The second largest city in Switzerland, and a center for international organizations, Geneva is known for its spectacular setting, at the south-western end of Lake Geneva, framed by the Alps and the Jura, and at a junction of the Rhône and Arve rivers. Running in Geneva, Switzerland is oriented toward the water. The highlight is Lake Geneva, where there are wonderful promenades along its north and south shore. There are also good paths along the Arve and Rhône rivers, and some pleasant parks, especially near the UN HQs. Two major community ‘sporting centers’ have running trails as well as other fitness facilities. And, of course, the Alps are only two hours away. Note: If you’d like to have a guided running experience in Geneva, we highly recommend our affiliate partner Go! Running Tours.
Geneva is an easy city to get around, mainly via bus, trolley, or tram. This being Switzerland, there’s also an efficient regional and national train system.