Geneva

Situated at the south-western end of Lake Geneva, Geneva is the second city in Switzerland, and hosts the largest number of international organisations in the world. Visitors coming to Geneva for a run will admire, among other things, its water fountain, symbol of the city.

Although it is not the capital of Switzerland, Geneva competes with New York for the title of "the world's most important centre of international cooperation". Between lake and mountains, the city is surrounded on one side by the Alps and on the other by the Jura. While running along the shores of the Geneva harbour, you will observe the Nilton stones. These are two rocks emerging from Lake Geneva and dating from the last ice age. One of them was used as a measuring level to determine the altitude of Geneva, as well as a reference point for the calculation of all altitudes in Switzerland.Among the main tourist attractions in Geneva to discover by walking or running, there is the Reformers' Wall. But also the Flower Clock, the Brunswick monument, and the Palais des Nations, which houses the European headquarters of the United Nations. If one of the most visited monuments of the city is the Saint-Pierre cathedral located at the top of the old town, the historical centre itself presents many attractions, preserving the typical architecture of a 17th century European city. However, the symbol of Geneva remains its tremendously high water jet, located at the end of the Eaux-Vives pier.

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Run and discover Geneva, an international city with an exciting history. Learn about the city's past through some of its most iconic landmarks, including Saint Peter’s Cathedral, the Tour de l’Île, as well as the famous Jet d’eau.

The Geneva Essentials

Run and discover Geneva, an international city with an exciting history. Learn about the city's past through some of its most iconic landmarks, including Saint Peter’s Cathedral, the Tour de l’Île, as well as the famous Jet d’eau.

With this route, combining sport and culture has never been easier! Let yourself be guided at your own pace through the most emblematic landmarks of Geneva, while working out thanks to our sport exercises.

Geneva's sporting discovery

With this route, combining sport and culture has never been easier! Let yourself be guided at your own pace through the most emblematic landmarks of Geneva, while working out thanks to our sport exercises.

Put on your running shoes and set off on a route punctuated by sporting exercises, adapted to your level and your rhythm.

Athletes training

Put on your running shoes and set off on a route punctuated by sporting exercises, adapted to your level and your rhythm.

At the heart of the Pâquis district, head out for a run along lake Léman and in the lovely Mon Repos park.

The Pâquis

At the heart of the Pâquis district, head out for a run along lake Léman and in the lovely Mon Repos park.

Hidden between the Jonction district and the historic centre of Geneva, this route will allow you to discover in particular many of the city's museums.

Rhône and the Arve #1

Hidden between the Jonction district and the historic centre of Geneva, this route will allow you to discover in particular many of the city's museums.

Geneva is well-known for being one of the most important Protestant cities in Europe. On this tour, you will pass by some of the city’s most interesting sights, such as the Reformation Wall, the Maison Tavel and the Notre-Dame Basilica.

Discover Calvin's City

Geneva is well-known for being one of the most important Protestant cities in Europe. On this tour, you will pass by some of the city’s most interesting sights, such as the Reformation Wall, the Maison Tavel and the Notre-Dame Basilica.

Put on your running shoes and set off on a route punctuated by sporting exercises, adapted to your level and your rhythm.

Family training

Put on your running shoes and set off on a route punctuated by sporting exercises, adapted to your level and your rhythm.

Would you like to dive into the history of the city? Go and discover the most significant places in Protestantism in Geneva, and rediscover the evolution of this religious movement.

The "Protestant Rome"

Would you like to dive into the history of the city? Go and discover the most significant places in Protestantism in Geneva, and rediscover the evolution of this religious movement.

Let Humanity & Inclusion guide you around the city. This international non-governmental relief organisation helps those in need in more than 60 countries. You will learn about their efforts all while staying motivated. See you at the finish line in 5 kilometers!

Run with Humanity & Inclusion

Let Humanity & Inclusion guide you around the city. This international non-governmental relief organisation helps those in need in more than 60 countries. You will learn about their efforts all while staying motivated. See you at the finish line in 5 kilometers!

Let yourself be guided for a visit around Geneva off the beaten track. You'll learn lots about the cultural centre l'Usine and the cimetière des Rois. You'll also cross the Plaine de Plainpalais, where Frankenstein's monster prowls.

Rhône and Arve #2

Let yourself be guided for a visit around Geneva off the beaten track. You'll learn lots about the cultural centre l'Usine and the cimetière des Rois. You'll also cross the Plaine de Plainpalais, where Frankenstein's monster prowls.

After this longer tour you'll know the Peace Capital like the back of your hand. You're sure be struck by the beauty of the lake and parks, as well as the many cultural, religious and international institutions here.

The City on the Lake

After this longer tour you'll know the Peace Capital like the back of your hand. You're sure be struck by the beauty of the lake and parks, as well as the many cultural, religious and international institutions here.

Put on your running shoes and set off on a route punctuated by sporting exercises, adapted to your level and your rhythm.

Senior training

Put on your running shoes and set off on a route punctuated by sporting exercises, adapted to your level and your rhythm.

Cross the Eaux-Vives district, for a run between the lake and the park. Enjoy!

The Eaux-Vives

Cross the Eaux-Vives district, for a run between the lake and the park. Enjoy!

It is time for a tour around the centre of Geneva! The cultural centre of l'Usine, Rousseau island, and the Grand Théâtre will be pointed out to you in particular.

Central Geneva

It is time for a tour around the centre of Geneva! The cultural centre of l'Usine, Rousseau island, and the Grand Théâtre will be pointed out to you in particular.

This very culturally focused walk will allow you to discover a little bit of Geneva. From the Bastions park to Victoria Hall, passing by the cimetière des Rois and the Plaine de Plainpalais, you will certainly be won over.

Rhône and Arve #3

This very culturally focused walk will allow you to discover a little bit of Geneva. From the Bastions park to Victoria Hall, passing by the cimetière des Rois and the Plaine de Plainpalais, you will certainly be won over.