Ulbjerg 85 km
HÆRVEJSLØBET – the Viking Gran Fondo is an unforgettable ride back through history. Our 85 kilometer route from Ulbjerg to Viborg is our newest route and the only MTB-route heading from north to south.
HÆRVEJSLØBET – The Viking Gran Fondo is a both challenging and unforgettable ride along the natural ridge that was formed through Jutland during the last ice age. Here, an ancient road – Hærvejen – has, over the centuries, helped migrants, pilgrims, merchants and Vikings stay dry as they made their way up through Denmark.
Our 85 kilometer MTB-route from Ulbjerg to Viborg is so far the only MTB-route heading from north to south passing through the beautiful landscape of the Hærvejen ancient road with rolling cornfields, beech forests, hills, lakes and idyllic villages.
Your inner Viking will be nurtured along the way, as you will pass close to some famous Viking monuments.
While the hardships of this gran fondo might put you to the test, the route also offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the ride. At two places along the way, you roll through one of our feed stations, famous not only for their great food but also for their even better atmosphere.
The finish line of HÆRVEJSLØBET – The Viking Gran Fondo is on the Parade Square in one of Denmark’s oldest and most charming cities, Viborg; close to the city's 150-year-old cathedral.
E-bikes are allowed.
The route isn't technically difficult, but you will experience different types of track such as blue tracks, paths with roots, loose sand and maybe some mud on your way til Viborg.
Most of the route is on gravel roads and paths.
The length of the route can vary approximately 5 percent.
At registration, you inform about your level, which is used to define start times to ensure the riders are spread out on the course.
SAVE 200 DKK on registration fee if you sign up before 1 January 2022.
- Until 31. December 2022 = 495 DKK + service charge
- From 1. January until 31. May 2022 = 595 DKK + service charge
- From 1. June 2022 = 695 DKK + service charge
Service charge: 15,00 DKK + 0,8 % per participant
Please note, there's a limited number of places on this route.
At registration, you pick the start group closest to your level:
- Beginner (rarely rides MTB, not in shape, doesn't ride tracks, roots and similar)
- Lower intermediate (rides MTB a couple times a month, decent shape, not used to tracks, roots and similar)
- Skilled (rides MTB every week, good shape and technique)
- Expert (rides MTB all the time, very good shape and rides full gas no matter the terrain)
The start times are distributed so that the experts start first, then the skilled and so on.