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We have chosen to divide the coastal path into seven legs. This article describes leg two from Hasle to Sandvig.
Easy to Gines Minde, difficult to Vang, medium to Sandvig
Suitable for prams and wheelchairs:
If you only want to walk this leg, park at Hasle Røgeri or at the car park at Sandvig beach
At the harbour in Hasle, at Hammershus, in Hammerhavn and at the beach in Sandvig
Access to water:
At the toilets in Hasle, the visitor centre at Hammershus (check opening hours), in Hammerhavn and at the beach in Sandvig
A bit of paved road through Helligpeder, then hilly and often uneven on gravel path, rocks and forest path
Just before Vang you pass Ringebakkebruddet (The Ringe Hills Quarry) – take a detour and enjoy the view over the once bustling granite quarry. Hammershus is also worth a closer look, and Hammerhavn (Hammer harbour) is a pleasant stop along the way.
The most challenging leg of the route with uneven terrain and multiple climbs and descents. However, the reward is also great, because the views from the hilly Nordbornholm are spectacular.
Follow the signs out of Hasle and along the combined walking and cycling route northwards to the fishing village of Helligpeder. The route is paved to Teglkås and Gines Minde, where the narrow road ends and the ascent through the forest towards Jon’s Chapel starts. (You’ll need to make a detour down the steps if you want to experience Jon’s Chapel up close.)
From here it’s a steep undulating route along a narrow and often uneven path on the slope far above the sea, past Blåskinsdalen and Ringebakkebruddet, before the path dips down to the small coastal town of Vang, where a break is usually in order before the next leg along the pebble beach.
From the beach, climb a steep flight of steps to Slotslyngen and through the forest to Hammershus, high above you. Remember to enjoy the view, even if you’re constantly going up and downhill. Follow the path around the ruins, across the open spaces and down to Hammerhavn, before the final stretch – the section all the way around Hammerknuden – which you reach by crossing the car park at Hammerhavn.
Hammershus Castle Ruins
The Coastal Path 7 hiking stages:
On this hike, you get a chance to visit the following places:
Experience the largest castle ruin in Northern Europe and the most popular attraction on Bornholm – a place to fire the imagination and bring the history of Bornholm to life
Sandvig IS Kalas and the café Kalas-Kalas is situated just on top of the cliffs at the harbour of Sandvig. Every day we make tasty ice-cream out of ecological milk from Bornholm and from local fruits.
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