Hiking and walks
Bornholm is known for its beautiful landscapes, varied terrain, and well-marked hiking trails. There are numerous hiking trails on the island, suitable for all levels of hikers’ enjoyment – from easy family-friendly routes to more challenging and demanding ones.
Here are some of the best hiking trails on Bornholm:
- Hammershus Rundt: This is one of the most popular hiking trails on Bornholm and is a 12-kilometer-long route that takes you around Hammershus – one of the largest medieval castles in Northern Europe. The trail offers magnificent views and varied terrain, suitable for most hikers.
- Paradisbakkerne: This is one of Bornholm’s most iconic and beautiful hiking trails. The trail is about 4 kilometers long and takes you through a wooded valley and over hills with fantastic views of the island and the Baltic Sea. The trail is easy to moderately challenging.
- Almindingen Rundt: Almindingen is Bornholm’s largest forest area and offers many different hiking trails. A popular route is “Almindingen Rundt,” which is a 10-kilometer-long route that takes you through wooded areas, over small streams, past lakes, and other scenic spots.
- Hammerknuden Rundt: This is a more challenging 23-kilometer route that takes you around Hammerknuden – a coastal formation in northern Bornholm with beautiful cliffs and viewpoints. The trail offers spectacular views of the Baltic Sea and requires good physical fitness.
- Ekkodalen: This is a shorter and easier 2-kilometer route that takes you through Ekkodalen – a beautiful valley with high cliff walls and a beautiful small lake. The trail is a perfect opportunity for a shorter hike or a picnic in nature.
These hiking trails on Bornholm are just some of the many options available. There are also several guided hikes available that can provide you with a more in-depth experience of the island’s natural beauty. Whatever route you choose, you will be rewarded with beautiful views and a unique Bornholm nature experience.
Hiking trails near Balka Strand
There are several hiking trails near Balka Strand on Bornholm. Here are some suggestions for hiking trails in the area:
- Balka Rundt: This is a short and easy hiking trail that takes you around Balka Strand and through the beautiful sand dune formation. The trail is about 3.5 km long and is suitable for families with children.
- Nexø Rundt: This is a longer and more challenging route that takes you along the coast from Balka Strand to Nexø and back again. The trail is about 15 km long and offers fantastic views of the sea and Bornholm’s coastline.
- Dueodde Rundt: This is a beautiful and easy hiking trail that takes you along the coast from Balka Strand to Dueodde Lighthouse. The trail is about 7 km long and offers fantastic views of the sea and Bornholm’s coastline.
- Strandmarksskoven: This is a short and easy hiking trail that takes you through the beautiful Strandmarksskoven, located behind Balka Strand. The trail is about 2 km long and offers beautiful forest areas and a small lake.
All these hiking trails are easy to moderately challenging and suitable for different levels of hikers’ enjoyment. They are all well-marked and easy to follow, so you can focus on enjoying the beautiful Bornholm nature.