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.
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.
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!
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.
One of the largest urban parks in the world. A popular running route, at the southern end of the park, is Carretera de les Aigues. Rolling dirt road, great views of the city, the Gaudi cathedral, and the Mediterranean. Markers along the way. A treat at sunrise or sunset.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A small island only 600m from Dubrovnik, Lokrum is a sea of green and great for running. There are 6-7 km of paths, most with great views of the city and the sea. A highlight is the "Celestial Way' path, a hill leading to Fort Royal.
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 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.
A 4 mile 'runseeing' tour of Edinburgh's highlights. Start at Regent Gardens, head up Carlton Hill, then through Princess Gardens up to Castle Rock. The second half features High St./Royal Mile to the Holyrood Palace. It's a hilly run!
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.
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
A signature run in Frankfurt along the Main River. Wonderful 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.
A series of park lands around the former city walls, making for a nearly 5 km green belt. A great way to skirt the perimeter of old and new Frankfurt, through seven areas named after former city gates. Add on by running along the Main river paths.
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.
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.
Töölönlahti Bay, located north of the city centre, features one of the most scenic running paths of Helsinki. We’ve created a great 5.3 mile loop.
This route features waterfront, parks and some of Helsinki’s main sights. Cathedrals, palaces, an island, and parks — all in in this 6-mile tour!
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.
Few cities make a runseeing tour of the Old Town as simple as Krakow. With “The Planty” the diamond-shaped greenway surrounding Krakow’s historic city center, it’s easy to see the sights on a two mile off-street 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!
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.
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, with the main bridges close together.
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.
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.
This is ‘Madrid Highlights’ Tour. This route follows some of Madrid’s historic and major avenues through several of Madrid’s most important sites, starting at the famous Prado Museum.
Located a few km west of Madrid’s historic center, Casa de Campo is 5x the size of New York's Central Park. Miles of paths. 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 and loops on the Ctra.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most popular places to run in Oslo. A combination park and historic estate. Now houses the Oslo City Museum. Also enjoy Vigelandsparken, a sculpture park and museum displaying the works of Gustav Vigeland.
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.
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.
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.
This is an attempt to put together 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.
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.
A 5.5 mile “runtour” of Stockholm’s main sites. Much of the route is along the water and over bridges to two islands.
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.
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).
A 4 km loop around beautiful Old Town Tallinn, with its cobblestone streets, Gothic spires, and rich architecture — one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe.
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.
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.
Wonderful centrally located park with several tourist attractions including a huge Ferris wheel. The tree-lined, straight Hauptallee runs for nearly 5km. Lots of other paths running off the Hauptallee offer a good variety.
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.
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!