Sight Running Istanbul presents you the best way to discover Istanbul, by running. We are offering you the chance to sightsee Istanbul with the guidance of our local pacers.
Do you want to know the city briskly?
Do you need some insider tips?
Here we are!
Ever thought about running along UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
Then this tour is for you. In the “Historical Peninsula” Tour, you will get the chance to run in the most historic sites of Istanbul.
Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace are just some of the places that you will pass by during this tour. Lots of history, right? Let’s mix history with scenery and speed up at the Bosphorus shoreline. We bet that most of your friends didn’t get the chance to run in Europe while watching Asia. But you will!
*If you stay in Sultanahmet area, we will pick you up from your hotel/apartment. Alternatively, Poika Café is our meeting point.
A little bit of old city, a little bit of new hip quarters of the city, and a lot of signature monuments along the road. In this tour, we meet at Karakoy and run towards the old city passing by the historical Galata Bridge.
Just after taking a look at the famous Spice Bazaar and the “New Mosque” we turn back to Karakoy, this time passing by tiny streets full of chic cafés, savory restaurants, and elegant bars.
Later we pace through Besiktas, where we will see Dolmabahce Palace and Besiktas Vodafone Park, the newest and the most modern stadium in Istanbul.
This course is about 6-7K, fairly flat, full of insider tips for “post-run gourmet” runners.
Google “Istanbul” and click on images, among the first couple of images you will definitely see the Galata Tower.
This time, the historical tower is our meeting point. We run towards Taksim, the bustling hub of the city, through the narrow and occasionally uphill back streets. We bet there are no gourmet-travelers who visited Istanbul and didn’t take a bite of something around Taksim.
Snack bars full of different street foods, roof-top bars with scenery, plenty of chic coffee shops, all of them around here. Cihangir, the bohemian neighborhood of Taksim, will also be covered during this tour. We know some nice spots where you could enjoy the sight of mighty Bosphorus.
This tour offers you what local runners do the most in Istanbul; running alongside the water.
Running on a continent and watching the other during that time is probably unique for road runners of Istanbul. There is no single route for that, the European bank of the Bosphorus offers you quite a lot of choices.
You can start under the Bosphorus Bridge, in Ortakoy and run for 4K/6K/8K/10K or even more, it all depends on your stamina. We can also choose a nice café of Yenikoy as a starting point and run towards North, in the direction of the Black Sea coasts.
Distance and pace? It’s up to you.
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If you are visiting Istanbul for a very limited time for conferences, incentives, conventions, exhibitions or business meetings we suggest you taking a tour with us. Pre-meeting sight runs will help you refresh your minds or on the other hand, post-meeting sight runs will help you to shake off the workload of the day.
Sightrunning is also quite ideal for team building.
No matter if you are a few workmates who like to run or a bigger group who can follow up jogging pace, we are here to go all the way with your preferences. You can choose from the “running tours” list, or we can create a tailor-made course regarding your preference of location. We are claiming it confidently; the streets of Istanbul will always inspire you somehow.
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