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10 Peaceful Running Routes in Fez

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Updated: 21 October 2017
Fez is a great city to do some running, especially for those more used to it since it is full of hills. Although it is not the most famous sport among locals, runners can still see some people enjoying a morning or afternoon run in one of these peaceful places.
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Mount Zalagh

Run from the Old Medina towards this massive mountain located just outside Fez. The view on top is absolutely mesmerising with the whole Medina on display. However, the run is uphill, so it does tend to get a little tiring.

Mount Zalagh

Atlas Fez Garden

This garden is in the new city of Fez and although it is not located in an isolated area, it’s extremely calm and quiet. It’s full of different kinds of trees and hard concrete to run in the most professional way.

Atlas Fés, 42, Bd. Zerktouni, 1°Ét., Fés, Morocco

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Ain Chkef Forest

This forest is located in the south of Fez. With beautiful enormous trees and greenery, it is a peaceful space to walk or run in—especially in the mornings when the air is cooler. This forest is famous among locals, which means it would be best to go on weekdays when it’s less crowded.

Forêt d’ain Chkef, Fes, Morocco

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Fez Botanic Garden

Even though this is a botanic garden and it’s made generally just to walk and contemplate flowers and trees, it is not forbidden to run here. It is full of native and endangered plants of Morocco and truly a stunning place to run while looking around.

de Fès Botanical Garden, Avenue Znata, Oued Fès, New Fes, Morocco

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Meknes Road

The old Meknes Road is perfect for a run as it is blissful and calm. Run towards the Marjane Supermarket, past Dar el Makhzen (the Royal Palace), and into the city of Fez.

Route Principale Fès Meknès

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Jardin de Nouveau Méchouar

This garden is extremely beautiful with all kinds of plants arranged in the most beautiful way, including cacti and multicoloured flowers. Enjoy a peaceful run here, but go early in the morning or on the weekends to avoid crowds.

Jardin de Nouveau Méchouar, Fez, Morocco

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Enjoy a morning or afternoon jog in this is a tranquil neighbourhood. Beware of traffic as running is not extremely popular among locals, but it is peaceful and pleasant to jog in Chaaban.

Chaaban, Fes, Morocco

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Bad Boujloud

Starting from the main gates of the old medina—Bab Boujloud—run across the city wall. With plenty of hills going up and down to keep a run interesting, it is all worthwhile thanks to one of the best views of the medina visible after climbing the biggest hill.

Bad Boujloud, Fez, Morocco

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Jnan Sbil

This is the most famous garden in Fez, and its diverse plants and greenery make it one of the best places to run. It’s located near the Batha quarter in the Old Medina. It’s such a peaceful garden and definitely a place to check out for a run.

Jnan Sbil, Fez, Morocco

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Alaouites Garden

This is another great garden in Fez to run peacefully surrounded by the sounds of birds and greenery. It is called after the Royal Family, well-maintained, and located right next to the famous Gold Resort.

Alaouites Garden, Fes, Morocco