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Family standing on the top of The Sugar Loaf

The Sugar Loaf - a view that is hard to match

Photo: Destination Coastal Land

The Sugar Loaf is not one of the best-known vantage points – nor is it among the highest – but the view is hard to match. It is the perfect place to pour a hot cup of coffee or open a good bottle of wine

Exploring The Sugar Loaf

Start your trip in cosy Voervadsbro and leave the car in the car park on Viltholtvej, where there is long-stay parking. Then walk the few metres to Gudenåvejen, where you will find the charming fishmonker Det Lille Røgeri. In their intimate shop with smoked goods you can pick up a picnic basket with delicious fish specialties, which is available in both an adult version and a child-friendly variant. Remember to book the day before. If the excursion is more spontaneous, you can also always buy a sandwich in the shop.

At the end of Gudenåvejen, the Gudenåstien Voervadsbro-Emborg hiking route has its beginnings (it is the gravel road named Højlundvej). As the name suggests, the route follows the Gudenå river in idyllic surroundings. You almost want to move into one of the houses that hide in the forest. After 4-5 kilometres, the ascent to the Sugar Loaf, one of Denmark’s “mountains” and perhaps the country’s most beautiful views begins. The peak is located at an altitude of 108 metres and offers fantastic views of Lake Mossø, Salten Langsø, the deep forests of the Danish Lakelands and the Sky Mountain.

All around you have a view of the countryside, and even if forest is not in short supply in Denmark, you will probably still be impressed by the amount of forest in the hilly area north of Horsens. Rest your legs while you drink a cup of coffee or open a good bottle if you want to draw a line under the romance.

Picnic at the Monastery Mill

From the Sugar Loaf, the trip now continues through forest down to the Monastery Mill, located right where the Gudenå river flows into Jutland’s second largest lake Mos Lake. In addition to stunning lake views from the bird tower, the Monastery Mill is an historic excursion destination that is perfect for a picnic. Here you can enjoy the lunch you bring. There is a picnic house, as well as several picnic tables in the open air, where you can dine to the sound of the rippling Gudenå river. You can also moor here if you come by canoe.

Once you have eaten and looked around, you can either choose to go the same way back to the car or to walk along Klostermøllevej and turn right at Grønskovvej and take the path through Pinddal Marsh to Gudenåstien. On this Google Maps, you can see, among other things, the path system in Pinddal Marsh.

If you think the hike will be too long, you can also turn around after the Sugar Loaf and drive past the Monastery Mill on the way home.

Finish off the trip with a good meal