You start the Egmond-Pier-Egmond race from Boulevard Noord in Egmond aan Zee. Via Velsen, Wijk aan Zee and Castricum you drive to the finish on Boulevard Noord. The course over 38 kilometers is challenging and goes over the beach, through the dunes and has obstacles and climbs.
From the start on Boulevard Noord, you cycle onto the beach via the main beach entrance and cycle 18 km directly to the Pier in Velsen Noord. After 38 km you will return to Boulevard North. If you are at the main beach entrance, you still have to cover 500 meters. You cycle up past the lighthouse and the end of your challenge is in sight!
The Noordpier - the first serious leg test
Wijk aan Zee - climb to the topIn Wijk aan Zee there will be a defining moment in the race. Here you get a 500 meter long climb with a maximum gradient of 8% that leads to Strandhotel Het Hoge Duin.
The difference is expected to be made here. The climb is short and vicious, but in its steepest part it has an increase percentage that is comparable to the Cauberg.