Batumi is the second largest city of Georgia. It’s a popular visitor destination for its scenic geographical setting on the Black Sea and at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains, and for its casino. The city is a mix: restored 19th century buildings in its Old Town, and modern high-rises with unique architecture. The best running in Batumi is along the seafront and in its central parks. Just outside the city, things get hilly and challenging very quickly!
The best place to run in Batumi is the 8 km Seafront Promenade. It’s a festive scene, with great views. Just south in Gonio is another 2.75 km waterfront path. We’ve also put together a nice ‘runseeing’ tour showcasing Boulevard Park, and other centrally located parks, squares, fountains and sites. We also love running on the large Botanical Garden, located 10 km north of Batumi. Good options for those who like hills and trails are Mount Anuria, Gonio Cross, Mtirala National Park, and Machakhela National Park.
Runners should note Batumi’s humid subtropical climate. It’s a very rainy city, with 2400mm of rain annually.