The capital of Tunisia, Tunis, situated on the Gulf of Tunis behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette, and surrounded by coastal plain and hills. The ancient medina is a World Heritage Site. The situation for running in Tunis is a mixed bag. It’s busy and dense, and many of the main roads don’t have good sidewalks. There are a few nice places to run, rely on a curated route.
In central Tunis, the best place to run is Belvedere Park and the nearby running track, which can be combined with some nice sections in Le Passage for a longer run. Just north of there is a nice 5.4 km waterfront path along Lake of Tunis. One of the best places to run in Tunis is in Sidi Bou Said, where our route combines the Corniche, 365 Steps, and a nice park. In Carthage, we’ve put together a ‘runseeing’ tour of this important archaeological site. And for some wooded, hilly trail running near Tunis, head to Parc Urbain Ennahli.
Runners should note that the air can be bad in Tunis and that temps get very hot and dry in summer, averaging 30-34C from June-September.