The tour will begin at the “Place d’Armes” square where you will learn about the history of Monaco and also about the sports aspects of the city. It is adapted to all the fitness levels even if there is a little climbing to do as Monaco is not flat; the guide will adapt the pace to the level of the runner.
We will pass the harbour near Fontvieille district and have a view on some beautiful cliffs that holds the Prince’s Palace. We will enjoy a peaceful sight of the sea and have a look at the “Musée Océanographique” of Monaco: it was built more than 100 years ago by Prince Albert 1st. The tour continues to the “Parc de la Roseraie”, the parc changes colors every season and was a wish from Prince Rainier III in memory of his wife Princess Grace.
After this 2km warm-up, we will climb the the “Rocher” by taking the “Rampe Major” to have a look at the “Palais de Monaco”. We will see a view from above of Monte Carlo and run towards the oldest streets of the city. I will show you where you can buy some local food like “Barbajuans”. Then we will pass through “Jardins Saint Martin” where we will observe some beautiful statues that represents some history or story of Monaco. We will then go towards the “Porte de Monaco Frame”; one nice photo spot where the modern city and the “Port Hercule” can best be seen. We will reach the Place d’Armes again – the 5km mark of the tour.
We will then pass the “Port de Monaco” which is the harbour that has an Olympic sea salted pool. We will run near the starting block of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and follow some of its famous roads such as the tunnel with its lights.
At the end of the tunnel, we will pass the Jardin Botanique Japonais – a beautiful garden where it is possible to see fishes but not possible to swim with them. After some more running, if the runner was disappointed for not being able to swim at the garden, he will be pleased to discover a sandy beach the “Larvotto” with restaurants where he can come take a bath after the run.
The group will then climb to another garden “Jardins du Café de Paris”, perfect for a lunch break. That park is surrounded by luxury shops and a vintage carousel for small kids is in the middle. We will arrive in front of the emblematic “Casino de Monte-Carlo” where the guide will let the runners choose what car to take between Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches to finish the tour.
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