Run the spectacular grounds of the royal family's summer home! Options include the grounds and paths of the Balmoral Estate, Ballochbuie Forest, a loop around Loch Muick, and numerous other area trails.
A large park in eastern Antwerp, located on the former estate of the Sterckshof Castle. Numerous gravel paths wind around nicely landscaped grounds of this 130-hectare park, passing numerous small ponds and rivers. Easy to stitch together a 5-7 km run.
This beautiful chateau, with gardens and grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, has over 22 miles of trails spread over 8,000 acres lining the French Broad River and surrounding forests. Note: Set hours and very steep admission fee required.
An awe-inspiring 'runseeing' tour of the Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square area. Massive area with the large, pedestrian complex of the Palace Museum, surrounded by ornate and historical parks.
Home to Northern Island Government Buildings and Parliament, these are beautiful grounds for running. A grand, wide, 1.2 km 'approach road' to Parliament flanked by grand trees, landscaped paths, and woodland trails.
The largest palace in Berlin, with lovely gardens. Perimeter paths are ~ 2 miles with more possible in the interior.
15 miles from Berlin and an easy train ride, Potsdam is a fabulous place to visit. Our route highlights the famous castles and landmarks. Great additional options.
The 850-acre Ashton Court estate is among the running highlights in Bristol. There are lovely paths around rolling meadows and woodland. Good add-on options. Also home to a parkrun.
National Trust property is a Gothic Revival home featuring beautiful grounds: gardens, vast woodland, heritage trees, and rolling parkland. Run on a marked 5k route or several other marked loops.
This park-like area, 7 km south of Bruges, offers some wonderful running opportunities. There are numerous paths winding through fields, woods, and meadows...and a castle! There are several marked trails that can be done as running loops.
Run the grounds of this classic English country estate, which includes a 2.5-mile Grand Avenue, belts of woodland, fields & meadows, formal gardens, a chain of lakes, and farmland. Includes marked walk and cycle paths.
Run the grounds of Castell Coch, 6 miles north of the city, which feature a network of gravel paths sprawling across the Forest Fawr. These trails are wooded and serene, but smooth and non-technical.
Lovely running along the River Ely, in the western part of Cardiff. We've mapped a riverfront route from Grangemoor Park to Sanatorium Park, and a separate route to St. Fagans, with its historic village and attractive Castle grounds.
A true destination run and one of the most scenic in Cornwall. Landscaped gardens, open parkland woodland paths, gorgeous sections of S W Coast Path in this 865-acre historic coast park only a 7-minute ferry from Plymouth. Something for all!
It's worth the 1/2 hour drive or 45-minute bus ride to run the spectacular, park-like grounds of the Schloss Moritzburg. This is a classic European castle, surrounded by a lake and beautifully landscaped grounds with allés type paths.
A worth it destination run 20 km south of Grenoble. Anchored by the Château de Vizille that's now a museum, there are 100 acres of gorgeous grounds, from grand lawns and gardens to a lake and canal-side paths, and some forested sections.
Poet's Walk is one of the more bucolic spots for a run in this area of the Hudson Valley, with trails meandering through meadows and woods. Just south of there are the more forested trails of Ferncliff Forest. RT. 103 is quiet and scenic for running.
A spectacular run in Helsingør, featuring a loop around Kronborg -- the 16th-century waterfront castle that's the model for Elsinore in Hamlet -- and then scenic running north of the castle around the marina and on a promenade path along the Øresund strait.
Castle built in 1603 is one of the more popular visitor sites in Kyoto. It's also popular with runners. A loop around the perimeter is 1.8 km. For a longer run, our Imperial Palace and Kamo River path routes are ~1 km away.
The National Garden grounds of the Imperial Palace are among the running highlights of Kyoto. Important sites and lovely paths around extensive gardens. 1.3 km from north-south and 0.7 km east-west.
A worth-it destination run in the Moltonborough area. Mountaintop estate with gorgeous grounds featuring gardens and fantastic views of the lake. Also access to 28 miles of hiking trails over 5,200 acres, with moderate to challenging trail running.
Wonderful running on the grounds of this significant English manor: tree-lined allées, landscaped gardens, open meadows, and a small lake. Can combine with University of Nottingham grounds & Highfields Park.
Run the lawns of the former Guggenheim estate in Sands Point Preserve, or enjoy pleasant residential neighborhood running near the Port Washington train station and around the Plandome/Manhasset neighborhoods.
Castle Hill is a wonderful 1.9 mile (3 km) history tour of medieval Ljubljana complete with challenging hill work. It is easily accessed from the city center. The climb is 557 feet over less than 1 mile, with grades up to 8%, but the views are rewarding!
Known as the most calm and peaceful park in Munich, Schlosspark Nymphenburg offers great trails for running. Do our 6.7 mile route or any of the trails in this lovely park!
Run the hunting grounds of a former royal palace, which have been converted to over 3 miles of forested paths and gardens.
This historic castle is surrounded by a gorgeous, seasonally changing park with 4 km and 3 km running tracks. A very popular place for running in Osaka. Running Base offers changing rooms & showers!
One of the most popular places to run in Oslo. A combination park and historic estate. Enjoy 4--5 km of beautifully landscaped trails around the manor (now Oslo City Museum), and the Gustav Vigeland sculpture park.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a worth-it destination run. Miles of smooth and scenic walking paths surround spectacular grounds and formal gardens of this 17th century estate. We've recommended certain trails and mapped a loop from Woodstock.
The 13th century Bellver Castle sits on top of a hill of pine trees about 3 km west of Palma and 112m above sea level. We've mapped a 7 km route that does a larger circle loop. It's a fun and challenging run, and includes roads and wooded paths.
One of the most significant palaces in the world is also a great running destination. Start at Versailles City Hall, and enjoy the Palace grounds and paths
Although Fontainebleau is nearly 60 km southeast of Paris center, runners will enjoy 300 km of marked paths in the massive Fontainebleau Forest, and the opulent grounds of the Château de Fontainebleau at the Forest's eastern end.
Located 45 km southwest of Paris, Rambouillet is a charming suburb and a wonderfully green area. Great running in the extensive Rambouillet Forest and the grounds of Château du Rambouillet and Gardens.
Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a western suburb of France, and a worth-it destination for a run, between its 3,550 hectare Forest, grand grounds of the The Parc du Сhâteau, and nearby paths along the Seine.
This route moves away from the City Center to get a glimpse of everyday Czech life along with the Břevnov Monastery, and Star Game Reserve, a 210 acre forest park. and protected natural monument.
Rome’s largest park, contains a stunning, mid- 17th century palace surrounded by garden mazes, jogging trails, fabulous fountains, a superb grotto, and pine lined views of Rome from atop the Janiculum hill.
A gorgeous, pastoral run out to the 17th century Hellburn Palace, famous for its grounds. To approach the palace, you'll run for 4 km along tree-lined Hellbrunner Allee, a paved and gravel pedestrian path, passing farms and interesting buildings.
Drottningholm Palace is a great spot for a destination run, with beautiful grounds and gardens. Also in the area are nice wetlands trails around Judarskogen Nature Preserve and forest trails of Kärsön Island.
Run the grounds of Stuttgart’s old palace at the “Schlossgarten,” a collection of three manicured parks in the heart of the city. Routes up to 7 km can be combined with the Neckar River and Rosenstein Park runs.
Rosenstein Park abuts the Zoo & Botanical Garden with a paved loop around Rosenstein Palace and Lion’s Gate. Connect to Wartberg Park & Höhenpark Killesberg, or the Castle Gardens & Neckar River paths.
THE must-do run in St. Petersburg! A 9km run along wide paths through the city's main squares and gardens: Summer Garden, Field of Mars, Mikhailovsky Garden, Mikhaylovsky Sq., Palace Sq., Hermitage, Aleksandrovskiy Garden. River path connects these spots.
Uninterrupted ~2 mile footpath around the perimeter of the original Imperial Palace is popular with runners. Can be combined w/Imperial Palace run for 6.8 miles. Also nearby is 2020 Olympic Stadium, and a sports complex with a running track.
The most famous and popular run in central Tokyo. It’s possible to do a relatively uninterrupted 3.1 mile run around the perimeter. Views of some of Tokyo’s major sites. Video excerpt!
Gorgeous running in the second largest enclosed park in Europe! Create your own run on the beautifully landscaped grounds and paths around the baroque La Venaria Reale and Castello de La Mandria. Options for some wilder, more remote paths and small roads.
Enjoy a run on the 135 acres of gorgeously landscaped grounds of the Netherlands' largest castle. Manicured gardens, ponds, bridges, romantic vistas, and impressive avenues. Adjacent parks and preserves for a longer run. Note: fee required.
Former imperial summer residence, about 8km west of central Vienna. Perimeter path is about 3 miles around, or enjoy zig-zagging around the gravel palace garden paths, which are free of charge.
The 45 miles of carriage trails at Rockefeller State Park are one of the running highlights of Westchester County. Wide, paths made of crushed stone through gorgeous hardwood forests, landscaped gardens, fields lakes. Great views of the Hudson.
The 4,800-acre park stretching just south of Windsor Castle is among the most spectacular parks for running in Europe. Explore 1,000 years of history while enjoying the famous 'Long Walk', a lake loop, huge lawns, and forested trails.
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