For serious long-distance exploits, the canal de la Bruche is an excellent running/cycling path that starts in Strasbourg and keeps going on for about 30km (18.6 miles) or so through the lovely countryside. The route leaves Strasbourg to the south, following a path along the Ill River until it joins the Bruche Canal and its locks.
Canal de la Bruche, France
Canal de la Bruche | Courtesy of Alsace Tourisme
The Citadel Park
The Citadel Park was originally designed in the 17th century as part of the defence system to protect the city. Today, its beautiful 12 hectares (about 30 acres) attracts local residents to enjoy its natural beauty and visitors to discover the history and military architecture of the Citadel fortress.
Citadel Park, Quai des Belges, Strasbourg, France
Pourtalès Park, named after the Countess Mélanie de Pourtalès, is designed in a style heavily influenced by English landscaping. The elegant castle is surrounded by vast lawns and majestic trees. All around the park, there are works of art by contemporary artists.
Parc de Pourtalès, 161 Rue Mélanie, Strasbourg, France