If you are currently in Horsens or Hedensted, motorboat-related queries should be directed to Skanderborg municipality (see the contact information at the bottom of this page). Guests must obtain a guest registration number. More information on guest registration numbers can be found here.
There are no launch sites or slipways for motorboats in Horsens or Hedensted municipalities, as it is not permitted to navigate this part of the river by motorboat. If you wish to launch a motorboat, you must do so between Mossø and Silkeborg, or downstream Tange Sø to Randers at a designated launch site. Click here for a list of launch sites. Tange Sø is a privately owned lake, and you must obtain special permission to navigate on this lake. For more information on where you can lawfully navigate a motorboat in the Gudenå system, click here.
Canoes and kayaks
If you are visiting the Gudenå system and have brought your own canoe or kayak, you may launch it free of charge at any of the launch sites between Mossø and Randers. A list of launch sites for canoes and kayaks can be found here. A map of the area can also be found here: Experience the Gudenå by Canoe and Kayak and Row Boat
However, if you wish to navigate upstream between Tørring and Klostermølle you must purchase an access card (also called a guest number). You need a guest number pr. vessel.
From 2019, a guest number costs 75 DKK (valid for 5 days). A maximum of 50 access cards may be sold per week. Guest access cards/ guest numbers are in 2018 administered via Tørring Teltplads (Tørring Campsite) (tel: +45 41 67 58 00; www.toerringteltplads.dk) - in 2018 the cost is 125 Dkk pr guest numner. This price is reduced from 2019.
To launch from Tørring Teltplads costs 25 DKK per vessel. These fees are used for upkeep of facilities at Tørring Teltplads.