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2017 is coming to an end, so we thought we’d have a look back at which of our 350 tourist running routes were most popular in 2017. Fasten your seat belts, we are about to take off…
* Smart Runs: tourist running routes, audio-guided by GPS and with tourist info on the (free) Runnin’City app.
#5: Along Sydney Bay
With its warm weather and iconic landmarks, the city of Sydney offers great panoramic views over the ocean. This 15km Smart Run in Sydney was the 5th most used on the Runnin’City app in 2017. Congratulations!
🏃 🌍 Sydney, Australia | Distance: 15 km | Ascent: 351 m | Level: Medium
#4: Amsterdam’s City Centre
Amsterdam’s typical canals, bicycles, rows of townhouses and hipster neighbourhoods are admired from around the world. No surprises then that the capital of the Netherlands made it to the top 4 of Runnin’City’s most popular destinations this year. This 10km Smart Run guides users through the city centre, passing by landmarks such as Anne Frank’s house and the Red Light District.
🏃 🌍 Amsterdam, Netherlands | Distance: 10 km | Ascent: 78 m | Level: Easy
#3: Lisbon, the City of a Thousand Colours
Settled just in front of the ocean, and overlooked by the Alfama and Bairro Alto hills, Lisbon is a true Atlantic gem. Its beautiful panoramas earned this 5km route 3rd place in this year’s list of top Smart Runs.
🏃 🌍 Lisbon, Portugal | Distance: 5 km | Ascent: 193 m | Level: Medium
#2: A Little Stroll in New York
This year, a lot of you tested the Runnin’City app in New York! An international cultural centre, while also home to an iconic marathon, what could be better than a guided run around it all? From Central Park to Times Square, this 5km tour is easily a Smart Runner’s favourite.
🏃 🌍 New York, USA | Distance: 5 km | Ascent: 83 m | Level: Easy
#1: Lyon Essentials
The former capital of the Gauls is home to the silk industry and where the traditional “bouchon” restaurant originated. Lyon is bursting with culture, and Smart Runners from around the world seem to enjoy a sightseeing run there with the Runnin’City app. This year, once again, it was the most popular route on the app.
🏃 🌍 Lyon, France | Distance: 10 km | Ascent: 130 m | Level: Easy.
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Here are this year’s next most popular Smart Running cities. Were you there?
Boston (#6) | Geneva (#7) | Paris (#8) | San Francisco (#9) | Bordeaux (#10) | Los Angeles (#11) | Vienna (#12) | Rome (#13) | Sao Paulo (#14) | Seville (#15) | Florence (#16) | Marrakech (#17) | Montréal (#18) | Barcelona (#19) | Mexico (#20).