Hiking trail Strandstien - 4 km
Experience Fredericia’s beautiful stretch of coast from the 4 km long route Strandstien.
Along the Beach from the Centre to the North of the Town
Experience Fredericia’s beautiful nature along the coast via Strandstien (a path for walking and cycling), a 4 km long route. Strandstien runs from Gammel Havn along Fredericia Ramparts and Østerstrand to Hyby Strand, the northern part of Østerstrand. The route has asphalt or compacted gravel and requires no special prerequisites, and the path for walking and cycling is marked along the way.
4 km with Plenty of Experiences
On the 4 km long path for walking and cycling, you have the opportunity to experience the wonderful coast of the Little Belt, parts of Fredericia’s history and the beautiful nature. Strandstien takes you past Kastellet and Krudttårnet as well as Fredericia’s new Sundhedshus (the Health Centre). On the long stretch along Østerstrand you will pass by Fredericia’s beautifully landscaped town beach with Havfruefløjterne (the Mermaid Flutes) and the circular bridge. Here you can have a rest on the promenade or buy refreshments at Urbania Beach Bar.
The path for walking and cycling then goes north towards the northern part of Østerstrand, also called Hyby Strand. Here you can enjoy a more wild coastal nature with tidal meadows and marsh areas.
Strandstien ends at the northern part of Hyby Strand where the path for walking and cycling borders on the large natural and military area Fælleden. It is allowed to move freely on Fælleden, but please be aware of markings and barriers in connection with military exercises.
Enjoy the Little Belt
During the entire trip on Strandstien, you walk along the coast line of the Little Belt. The entire coastal area is part of Naturpark Lillebælt, Denmark’s largest nature park. Along the way you might be lucky enough to spot a porpoise, the small whale that lives in the belt. The Little Belt has one of the world’s largest populations of porpoises so keep an eye on the sea surface!
Both Østerstrand and Hyby Strand are Blue Flag bathing beaches so you can easily combine your trip on Strandstien with a swim in the Little Belt.