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Discover Middle Jutland from The Ancient Road cycle route

Photo: Steen Ancher

Not too long ago, Viborg was a capital which united trails from near and far. This is where the Cathedral of Viborg could be found, this is where kings were crowned and this is where the Landsting, a former part of the Danish parliament, was located.

On Hærvejen in Middle Jutland

After leaving Viborg you cycle along the lake Hald Sø and past the lush nature reserve Dollerup Bakker. Hikers and cyclists are more than welcome at the Skelhøje Købmandsgård, a 'social responible business' including a café and a gallery.

Along the route you cycle through Thorning and Kragelund, where you can find 'hostels' alongs Hærvejen. In addition, you get to discover historic sites such as Grathe Hede, where a great battle took place once upon a time. If you want to go on a little detour, you can visit lake Nipgård or the larger lake Bølling Sø further south. The Ancient Road then leads on to beautiful plantations of trees near Hørbylunde, Palsgård and Vrads.

The watercourse Gudenaa’s source is placed in the nature reserve Tinnet Krat and by the lake Bølling Sø.  South of the places Nørre Snede and Givskud you get to Jelling.

 

Attractions along The Ancient Road cycling trail Viborg-Jelling

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Sct. Mogensgade Viborg
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Towns | Middle Jutland

Links to towns and other interesting attractions along The Ancient Road hiking trail in Middle Jutland

Churches along The Ancient Road Cycling Route in Middle Jutland

You will find several churches along The Ancient Road. They will welcome you in for a visit, just as they have done for the hikers in the past thousand years.

The Viborg Lakes
Photo: Malte Bülow

The Viborg Lakes

The Viborg Lakes Nørresø and Søndersø in Viborg are attractive fishing areas.

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Hærvejstæppet (embroidered wall hanging)

Hærvejen - the main road of Jutland.

Before the cars and the railways, travelling overland was an arduous undertaking. Often the roads were nothing more than a couple of wheel tracks, and rain could pr...

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Viborg Plantage
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Viborg Plantage

"Viborg Plantation" has the lay-out of a classical plantation with long straight lines.

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Viborg Swimming Bath
Photo: Viborg Svømmehal

Viborg Swimming Bath

Modern swimming baths with warm water pool, slide, activity centre and solarium, massage, wellness centre and much more.

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De Fem Halder
Photo: Jens Lindhe

De Fem Halder

Visit the landscape of Hald where once the five 'Halder' were situated. Two 'Halder', the manor house 'Hald Hovedgaard' and the ruin named after Bishop Friis stil exist. The five 'Halder' have a long ...

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Dollerup Hills
Photo: Janne Kragh Pedersen

Dollerup Hills

Dollerup Bakker is a natural resort near Dollerup just south of Viborg. One of Denmark’s deepest lakes, Hald Sø, is beautifully embedded in the hilly landscape, which is right on the edge of the ice f...

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Viborg Plantage
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Viborg Plantage

"Viborg Plantation" has the lay-out of a classical plantation with long straight lines.

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Bølling Sø
Photo: Carsten Dall

Bølling Sø

Bølling Sø is a recreated lake between Engesvang, Funder and Kragelund parishes in Central Jutland. The lake, which has a surface of 360 hectares, was recreated in 2004 - 2005 on the waterfront west o...

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Thorning
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Thorning

Village along "Hærvejen" - the old army road.

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Grathe Hede
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Grathe Hede

At Grathe Hede, you can see the historic Grathe Monument, while exploring stories and family experiences.

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Funder Kirkeby
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Hørbylunde
Photo: Hørbylunde

Hørbylunde

Hilly nature area west of Silkeborg with lush heather hills.

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Vrads
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Vrads

Vrads is a small city in Jutland. Vrads is located by the heathlands Vrads Sande five kilometers west of Bryrup and 20 kilometers south of Silkeborg. The small city belongs to Silkeborg Municipality a...

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Rørbæk Lake, Tinnet Krat and the Gudenåen spring

Experience the fantastic nature around Rørbæk Lake, Tinnet Krat and the spring from Gudenåen with beautiful hiking trails, the remains of a spring water bathing facility from the 1930s and a rich wild...

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Kongernes Jelling – home of the Viking kings
Photo: Lasse Hyldager

Kongernes Jelling – home of the Viking kings

The Kongernes Jelling (home of the Viking kings) experience centre at the Jelling Monuments invites the whole family to explore Jelling of the Viking Age. Through unique and modern digital sensory exp...

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