Thy Riding Route

Here you can see the new riding route in Thy! It is an interactive map and can be used to find places of interest along the route. Click HERE

A detailed map can be found at the tourist office, in Thisted.


"Thy Riding Route" is a marked path, through Denmark's largest national park - Thy National Park. The route stretches for over 100km, through beautiful, harsh and wonderful nature!

You can read more about Thy Riding Route HERE.


 

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Thy Riding Route:

"Thy Riding Route" is a marked path, through Denmark's largest national park - Thy National Park. It stretches from the southern part of the national park at Lodbjerg lighthouse to the most northern part of Thy, at Bulbjerg.

The route, which stretches up to 100 kilometers is planned by the Nature Agency Thy and Thy Tourist Association in cooperation with a group of local people interested in horseback tourism.

The idea behind the route has been to create a path that maximizes the varied nature experiences in the incredible scenery that changes from beach to dunes, through orchards to open land and freshwater lakes.
Occasionally the route runs along public roads and tarmac paths, taking riders through small towns like Svankjær, Klitmoeller, Nors and Ræhr.

Most of the riding route follows existing forest roads and forest trails. Along the way there are four grassing paddocks that are situated with primitive camping/shelter places in Hvidbjerg Dune Plantation, Tvorup dune plantation, Vilsbøl dune plantation and Tved dune plantation.

In this folder there is also some information about offers, such as accommodation, guided tours and other things of particular interest to riders en route.

Good advice for horseriding on paths and roads, in Thy:
A large part of the route runs through the state forest. Riding on the gravel tracks should take place in the central reservation or at the side of the road so that the tracks do not wear unnecessarily.
Occasionally it has been necessary to let the riding route join the hiking and cycling trails, just for short distances. Here it is important to pay special attention to other forest visitors and show consideration. When a rider encounters pedestrians, cyclists or other riders, you should slow down, in good time, and pass in-step with as much distance between as possible. Some of the paths on the route are for both riders and cyclist, and have a top layer of small, fine gravel stones. There is a narrow strip on one side, marked with a different colour top layer - keep your horse on this part of the path, to avoid damage to the cycle path.
It is also allowed to ride on many other paths, other than Thy Riding Route.

The general rules for riding in publicly owned forests is that riding is permitted on paved roads, stone paved roads and gravel roads over 2.5m in width. Riding is also allowed on the natural forest floor, except in newly planted areas or near ancient monuments.

Riding along public roads should be done on the right-hand side. Ride in a group, and keep the flock together to avoid dangerous situations in relation to vehicles. If you need to cross a road, it should be done all together, as a group.
Riding on the open beaches is normally permitted from 1st September to 31st May - but Thy Nature Agency and private landowners have given permission for riding all year, where the Thy Riding Route runs along the beach.

Thy Riding Route is sign-posted with a symbol of a horse & rider. The symbols are arranged so that the horse's head shows the direction. There are signposts and symbols at junctions or where the road/path turn sharp - therefore, there may sometimes be several hundred meters without a sign (see map).