The code above in parentheses shows the meals that are included (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner), (-) is not included.
Day 1: Arrival in Ærøskøbing
The tour starts in Ærøskøbing, where you will be staying at the accommodation (for two nights). If you arrive early, we recommend that you have a look around the atmospheric old town. It is possible to have dinner in the hotel or in the town. (-/-/-)
Day 2: Hiking between Ærøskøbing and Søby
Today you are walking in the landscape between Ærøskøbing and Søby. Søby is, like Marstal and Ærøskøbing, a harbor town. From Søby there is a ferry connection to both Funen and Jutland. You will be able to experience the northwestern part of the island, and the first part of the walk goes along the north coast overlooking the archipelago.
You pass the old renaissance Manor Søbygaard, which is today a museum and cultural center. From the medieval fortress next to Søbygaard there is a magnificent view of the northern end of the island and Lillebælt, Als and Funen. The walk continues through Ærø Nature Park to Søby.
A free bus ride will bring you through small towns back to Ærøskøbing, where after the day's hiking you can go for a walk in the old town, a beautifully preserved little market town with cobbled streets and quirky charming houses. (19 km). (B / - / -)
Day 3: Hiking between Marstal and Ærøskøbing
After a good breakfast, you are ready to start your hike in Marstal, the seafaring town with the hilly streets, the maritime museum and the church with no less than 6 church ships, hanging under the ceiling.
The route starts along the water, and up the hills to Lille Rise, along old roads past the grave passage and burial mounds, with great views of the bays and winding shoreline.
Today's walks end in Ærøskøbing. It is also the end of the trip. You can pick up your luggage and are ready for your return. (16 km). (B/-/-)
Optional extra night in Ærøskøbing or Svendborg can be booked.
The daily program has been prepared based on the latest information available. Subject to change
During the tour on Ærø, you will stay overnight at the same accommodation. You stay in a double room at a hotel in Ærøskøbing. The hotel has its own bathroom and toilet, and the hosts will do their best to provide their best hospitality.
An overnight stay in Ærøskøbing or Svendborg is optional after the trip, and can be booked on registration for the trip. Single room can be booked for an additional fee
The tour is inclusive of breakfast served at the accommodation. Lunch and dinner are at your own expense. We can recommend eating out in the evening and there are several good restaurants in town. Lunch can be ordered at the accommodation, or you can buy a picnic at the local grocery store. If you choose to order a packed lunch at the accommodation, be sure to give the kitchen a message before the evening (picnic package is paid locally).
It is stipulated in the daily program which meals are included or not included in the price of the trip. (Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner).
The days walks are between 16 and 19 km and can be carried out by everyone in a generally good shape and with the will and desire for hiking. As you overnight at the same accommodation on Ærø both days, you should only carry a small backpack with the items you need for the days walk, such as lunch pack, water, rainwear, camera, snacks, etc. You will then have extra energy to just enjoy the walks.
HOW TO GET THERE
The trip starts in Ærøskøbing. You must make sure to get to the starting point of the trip (by public transport or by private car and by ferry).
Start: The tour starts in Ærøskøbing on Ærø. There is a ferry between Svendborg and Ærøskøbing. From the ferry port of Ærøskøbing there are a few hundred meters to your accommodation.
End: The tour ends in Ærøskøbing on Ærø (after about 16 km of hiking). If you have the time and desire to experience the cozy city of Svendborg on South Funen, you can extend your trip with an extra night in Svendborg. This tour can also be combined with our hiking trip between Faaborg and Svendborg or combined with the trip between Svendborg and Langeland.
THE ARCHIPELAGO TRAIL
The archipelago was opened in 2007, and with its 220 kilometers one of Denmark's longest hiking routes. The route goes through beautiful natural areas, along the coasts, past castles and manor houses and close to pleasant village environments. It offers great panoramic views of the South Funen archipelago, strung like pearls of lovely Danish cultural and natural landscapes.