There’s some nice running in the area of the Brno Reservoir, a dam complex located 10 km west of Brno that’s popular place for swimming and boating. Although there isn’t a loop trail around the entire reservoir, there are some sections of waterfront path or roadside sidewalk.
Reservoir Area. We’ve mapped 8 km of the most suitable running in the reservoir area. From the top of the reservoir closest to Brno, there’s ~2 km of decent running on the west side of the reservoir headed north — partially on roadside sidewalk, and then along a grassy field. Past there, there’s no sidewalk on the road. Along the west side, there’s ~6 km of path — the first 3 km is along the waterfront path, and the last 3 km is more wooded. Note: rolling hills!
Veveří Castle Area. Located a few km west of the reservoir is the 13th-century Veveří Castle, which has restored medieval rooms and features tours. There aren’t really grounds/gardens right at the castle, but there are a couple of decent options for running. Near the castle on the south side of the Svratka River, explore some of the quiet, low trafficked roads off the main 386 Road. Alternatively, cross the Lávka Pod hradem Veveří pedestrian bridge, and run on the trails of the Junák hiking area.
- ~8 km of decent running in the reservoir area
- The area is rolling hills
- Top end of Reservoir around U Sirky beach is a good area to start
- 10km west of Brno. Bus access