The slogan "City of a hundred bridges" does not evoke associations with running. Most likely, the imagination will draw numerous canals, small boats, or, when we know that we are talking about Wrocław, such gems as the Zwierzyniec, Grunwald, or the small Tumski Bridge. However, if we look at the parks and streets of Wrocław, we will meet hundreds of runners who are connected by this city. There are dozens of places where you can have a good time while doing your next workout. Here is a short guide to the routes most frequently used by Wroclaw runners.
Interesting running locations
Running route. it runs between the Jagiellonian Bridge and the Swojczycki Bridge. It is 5900 meters long. The surface (except for the areas on the bridges) is gravel, which makes the route suitable for both recreational and professional running. Each kilometer is marked, which helps to measure running pace. It is also the route of such races as the "Wroclaw Six" and the "Wroclaw Thirty".
One of the the most popular running routes in Wrocław. It is 5,320 meters long and leads through the alleys of the Grabiszynski Park. The soil is gravel, and thanks to the trees, the route is protected from wind and sun for almost the entire length. Each kilometer and direction of the run is marked.
Running track runs between the Orbita and Kozanów halls and is approximately 1900 meters long. The surface of the route is mostly gravel, so it is suitable for beginners.
Running route, which runs along the trails of the Western Park, is 2850 meters long. The surface is gravel, only on the bridges there are small ascents with paving stones. The route is extremely picturesque, with long stretches along the Olawa River, where you can see a gray heron. The route is ideal especially for recreational running.
The 1850-meter long running route is located near Lista Street. The route runs along park alleys, and the soft ground reduces the risk of injury. Tall trees protect from wind and sun. The route is mostly flat, so it is also suitable for Nordic walking. The route is well marked.
Running track the 1 kilometer long route starts just behind the Japanese Garden and has a gravel surface along almost the entire length. The route can be used for both recreational running and advanced training. Here you run right next to the wooden church of St. John Nepomuksky. The church was built at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries.
It is about 3 kilometers long and runs along the boulevards of the Odra River. The ground is extremely diverse, ranging from gravel to stone surfaces. The route is recommended for everyone who loves monuments, the bustle of the center, but above all, the unique atmosphere of the oldest part of the city. However, it is not recommended for people with joint problems.
The route is more than 4 kilometers long, with 60% of the pavement consisting of paving stones and 40% of gravel. It stretches between Shchytnytskyi, Warsaw and Jagiellonian bridges. Most of the distance runs along the flood control embankment. The route is flat and asphalted, which makes it great for beginners.
The 8-kilometer route is one of the most difficult in the city. The terrain is varied: up to the zoo, the run is mainly on asphalt, and then on gravel. From the Żabia pedestrian bridge, you can admire the panorama of the Oder, and from the Opatowice side, you can see the picturesque meanders of the river.
The length of the route is about 4 kilometers. The surface is varied: gravel paths in Popowicki Park, asphalt and gravel paths on Kozanivski Dams, asphalted Gnieznienska and Starogroblowa streets. The route is intended for more experienced runners.
It is a long route of more than 12 kilometers that leads around Zachisza, Biskupin, Sepolno and Dombe. Most of the route runs along flood control embankments, from which you can admire the Oder River. Runners pass by the Jagiellonian Bridges, the Olympic Stadium, the Swoichycki Bridge, the Opatowice Pond, the zoo, the Zwierzyniec Bridge, and the Szczytnicki Bridge.
The length of the ring around one of the most popular parks in Wrocław is over 2 kilometers. Part of the route is asphalted, but in the park you run on hard gravel paths.
It is about 2 kilometers long and almost entirely runs along paved park alleys (only a few hundred meters need to be covered with asphalt or paving stones). The park includes ponds and a hornbeam labyrinth, and the Bystrytsia River flows nearby, but the biggest attraction is the castle, which now houses a cultural center.
Its length is about 1.5 kilometers. It leads along asphalt park alleys. The route is gently undulating, with small ascents and descents, but it will not be difficult even for beginners.
The route is recommended for people who run in the city center. The surface is mostly asphalt (except for the area near the zoo). Be careful on pedestrian crossings near the National Museum, Grunwald and Zvezhynets bridges. Recommended for running during the day.
It is over 4 kilometers long and runs along Osobovytska Street and forest trails. The route is quite easy, but you should be well prepared to overcome it, because not all the paths are paved. The forest has several natural monuments and the remains of defensive structures.
The route is about 7.5 kilometers long. Almost the entire length of the route is paved with cobblestones (except for a few hundred meters of asphalt). The route is pleasant because you can see the Western Park and the Wrocław Stadium from close up and runs twice past the Słęza River.
Its length is about 4 kilometers. Part of the route runs along the gravel side of Plaska Street and along the sidewalk on Żernicka Street. Running into the park, the trail leads along the Slęza River, and then we move along the gravel paved road.
The route is about a kilometer long and runs through park alleys. This is a good solution for people who live in the city center and don't like running on asphalt or sidewalks. The park has a pond, playgrounds, and is right next to the Church of St. Michael the Archangel and the Faculty of Architecture of the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.
It is more than 5 kilometers long and runs mostly along flood control embankments (except for a few hundred meters of Polianka Street). Not everywhere is well lit, so it's best to run during the day. A bicycle lane has been built on the section from Warsaw Bridge to Tchebranitsky Bridge.
It is about 4 kilometers long and leads along Brochowa (asphalt and sidewalk) and Park Brochowskiego (asphalt paths). The segment between the park and Semaforova Street is a run through unlit fields and streets, so it's best to jog here during the day.