Jogging in Zurich

A visit to friends, a short vacation, or a business meeting in Zurich are ideal for combining with a short or long jog through the city.

Avid joggers take every opportunity to go jogging whenever they can. Zurich offers everyone who wants to stay in good physical shape the perfect conditions to do so: wonderful running routes and fitness trails lead along the River Limmat or Lake Zurich, through dense forests, and even past numerous tourist attractions. And while for some the Green Marathon might sound rather intimidating, as it is divided up into several sections of different lengths, it is actually suitable for every runner and level of fitness.

Incidentally, various running groups where people can jog together meet several times a week in diverse locations. Further information can be found at, for example, Züri rännt or City Running.

3 km Jogging Route

Sightseeing While Jogging

This route, which is recommended by the creators of On Shoes, leads around the lake basin and past many of Zurich’s tourist attractions.
5 km Jogging Route

Through Trendy Zürich-West

The On Running team has also come up with the perfect route for trend lovers – taking them through the hip quarter of Zürich-West.
10 km Jogging Route

The Nature Route

For all those who want to breathe in clean, fresh forest air, On Running recommends a beautiful stretch through the woods on the Adlisberg.
42 km Jogging Route

Green Marathon

The Green Marathon route through and around the city covers a total of 42 km (26 miles) – but of course runners can also tackle shorter sections.
Fitness Trails


These fitness trails – which can be found all over Switzerland – feature 43 exercises at 15 stations. Here the idea is to jog between the stations.
Other Things that Runners Do in Zurich

Zurich by On Running

Everyone knows Ons – the running shoes for amateur and professional athletes. The creators like to stay in the background – but are happy to share their jogging tips for Zurich.

Multifaceted Zurich

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