5 running routes in Nice
Looking for the best route for a run around Nice? The Best Western Hôtel New York Nice has picked out 5 places where you can run in Nice with fabulous scenery along the way. The Côte d’Azur is a running hotspot with countless races for novices and athletes alike all year round. Our 3* hotel is in the very heart of Nice so you can get to your running route fast. On your marks, ready, set, go!
Running on the Promenade des Anglais
The famous Promenade des Anglais is a favourite among runners. Jog along the Mediterranean Sea between Nice Airport and the port covering around 10km. Early birds can get a colourful boost from the fabulous sunrise. From the Best Western Hôtel New York Nice, go down Avenue Jean Médecin, cross Place Masséna and go straight on until you reach the Promenade des Anglais.
The Promenade des Anglais hosts major sporting events every year including 3 famous runs:
- The Prom Classic in January
- The Nice international half-marathon in April
- The Alpes-Maritimes marathon in November
Promenade des anglais - © Training Partner
Jogging on the Nice Coastal Path
If you fancy jogging on the Nice coastal path then head for Nice Port towards Coco Beach. The Nice coastal path is best for good runners given the many steps and branches. With stunning sea views and incredible scenery, in the morning you may see a traditional colourful Nice "pointu" boat heading out for a day of fishing.
Running route from the Best Western Hôtel New York Nice to the Cap de Nice
This Nice running route has a variety of landscapes from the city and port to the beaches. Set off from your 3* city centre hotel towards Nice port and go past the iconic Place Garibaldi. Run along the sea from Quai des Deux Emmanuels and pass Le Plongeoir, La Réserve and its coves until you reach Coco Beach. End your run to Cap de Nice with a tricky ascent that's well worth the incredible endless sea views.
Mont-Boron Park run
Bring your good running shoes and warm up your calves before you start the climb. Mont-Boron is the perfect route for you to train for your first trail runs with its winding paths. Enjoy the amazing views of Villefranche-sur-Mer harbour on one side and Nice's rooftops on the other from the top of Mont-Boron.
Sunrise and sunset are the perfect times to run on top of Mont-Boron for a sight for sore eyes.
View of Mont-Boron - © Summer Hotel Group
Château Hill: a full cardio workout
For this run, head for Château Hill on Quai des États-Unis towards Nice Port. Go up the hill's staircase to reach Bellanda Tower then Château Park for a good cardio workout. End your run with incredible views of the Promenade des Anglais, Vieux-Nice and port.
Opening time :
- 08:30 to 18:00 from 01/10 to 31/03
- 08:30 to 20:00 from 01/04 to 30/09
Bellanda Tower & Castle Hill Nice - © Summer Hotel Group
Make the most of your stay at the Best Western Hôtel New York Nice to check out and enjoy new running routes Your boutique hotel is your home from home for the many runs that take place all year round in Nice like the Nice-Cannes Marathon, Ironman, Prom’Classic and Nice Running Day.