April 4, 2018

Where to go for a run in Bratislava

Bratislava has a lot to offer and among other things it provides great running tracks for passionate runners. In previous blog we talked events. In this one we did our best to point out the best tracks and believe you’ll be easily able to choose from them. We’re also bringing to your attention a couple of shops which you can find useful.

lake running


One of the tracks located in the city center is way around the Kuchajda lake. The surface is made of concrete plates but you can also run off the path. The track is only 1,5 km long and is more suitable for those of you who are beginners or prefer easiest circles and like counting rounds.

park running

Medická garden and Presidential palace

Very close to Ambiente-apartments you can find Medická garden and garden of the Presidential palace which offer a bit smaller tracks like mentioned above Kuchajda. Both circles are only about 550 metres with gravel surface and are located in charming environment of Bratislava’s favourite parks. However you should check out the opening hours. Great tip for you is to make couple of rounds around Medicka garden and then run through the town to the Presidential palace garden which is only about 1 km away.


Železná studnička

For those who prefers running out of busy town and be surrounded by forrest we reccommend signed halfmarathon track by Železná studnička on the hill above Bratislava. You can choose from two different start offs and the way then continues through the forest. Every kilometer is signed which helps runners to control their performance. At the start there is a map and a pictured warm-up you shouldn’t skip before every run.



Running track Kamzík, which is also located on the hill above the city offers almost 2 km long track in middle-terrain. The road is also signed so runners can keep an eye on their performance, distance and height above sea level. Experienced runners can try run under the cableway up to the hill.

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The banks and bridges of Danube

Another great track for your running activities is the 10 kilometres long way on the both banks of river Danube and on the bridge Apollo and Lafranconi. This track is certified and quite young. Near by is also Janko Kral park (Sad Janka Kráľa) which offers you a 1,6 km long track.


At the end of this blog we would like to give you a couple of tips where to go shopping if you lose or forget any of your sport equipment or just need a new one.

Sports direct

Most of you knows this shop as it has tousands of branches all over the world. There are four of these shops in Bratislava. The closest to the center is the one in Eurovea shopping center on the left bank of Danube.


Another big shop with sport equipment is EXIsport and you can find it in Aupark or Central shopping centre. Both of these department stores are located near the city center and Ambiente-apartments.


Decathlon is a really huge shop with everything what can a sportman possible need. There are three branches in Bratislava but the biggest one is near the airport. You can also find one in Eurovea shopping centre which is close to the historical centre.

A3 sport

Avion shopping park, Bory mall, Eurovea shopping centre, all of these offers you the A3 sport shops where you can mostly find Adidas, Nike, Puma and Reebok products.

We really hope you found these tips helpful and now you have some idea about opportunities in our capital. If you have any more questions about this topic while staying with us do not hesitate to ask our lovely staff at the reception of Ambiente-apartments. They’ll be willing to help you. For the best running events in town, read our previous blogpost.


Karolína Doktoríková