The Ancient Road, also called “Hærvejen", offers many different attractions. Whether you are interested in history or a nature lover, you will find plenty to experience there. The Ancient Road meanders through some of Denmark’s most scenic landscapes and passes some of the nation’s most inspiring prehistoric monuments. Among those, the two mighty burial mounds and the two rune stones erected by kings Gorm the Old and Harald Bluetooth in the 900s, as well as Jelling's Church, mark the transition from paganism to Christianity in Denmark.

You can hike or bike along the Ancient Road throughout the year but the best time for a holiday there is from 1 May to 1 October. Hiking outside this period is, of course, possible, but the weather is unstable and accommodation offerings are fewer.

National Information

Danish Cycling Tourism (NECC)

Danish Cycling Tourism is a non-profit association of public and private partners. The main purpose of the association is to develop cycling tourism in Denmark. This is done by kick-starting new projects, coordinating various actions and disseminating knowledge and best practices on cycling tourism. Since 2016 Danish Cycling Tourism is the national EuroVelo Coordination Centre for Denmark.

(+45) 27 83 76 73

Danish Cyclists' Federation

The Danish Cyclists’ Federation is the only transport organization in Denmark that speaks the cyclists’ cause. We have an ongoing contact with politicians and officials in the parliament and a long list of municipalities – and the Danish Cyclists’ Federation sits at the table when future traffic is debated and solutions to be found.

+45 33 32 31 21

Dansk Turismefremme

Dansk Turismefremme anchors the Danish branch of the Bed+Bike network of cycle-friendly accommodation.

Destination Hærvejen

Welcome to the official website of the Ancient Road Hærvejen. Here you can find inspiration for your holiday along the Ancient Road in Denmark where you’ll enjoy nature, history and quality time together.

Find Your Way in Denmark

Map of Denmark's official cycling routes and unique points of interest along the way, including the Ancient Road Hærvejen.

Naviki

Developed by the Danish Cyclists' Federation, Naviki is a tool to explore and plan your cycling trip to Denmark. The site allows you to choose your route among the routes most suitable for cycling, while avoiding roads with heavy traffic.

VisitDenmark

The VisitDenmark site includes a map to explore Denmark's official cycling routes and unique points of interest along the way including the Ancient Road Hærvejen.