Keen to keep up your running when you travel? Being abroad doesn’t mean missing out on your endorphins – far from it. Taking your running to new levels and new destinations is a brilliant way to shake up the exercise routine and a fantastic approach to seeing the world, whilst taking care of your health.
Next step is seeking out the most scenic and rewarding runs on the planet – but never fear we at Exodus Travels have just published our five-absolute favourite running spots. So if you’re wondering who runs the world, the answer is it could be you…
Mont Blanc running trail, France
The circuit of Mont Blanc in France is one of the finest walking routes in the Alps. It is, in reality, a series of paths linking the seven valleys that surround Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe. For those with a trail running or walking bucket list, Chamonix is the perfect place. Follow the flat woodland trails along the valley floor of Chamonix where you’ll find numerous easy trails to complete. For further information, click here.
Cape Town waterfront run, South Africa
Take a beautiful five-kilometre scenic run along Cape Town’s waterfront, framed by Table Mountain and the ocean. It’s one of the most picturesque routes in South Africa, and you may even spot seals and dolphins. You can also join a parkrun from Green Point in the Central Business District. If you’re up for something a little more challenging, you can head up to the hills for a perfect view of the city. For further information, click here.
Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan
The Imperial Palace Run in vibrant Tokyo is one of the city’s most popular runs. The five-kilometre route around the outer Palace moat offers lovely views and is a great way to start the day in Japan. It also has handy run stations where you can easily store your bags and take a shower. For further information, click here.
Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka
Experience Sri Lanka’s breath-taking landscape on a five-kilometre route around the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. The ancient fortress is located near the towns of Dambulla and Habarane, on a plateau 370 metres above sea level. The run takes you around the beautiful gardens and man-made ponds surrounding the rock, and for those seeking more of a challenge, why not climb the stairs to the top? The views are worth every step. For further information, click here.
Panama Canal, Panama
The Panama Canal is one of the world’s most impressive artificial waterways, and offers some of the most stunning surrounding views. Nature and city-lovers alike can appreciate vast green landscapes on a five-kilometre route alongside the 100-year-old canal, soaking up the beauty of Panama’s rainforest. For further information, click here.
If these scenic runs have given you the travel bug, get in touch! As part of our partnership, if you quote your parkrun ID while booking you will get a free official and personalised apricot parkrun top that you can not only wear on your travels, but also at your local parkrun! Find out more details of our partnership and this offer here.
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After a big life move, Naomi Dawson found herself in a brand new country, knowing nobody. Local parkruns helped her integrate into new communities, and make many long-lasting friendships along the way. I wasn’t a runner, never had been. Then, in 2013, someone told me about parkrun. I completed the Couch to 5k programme, after…