The weather in Denmark can be rainy and changeable. The season covers the whole year. Our climate is very mild, but snow can occur in the period November to April and as the Gendarme Path is a nature hiking trail, it is not cleared of snow.
You can see the weather for Gråsten here or search for another city name: www.dmi.dk
There are very few opportunities to drain water along the way, especially in the winter when the public toilets are closed, so be sure to bring a large bottle. Should you run out, you can always knock on the door of the residents along the Gendarme Path and ask for water.
The water in streams and at the springs is not drinking water.
When there is a burning ban and no open fire and disposable grill may be used for cooking, it is still permitted to use a storm kitchen with a closed combustion chamber in the style of a Trangia. However, an area for combustible material within a radius of 2.5 meters must be cleared around the burner. If you are on Facebook, you can see on Gendarmstien's Facebook page whether there is a burning ban.
In Padborg: Cirkle K, Industrivej 20, 6330 Padborg. Tel. +45 74 67 12 03 (Prices at their homepage is for trucks. Costs for a passenger car: 1 weekend DKK 165, 1 week DKK 525)
- Read more and book your parking here
In Sønderborg: Scandic Hotel Sønderborg, Ellegårdvej 27, 6400 Sønderborg. Tel. +45 74 42 26 00
( If the hotel has parking spaces left over, it is possible to arrange long-term parking)
Gendarmstienflex offers transport of luggage and car transfer Bil Transfer Service!
Dog company on the hike
It is nice to share the experience with the four-legged, but remember to take into account the other hikers and not least the game population along the trail - Therfore, keep your dog on a leash!
õaccommodation, who also welcome dogs - possible for a fee.
Riding on the Gendarme Path
Riding is not allowed on the trail, but it is perfectly fine on the bike paths. This applies to all hiking trails, both the Gendarme Path, the path Alsstien etc. If you want a longer ride on horseback, we refer to Als Bridle Route.
Cycling on the Gendarme Path
The Gendarme Path is primarily for hikers, but we accept cycling on pedestrians' terms. You are welcome to cycle MTB, but pedestrians must be taken into account and the path must not be destroyed.
Guests on the Mill stage
To the guests who wish to hike the route from Høruphav to Skovby, we recommend that you read the route description around Høruphav carefully, since there can be challenges with the signs alongside the beach. See description of the Mill stage.
Covid-19 in 2021
Information in relation to Sønderborg Municipality as well as an overview of test centres that also cover the Gendarme Path can be found at Visitsonderborg.com
In case of emergency and need of an ambulance, the police or the fire department, call 112.