Serra is the ideal place for runners, especially for those who love trail running. Running is now more popular than ever, as well as trail running, a version of this sport that includes running across mountain trails. Trail runners will find in Serra a unique haven for the practice of this sport. Serra is very close to València and its metropolitan area and parking is very easy. Thanks to its steep slopes and its location in the heart of Serra Calderona, Serra has now become a favourite spot for trail runners.
Every day, but especially on weekends, many trail runners take advantage of Serra’s privileged position inside the Natural Park and take over its paths and trails. In Serra, the possibilities are endless, as many as traditional paths, roads and gullies exist.
Different climbs and steep slopes provide many options for trail runners who pick Serra as destination. Within the radius of a few kilometres, you can reach several high peaks that go over 700 metres above sea level; for instance, El Cierro (737 m), l’Alt del Pi (716 m) and Rebalsadors (801 m). From there, the view is breathtaking: you can see the central territories of the region, their mountain ranges, L’Albufera de València and of course the Mediterranean Sea. You can even see the Montgó massif and the cape of Sant Antoni, both in the province of Alacant.
So close to the big city, Serra is the best place to explore mountain paths, side roads, hills, gullies and creeks. Trail running in Serra is endorsed by the celebration of regular sport trials which are part of the Valencian Community sports calendar. For instance, there is the annual K25 race, one the first races of this type in the Valencian Community, which has gathered runners from the whole country. A marathon and a half marathon around Serra Calderona also have their starting point in Serra.
Trail running is possible throughout the year, but during summer it is best avoiding peak sun hours. In websites such as https://es.wikiloc.com/ you will find popular tracks and options for trail running in Serra.