Hiking trip on the Gendarme path - 5 nights
The Gendarme Path runs from the Danish-German border at Padborg to Sønderborg and Skovby on the island of Als. The path follows the old route alongside Flensburg Fjord where the Danish border gendarmes patrolled during the period from 1920 until 1958. Most of the route follows the coast and passes through a varied landscape of forests, bogs and meadows.
On the 5th of May 2015 the stretch from Kruså to Høruphav was certified by the European rambling organisation as ‘Leading Quality Trail – Best of Europe’ and is thus the first European quality hiking trail in Denmark. It meets criteria concerning the diversity of the landscape, natural attractions, views, cultural history, sights and infrastructure, conditions of the trails and markings. The Gendarme Path is part of European long-distance path E1 and of European long-distance path E6 (stage 16 ff) from Høruphav to Kruså.
Programme for this package:
Arrival Arnkilhus, Sønderborg
There is no hiking on day one, so feel free to spend the day exploring the town of Sønderborg. You can check into the hotel 2 PM and 6 PM Dinner this evening is not included in the package, but near the town centre, you can find plenty of restaurants.
If you arrive by car, you can park the car by the hotel while you are hiking the coming week.
After breakfast, where you also prepare your own packed lunch, you will be picked up from the hotel and driven to the village Høruphav, where the Gendarmsti Path begins. You will hike to Gammelmark B &B – approx. 19 km.
Gammelmark B & B is a part of Gammelmark Strand Camping, where you can do your dinner shopping.
A breakfast tray will be served by your room. Included on the tray is extra bread and cold meats for a packed lunch. You will hike to Iller Slot – approx. 19 km.
At Iller Slot you will be served “Today’s special” for dinner.
After breakfast and preparation of your packed lunch you will hike to Visherredgaard, where you will spend the night in a small apartment. The hike is approx. 20 km.
Your dinner, will be delivered by one of our local restaurants.
Please note: When you leave Visherredgaard you must pay for electricity: DKK 2,50 per Kwh.
Additionally, there is a DKK 500,- deposit for the key.
Both things must be paid in cash to the host.
After you have finished breakfast and prepared your lunch you will walk the final stretch of the Gendarme Path to Padborg – approx. 14 km.
In Padborg you will be picked up by our driver who will drive you back to the Hotel where your car is parked and where you will spend the last night of your trip.
Experience Sønderborg and departure.