GUIDED RUNNING TOURS
The Perfect Way for Runners to see Bath
Guided Running Tours of Bath and its Famous Landmarks
Are you a runner who is visiting Bath? Instead of a traditional walking tour or even the open top tourist bus, why not join a guided running tour of Bath? Or maybe you are a Bath resident who wants to experience a run around Bath?
According to the VisitBath website, Bath is ‘The Original Wellbeing Destination’ and tells us that Bath was built for pleasure and relaxation. It is well documented that Bath (aka Aquae Sulis) has been enjoyed since Roman times as a wellbeing destination – look no further than the Roman Baths. Whilst visitors can no longer bathe in the original Roman Baths, the modern Thermae Bath Spa is a popular relaxation destination for both tourists and local residents – and a great way to unwind after a long run!
Where will we go and what will we see on our guided run tour?
Our guided running tours of Bath allow you to see not only many of the wonderful sights of this world heritage city, including the Theatre Royal, Queen’s Square, the Royal Crescent and the Circus to name just a few, but will also provide some stunning views from the nearby surrounding hills.
We’ll start outside the Abbey (please check which time you’ve booked) and will work our way up through town via some of the City’s famous crescents to the High Common. From here (and a few more crescents) we’ll descend back down and cross over the river Avon, taking in a short section of the canal before climbing up gently again onto the fields to get a breathtaking view of the whole City laid out in front of you.
For evening runs in the winter when it’s dark, we’ll alter the route slightly to avoid dark sections but you’ll still get to see the cityscape lit up beautifully.
We then run back across the river with a fantastic view of the weir and finish our running tour of Bath outside the front of the Abbey. The run tour is approximately 8km / 5 miles although we can arrange different run tour distances / times / locations as required – just contact us.
What pace will we run at? Do I need to be a fast runner?
You most certainly do not need to be a speedy runner, but you do need to be able to run 8km in around 1.5 hours (inc. stops). The pace will be gentle and we’ll run as a group – you’ll want plenty of time to view all the wonderful Georgian buildings and architecture, and stop and take photos. By nature Bath is a hilly city and the run tour route does include a couple of gentle inclines. The terrain is mostly tarmac but there is a very small section of field and path, which is not normally muddy.
How long will the guided run tour take?
The running tour of Bath will take approximately 1.5 hours (depending on how many times we stop!). There is an option to cut the route a bit short and/or alter the final hilly section depending on your timing.
How much does the Running Tour of Bath cost?
Do you do group discounts?
As per the pricing structure above, groups discounts are available – just select the ticket for your group size. If booking for more than 6 people, please contact us.
Is there an age limit?
Runners must be 18 years or over. We can accommodate younger runners (over the age of 12 years old) on a private tour. Please contact us for further details.
Can’t see what you’re looking for?
Don’t see a guided run that works for you? We’re more than happy to organise a bespoke running tour of Bath for your group – we have a wide range of options covering trail runs and city routes. We can also arrange to meet you at your accommodation in Bath if you prefer – just contact us for more information.
Book Your Run Tour Tickets
Run tours start outside Bath Abbey.
Morning tours start at 7am
Evening tours start at 6pm
All last 1.5 – 2 hours
Can’t see a date / time that works for you? Just complete the form below with your details and preferred date / time and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible (please add alternative dates in the comments box if required).