West Coast Route

Rudbøl - Skagen
560 km

No other national route in Denmark contains contrasts as great as the West Coast Route. To the south, rich, flat marshland. To the north, steep and dramatic sand dunes. The West Coast Route is the story of man and sea. A 560-kilometre-long story about life on nature's terms.

Approx. 70% of the route is paved, but long sections consist of sand and gravel tracks. We recommend solid tyres.

The West Coast Route forms part of the European EuroVelo Route no. 12 which is part of the North Sea Cycle Route running from Scotland to Norway. The route is the longest cycle route in the world and runs through seven countries. Find out much more about the North Sea Cycle Route at http://www.northsea-cycle.com/


Attention: The bridge over Ribe Å and Kammerslusen is closed. You may need to go through Ribe by following Panoramaroute no. 403. It begins just south of the closed bridge. This route takes you through the city and back to the West Coast Route.

Download GPS coordinates at the bottom of the page

 

Plan your trip

On the map below you will find useful information about accommodation and experiences along the way

Simply click the icons to find inspiration for your next bike ride. Press the printer icon in the top right corner to print the map.

Planning your bike holiday

1. Select category. 2:Select the given icon. 3: Select "Add to guide". 4: Select "My guide" in the top of the map. 5: Print. 6: Enjoy your trip.

Did you know?

Two large scale maps on 4x5 metres mark the beginning of the route.

They are placed in Rudbøl and Skagen.

When cycling you will follow route number 1.

The route is signposted all the way.

12 marks the EuroVelo12 route, the North Sea Cycle Route.

The route visits 11 municipalities and 3 regions.

You'll visit two National Parks, the fifth largest city in Denmark, Esbjerg, and the oldest one, Ribe.

Along the route you will find 9 bike pitstops.

They are made for you as a cyclist.

Here you will find hammocks, tap water, electricity and information regarding the route.