Fourth largest city in France and the capital of the Occitanie region, Toulouse is known as the ‘pink city’ for its pinkish terracotta bricks. Toulouse is a center of the French aerospace industry, and is home to France’s fourth largest university and Europe’s largest remaining Romanesque building. The scene for running in Toulouse centers on its paths along the Garonne River and the Canal de Midi. There are also some nice parks and other multi-use trails. And the weather is great for running year-round!
The signature run in Toulouse involves the extensive paths along the Garonne River, with many km possible on the east and west banks. Another great place to run in Toulouse is along the Canal de Midi path — where you could run 250 km to the Mediterranean! We’ve also designed an enjoyable ‘runseeing‘ tour of Toulouse, which hits the city’s historic highlights, principal parks, and waterfront paths. Just east of Toulouse, we recommend a run on the path connecting Jardins De l’Hers and the Parc de La Grande Plaine.
Toulouse is easy to get around, with an extensive bus, metro, and tram system, plus the VélôToulouse bike share program. All of our routes are transport accessible.