The Aberdeenshire Coastal Path is a gorgeous seaside trail run winding atop the bluffs between Nigg Bay and Cove Bay. Run an out and back up to 11.5 km or take the bus for a one-way.
Running along Amsterdam’s historic canals is one of the most unique runs in the world. A series of four canals forms a half-circle “ring” around old Amsterdam, lined by gracious older homes and famous sites.
A 'runseeing' tour of some of the most famous sites in Athens. National Gardens, Panathenaic Stadium, Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Filopappou Hill, First Athens Cemetery. Full tour is 6.3 miles, shorter option ~5 miles. Go early. Video excerpts!
A great area for running in Athens. Combine the pedestrian-only streets that line the base of the Acropolis, and then head up the hill. Can be combined with Philopappou Hill, which has 2-3 miles of paths.
Up to 9 km of fantastic running along the waterfront, with paved paths, marinas, and numerous landmarks. Very festive with lots of people, shops, and cafes. Numerous options for add-ons, and a linear park with shade to vary the run. Video excerpts!
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.
A classic European river run, although this one is especially charming. The 7 km loop, on the dedicated Uferweg on both sides of the river, is quite pastoral, with water views, pretty homes, and mountains in the distance.
Birmingham’s canals form quick and efficient running routes with miles of paved “towpaths” paralleling the water. The crown jewel of these is a 5 mile route starting at the “Mailbox.”
Home to Northern Island Government Buildings and Parliament, these are beautiful grounds for running. A grand, wide, 1.2 km 'approach road' to Parliament flanked by grand trees, landscaped paths, and woodland trails.
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.
A 'runseeing' tour of Budapest, following the route of the Telekom Vivicitta Half Marathon. Incorporates City Park, Andrássy, Pest Inner City, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, Danube paths, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky. Options to cut out some sections. Video excerpts!
One of the most popular running spots in Bucharest. Arc of Triumph, fountains, Japanese Gardens. A highlight is the ~7 km loop on the path around Lake Herăstrău in this large and scenic park.
The pinnacle of running in Cardiff is the network of parks and multi-use paths surrounding the River Taff. There are many options for running here, including paths along the Canal and River, and in the adjacent fields, parks, and heaths.
A "highlights of Cologne" run. Over 13k, enjoy the linear park of the Inner Green-Belt (Innerer Grüngürtel), a section along the Rhine, and then some of the major sights of Historic Cologne.
A 7k tour of Copenhagen's centrally located parks, connected by bridges and the Lakes trail. Includes Østre Anlæg, Fredens Park, Amor Park, and Fælledparken. Add on by doing more of the Lakes path.
A fantastic waterfront and fortress combo run. Enjoy the Nyhavn, the 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district with its colorful townhouses, and then the 2.5k loop around the wonderfully preserved Kastellet.
One of the most spectacular runs in southern France. This run has it all: water, views, history, a bit of elevation, and few cars. The gorgeous coastal trail goes down to Cap Ferrat and most of the way around the peninsula. About 6.5 km (4 miles).
One of the most beautiful runs in Cyprus is the coastal path between La Isla and the San Raphael resort, with an optional jaunt up a hill to the ancient ruins of Amathus. This run can also be done on the beach, which has excellent firm sand.
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 peninsula northeast of Dublin that makes a wonderful destination for runners. With cliffs, summits, and interesting sites, there are great trails and roads. Hilly!
A 12km "highlights tour" combining several of our Dubovnik routes: a section along the water, a loop around Babin Kuk, and the lovely trails of Forest Park Velika and Mala Petka. Mostly on paths, with great views and some hills.
Classic European river run with paths on both the east and west sides, with bridges that allow for loops of various distances. The most popular 'loop' is the 9.2 km between the Rheinkniebrücke (bridge) and Theodor-Heuss-Brücke.
A "Highlands" experience a mile from Old Town Edinburgh, this run is a circuit of Holyrood Park. Open spaces, parkland, crags, and the imposing Arthurs Seat, the main mountain in Edinburgh. The route also features sections of Old Town.
A spectacular running experience, especially if you go early. Central section has wonderful tree-lined walkways with great views from the bridges. Further west and east sections have gravel paths. We've mapped 15 km along the river.
Among the signature runs in Frankfurt. Wonderful waterfront paths with great views. South side features the green belt along the Museum Embankment, while the north side skirts the Altstadt. Numerous bridges allow for loops of varying lengths.
The more picturesque of the lake's north/south shore running options, the Promenade features fantastic views of the lake and surrounding mountains, famed waterfront hotel, parks, and a quick jaunt over to the Parque des Nations.
Fantastic coastal running route following a former train line, now a paved path. Great views of the water and rocks the entire 16 km one-way route. A great option is to run one-way and take the train back.
A 10 km 'runseeing' tour of Ghent, featuring many of the city's scenic and historical highlights. Much of the old town is a pedestrian zone. Includes a ~2 km jaunt out to Citadel Park, and paths along the water.
Glasgow's oldest park and a popular running spot. Run along the Clyde River and in the Green, past the People's Palace and Winter Garden. Several other architectural highlights and landmarks, and lovely running paths.
The 2.4 kms of paths along the river Göta Älv are the top choice when it comes to running in Gothenburg, and a great way to get across the city without leaving the waterside.
The waterfront paths along the River Elbe are the highlights of running in Hamburg, with over 17 km of stretching from east to west.
The best running routes in Hanover are the multi-use paths along the Leine and Ihme Rivers. We've mapped two river path routes, and a couple of loop options. Maschpark (New Town Hall) is a good starting point.
Töölönlahti Bay, located north of the city centre, is one of the most popular and scenic running paths of Helsinki. The core loop around Töölönlahti is only 2 km, but we've designed an 8.5 km route that features a waterfront path east to Hakaniemi.
This 10 km 'runseeing tour' of Helsinki’s main sights. Cathedrals, palaces, waterfront paths, an island, and several parks.
A quick 5k loop in the old-town Sultanahmet area, combining some sites, parks, and a good stretch along the Bosphorus river, paralleling the Kennedy Caddesi shore road. Can be combined with our other route in the Sultanahmet.
Thanks to the long, paved path along the Vistula River, you can run for over 20 miles on the scenic waterfront bordering downtown Krakow. This 4.5 mile stretch right in city center is the best section.
A comprehensive 'runseeing' tour of Kyiv, hitting many of city's main sights and monuments. Much of the route is through large squares and parks. It's quite easy to follow. The full tour is 13.5 km, but can be shortened. Hilly, with some great views.
Leipzig is known for its Riparian forests. This run highlights the northern Leipziger Auwald, which features wooded paths to the Wackelturm observation deck and additional marked running trails to Auensee Lake. See also our southern Auwald route.
A gorgeous riverside run of nearly 5 miles, with a dedicated waterfront path most of the way. Important landmarks, museums, and gardens. Great views of the the 25 Abril Bridge, with path underneath it. Can run one way and take the train back! Video excerpts!
A wonderful coastal run along a dedicated path in this resort town 30 km west of Lisbon. From town, the path runs for nearly 9 km, with great views of the Atlantic Ocean nearly the entire way. Lighthouses, beaches, parks, and a public golf course.
The Royal Albert Dock is a sight unto itself, and the many waterfront promenades here pass by statues, museums, and tourist attractions of all stripes. Do a loop or combine with the Otterspool Promenade for a long run.
This 5.3 km 'runseeing' tour covers some of the city's most important highlights, from gorgeous buildings, museums, river bridges, and some more modern sections. Good add-on opportunities.
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.
Running along the Thames River embankment is one of the running/tourist treats of London. A great way to see some of the sights, and enjoy crossing the numerous historic bridges, including the iconic Tower Bridge.
Running routes don't get much more scenic than this! Several kilometers of running paths along Lake Lucerne, with wonderful views of the lake, Old Town, and surrounding mountains. We've divided the route into northern and southern sections.
This iconic route will take you through the oldest quarters of Luxembourg City, following parts of the way-marked Wenzel Circular Walk circuit. Also sections along the Chemin de la Corniche and Rham Plateau.
A 10 km 'runseeing' tour of Lyon, incorporating many important sites and buildings, including Vieux Lyon. A highlight is the climb up the Fourvière to the Basilique Notre Dame. After a nice downhill, enjoy a stretch along the Saône River. Note: HILLY!
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.
Our Madrid 'runseeing tour' follows some of the city's historic and major avenues, passing several of Madrid’s most important sites. The P. del Prado was the first tree-lined avenue in a European capital! Video Excerpts!
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.
The signature run on Mallorca is the seaside promenade that runs for several km along the bay. The palm-lined path goes from Palma 3 km west to Portopí and 6km east to Portixol and Cala Gamba. Can continue another 8 km to S'Arenal.
It's possible to see many of Manchester's important sights in a 3-4 mile tour of the older part of the city, which is located on the east side of the River Irwell. 3.1 mile run of main sights, or 7 mile run including River Irwell, Meadow, Peel Park.
The signature run in Marseille, from Pharo Cove near the Old Fort to Prado Beach. Great views of the Mediterranean along the roadside path, passing above coves and along beaches. 5.3 km one-way, with good bus options for the return.
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.
A pedestrian path running for almost 24 miles along the Naviglio Maresana (river), connecting Milan with the Adda river. An uninterrupted off-road path surrounded by greenery, with ancient villas and other unexpected beauties.
A 7 km 'runseeing' tour of the older, historic sections of Montpellier, highlighting the Place Europe, Antigone, Arch, Botanic Gardens, and the Charles de Gaulle Esplanade. Very pedestrian-friendly route.
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.
A wonderful 10.5 km 'runseeing' tour of Moscow, following a series of linear parks paralleling the inner ring road around the city core. Many important buildings, sites, monuments, museums. A 3 km linear park at the northern end is a nice add-on.
The Isar River is at the heart of Munich, flowing through its center. A greenbelt/linear park follows the river for many km. See our detailed map with distances between major sections headed north or south.
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.
The best run in Nantes. Paths on both sides of the river pass by elegant buildings, pleasant neighborhoods, a university campus, woods, a Japanese garden, and numerous colorful boats on a perfect 10k loop, with good add-on options.
A flat and breezy popular waterfront running path with great views of Vesuvius. Extend the route with a run through Villa Comunale.
A famous 7 km promenade along the Mediterranean. Great water views, boats, marina, and other classic sites of southern France. On a nice day, the Promenade is full of all sorts of activity. Separate paths for pedestrians & cyclists much of way.
A "runseeing" tour of some of Oslo's highlights. Signature landmarks include The Royal Palace, the Nobels Fredssenter, Akershus Fortress, Armed Forces Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Oslo Cathedral.
There are many great running options featuring the multi-use paths lining the River Thames. Take the Thames Path south to the historic Iffley Lock, or further. Or, incorporate Thames paths with loops around Port Meadow and Christ Church Meadow.
One of the most popular places to run in Oslo. A combination park and historic estate. Enjoy 4--5 km of beautifully landscaped trails around the manor (now Oslo City Museum), and the Gustav Vigeland sculpture park.
One of the great urban runs of the world. Several sections have been turned into below-road pedestrian-only paths, with great views of Paris’ wonderful buildings and landmarks. Numerous loop options. Video Excerpts!
The heart of Paris is graced by wonderful and historic parks. All have dedicated pedestrian paths wide enough for running. There are many options to combine parks with Seine paths and other sites. Bastille, Luxembourgg, Tuileries, Invalides, Jardin des Plantes & more!
Among the two options to run along the Douro River to the beach in Porto. The Gaia side is 6.3 km one-way, which some argue is the prettier of two options, with views of the river and Porto. Great add-on: continue on Gaia seafront path
This is a tour of the Prague Castle, Petrin Park, and Kampa Island, focused on the West side of the river. Many opportunities to extend the run in Petrin Park. Includes the landmark Charles Bridge.
Stromovka is the largest park in the city and the most popular park in Prague for jogging. Enjoy the shaded paths as you wind your way along the numerous well maintained paths looping past the Marold panorama.
This route around the Reykjavik harbor area is one of the most scenic runs in the city, and it utilizes a pedestrian friendly-path spanning over 5 km (3 miles) along the waterfront.
A tour of some of Rome’s principal sights. Best to do it early before the streets get crowded and to beat the heat.
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.
Explore Riga’s former moat, the Pilsētas kanāls, with this loop around four of the city’s most central parks: the Esplanade, Kronvalda, Bastejkalns, and Vērmane Garden.
Many km of wonderful beach, boardwalk, and coastal park running in The Hague, divided into two areas: Kijkduin and Scheveningen. The beach is wide and quite runnable. Paved options include the 3 km boardwalk, and paths in Westduinpark & Oostduinpark.
A tour of some of the city’s most historic and architecturally intriguing sites, all while offering great views of the Neva River from it’s bridges and embankment paths. Most of the route is along wide riverside paths. Includes a tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
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.
Among the highlights of running in Salzburg. Combination of paved and unpaved paths, for several km north and south of the city. Quite pastoral, with river views. We've put together two routes, as well as a table with segment distances.
A gorgeous, pastoral run out to the 17th century Hellburn Palace, famous for its grounds. To approach the palace, you'll run for 4 km along tree-lined Hellbrunner Allee, a paved and gravel pedestrian path, passing farms and interesting buildings.
The signature running option in San Sebastian is this attractive seafront promenade, winding its way around the shell-shaped coast of Gipuzkoa. Great views of the bay, La Concha Beach, and Santa Clara Island. About 5 km, with good add-on options.
A 10k “runseeing" tour” of Stockholm’s main sites. Much of the route is along the water and over bridges to two islands. Includes Gustav Adolfs square, Old Town, Långholmen, Kungsholmen, City Hall. Nearly all off-road!
A residential island where the spectacular City Hall is located. Mostly along the water. Highlights include a beautiful park, an inner city beach, and Hornsbergs Strand. Add the 2 km loop around Lilla Essingen!
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.
The Jardin des Deux Rives, or Two Shores Garden, spans over the Rhine River from Strasbourg, France to Kehl, Germany. Our route between the two countries is about 6 km (3.7 miles).
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.
The run to Pirita, the neighborhood to the northeast of Tallinn, is notable for its great views of the Tallinn Bay from the 4 km (one-way) waterfront path.
Classic European river run, with paths on both the east and west banks of the Garonne. Our preferred route is 5.3 km from Prairie Des Filtres to the Blagnac Bridge. From there, you can run for another 5+ km on the east or west side of the river.
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.
Turia Gardens, which curls around the dry river in the center of the city, is Valencia’s pride and joy when it comes to running routes. It includes over 9 kilometers of paths and an official 5k circuit specialized for running. Adjacent Cabecera Park adds 2km more.
A beautiful run Valencia’s waterfront and seaport. Easiest point of access is Marina Real Juan Carlos I. For a longer run, you can continue on to the north shore beaches beyond. Good spot for a 2 mile beach run.
A wonderful along route along the water, easily accessible from San Marco. Includes a tour of the Giardini (Biennial Gardens), quieter paths of Sant’ Elena island, for a 7 km out and back. Optional 1.5 km San Pietro add-on.
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.
Wide open paved path along Danube Island, 21.8 km from tip to tip. Accessible from numerous subway stations and bridges. Sections near tip are more remote. Popular recreation & restaurant/bar area.
One of the finest routes to run in Vilnius, these waterside paths along the Neris River add up to more than 10 km (one way) and connect many of the city’s choice parks.
The signature running route in Warsaw. The best section is ~5 km of paths between the Łazienkowski Bridge and the Gdański Bridge. Paths on west side are paved and more developed. The east side side is greener, with gravel paths. Full loop is 12 km (7.5 miles).
An 11+ km 'runseeing' tour of the best of Warsaw. Starting from Old Town, takes in many of Warsaw's most important sites, through the Ujazdowski Castle and the Lazienki Park to end at the Palace in Wilanowa. Run one way and take tram back!
Wonderful run on paths along either the eastern or western shores of the lake. Landmarks, parks, and views of the Alps.
A 20 minute train ride from central Zurich takes you to near the top of Uetliberg, Zurich's 'local mountain'. A favorite run is along the ridge to Felsenegg. Great views of the valley and the mountains. Hilly!