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. If you’d like to have a guided running experience in Sarajevo, we highly recommend Go! Running Tours.
The most popular place to run in Sarajevo is along the Miljacka River. We’ve also mapped routes through the historic sights of Old Town and the Olympics sites, and the chain of Sarajevo’s parks. For a lovely destination run, we recommend the Velika Aleja, a pedestrian path in Ilidžat that’s lined with 3,000 chestnut trees. There’s also great running in the Sarajevo countryside with routes like the Skakavac Walking Trail the Trebevic Viewpoint, and fantastic trail running at Igman Mountain.
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.