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The Gendarmstien runs for a length of 84 kilometers through Denmark.
The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 4 days to walk the Gendarmstien.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.
The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!
On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.
You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp, in guesthouses/hotels along the way and on campsites.
Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!
Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.
Facts about Gendarmstien
- in a tent/tarp
- in guesthouses/hotels along the way
- on campsites
The best time to hike the Gendarmstien is:
Arrival to the Gendarmstien
You will arrive via Copenhagen Kastrup Airport.
You can get to Starting point via Bus / Zug. Duration approx. 3 hours.
Departure from the Gendarmstien
Departure is via Copenhagen Kastrup Airport.
You can get to the airport per Bus / Zug. Takes about 5 hours.
Useful links to the Gendarmstien
- Official website of the trail
- The following websites offer you further information: Link 1 Link 2
- You can find a PDF with further information here:
Map and elevation profile of the Gendarmstien
What else you should know about the Gendarmstien
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