The enormous and unspoiled area of the national park is an obvious place for bicycling. Whether you are on a cycling holiday or on a shorter trip for only a day or so, a bicycle is a perfect place to see the landscape and experience the countryside.
The West Coast Cycle Route, which follows the Danish national cycle route 1, is close to the wind-swept North Sea. It begins at Agger Færgehavn (ferry port) and continues more than 100 kilometres to the north, and passes the cliffs at Bulbjerg.
The small unpaved roads of the dune plantations are ideal for a romantic trip around one of the lakes, where you can cycle in the open countryside or in the shade of the conifers. On the paved roads, the family can take a break and assemble the troops. You can stop on the dune heaths and pick and eat the berries on the heather from July to September.
Cycling on the routes is at your own risk, and look out for hikers and unexpected obstacles in the landscape.
Good places to ride a bike:
West Coast Cycle Route (national cycle route 1)
The areas at Flade Lake, Ørum Lake and Vandet Lake.
Remember that cycling is allowed on all paths and forest roads in the National Park, but not on the forest floor or on the dunes.
Together with local mountain bikers, the Danish Nature Agency has established two mountain bike routes in Tvorup Dune Plantation. Experienced bikers took a map into the forest and marked the best routes.
The routes have been marked with red pillars, pictograms and arrows. One route is easy and no previous experience or special equipment is necessary, and the other is more demanding and includes tough challenges around the terrain. If you want to go on a ride with varying levels of difficulty, you can take the routes together.
The routes follow small, winding forest roads and green trails. Cycling on the routes is at your own risk, and look out for hikers and unexpected obstacles in the landscape.
Mountain bike routes in the National Park:
- The route in Vandet Plantation, which begins at the car park on Hjardalvej, is 10 kilometres and very demanding. Follow the green marks on the trees
See all cycle and mountain bike routes at www.udinaturen.dk