The villages

42km in total. 18 km from Amstrup to the southern point of Alrø. The route is marked with blue on the printed maps of the region

This tour illustrates the development of many Danish villages over the latest 20-30 years. In Gylling much of the previous trade and industry has disappeared, but the village has kept its school and rest home. Take a walk or a ride round the village past the idyllic church, the timber framed vicarage and the monuments at the riverside, the previous hotel, the village hall at købmagergade and the old restored mill.

This flat cape was once covered by woods of oak. When in 1801 it was sold to John Schmidt, a British merchant, the woods were cut down and the timber was sold to the British fleet. A few old oaks are, however, left to be seen in the new beech wood. There is a rich bird life on the tidal flats at the beaches on each side of the cape.

On your ride over the 1 km Alrø embankment to the old jetty on the southern point of the island you will have a splendid view of the sceneries around the Horsens Fjord. On your way you will pass many beautiful old houses and farms as well as the small church.

Village and Railway Town.
The idyllic village of Ålstrup still looks like an old-fashioned peasant´s village with many family farms. The road to the village of Falling is telling its own story about the meeting between an old church village and modern times approximately 100 years ago. Here you will see the previous railway station, the old co-operative dairy, the village hall and houses of a typical railway town architectural style. At the end of the new street one meets the old village at the Falling church. The last piece of the route back to the old railway station in Ørting is a bicycle track built on the old Odder Horsens railway.