Step 3: Get in the canoe
When booking the canoe for this trip, make sure to ask the canoe rental where they will leave the canoe for you. Vestbirk Camping Vestbirk Camping are ready to inform you about safety and techniques, and will gladly give you tips and tricks. Pull the canoe down to the water and get comfortable in the canoe once it is halfway into the water. You will be able to push the canoe out from here. You will be sailing north - away from the bridge. If you never tried canoeing before, then this stretch is fairly suited with calm and shallow water. If you are looking for the most beginner-friendly stretch , then we recommend Tørring-Åstedbro, just south of this trip.
Åstedbro is located between the big wetland Uldum Kær to the south and the lush and hilly lakelands in Bakkelandet to the north. As you make your way northwards, you will notice how the landscape changes from vast expanse to dark green colours and lakes.
We recommend that you start the trip from Åstedbro around 10 a.m. This way, you can have lunch after six kilometres at the camp site Gudenå Camping. The camp site has a kiosk and a cafeteria that is open during the summer. Here, you can buy delicious fast food and pizza. Keep an eye out for the camp site's landing site on your right hand.
Shortly after the camp site, you will get to a particularly winding stretch with many turns which is quite entertaining. After a few kilometres, you will reach Bredvad Mill, which is one of the most beautiful places around the Gudenå with big trees leening over the river. At Bredvad Mill, there is a landing site with toilets and a picnic area. Shortly after, you will venture onto Bredvad Lake. The lake marks the end of today's trip. Here, you will find the big camp site, Vestbirk Camping. On your right hand, you can pull the canoe ashore. If you wish, you can spend the night at this beautifully located camp site. There are several types of accommodation available. You can rent a wooden cabin, a glamping tent or a caravan. Alternatively, you can also sleep in your own tent.