The 7 best city running tours

Planning a city break and keen to keep fit on your travels?

The 7 best city running tours

From the streets of Paris to downtown Boston, do your sightseeing on foot with a sight jogging tour and enjoy some of the world’s most iconic cities in style. 

LONDON

London's original leg-powered sightseeing company, City Jogging Tours have been leading runners on bespoke jogging tours around the capital since 2009. Routes pack in all the historical sights, including a journey of discovery along the Thames, passing the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey along the way.

Another firm favourite is the Royal London Parks and palaces tour, where you can strut your stuff through Trafalgar Square and past Buckingham Palace – although her majesty has yet to join in the fun. 

All abilities welcome, with routes ranging from 5K – 10K.

EDINBURGH

With a philosophy that ‘to connect with your surroundings you must sweat in them’, Run the Sights provide fantastic guided running tours throughout Scotland. The Edinburgh tour was established in 2015 and the compact, hilly capital makes for an excellent running tour.

Kilts at the ready as you explore the medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town while the famous Edinburgh Castle provides a stunning backdrop. Run the Sights also venture off road, incorporating the iconic Arthur’s Seat into the mix.

All abilities welcome, with routes ranging from 8K – 18K.

PARIS

Fancy running through the city of love? A range of tours are available from Paris Running Tours for you to explore the global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Run through the wide boulevards, alongside the River Seine, through the peaceful Luxembourg Palace gardens and on to gaze at the Eiffel Tower and the Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral.

Other tours include a perfect mix of the political, cultural and religious aspects of Paris through the district of St Germain des Prés.

All abilities welcome, with routes ranging from 8K – 12K.

BERLIN

Explore the attractions of Germany's capital city from a new perspective with Mike’s Sight Running tours. Highlights include the 18th-century Brandenburg Gate and the iconic graffitied Berlin Wall.

Known for its vibrant cultural scene and modern architecture, Mike's tour takes you to urban nooks and crannies where the tour buses can't. You can also get a taster of the world famous Berlin Marathon with the 10K ‘in the footsteps of Champions’ course.

All abilities welcome, with routes ranging from 6K upwards.

MAASTRICHT

Join Maastricht Running Tours for a 6K route around one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of The Netherlands. Explore squares and watermills, city walls, small picturesque alleys, old town gates and beautiful parks.

The virtually traffic-free route also explores the university city, distinguished by its medieval-era architecture, cobbled old town and vibrant cultural scene. Trail running tours in the beautiful hilly districts directly outside the city centre are also available (5K-18K).

All abilities welcome, with routes from 5K -15K.

NEW YORK

The best way to explore the city that never sleeps is on a City Running Tours guided tour. Pack in all the famous sites including the Empire State Building, sprawling Central Park, neon-lit Times Square and the Broadway Theatre all on foot.

Whichever route you choose, weaving through the sights, sounds and smells that make The Big Apple one of the most vibrant cities in the world will be a memory to treasure forever.

All abilities welcome, with routes ranging from 5K - 15K.

BOSTON

Home to the world’s oldest annual marathon, running is part of the fabric of the city and City Running Tours allow you to be part of it. Amazing routes include the Freedom Trail and the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bicycle Path.

The meticulously maintained trails makes it possible to run outdoors in Boston even through the bitter New England winters. The combination of the youth and history of Boston make it a world-class city and dream destination for runners.

All abilities welcome and routes range from 5k – 15K.

For more info on running tours around the world visit RunningTours.net

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