For everyone trying to run off some of the calories from all the delicious food there is to find in Ghent: there exists a perfect route along the beautiful river Schelde. You can start the route in the old city center of Ghent (Korenmarkt), from there you can run through several different streets to arrive at the beginning of the ‘Muinkkaai’. From that point on you only have to follow the water and let yourself submerge in nature. You can leave all the city noise behind and escape to a beautiful piece of nature along the river Schelde.
If it’s summertime, you should wake up early and do this run during sunrise: the reflection you’ll get on the water will almost make you forget you’re actually exercising.
You can finish the run in the Liedemeerspark with a well-deserved coffee in ‘t Chaletje. The entire route is about 6km — depending on where you start, you can make it longer by making a u-turn and returning back to the city or shorter by stopping when you arrive at the Warmoezeniersweg.
Also good to know is that there are a variety of buses that run to the city center every 10 to 15 minutes.