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Aarhus Coast Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Aarhus, Central Denmark, Denmark that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 229 ft Route type Point to Point
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach Views Wild flowers Wildlife Historic site
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Walk along the beach into Aarhus past a few historical sites, past harbors and enjoy real Danish delights on this trail. The trail starts at a bus stop and brings you back into the city center of Aarhus. First enjoy the views of the Mols National Park and the new harbor city under construction right beneath you. You can detour through an up-scale suburb for "a Danish" at a bakery. Next you walk on the trails through the Risskov Forest slopes with beech trees and bay views. Visit the old bathing establishment and "the Vikings." Then it can be time for your daily exercises in the free outdoor workout park before you descend to the harbor with its wooden ships. Next stop are the fishmongers where Scandinavian cold-water fish are on display. This is your chance to buy delicious fish cakes. Take them with you and step around the building to the wooden benches on the little land strip with view of the yacht harbor.

This is an all year round tour so dress according to season. Wellies are convenient in the surf or in rainy weather. In summer you can walk barefoot in the sand. The forest slopes can be slippery and call for proper outdoor shoes. Take a small outdoor bag packed with a water bottle/ hot bottle, swimsuit and towel. Binoculars could be fun to take along on this tour for birds and the ships at sea. A warm hood most times or a sunhat in summer will come in handy. Note that on Sundays and holidays the fishmongers are closed. Getting there: The tour starts in Aakrogen. Take bus nr. 20. Buses leave from downtown Aarhus i.e, (Park Alle) every half hour during daytime. Hourly departures on Sundays and holidays. Bring cash for the bus or share a multiple-ride ticket bought from kiosks.

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