Locals love to unwind after, or pep up before work with a good hour’s jog. For those wanting to keep fit on a visit to Budapest, these three popular jogging routes may come in handy. With air pollution being quite high in the city centre, running along the Great Ring Road for example is not advisable. Budapest is however blessed with lots of green, such as inner city parks and the Buda hills, providing perfect spots for recreation.
The most popular jogging destination is Margaret Island with its 5.3km synthetic jogging rout along the island’s outer rim. The Danube and wooded park provide picturesque surroundings and fresh air in the inner city making for a pleasurable run.
Gellért Hill on the Buda side also has lots of green, but traffic as well. Even so, there are a few not-so-frequented routs up to the top, partially along some stairs if preferred. It will definitely work up a sweat and get those legs aching, but the view from the top will be worth the struggle!
Another favoured destination on the Pest side is the City Park behind Hero’s Square. Its 1.2 sq. km area of green is perfect for those inner city dwellers that don’t have the time to cross over to the Buda side.