Length 3.2 km (2 miles) but can be lengthened as you please, terrain: one big hill, 80 meters gain
NOTE: This is the first of our short Summer Fun-Run routes, in vacation towns in Europe.
Dinan is a stunning, medieval town in northeastern Brittany, just south of St. Malo, along the Rance River. It sits on a bluff, high above the river, and the old town is still completely intact, making it one of the jewels of the region.
You can run from the old town down to the river, then follow the river bank as far as you please. This route only takes you a short way along the river, but you can lengthen it as fits your plans.
|Run past the church tower down Ru de l'Horloge|
|The corner at Rue Haute Voie|
Now run past the right side of the church and straight out into still another square, at the ramparts, overlooking the river valley far below. Take a quick look out, note the harbor area with boats that we'll head towards next, then turn left and follow the ramparts to the end.
|View from the ramparts: the run will continue along the river in the distance|
Turn right to run downhill, but just for 50 meters, then turn left to go through the iron gates down to the little street below, Rue du Jerzual. This is the pedestrian way to the harbor, lined with exquisite old houses.
|Running down Jerzal|
|A narrow house along the way|
|At the harbor|
When you return to the harbor, turn up the pedestrian street, going uphill this time. Continue through the gateway, and when you come to Rue de l'Horloge, turn left and run back to the start, just a few blocks farther, to the south.
|Re-entering the town through the gate on Jerzal|