Planning a Trip
By Train -- Ry lies on the main rail route linking Silkeborg (trip time: 20 min.) and Århus (trip time: 30 min.). There's also a bus from Århus, but it takes twice as long.
By Car -- From Silkeborg , take Route 15, heading east, and following the signs to Århus. Veer right (south) when you reach the town of Låsby, following the signs to Ry.
The Ry Turistbureau, Klostervej 3 (tel. 86-69-66-60; www.visitry.dk), is open June 15 to August 31, Monday to Saturday 9am to 4:30pm. Off-season hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to noon.
By Bicycle -- For many Danes, the only way to see the lake district and its little hamlets is by bike. Ry Cykel, Skanderborgvej 19 (tel. 86-89-14-91), will rent you a bike for the day for DKK75 ($13/£7.50).
By Canoe -- Instead of a bike, you might prefer to explore the river and the beautiful lakes in the area by canoe. Brochures about canoeing are available from the Ry Turistbureau or from Ry Kanofart, Kyhnsvej 20 (tel. 86-89-11-67), which will rent you a canoe for DKK300 ($51/£30) per day.