Tunis, Tunisia

Central Tunis: Le Passage, Belvedere Park, Running Track

Belvedere Park. Creative Commons: Dennis Jarvis

In central Tunis, there are three ‘highlights’ that can be combined for runs of various lengths. The centerpiece is Belvedere Park, which has 3-4 km of nicely landscaped trails.  Enjoy a few laps around a running track at Stade Chedly Zouiten across Av. Stade. You could also the d’El Menzah Sports Complex, which is 1.5 km away, and features paths, fields, and a running track.

Le Passage. Flickr: Citizen59

Passage & Belvedere Park Route: For a longer run, we’ve created a nearly 11 km loop including the central Le Passage area of central Tunis. Start at the Bourguiba Clocktower. Run on the pedestrianized Avenue Habib Bourguiba (referred by travel guides as the Tunisian Champs-Élysées), then RIGHT on Ave Habib Thameur to the small, pleasant Al Habib Thamer Park. Run through the park. For the next 1.5 km to Belvedere Park, turn LEFT on busy Av. Madrid/Béchir Sfar.  Do a loop around the lovely landscaped paths of Belvedere Park, and then then on the running track For the return, use the wide Av. Mohamed 5, an important street passing numerous sites. It’s 2 km back to the start.

Other Options: Use Av. Mohamed 5 as the main connector between downtown/Le Passage and Belvedere Park. Or just to Belvedere and the track, or add the Sports Complex.

Essentials
  • Full route is ~11 km (6.7 miles)
  • 95m (311 feet)
  • Bourguiba Clocktower (for full route through Le Passage)
  • Subway: Ibn Rachiq; Car Park at the Conference Center

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Essentials
  • Full route is ~11 km (6.7 miles)
  • 95m (311 feet)
  • Bourguiba Clocktower (for full route through Le Passage)
  • Subway: Ibn Rachiq; Car Park at the Conference Center