The largest city in the Grand Est region of France, Strasbourg sits on the banks of the Rhine River adjacent to Germany. It’s one of the largest medieval quarters in Europe, known for its cobblestone streets, gothic cathedrals, and timber framed houses along the canals. Today, it remains a culturally fascinating city where French and German influences blend. Running in Strasbourg is a great way to explore this small, yet complex city. The old town streets are narrow and somewhat uneven, but many are closed to traffic which makes more open space for your workout.
Try the Old Town run for a quick historic tour of Strasbourg’s top sites. There are also numerous paths (‘quais’) along Strasbourg’s canals and rivers. For a classic European canal run, the lovely paths along the Bruche Canal go for 28 km. Around l’Orangerie, try the quai paths, and the beautiful park. We’ve also put together a great Park Run, incuding the Parc de l’Orangerie, Botanical Garden, Contades, and Parc de la Citadelle. Run in along the water in two countries and over a neat bridge in our Jardin des Deux Rives run. Pourtalès Park and chateau, a few km northeast of the center, is a great running spot.
Strasbourg is a small city, so getting around on foot is simple. However, public transportation is easy and extensive. Tram and bus routes circle the city, hitting most of the major neighborhoods and destinations (even the far off towns along the Bruche Canal) so run as far as you like!