Running whilst on holiday can not only be a great way to unwind, but they are a fantastic way to explore a new city. Whether you’re after challenging ups and downs, or a gentle canal-side amble, these spectacular European spots have got you covered…
A trail running playground, Chamonix sits at the base of Mont Blanc with an abundance of French, Swiss and Italian trails within reach. The Adventure Running Company run a 4-day trail running break led by a qualified Mountain Leader, guiding you around the best of Chamonix’s dreamy trails.
Family-friendly Annecy is surrounded by green cycling routes including a traffic-free round-the-lake route of 50K. Kids will love the watersports and camping while keen runners have access to quiet roads into the mountains. Catch a chairlift to the top of the La Sambuy and take the long route down!
Perhaps a city break is more your style? Enjoy the culture of Amsterdam and explore the city on foot via the many parks and flat canal paths. Start your run by the Amstel River or check out Strava’s Local Guides – the app provides local running routes of between two and 13 miles, which is enough to get you going!
The Alpe di Siusi Running Park boasts 180K of well-marked trail running routes. An ideal destination from May to November, its altitude appeals to serious athletes while beginners will enjoy its easy trails. Want to race? Take on the Alpe di Siusi Half-Marathon on 7 July.