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Bike along the river Gudenå

Photo: Hærvejen Region Syddanmark

Get your two wheels running and explore the most gorgeous parts of the river Gudenå – the only river in Denmark. Tag along with the sailing canoeers along the river on this signposted route in the Middle and Eastern part of the peninsula of Jutland in Denmark. 

Follow the signposted route over hills and through valleys

In the thicket Tinnet Krat, a spring trickles out of the ground and marks the start of the longest stream in Denmark. This point, in the middle of the unique landscape of the Gudenå River Valley, also marks the start of this bike route that follows the upstream of the river all the way to the deep forests, lakes and hills of the Søhøjlandet area in the North.

Get on your bike and get far away from cities and busy traffic – and close to your loved ones on a nice and peaceful outing under open skies.

On this 44 km. long route, primarily paved by small roads, you will pass by lots of beautiful nature sites and historical attractions. Follow the blue signposts with the number 33 – and you are on the right path!

10 nature sites you do not want to miss!

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The source of the Gudenå
Photo: Lasse Torp
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The source of the Gudenå

In the thicket Tinnet Krat, a spring trickles out of the ground and marks the start of the two streams Gudenåen and Skjernåen. The large watershed is a fantastic and unique nature experience beautiful...

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Uldum Marsh (Uldum Kær)
Photo: Destination Kystlandet
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Uldum Marsh (Uldum Kær)

A very special nature experience awaits in this large, protected wetland through which the stream Gudenåen flows. The area is made accessible with good facilities for visitors so you have the optimal ...

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Boringholm medieval castle ruins
Photo: Destination Kystlandet
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Boringholm medieval castle ruins

The medieval castle Boringholm was built in an bog in the 1360’ies. The castle was made of wood.

The remnants of the medieval castle Boringholm is located in a bog in the village of Boring by Boring ...

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The Uncovered Bridge (Den Genfundne Bro)
Photo: Sarah Green
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The Uncovered Bridge (Den Genfundne Bro)

In the idyllic surroundings of Bakkelandet near Horsens, you find a unique tourist attraction with an incredible history for the whole family to enjoy. The beautiful bridge across Gudenåen which was h...

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The Sugar Loaf (Sukkertoppen)
Photo: Destination Kystlandet
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The Sugar Loaf (Sukkertoppen)

In wooded terrain lies one of Denmark’s largest hills; The Sugar Loaf (Sukkertoppen) with a magnificent view of the beautiful nature of the Danish Lakelands. Walk in the footsteps of the Vikings as yo...

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The Monastery Mill (Klostermølle)
Photo: Aleksander Mogensen
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The Monastery Mill (Klostermølle)

This lovely attraction combines beautiful nature with exciting cultural history. The former Benedictine monastery and paper factory is now a popular excursion point well suited as a picnic spot.  Old,...

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[DELETED] Gl. Rye Airfield (Flyveplads)
Photo: Destination Kystlandet
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[DELETED] Gl. Rye Airfield (Flyveplads)

This former airfield near Gl. Rye bears clear traces from World War II and Denmark's occupation. Dive into history and enjoy the beautiful nature of the Danish Lakelands.

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Slaggård Banke
Photo: Hanne Nielsen
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Slaggård Banke

This nature area northwest of Horsens is quite unique due to the many burial mounds in the area. Goat tracks take you around the area which is very close to well-known attractions such as The Uncovere...

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Vestbirk Hydroelectric Plant (Vandkraftværk)
Photo: Hanne Nielsen
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Vestbirk Hydroelectric Plant (Vandkraftværk)

Vestbirk Hydropower Plant is the obvious destination for an excursion, when looking for beautiful natural surroundings mixed with historic buildings. The waterpower station is one of the many exciting...

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The Ancient Road by the glacial watershed (Hærvejen)
Photo: Udvikling Hærvejen
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The Ancient Road by the glacial watershed (Hærvejen)

On the Jutlandic ridge west of Tørring lies this beautiful and diverse natural area, which includes the stunning Rørbæk Lake, Denmark's largest concentration of oak groves, the sources of the Gudenå a...

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Your digital travel companion

On this digital map you can follow the routh on GPS. Here, you can also find inspiration for experiences and places to eat or sleep on your trip.

Want to bike all the way to the end of the River Gudenå? From Gl. Rye continue on to regional route 30 all the way to the outflow of the river in Randers Fjord.