The 16 km of promenade paths along the Caspian Sea in Baku are the highlight of running in Baku. The concrete paths are very wide, and open, passing through numerous parks, with great water views the whole way. Bonus: lit at night! We’ve divided the promenade into two routes, starting at Azneft Square. This route is 7 km north/east past New City Park to the Baku Marriott. Then, see our 9 km south/west route to Crystal Hall/Azərbaycan Dənizçilərinin Xatirəsinə (Memorial Park).
Starting from Azneft Square, head north/east through Dənizkənarı Milli Park for 2.3 km. There’s a wide seafront path, additional paths, as well as shops, restaurants, museums, and recreation areas. Continue east on Neftchilar Avenue (a busy commercial street with decent sidewalk) for 0.5 km to New City Park, in the newer part of town. Do a quick loop of the park, and then head east through the Ağ Şəhər Bulvarı, a waterfront park, with wide paths, and great views of the water and Baku’s newer skyscrapers. The path ends at a viewpoint just past the Baku Marriott Hotel Boulevard.
Add-Ons: Additional paths in Dənizkənarı Milli Park & Ağ Şəhər Bulvarı park. Can also combine with waterfront path south/west to Memorial Park.