This is a tour of the historical archaeological site of Carthage, located 15 km northeast of Tunis. We’ve put together a 7 km route that can be used as a guideline for exploring the port and main sites. There are a couple of sections along busy, but runnable roads that connect the sections.
Starting at the Cathage Hannibal train station, the first 3.5 km is an out and back exploration of the Punic Ports of Carthage, passing the Salammbo Tophet, to the Public Garden. Retrace your steps, and at 3.5 km turn LEFT on Rue Tite Live, which goes up Brisa Hill, with the Acropolium on the right. Turn RIGHT, cross the rotary, and then run for 0.5 km along Rte de Carthage (busy, but a sidewalk), to the Parc Montazah de Carthage. This park has some historic sites and nice paths. Run through the park, the RIGHT on Bld. de l’Environment. Across the way, you can explore the Roman Theatre and the main Archaeological Site of Carthage. For the return, LEFT on Rue Didion, and RIGHT on La Goulette.
Longer Run: You can connect to our Parc de Sidi and our Sidi Bou Said route, (~2-3 km away), using either Rue de Maroc or Rte Roosvelt/Avenue de la République, passing the North Africa American Cemetery.
- 7.2 km (4.5 miles)
- 46m (150 feet)
- Carthage Hannibal Train Station
- Train: Carthage Hannibal, or large car park at Parc Montazah