Prague, Czechia

Vlatava River Run

This route is Prague’s classic river run. There are dirt paths along most of the Vltava River in the city center, with numerous options for loops involving the numeous bridges. Our route begins at the Karlovo náměstí metro stop or from your hotel (if it is near enough). The route follows the Vltava river embankment passing Kampa Island, the Lennon Wall and Zofin Island. Look forward to refreshing air, awesome views and of course amazing landmarks. This route is easy to follow, utilizing a path along either side of the river and the numerous bridges crossing over.

Add-Ons/Longer Options. Right off the river path, there are three small islands on the river that are a scenic detour: Dětský ostrov & Slovanský ostrov are reachable by small path, and Střelecký ostrov is reachable via Legií bridge. It’s also possible extending your run along the Right River Bank. The northern tip is especially rewarding. Can also add Petřín Gardens or Letna Park.

Combination with sights tour: A Great Runs fan submitted this route that starts near the Morzin Palace, adding 3 km. See numerous Prague historic sights, roughly following Mostecká toward the river.

Video Highlights: Prague Streets, Park, River Paths (30 min)




 

 

 

Essentials
  • 5.3 km (3.4) mile loop; City center option is 8 km (5 mile) loop
  • 77 feet
  • Karlovo náměstí metro, or Morzin Palace
  • Start: Petriny Metro Station. End: Břevnovský klášter Tram

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Mark D Miller
10 months ago

Nice Routes along the Vlatava!
Get there EARLY to avoid the swarm on Charles Bridge and you’ll have a beautiful run. A short detour once in Lower Town will take you by the Lennon (not “Lennin”) Wall for a little color and inspiration.
You can also add on loops of the three islands for a bit of interest. Each is shady with a children’s park and views of the river.
Enjoy! – Mark, July 2023

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Essentials
  • 5.3 km (3.4) mile loop; City center option is 8 km (5 mile) loop
  • 77 feet
  • Karlovo náměstí metro, or Morzin Palace
  • Start: Petriny Metro Station. End: Břevnovský klášter Tram