Eight Beautiful Railway Paths in The Aarhus Region
Would you like to experience nature from your bike? Then you should go to one of the railway paths in the Aarhus Region. The railway paths are recreational routes that very often are car-free and without steep gradients, as they have been established where the railway used to go.
by Line Wagener, Alleud.dk
In the late 19th century, railway fever swept across Denmark. All over the country, railways were established that connected the small villages and local communities. But as soon as the mid 20th century, a large part of the train services were closed down again.
In the Aarhus Region, a lot of the closed down railways have been turned into recreational railway paths, available to anyone who likes to ride a bike or go hiking.
Railway Paths in The Aarhus Region
Jump on your bike and ride along one of these railway paths found in Eastern Jutland.
The Rail Trail from Ebeltoft to Gravlev
Hop on your bike in Ebeltoft and ride past the wooden warship museum, Fregatten Jylland, and the Glass Museum. The car-free trail starts at Vibæk Skovvej behind Ebeltoft Park Hotel. From here, the rou...
The Rail Trail from Allingåbro to Ryomgård
The lovely railway trail between Allingåbro and Ryomgård is 15 km long and tarmacked. The route takes you through beautiful woodland and farming areas.
The Rail Trail from Viborg to Hammershøj
Riding your bike along the railway trail between Viborg and Hammershøj will bring you spectacular views of Nørreådalen valley and Viborg, home to the magnificent cathedral dating back to 1140. The rai...
Cycling Route: Randers - Silkeborg
Experience beautiful nature and relics from World War ll on the route between Randers and Silkeborg.
The Rail Trail from Lysbro to Lemming
On the western side of Silkeborg, you can ride your bike the 11 km down Kjellerupstien – a recreational trail running along a beautiful, closed down railway track.
Alhedestien, bicycle and walking path
The bicycle, walking and riding path "Alhedestien" (49 km) is established on a former railway track between Viborg and Herning.
Gjerrildbanestien Trail from Ryomgård to Gjerrild
Start your journey in Ryomgård in Djursland and hike along the 28 km stretch of scenic trail to Gjerrild. The trail runs where the old railway tracks used to go up until 1956.
The Nature Trail from Silkeborg to Horsens
Today, the closed down railway trail stretching 61 km between Horsens and Silkeborg takes cyclists, hikers, and horseback riders through luxuriant river valleys, old beech forests, and the hilly Lake ...