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We have chosen to divide the coastal path into seven legs. This article describes leg tree from Sandvig to Gudhjem.
Medium to Helligdomsklipperne, medium to challenging to Gudhjem
Suitable for prams and wheelchairs:
If you only want to walk this leg, park at the car park at Sandvig beach and at the harbour in Gudhjem (payment required)
At the harbour in Sandvig, in Allinge, in Tejn, at Bornholms Kunstmuseum by Helligdomsklipperne, and in Gudhjem
Access to water:
The public toilets in Sandvig, Allinge, Tejn, Bornholms Kunstmuseum and in Gudhjem
Paved road to Tejn, hilly gravel path and forest path to Gudhjem
Bornholms Kunstmuseum (Bornholm’s Art Museum) at Helligdomsklipperne (Sanctuary Cliffs) is worth a stop, and don’t miss the detour down the steps to the special rock formations that are Helligdomsklipperne – including the Sorte Gryde (Black Pot cave). In addition, both Allinge and the beautiful coastal town of Gudhjem have several good cafés and restaurants for your next hiking break.
The dramatic cliffs of Helligdom, the pretty coastal town of Gudhjem, and a path that winds along both a beautiful beach and between rock formations are some of the ingredients of this leg.
Follow Strandvejen towards Allinge and keep left around the harbour and past Nordbornholms Røgeri (Smokehouse) until you reach the pleasant path past the beaches and small rock formations along the coast southwards to Sandkaas and Tejn.
Kyststien follows the narrow path through the forest high above the rock formations, but take some time to walk down and see them from below, as they are quite spectacular. Continue along one of the highlights of Kyststien: the stretch from here to Gudhjem.
The 8 kilometres include both ascents and descents, idyllic fields, deep forests, a narrow path right down to the beach and the last kilometres from Salene Bugt with a lovely view of Gudhjem.
When you reach the paved road at Nørresand, turn left towards Gudhjem town centre and the harbour.
The Coastal Path 7 hiking stages:
On this hike, you get a chance to visit the following places:
Dideriks Veranda - cafe and crafts shop - Bornholm. Visit our nice cafe and crafts shop. We serve fresh sandwiches, freshly pressed juice, coffee and cakes. At the same time you can walk around in our shop, where you can buy beautiful crafts and Bornholm delicacies.
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 and local fruits.
The Helligdomsklipperne (Sanctuary Cliffs) sits along the rocky coast between Tejn and Gudhjem, and are considered to be one of the most important landmarks not only of Bornholm, but in the whole Denmark.
The Art Museum of Bornholm is situated above the Sanctuary Rocks (Helligdomsklipperne) about six kilometres north-west of Gudhjem – in one of the most stunning and spectacular landscapes in Denmark.
Gudhjem’s main harbour is of the authentic Bornholm variety: blasted out of the granite horst jutting up from the coast towards Bokuld and giving the harbour and village an unusual Mediterranean atmosphere.
Bornholm is a paradise for any nature lover. Find more hiking paths below...