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Family rides on their bikes on The Uncovered Bridge

On a bicycle holiday in Bakkelandet

Photo: Destination Kystlandet

You will not find a better destination for a bicycle holiday than Bakkelandet in the southern part of the amazing nature area known as the Danish Lakelands. It is characterized by unique nature, lots of lakes, forest, the river Gudenå, and some of Denmarks highest hills. 

On two wheels among hills and valleys

Welcome to Bakkelandet, where hills and deep forest shapes the landscape. Here you will find space for quality time with your loved ones, and lots to discover for the adventurous. While slowly rolling through nature's beautiful setting, you cannot help enjoying the many new and exciting impressions along the way. You decide the pace - there is nothing but time for today's experiences. 

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Go for an ebike stay in nature

Everything is prepared for you on this stay including electric bicycle and unique accommodation in Bakkelandet. On the tours you will pass some of the great nature attractions of the Gudenå Valley and the southern part of the Lakelands, and there is also opportunity to visit the local eateries and food manufacturers. 

Did you know that Danes ride 1,6 kilometres per day on average? That makes us one of the most bicycle loving countries in the world only surpassed by the Dutch with 2,5 kilometres per day.

Familie på cykeltur på banestien
Photo: Lasse Torp
Familie løber ved den genfundne bro
Photo: Lasse Torp

5 historic nature attractions in Bakkelandet

Experience history in the beautilful nature of Bakkelandet. Here you can visit an old airfield that the German army occupied during World War 2, or The Uncovered Bridge,which was covered for 85 years and almost forgotten.

Here are our five best suggestions for historic nature attractions in Bakkelandet. And remember the lunch basket – nature invites you to rest for a while and enjoy your packed lunch.

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

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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Gl. Rye Airfield (Flyveplads)
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Gl. Rye Airfield (Flyveplads)

Close to the river Gudenå and Salten Langsø (lake) lie the remains of what used to be Gl. Rye Airfield. Today the airfield is abandoned but has an interesting history that traces back to WW2 and the G...

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Vestbirk Hydropower Plant
Photo: Hanne Nielsen

Vestbirk Hydropower Plant

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 Vintage Railway Bryrup-Vrads
Photo: Veteranbanen Bryrup-Vrads

The Vintage Railway Bryrup-Vrads

Veteranbanen Bryrup-Vrads is a historical piece of Danish history. Discover the old train tracks which takes you through beautiful landscapes, while you're enjoying your train ride in one of charming ...

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The Monastery Mill (Klostermølle)
Photo: Hanne Nielsen

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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