The Ancient Road Hærvejen is hundreds of kilometres hiking- and bicycling route that runs all the way through the mainland of Jutland - from Hirtshals and Frederikshavn in the north to Padborg in the south.
The Ancient Road can be traced back 4000 years; yet, the route was not officially confirmed until the beginning of the Middle Ages. Back then, Hærvejen served as the common arterial road.
Since then, Hærvejen has attracted all types of hikers; from beginners to true modern pilgrims, who follow Hærvejen through the magnificent nature in Jutland and further southward through Germany. Therefore, Hærvejen has also become known as the Danish Prilgrim Route. Hærvejen comprises more than 500 kilometres of hiking and 450 kilometres of cycling route, and you are sure to find at least one route that fits your needs.