Hiking, Nature and Excercise

Hike through Onsbjerg and Tranebjerg starting from Sælvig Harbour

Dyret – Sambiosen – Tranebjerg – Kongehøjen – Onsbjerg

The hike starts in Sælvig Harbour. Here you go through the wooden structure at the lower end of the car park. Here you follow the beach, which is a mixture of sand and stone beach. When you get to the SOS sign, follow the dirt road.

When the dirt road splits, follow it to the right all the way around until the road splits into three.

Follow the second road on the right, Præstegårdsvej. Here you pass “Dyret”, which rises 51 meters above the ground and is the highest point on the south island. During the Second World War, the Germans had a lookout post on the hill, but otherwise “Dyret” has been a meeting point for large public meetings. There is access to the hilltop from the road on both the east and west sides. If you go up to “Dyret”, you will be greeted by a memorial to politician and statistician Poul Sveistrup (1848-1911).

After “Dyret” you follow the road until you reach an intersection, here you go left along Vesterholms vej. From Bakkedraget, which with Samsk exaggeration is called “The Alps”, we look towards Samsø’s “capital”: Tranebjerg.

At the front of the “Alperne” you turn a little to the right and follow the small path along the green area and the skating rink to Sambiosen. Cross the parking lot and go off the small path by the padel tennis court. At the head of the path you come to a small closed residential road, follow it around until you reach Samsø Town Hall. Samsø Town Hall was until 2009 the island’s care centre. At the City Hall you go right and follow Søtofte, when the road splits, go left onto Sygehusvej, which leads down into the middle of Tranebjerg.

In Tranebjerg you can shop in the town’s many shops or enjoy a nice lunch or cup of coffee.
It is also a city that abounds in history. You can, for example, visit Samsø Museumsgård, who has a copy of an old Nordby farm that contains a rich collection of antiques and common folk. The museum garden is the setting for many different activities throughout the summer, e.g. “living museum”, where weaving, spinning, lace etc., fiddler music and show evenings.

From Møllebakken in the middle of the city, you have a nice view of large parts of the south island from the top of the water tower. The children can let loose on the new tarzan course. There is access to Møllebakken from the car park on Sygehusvej.

On your way out of Tranebjerg at the end of Langgade, you meet one of five medieval churches on Samsø, Tranebjerg Church, whose tower is considered to be the country’s largest village church tower. The church also contains several beautiful frescoes. The large barn close to the church was built at the end of the Middle Ages and was used to store the grain that the farmers had to pay in tithes. Later, the barn was used as an ammunition store during the War of 1801-1814 and for the storage of illegal weapons during the Second World War.

Past the church on the way to Onsbjerg, the island’s police station – the Courthouse – is passed on the left. Follow Kongevejen, where further on, on the left, you pass Kongehøjen with a bronze memorial relief of King Frederik VII, set by Samsinger in 1866 as a thank you for the June Constitution 1849. From the hill there is a wide view over the middle island. The hike continues towards Onsbjerg.

In Onsbjerg, you can take a detour to Onsbjerg Church before continuing out of Onsbjerg, to the left along the field road at Dæj Glovi Grill (Den glohede grill).

Follow the dirt road and go right when the road splits. Keep following the ruts to the right, across the fields until you reach the beach. Turn right back towards Sælvig Harbor – the end point of the trip.

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Last updated: 12/01/2024 13:11