Vondelpark is the largest park in Amsterdam, very popular and centrally located . Combine its lovely paths and gardens with nearby Rembrandtpark for a 5.5 mile loop.
The Tiergarten is the running capital of Berlin. A vast, 545 acre green space right in the city, Tiergarten is a running paradise for locals and visitors alike.
6 miles north of Birmingham center, Sutton Park is one of the largest urban nature parks in Europe, and is composed of miles upon miles of trails winding through woodland, marsh, and along the banks of no less than seven lakes.
This 7 km run explores three lovely parks centrally located on the left bank of the Garonne River in central Bordeaux: Jardin Public, Parc Bordelais, and the smaller Parc Rivière.
The oldest public park in central Europe. Located on the right bank of the Danube, it's ~2 km along paths and lawns lined by historic trees. For a longer run, combine with riverfront paths on either side of the river.
This park-like area, 7 km south of Bruges, offers some wonderful running opportunities. There are numerous paths winding through fields, woods, and meadows...and a castle! There are several marked trails that can be done as running loops.
An opportunity to run two of the city’s nicest parks and also enjoy some important sites, including the Arcades du Cinquantenaire and several important museums.
Beautiful, centrally located park that's wonderful for running, with landscaped paths, botanical gardens, and baroque sculptures. Run the long, alée-like paths around the Summer Palace, or explore the wooded paths along park's edges.
At 1,750 acres, Phoenix Park is one of the largest walled parks in Europe. The signature green space to run in Dublin, a wonderful mix of fields, tree-lined paths, and interesting sites.
A wonderful tour of Düsseldorf's centrally located, iconic parks. Hofgarten is the oldest park in the city, and has classic tree-lined alleés and landscaping. Rhein Park is very popular with joggers. It's 3.3 km one-way, combining both parks.
Large public park just south of the city center. Wonderful open meadows with about 1.5 miles of paths. Can add another 1/2 mile with adjoining Bruntsfield Links.
Classic European urban park, and the most significant green space in Florence for a run. 395 acres on the north side of the Arno river, there are meadows, river paths, and wooded paths. 3.8 km from one end to the other
Three neighboring green spaces in the northwest part of Frankfurt. Enjoy the botanical gardens of Palmengarten, and then Grüneburgpark, whose paths are done in the English style. Also includes a quick jaunt through the campus of Goethe University.
This massive garden of “plants and flowers” in the city center offers a 3.2 km (2 mile) loop around its perimeter, with options to extend the route on the paths of St. Pauli.
This 200 acre park has miles of meandering asphalt pathways around the lakes and fields. We’ve mapped a 5k highlights loop. Good add-ons with Princes Park and a detour to the famous Penny Lane!
One of the great urban runs in the world, this route incorporates London’s famous central Royal parks: Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park, and St. James Park. It is a way-marked ‘figure eight” loop, in honor of the late Princess Diana.
A guide to the best running routes northwest of the city in Harrow, Ealing, Hillingdon, and Brent and southwest of the city in Hounslow and Richmond.
One of the largest urban parks in Europe, and designed on a grand style -- fountains, statues, botanical garden, and many lovely paths and allées. There's a 4 km perimeter 'jogging path', or many other interior paths for a DIY run.
At 5 square kilometers, Tivoli Park is the largest park in Ljubljana — a refreshing sprawl of green space right in the city center.
Located a few km west of Madrid’s historic center, Casa de Campo is 5 times the size of New York's Central Park. Our route begins at the Royal Palace and loops through a small section of the park. Another great route begins at the Batán Metro Station.
Wonderful 600-acre park about 5 miles north of the center of Manchester. Several miles of trails, both open and wooded. Park includes a neoclassical 18th century country house, gardens, woodlands, observatory, and many other features.
Former Château estate is now a public park with formal gardens, fountains, and a small lake with pleasant cafe. There are lovely paths around three formal gardens, ~2km, plus the 1k Sentier de l'Huevaune (path) on the north side.
This park is one of the largest in the city. It’s possible to do 2–3 miles in the park, around the perimeter and park trails. Our 2.5 mile route lined with amazing monuments, it is a perfect blend of natural beauty and tourist sites.
Probably the most popular area for running in Moscow, Gorky Park is a wide open space which connects to the scenic Moskva River Embankments. We've put together a River Embankment route, but it's also possible to enjoy 2-3 km around the park's paths.
The centerpiece of running in central Munich. The grand, 18th century park features nearly 80 km of trails through woods, around a lake, and along the Eisbach and Isar rivers. The southern section is more developed, the northern section more natural.
Run the hunting grounds of a former royal palace, which have been converted to over 3 miles of forested paths and gardens.
The “University Parks” surrounding the River Cherwell in the east of Oxford have many great running paths. We’ve mapped a 5.5 km loop through the parks, and a 6.4 km tour of the Marston Ferry Path.
This is the loveliest, shadiest place for running in the heart of Paris. You’ll find hundreds of fellow joggers on a nice evening. There are some 35 miles of trails in the park. 16e.
The largest park in Paris, with beautiful paths for running. Highlights include the medieval Chateau de Vincennes, an arboretum, floral gardens, and numerous other natural sites.
The signature route in this commune just west of the city center and across the Seine is the extensive Parc St. Cloud, which features gorgeous gardens, plus great paths and allées for running. Other good spots nearby.
The southwesternmost district of Provence, Bouches du Rhone's most noteworthy running cities are Aix-en-Provence, and of course, Marseille (where we've prepared an extensive separate running guide.
Rome’s largest park, contains a stunning, mid- 17th century palace surrounded by garden mazes, jogging trails, fabulous fountains, a superb grotto, and pine lined views of Rome from atop the Janiculum hill.
THE must-do run in St. Petersburg! A 9km run along wide paths through the city's main squares and gardens: Summer Garden, Field of Mars, Mikhailovsky Garden, Mikhaylovsky Sq., Palace Sq., Hermitage, Aleksandrovskiy Garden. River path connects these spots.
For a nice and relatively flat run near the center of Salzburg, enjoy our 'parks and lakes' tour. 2 km lake perimeter, Hans Donnenberg Park, Botanical Gardens, historic Schloss Freisaal Palace.
A nearly 15 km run combining signature several parks just south of Sofia centre. Includes Knyazheska Garden, Borisova Gradina Park, Loven Park, South Park, and the National Palace of Culture. Many options for additional paths or a shorter route.
A gorgeous and multi-varied run incorporating Strasbourg's major parks and gardens, some canal paths, and a jaunt up to the European Parliament. Includes Parc de l'Orangerie, Botanical Gardens, Parc de la Citadelle, Parc Contades, Tivoli Square.
Run the grounds of Stuttgart’s old palace at the “Schlossgarten,” a collection of three manicured parks in the heart of the city. Routes up to 7 km can be combined with the Neckar River and Rosenstein Park runs.
Gorgeous running in the second largest enclosed park in Europe! Create your own run on the beautifully landscaped grounds and paths around the baroque La Venaria Reale and Castello de La Mandria. Options for some wilder, more remote paths and small roads.
The largest park in the Netherlands and a joy for running. Many km of pedestrian and cycle paths, water features, and attractive landscaping. It's 3 km north-south and 1 km east-west. One good option is the 10k perimeter path. Just west of the city centre.
Classic European park dating back to 1766, with several attractions including a huge Ferris wheel. The tree-lined, straight 4.5 km Hauptallee is the running highlight and where Eliud Kipchoge ran a sub-2 hour marathon in 2019. Also the Prater Trail.
A classic European city park, located along the 'Royal Route'. Several paths wonderful for running -- can easily put together a few km within the park. The park features several museums, cultural institutions, gardens, and the Palace on the Isle.
The 4,800-acre park stretching just south of Windsor Castle is among the most spectacular parks for running in Europe. Explore 1,000 years of history while enjoying the famous 'Long Walk', a lake loop, huge lawns, and forested trails.
Sprawling Szczytnicki Park offers numerous running paths, including a 5.7 km perimeter loop and stretches along the beautiful Japanese Gardens and Multimedia Fountain.
Only a 10 minute tram ride from the city centre and home to the City Zoo, Maksimir Park is heaven for runners, with its zig-zagging paths among tall green trees, small lakes, ponds, and meadows. A tour is ~ 5km.
Comment on this Route/Share a Photo!
Share your feedback on this route and see that of other Great Runs users. Click on the image icon to upload a photo. And please let us know if there are notes or changes we should incorporate!