The Heart Paths in Horsens
Explore the nature near the city of Horsens on these signposted hiking routes in the northern and eastern parts of the city. The routes take you through parks, a wildlife reserve, and along the beautiful views of Horsens Fjord.
Marked hiking trails in Horsens
In Horsens, it's easy to find nature near the city and beautiful paths perfect for hiking. The city has two of the so-called "Hjertestier," which are the Heart Association's marked hiking trails. Both offer nature, green oases, and easy access to your daily exercise. And the routes aren't so long that they can't be fit into a busy schedule or combined with other experiences in Horsens.
The Heart Trail in Horsens East
This route takes you around the district of Stensballe in the northeastern part of Horsens. You can choose between a 8.4 km or a shorter 5.4 km route. The route follows Horsens Fjord on the Husodde Path, which offers a beautiful view of the fjord. You reach the popular bathing beach, Husodde Strand, where there is a kiosk with the opportunity to buy cold drinks and ice cream. Via a beautiful, wide grass path, the journey continues to Stensballegaard Golf Club and from there to Nørrestrand.
It is a varied hiking trail that offers both coast, beach, and wildlife reserve.
If you choose the shorter route, the trip does not go through Nørrestrand, but is a round trip in the eastern part of Stensballe around Husodde Strand. Instead, you walk on part of the extensive path system that characterizes the cozy residential neighborhoods in Stensballe.
The Heart Trail Horsens North
The route in Horsens North is a round trip around Nørrestrand and Caroline Amalie Lund Park, covering 5.3 km.
The old city park Caroline Amalie Lund is home to the Horsens Art Museum, Horsens Museum, a nice playground, and several sculptures. Here, there is an opportunity to park and explore after the hike.
Via the steep Carolinelundsvej, the Solbakken allotment area, and Forum Horsens stadium, the journey continues down to the paths in Nørrestrand at the northern edge of the city. Here, in the wildlife reserve, you can experience an unusual wealth of nature, just a few kilometers from the center.
Follow the routes on a digital map
Both routes are marked with the Heart Association's signs. You also have the opportunity to follow the routes via a digital map on your smartphone. Follow this link to open the Kystlandets digital map (Google Maps).
About Heart Trails
Heart Trails are marked hiking trails that make it easy for you to get exercise in your daily life. The routes are typically located in cities and where people are daily. The trails are located throughout the country.
More hiking trails in the area
In our comprehensive guide to hiking trails in Kystlandet, you can find inspiration for your next walk.