Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea. A popular seaport directly across from Italy, this walled city and UNESCO World Heritage site has become hugely popular with tourists since the its restoration and repair following damage sustained from the Yugolslavian civil war of the early 1990s. Running in Dubrovnik can be spectacular, but you have to choose your spots. Running is not generally encouraged in the the walled-in (Old Town) section of the city, due to its hills and narrow, cobbletoned streets. Note: If you’d like to have a guided running experience in Dubrovnik, we highly recommend our affiliate partner Go! Running Tours.
The best places to run in Dubrovnik are along the seaside promenades on the Lapad Peninsula and adjoining Babin Kuk. There is some good running along less trafficked roads above Dubrovnik, with great views (and hills!). One of the best seamless running spots is along the river between Rožat and Stara Mokošica. A quick ferry ride over to the island of Lokrum offers wonderful trail running. And for those who want sneak in a run in Old Town, get up early to beat the crowds, and be prepared to do hills, stairs, and create your own, maze-like route.