Where to do outdoor sports in Toulouse?

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Where to do outdoor sports in Toulouse? You need to ventilate yourself, to exercise, but no question of being locked up. Whether you are looking for a corner of greenery or if you are more of a street workout, the Toulouse Pyrenees Guide has toured the outdoor sports activities and the places most suited to their practice. Because if Toulouse is indeed the “ pink city ”, it is also a “ green city ”. With its parks and " Remarkable Gardens ", there is no shortage of sports and landscaping facilities. Come on, let's get motivated, we put on our sneakers and we're going to spice up the day!

Opening photo : Running or cycling along the canal du midi @ Julien BASTIDE / Adobe Stock

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The best places to run in Toulouse

If you want to run in Toulouse, we recommend the parks and gardens. They are well maintained, the slopes are suitable and you will often find additional activities to extend your workout, relax or eat. We have listed all the green spaces in Toulouse for you and to find the park that best suits your sport, here is our selection with their strengths :  

  • The green area of Argoulets is part of a large municipal sports complex. You will find cycling and jogging paths, football, rugby and skatepark fields, a tennis court, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, a playground...
  • The Parc de la Grande Plaine is a leisure center that allows all kinds of sports and games : jogging tracks, bike park, skate park, football field, children's playground...
  • The Jardin de Barry is famous for its beautiful shaded paths, ideal for joggers. You can also go around its lake.
  • If you want a more exotic environment, the small garden of the Georges Labit Museum allows you to take a tour of the landscaped world.
  • The Pierre-Baudis Japanese Garden transports you to the Zen universe where you can travel back in time on the airmail track, in the Jardin de la Ligne.  
  • For a more rural atmosphere, the Raymond VI Garden is a very " wild " garden.  
  • The main asset of the Jardin des Plantes is that it offers many activities for children : playground, merry-go-rounds, little train, pony rides... It is therefore the ideal place to practice sport with the family, while giving pleasure to the most youth.

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Running in town, think about your equipment! @ Bruno Nascimento   and   Click Images   / Unsplash

Around the city, there are natural areas to take a breath of fresh air, surrounded by nature ; but also the lakes and the banks of the river to enjoy a bucolic setting :

  • Green flows ” such as Touch or Amidonniers
  • The Coteaux de Pech David leisure center
  • The nautical base on the shores of Lake Sesquières
  • Around the lake of La Ramée
  • Greenways on the banks of the Garonne and its canal

Did you know Jogging, jogging, running, it's always running. So what's the difference between its different sports? It's the intensity! Jogging is between walking and running. To be exact, you are jogging. Moreover, it is considered more as a physical activity than a sport. With jogging, you really start to run at a moderate pace. Running is a real race, with periods of sprinting.


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The Placr application geolocates you to find the running routes closest to you.

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Find a bike and cycle through the pink city

Toulouse is a green city that promotes cycling as a mode of transport. The municipality has therefore developed many cycle paths, in town, in parks, along the Garonne... It also provides self-service bicycles : the VélôToulouse (fr).

If you want to visit the city by bike, get advice on finding a bike that suits your needs or find ideas for tours, go to Agence VélOtrement.

Once you have your mount, we have selected 5 fun routes to do with the family. In this article, we also give you tips, addresses and sites to organize your outings or trips.

Our favorite : Toulouse is crossed by the Garonne. Heading south-east, you will follow the Canal du Midi . Heading north-west, you will cycle on the greenway of the Garonne canal. We suggest you cross Toulouse by bike, along the Canal des Deux-Mers for a bucolic and sporty ride.

Did you know The Canal des Deux-Mers is a waterway that crosses the southwest of France, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Divided into two parts, it is in Toulouse that they meet. From Sète to Toulouse, it is called the " canal du Midi ". From Toulouse to Bordeaux, it is the " canal de la Garonne ".

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Take a bike ride on the Canal du Midi. Photo : @ Jenny Diab JDroadtrip

Take part in a large group rollerblading ride

Alone, with a group of friends or in a group, rollerblading is fun and convivial. But taking part in a roller skate ride is even more fun. It's a great opportunity to see the city differently, to make cool encounters with people who share your tastes and to motivate you to exercise regularly.

The Roulez Rose association (fr) organizes these great rollerblading tours through Toulouse. They take place every Friday evening and every first Sunday of the month, but it is better to check that the event is not canceled on their site. You can also find courses, internships and even tutorials.

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Come and discover the joys of rollerblading, together in Toulouse. Photo @ Dimitar Kazakov / Unsplash

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Photo : @Guide Toulouse Pyrénées

Free sports courses or street workout

After the stroll, on foot, by bike or on rollerblades, we offer you a complete and free activity : sports or fitness courses. Between gymnastics and bodybuilding, it is the ideal sport for getting back into shape, building up harmoniously and you adapt it to your level as you wish. The Toulouse town hall has listed 14 sports courses (fr) in the parks, gardens and the surroundings of Toulouse.

You are more of a city dweller, have you tried street workout? These are free sports courses, but in the heart of the city. In this case, they are called “ city stadiums ”. They are fitness modules with supporting elements, since the goal is to use your body weight and complex positions to work your muscles. It's trendy, free and very physical.

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The edges of the Garonne are great for playing sports and resting! Photo @ Guide Toulouse Pyrenees

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Other outdoor sports activities

If you haven't found your happiness yet, there are plenty of other outdoor sports to practice in the city :

  • Tennis, especially at the Stade Toulousain Tennis Club (fr).
  • Pétanque on the bowling alleys, well distributed throughout the city. The most famous is that of the Jardin du Grand Rond, which was previously called " Square Boulingrin ", in reference to the English boules game : " Bowling-green ", which was held there.
  • Skateboarding, bicross, or BMX at the Skatepark des Argoulets...
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Skateboarding in Toulouse, to exert yourself! Photo : @ MusicFox Fx / Unsplash

You are now well prepared for a return to shape. We just have to wish you a good workout.


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