The Gendarme Trail (Gendarmstien)

The Gendarme Trail (Gendarmstien) is a 84 km trail along the Danish-German border from Padborg to Skovby. The “gendarmes” patrolled across the cliffs, through the lush forests and the along the rocky beaches. Their job was to catch smugglers who were illegally trafficking goods in and out of Denmark to avoid paying customs duty from …

The Gendarme Trail (Gendarmstien)

74 km trail along the Danish-German border from Padborg to Høruphav total base weight 6.4 kg total pack weight 10.4 kg The official website in Danish or German is here. On the German site you can use the translate button and view it in English. The digital map including a GPX file, which can be …

Preparations for The Gendarme Trail on Friday

4 day hike On Friday I'll be heading over to Padborg, Denmark to hike the 74 km coastal backpacking route along the Danish-German border from Padborg to Høruphav. The Gendarme Trail is one of Denmark's most beautiful coastal hiking routes. I'll be joining a group of 14 and we'll be walking the distance over 4 …

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