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Two cyclists on the island of Endelave

The Danish national cycle route 5 (East Coast Route) – Bike along the coastline

Photo: Destination Coastal Land

Where to on your cycling holiday? In the Coastal Land along the eastern coastline of the peninsula of Jutland in Denmark, you find beautiful cities, cultural history, and varied landscapes. Follow this signposted route and get a real feel of the coast and all its adventures.

From fjord to fjord... to fjord

The stretch of coast in the Coastal Land offers the perfect terrains for a cycling holiday. Around Horsens Fjord and Vejle Fjord you find peaceful and varied landscapes with beautiful nature sites, lots of forests and breathtaking views. Between the fjords, a flat rural coast landscape facing the Kattegat Sea greets you and invites you to enjoy the beaches or a cold ice cream in the sun.

The beautiful city of Vejle and the exciting culture city of Horsens offers a varied selection of things to see and experience. We also recommend you to visit the charming habour towns of Juelsminde, Hou, Snaptun, Rosenvold og Norsminde

Take this trip from Vejle Fjord to Horsens Fjord and further up to Norsminde Fjord – the perfect way to spend an active holiday along the coast line with your best biking buddies!

Cykelskilt i Boller Skov

Photo:Hanne Nielsen, HANNE5.DK

Follow the blue sign posts

This stretch is a part of The Danish national cycle route 5 (East Coast Route) that takes you all the way from the city of Sønderborg in the South to Skagen in the North. Follow the blue sign posts marked with a red number 5 and get safely to your destination.

The stretch between Vejle and Norsminde is 129 kilometres.

Bicycle in rolling field landscape at Horsens Fjord
Photo: Melissa Villumsen
Bicycle and roadside food stall by the inlet Horsens Fjord
Photo: Melissa Villumsen

Bucket list for your bike trip

It is not all about pedaling! Make a few stops on the way: Here you find our best tips for 10 things not to miss on your trip.

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The Prison Museum
Photo: Museum Horsens

The Prison Museum

At the Prison Museum in the old Horsens State Penitentiary, you can experience what it was like to be either imprisoned or employed in the prison system throughout the years. The museum has won awards...

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Juelsminde Harbour and Marina
Photo: Kystlandet

Juelsminde Harbour and Marina

The Juelsminde Marina is among the best and most atmospheric in Denmark. As soon as the sum is out, the harbour is buzzing with life and cosiness. Lovely eateries with outdoor seating and exciting eve...

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Saksild Beach
Photo: Dennis Plougmann

Saksild Beach

Saksild Beach is known as one of Denmark’s best and most child-friendly beaches andwith good reason. Here you find clean bathing water and soft white sand. The tranquil surroundings are complemented b...

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Fru Møllers Mølleri
Photo: Fru Møllers Mølleri

Fru Møllers Mølleri

A visit at Fru Møllers Mølleri is a complete experience. Drop in and see the farm animals up close, take a break and a deep breath. Browse the specialties and fantastic produce available from the farm...

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The treatment paths at the old sanatorium
Photo: Hotel Vejlefjord

The treatment paths at the old sanatorium

At the beautiful Hotel Vejlefjord you will find these historic hiking routes in impressive nature. Go for a walk in hilly landscape through the beautiful park, the deep forest and along Vejle Fjord wi...

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Juelsminde Nature Playpark (Naturlegepark)
Photo: Jesper Rais

Juelsminde Nature Playpark (Naturlegepark)

Juelsminde Naturlegepark is not just a nature playpark – it is a paradise full of play and games. You can slide down a mountain, play on the multipurpose pitch, do forest fitness and see if you can co...

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Sondrup Hills
Photo: VisitOdder

Sondrup Hills

Experience the unusually scenic and varied landscape at Sondrup Plantation on the north side of Horsens Fjord. The hilly and wooded terrain invites to walks in the deep, peaceful nature.

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bytorvHORSENS
Photo: Sabrine Haenschke Dam

bytorvHORSENS

At the heart of Horsens, you find the major shopping centre of the city and the surrounding area. The is a good choice of shops and eateries in one place. In its inspiring surroundings and protected f...

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The Industrial Museum (Industrimuseet)
Photo: Jesper Rais

The Industrial Museum (Industrimuseet)

The amazing story about how the industrialization shaped our society and the way we live. It is for everyone and you can experience all of life’s stages. You have stepped back in time and now it is ea...

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Through the lands of the manour houses

Scattered along the landscapes of the coastal line you find a large number of historical manor hourses, beckoned by the fertile lands of the area.

As a cyclist, this brings you through several forests of manor houses and idyllic villages along the route. You will pass no less than 12 former manor manor houses. Make a stop and visit the beautiful parks at for example Boller Slot and Palsgaard.

Take a quick dip

Along the coast line of the Coastal Land you find several child-friendly bathing beaches. You will pass by 30 beaches on this trip - so why not cool off in the calm waters?

129 kilometres - not enough?

Continue along the The Danish national cycle route 5 (East Coast Route) to either Aarhus or Fredericia and get even more kilometres and experiences under your belt.

Another option is to spice up your trip with a visit to one or more of the islands of the Coastal Land. You will pass by the ferry stops in Snaptun or Hou on the route - from here you can jump on the ferry to Endelave, Tunø, Samsø or Hjarnø and cruise The East Jutland archipelago.

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