9 BRIDGES TOUR – 8KFrom: €22.00
Go! Running Tours in Sarajevo show you the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the healthiest way possible. Sarajevo was a key player in 20th-century European history due to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and a civil war in the 1990s.
However, the city is now at peace, and our guided runs are a safe and fun way of seeing Sarajevo. You can explore the Nine Bridges that cross the Miljacka River and get to grips with the city centre. Alternatively, if you’re feeling adventurous, head off the beaten track for some trail running the hills surrounding Sarajevo.
The city and its natural areas are fantastic for sightrunning. So check out our running tours in Sarajevo and get a unique perspective of the city from your local running guide.
If you are a runner, you should definitely do this tour. Erol the guide is native Sarajevo who has lived international (France). His English is excellent and he’s very knowledgeable about Sarajevo having lived through the siege as a youngster. My guess is that he also speaks French, though I never tried mine out. (Jet lag + brain doesn’t always function well).
Our running tours in Sarajevo will take you through the “Jerusalem of Europe” as you crush some kilometres. Home to Jews, Muslims, Catholics and Orthodox Christians, the city has a distinctive blend of both Ashkenazi and Sephardic synagogues, mosques and churches and a cosmopolitan feel. As you travel east to the Orthodox Christian Republika Srpska side of the city, the on-going division is evident. Museums such as Sarajevo Tunnel and the War Childhood Museum give you a fantastic insight into local history.
But Sarajevo is much more than its 20th-century history. Not only is it an architectural melting pot, but it has a vibrant spirit that is above past conflict. Baščaršija, from Ottoman rule, is the city’s old town and home to a thriving market and Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque.
To get away from the city, our running tours in Sarajevo can take you on some of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s best trail running routes. The Igman Mountain is an ideal place if you want something more challenging than a city run. The cool, fresh air is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle. But that’s not all. The Trebevic Tour winds up the hills to the north of the city, where you can spot wildlife such as foxes and deer.
The capital of Bosnia still hasn’t become an overcrowded tourist hotspot, so get in while it is still pristine. Your local running guide is waiting to show you around, so lace up and let’s go running!