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A mother, a father and a daughter stop on the Horsens-Silkeborg nature trail in the Coastal Land

Trip suggestions: Active day trips

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Hiking, cycling, canoeing, golf and walking. In the Coastal Land you can go full speed or immerse yourself your own inner peace and that of nature. We have compiled some active suggestions for you who want to go out and experience while stretching your legs - at your own pace of course!

Hiking routes

Suggestions for hiking routes with a wow factor. Lace up your shoes and enjoy nature at your own pace.

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Day trip on the Snaptun-Juelsminde Coastal Path

Prepare for a gorgeous and delightfully varied walking route between the 2 atmospheric harbour towns of Snaptun and Juelsminde - just off the coast! You pass through deep forests, wide sandy beaches, idyllic villages and beautiful manor parks before reaching the incredibly cosy Juelsminde.

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Hike on the Coastal Path from Hou to Hølken

The coastal path in Hou is a beautiful nature experience that you should consider finding time for in the holiday calendar. A 10 km long hiking route – of which 850 metres of it is suitable for wheelchairs. The trip goes from Hou and takes you along the coast all the way to Hølken.

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Historic trip along the south side of Horsens Fjord

If you love nature experiences, then go on a 26 km round trip at Boller and Bjerrelide on the south coast of Horsens Fjord. Here you will find a large natural and forest area waiting to be explored, and a lot of historical sights. The trip is perfect for both cycling and mountain biking.

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Cycling trips

Suggestions for adventures on two wheels.

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Cycle around Horsens Fjord and explore its small islands

Are you up for island hopping in Horsens Fjord? Start the cycle trip in Horsens and cycle north around the fjord out to Alrø and across Hjarnø. Along the way, you will even get out sailing on the charming little bicycle ferry.

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Cycle route: Pedals and family fun on the East Coast

If you have to choose just one thing to experience in Odder, it is the many bicycle paths and fantastically beautiful cycling routes! We recommend a trip from Odder towards Hou, on to Saksild and then back to Odder - depending on where you begin!

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Go for a ride on a mountain bike

The villages of Hansted, Egebjerg and Gedved north of Horsens are best known for their considerable population growth and excellent location in relation to the motorway. However, the villages also hide a secret in the form of a genuine natural gem.

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Boy standing by Norsminde harbour
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Bicycle ride and harbour fun in Norsminde

Start with a lovely bicycle ride around Norsminde Fjord and finish with delicious food in charming Norsminde.

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Family-friendly bicycle trip on a former railway path

The Horsens-Silkeborg Nature Trail is a 61-kilometre signposted cycle route that follows the old Bryrup railway. Most of the route runs along asphalted railway tracks, and you therefore you are on busy roads very much, which makes it perfect for the family.

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Travel blogger Melissa Villumsen taking a selfie while sitting on a bicycle on Endelave
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On two wheels from Hjarnø to Rosenvold

This beautiful cycle route takes you past many of Juelsminde Peninsula’s major attractions. From Hjarnø in Horsens Fjord along the coast to Juelsminde and on to the beautiful countryside of Vejle Fjord. If the area is to be experienced in one day, then this is the perfect route for you.

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Historic trip along the south side of Horsens Fjord

If you love nature experiences, then go on a 26 km round trip at Boller and Bjerrelide on the south coast of Horsens Fjord. Here you will find a large natural and forest area waiting to be explored, and a lot of historical sights. The trip is perfect for both cycling and mountain biking.

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Canoeing and sailing

Suggestions for exploring nature from the water side that everyone can join in.

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Aerial view of Husodde at Horsens Fjord with Husodde beach and Horsens City Camping
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Trip to the local beach at Husodde

When the sun is high in the sky, the beach is calling. At Husodde Beach on Horsens Fjord there are both excellent swimming conditions and the opportunity to play mini golf or hire a sea kayak.

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Stand up paddle board
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Active day at Saksild Beach

Spend a day in Saksild. Lots of sunshine and 25 degrees is not a must to have a nice day at the beach

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Boats on Bygholm lake
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Disc golf and canoeing in a local setting

When you need a break from the town’s nooks and crannies, Bygholm Park is ready with activities that can shake up any city dweller. Here you can have fun to get more energy and get in a good mood with disc golf in the park, canoeing on the lake, mountain biking or orienteering in the fores

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A day trip canoeing on the Gudenå: Tørring-Åstedbro

Canoeing on the Gudenå is a fun and climate-friendly activity for everyone. The southernmost stretch from Tørring is quite beginner-friendly and offers many turns where you can practice your technique. The trip goes through peaceful nature in Denmark's biggest wetland, Uldum Kær. 

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A day trip canoeing on the Gudenå: Åstedbro-Vestbirk

Go for a day trip and float downstream through peaceful nature in a canoe. When you rent the canoe, you can have it delivered to the starting point, so everything is ready when you arrive. Here, you can have a memorable experience without much planning and trouble.

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A day trip canoeing on the Gudenå: Vestbirk-Klostermølle

The most beautiful part of the Danish river Gudenå for a day trip? The stretch between Vestbirk and Klostermølle in the hilly and enthralling nature of Bakkelandet is a good bet. Rent a canoe and look forward to a great experience together.  

Golf

Trip suggestions for a day with a round of golf.

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A day of golf in Odder

Have you ever tried golf? If not, then it’s high time. Golf is underestimated as a holiday activity. It’s fun for the whole family, everyone can join in, it’s great exercise and you get lots of fresh air. A win-win!

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Discover beautiful golf courses in Horsens

Is it time to plan your next golf stay? In Horsens, you can play golf and challenge yourself on some of the country's most beautiful and best designed golf courses. Horsens Golf Club and Stensballegaard Golf Club have plenty of space for both experienced and beginners.

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Tee off and have a great golf day in Juelsminde

Juelsminde is often associated with sailing and genuine sailing atmosphere. However, it’s also a perfect destination for a great day with sea-view greens, as well as lovely shops and eateries so close to the sea and harbour that you can almost hear the ripples as you relax, shop or eat.

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Overview of trip suggestions
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Golf in the Coastal Land
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