Discover Middle Jutland from The Ancient Road cycle route
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
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.