Courtesy Paris Running Tour
Sure, you could hop on a double-decker bus or strap on a helmet and tool around on a Segway to check out an unfamiliar city. But a new trend is afoot, offering a unique blend of sightseeing and jogging. Known as SIGHT JOGGING, it’s giving new meaning to the term globe-trotting, and tours are popping up as far as Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Armed with only your running shoes, a camera and a local tour guide who keeps you on pace while showing you all there is to see, sight jogging is a great way to make a first pass at a city and to get a feel for what’s worth re-visiting, sans sneakers. Here are a few of our favorite sight-jogging locations:

FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Take a three- to six-mile jog past the Old Opera House or follow in the footsteps of one of Germany’s most famous writers at the Goethe-Haus.
www.sightjogging-ffm.de or www.stadtfuehrung-frankfurt.de

BUENOS AIRES
A 90-minute tour will take you on a six-mile jog through any one of the city’s vibrant districts. Start at the Buenos Aires Grand Hotel and tour the historic Recoleta neighborhood.
www.urbanrunningtours.com.ar

PARIS
Discover the most beautiful palaces of Paris or retrace the steps of the French Revolution with a one- to two-hour tour. Try starting at Hôtel Costes off Rue Saint-Honoré for the full Parisian experience. www.parisrunningtour.com