Door de duinen naar Bergen aan Zee — Trailruns voor beginners
Running Highlight (Segment)
Pauline van der Waal planned a run.
July 13, 2020
This trail run runs through the beautiful dunes of Bergen, towards Bergen aan Zee. Considering these dunes there are some vertical meters, but you do not have to worry that this route will be very difficult. With just over ten kilometers, the novice trail runner can also get along well with this run.You park your car in the Schaapskooi car park. Here you almost immediately walk into the dunes, so almost the entire run consists of unpaved paths.Along the way you will pass several dune lakes. You can often spot birds here, so if you need a little break from your run, plan it at one of the lakes. Often there is also a bench where you can rest.This trail run runs on dune paths, through the forest and over heath. The landscape is varied and incredibly beautiful. The heather blossoms in August; an extra dimension during your running route.After about 7.5 kilometers you will arrive at Bergen aan Zee. Bergen aan Zee is a coastal village in the municipality of Bergen and was only founded at the beginning of the last century. It is now one of the most popular places on the North Sea coast. A beautiful spot on the beach, perfect for summer days. But it is also beautiful here in the other seasons and you can get a breath of fresh air along the coast and in the dunes.You can take a short break during your run at one of the beach pavilions, or you can start directly with the way back to the starting point. Via the village you dive into the forests around Bergen and after a few kilometers you are back at your car.To end the day you can visit the artists' village of Bergen itself. Many artists were inspired to create their works by the peace, space and impressive nature around Bergen. This movement is also known as the Bergen School. Works from this movement are exhibited in the Kranenburgh Museum, for example. In the summer you can also visit the art markets that are regularly organized here. Of course there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and terraces in the village for a snack and a drink.
August 31, 2020