North Jutland is the ideal destination for a bicycle holiday. You will find cosy trails for the entire family or more challenging routes for those who spend more time on two wheels.
North Jutland offers many experiences for anyone who enjoys spending their holiday on two wheels. From Skagen in the north to Mariager in the south you will find an abundance of trails, roads and other marked routes for those on bicycles. These marks marl national, regional and local bicycle routes all over the region. Some of these are day trips and some are longer and more demanding, they will take you through heaths, hills, forest, along beaches and much more. Visit the cosy towns along the way and enjoy a cup of coffee or an ice-cream in cosy surroundings.
Powered by Cycling: Panorama is the largest bicycle tourism initiative since the establishment of the national bicycle routes back in 1993, which will take you through some of the most beautiful nature in Denmark, past interesting sights and secret locations only known by the locals.
In Northern Jutland, you will find the Panorama routes 10-16 on the national West Coast route, and the routes are round trips, which means that you can start the route anywhere you want.
The bicycle route Vestkyststien has the relationship between man and sea as its theme. This route has its course close to the windy North Sea. You will experience the coastal landscape up close at the cliffs at Bulbjerg and Rubjerg Knude further north.
The route also moves further inland through interesting cultural landscapes and quiet dune plantations with possibilities for digressions for cultural experiences. For example, you can experience Thy National Park on your bicycle, the unique nature in the valley Fosdalen and drop by the North Sea Oceanarium in Hirtshals. You can also have great nature experiences to the north with a trip past Råbjerg Mile, a desert-like dune area that moves 20 m each year.
The east coast route stretches along the mild east coast. It is a connected bicycle route from Hadsund in the south to Hulsig at Skagen in the north. The route mainly runs along asphalt roads and roads with separate paths, but also along gravel trails and forest roads. Among other things, you will pass the manor Bangsbo Hovedgård on the route. In Frederikshavn, you can see the white powder tower from the time of nobleman Tordenskjold at the harbour. If you follow the route south, you will have a beautiful view along the Kattegat to idyllic Sæby. Further south, in Himmerland, the route turns onto the path Hadsundstien past the moor Lille Vildmose, which has supplied sphagnum for many gardens in Europe.
The route along the road Hærvejen starts at Skiveren in the north and then runs south through some of the most beautiful protected ice age landscapes. Here is a chance of experiencing the hilly landscape through Tolne Bakker, Jyske Ås and Hammer Bakker. South of Aalborg, there are also hills and forest, as you move through Rold forest with the hills Rebild Bakker. On the route along Hærvejen, you will find plenty of possibilities for cultural and historical experiences along the way. For example, you will pass the former nunnery Dronninglund Castle in the southern part of Jyske Ås.
The northern part of the national bicycle route from Hanstholm to Copenhagen offers several major nature experiences. Experience the area around Thy National Park and trips across the beautiful island Mors in the fjord Limfjorden. You also have the possibility riding your bicycle around the island, if you choose to follow the route "The Sun Route", which is a marked bicycle route of 170 km along the coast around the island.
The route Limfjordsruten follows the fjord from east to west. As mentioned in a Danish song, there are brisk winds across the waters of the fjord Limfjorden, but if you go all the way around, at least you get a tailwind on part of the route! Denmark's largest fjord area offers beautiful and interesting experiences with varied nature, and the route is described in detail in the book "På cykel rundt om Limfjorden" (only available in Danish). Here, you will find facts about the route, practical information and tips, and information about towns and other attractions along the route.