Regenerate body and mind while jogging through the lush pine forest, the shimmering golden shores or the Lagoon Promenade bike path
Jogging has long been the most popular aerobic sport, as it helps the spirit and the mind, relaxing you and giving you a state of well-being. There are so many benefits from jogging: besides being a low-cost sport that is enjoyed in contact with nature, it helps burn calories, reactivate the cardiovascular system and strengthen joints. Running is also a real cure for everyday stress.
With its golden beaches and fantastic landscapes among pine forest and the lagoon, Lignano Sabbiadoro is also a great place for jogging outdoors.
A light jog, i.e. at a rate approximately less than ten kilometres per hour, meaning about six minutes to jog one kilometre, is easy for most people to do, from those who are incredibly in shape to those less accustomed to sports. In fact, jogging can also be alternated with brisk walking, which happens to be just as healthy in contributing to physical well-being.
Whether on the beach or in the centuries-old pine forest, long walks or jogging in Lignano Sabbiadoro are recommended during the coolest hours of the day, so in the morning or late afternoon when the sun and heat are less aggressive.
If this is your first time in Lignano, here are some of the most popular locations for jogging:
- The promenade, both on the sand and along the bike path: Lignano has 8 km of beach extending from Punta Faro to the mouth of the Tagliamento River. You can choose to cover them all on the shoreline or along the promenade (from Lungomare Marin continuing to Lungomare Trieste, then on the bike path that crosses the pine forest of Villaggio Bella Italia and then along Lungomare Kechler to Riviera).
- The Trento Promenade: a beautiful, white-gravel bike path extends behind Lignano and connects the dock of the Old Port with the Cemetery of Lignano. Jogging along the Trento Promenade guarantees beautiful sunsets!
- Hemingway Park: Lignano Sabbiadoro's main park is dedicated to the writer who loved this town. It has exercise paths that can make your jog even more interesting.
- Parco del Mare: this park is located in Lignano Pineta and is just steps from the sea. Your jog will be a delight among the park’s artwork and the shade of pine trees.