NORTH - The Land of Bargemen

The towpath - from Kjællinghøl to Langå

The trip from Kjællinghøl to Langå is 16 km long and follows a nature trail that can be very wet and sometimes inaccessible. From Bamsebo Camping to Dannebrogpladsen in Ulstrup, Trækstien has been renovated, and in Langå, Trækstien passes Gudenåen via a listed railway bridge. It is possible to follow an alternative route.

Short description of the route

The towpath runs on the south side of Gudenåen, while the railway runs on the north side through the station towns of Bjerringbro, Ulstrup and Langå. Before Langå, Trækstien again crosses the river via a listed railway bridge from 1862.

The path between Kjællinghøl and Langå is a nature trail that can be very wet and with tall grass. You can walk on the asphalt road Hagenstrupvej between Busbjerg Kanorasteplads and Bamsebo Camping. Between Bamsebo Camping and Ulstrup, Trækstien has been renovated so that it is passable most of the year. From Åbro to Langå, when the trail is wet, you can choose a nice alternative that goes just north of Gudenåen – just pass the railway at Åbro and choose the small path that follows the railway to Langå (see the Gudenå map with alternative route suggestions).

See the description of the entire Trækstien here and see the five sections as pdf at


Find attractions and facilities on the Gudenå map

Between Kjællinghøl and Langå you can experience the Busbjerg viewpoint, Dannebrog Square and the old railway bridge in Langå.
The Gudenå map
Foto: Favrskov Kommune