A straight shot run along the Kura River is the best bet for an easy to follow, flat, and reasonably scenic run in Tblisi. The good news is that there are cycle paths or decent sidewalks along both banks of the river, with generally unobstructed views of the water, the old city, and surrounding mountains. There are numerous bridges allowing for loops. The bad news is that you’re next to a busy multi-lane road on either side — so it’s not exactly bucolic. We generally prefer the left bank.
One can do a loop of up to 22 km along the river! There isn’t really a designated route here. The Peace Bridge, a scenic pedestrian bridge, is a good anchor point.
Right Bank: Up to 11 km between the S5 Bridge (hydro plant, view of Wedding Palace) north to the Didube Bridge. There’s a paved cycle path a good part of the way.
Left Bank: Along the left bank, there’s good running for 8 km between the Metekhi Bridge and the Didube Bridge.
Good Loop: In central Tblisi, a good 10 km loop would be between the Metekhi Bridge and the Vakhushti Bridge (Presidential Library).
- Up to 11 km along the right bank, or 8 km along the left bank. Good loop options
- Fairly flat
- Any point along the river paths. Peace Bridge or Metekhi Bridge are good anchor points