kilometres long and passes by the Torre d’en Rovira, also known as Torre de Compte, a watchtower built in 1763 and later declared a site of cultural interest. It’s undoubtedly a beautiful enclave that once safeguarded the port of Sant Antoni.
The route, which runs between cliffs, is well worth it for its simplicity and great beauty. In addition, along the route you can see the islet of Sa Conillera, l’Illa des Bosc and S’Espartar.
Ascent to the peak of Sa Talaia
The Sa Talaia mountain, at 487 metres above sea level, is the highest point on the island. If you like to run through mountainous areas with demanding stretches, this route is perfect for you.
If you start the route in Sant Josep, you can park in the municipal car park. From there, the trail is marked with blue arrows. You will run through wooded areas with beautiful views.
Once at the top, at the highest point, you’ll find a geodesic vertex next to some antennas. It goes without saying that the views are spectacular – the climb is well worth it!
Running through the valley of Es Broll de Buscastell
This area, which runs along a torrent in the municipality of Sant Antoni, is one of the most beautiful areas on the whole island.
There are trails of just 5 kilometres to run along at a leisurely, not too ambitious pace, with the aim of enjoying this unique environment. You’ll be surprised by an exceptional agricultural landscape, very green and fertile, full of irrigation channels, canals and pools, which were built in Muslim times. The water comes from the Broll spring, the most important aquifer on Ibiza.
This is an ideal route for discovering the beauty of the Pitiusan countryside. You won’t regret it…
From the beach of Les Salines to the Ses Portes defence tower
If you prefer to run with sea views, this route may be of interest to you. From Ses Salines beach, one of Ibiza’s most famous beaches, you start a beautiful route to the Ses Portes tower, one of the highest defensive bastions on Ibiza.
The route is approximately 5 kilometres long and not difficult. You just have to bear in mind that, especially on Sundays, it’s a path frequented by quite a lot of cyclists, runners and residents walking their dogs.
It’s worth mentioning that the tower of Ses Portes, which used to protect the ponds of Les Salines, was built in 1749 and stands out for its height.
If you feel like it, you also have the option of doing this route from the opposite side, that is, from Es Cavallet. In any case, both routes are an excellent option for getting to know the Ses Salines Natural Park.