Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its largest city. This metropolitan area is located on the banks of the Miljacka River at the base of the Dinaric Alps. It’s a city of amazing cultural and religious diversity, which has caused both celebration and strife in recent decades. Shortly after hosting the 1984 Olympic games, the city suffered the longest siege of a capital in the history of modern warfare. Now, Sarajevo is a fast-growing city with a burgeoning tourism scene and even a few great running routes.
The most popular place to run in Sarajevo is along the Miljacka River. However, we’ve also mapped routes through the historic sights of Old Town and the Olympics sites, the beautiful Spring of the Bosna River, and the chain of Sarajevo’s parks. There is also some great running in the Sarajevo countryside with routes like the Skakavac Walking Trail and the Trebevic Viewpoint.
Sarajevo has an extensive public transportation system, with busses, trams, and trolleys connecting the network. A GRAS pass will help runners get almost anywhere in the city, with the exception of the Skakavac Waterfall route.