SIGNATURE HIKING WEEKENDS.
2 days of guided hiking in the beautiful North Zealand
Fully catered with gin tasting and an overnight in Nordic Park.
DKK 1,600 per person in a shared double room
. Great easy-going social weekend with space for everyone
. 1 night in a holiday apartment. Supplement of 400 kr for single room
. Enjoy guided walks at a leisurely pace in beautiful North Zealand
. Time to relax at our cozy base at Nordic Park
. Group dinner in a Beduin tent
. Dinner, breakfast and packed lunches are included
. Gin tasting from Lars Frost at CPH Gin
Our guided walks are a great way to discover new places, challenge yourself on some great walks, meet like-minded people and try something new. You stay in cozy accommodation, where your Happy Hiking host takes care of all the details.
On our weekends you can enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals with your group. We help with table setting and washing up. These tours are designed to be fun, so the social element is at the center.
Saturday & Sunday
Day 1. Coast
Gilleleje Train Station
If you drive, you can leave your car in the free car park, and if you come by public transport, Gilleleje Station is the stop, and you can leave your luggage in our car. We start our hike from Gilleleje to Hornbæk a little after 9am, around 13 km with a stop for lunch.
If you are travelling from a distance, there is an option to get access to your room the night before for a small fee
You must have a packed lunch and water bottle on the first day, and it is a good idea to have some rain gear in your rucksack.
After the hike, we take the local train from Hornbæk back to Gilleleje and drive to Nordic Park, Kirkevej 43, 3230 Græsted. Again, if you have arrived by public transport, we will drive you to the accommodation.
We prepare coffee and cake while you check into the room/apartment. Before dinner there will be time to explore the area or relax on the terrace.
At 6pm we have gin tasting from Lars Frost at CPH gin in the Bedouin tent.
Dinner will be served around 7pm in the Bedouin tent. We will have a gas heater to heat up the tent, but remember to bring some warm clothes.
Days hiking around 13 km
Day 2. Woodlands of Esrum Monastery
We provide breakfast in the morning with juice, coffee, tea and the ingredients to make your day's packed lunch.
We drive to Esrum Kloster and take a lovely 12 km walk around the monastery and through the woods alongside Esrum Lake with a good break for lunch. You can choose to end the day here as we skirt the carpark, or If you have the energy, we continue north in a small circular route for another 6 km before returning to our vehicles. If you are with public transport, we will ensure you are taken to the train station
Weekend ends around 3pm at Esrum Kloster.
Days hiking around 12-18 km
► NOT INCLUDE
• Packed lunch on day 1
• Wine or beer for evening meals
• Personal expenses
• Cancellation insurance
• Supplement for single room
• Supplement for night before
• 1 night in a shared twin room
(apartments are for 4 people with 3 double rooms)
• 1 x dinner, breakfast and packed lunch
• 2 guided hiking routes
• Room cleaning, towels and linen
• Pre-weekend support from the Happy Hiking team
• A host to welcome you and organise the weekend’s walking
• Gin tasting event
• English speaking guide
Price: 1.600,- kr
Enjoy the woodlands, sandy beaches, and magnificent views on our leisurely walking weekends – with plenty of time for pitstops and local culture!
There are many kilometers of beautiful trails that go unseen by many.
You’ll enjoy all of this from our base in the heart of North Zealand at the beautiful Nordic Park, boasting comfortable apartments, with your own room, cosy lounge areas, and a terrace as well as stunning grounds, waterfalls, and a sensory garden.
Easy to moderate. Nothing to carry.
It is necessary to be in good physical shape for and expect around 5 hours of walking per day, albeit it at a steady pace.
No technical difficulties: an experience in hiking is not necessary.
You only carry a small backpack with your personal belongings for the day, your water, picnic and some snacks.
You can leave your overnight luggage at Nordic Park during your hikes.
Based on 4 people sharing an apartment with 3 double rooms
Nordic Park offers rustic and beautifully appointed apartments, each with 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, longe and terrace, or a few smaller stand-alone bedrooms rooms with shared bathroom facilities.
Dinner, breakfast and lunch are included. You can bring your own drinks for the evening. You should bring your own packed-lunch on the first day, and we will supply coffee and cake when we arrive back at Nordic Park followed by an evening meal and the chance to take part in wine and gin tasting.
Please let us know, when you register, if you have allergies or special dietary requirements; we will do our best to adapt your meals.
To carry your belongings
• A small comfortable rucksack, to carry your personal belongings and lunch during the day
• Hiking shoes or boots
•. Comfortable hiking socks
•. A fleece
To protect you from the sun and the rain
•. Suncream & lip balm
•. Sunhat or cap & sunglasses
• A waterproof jacket and possibly trousers
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
What level of fitness is needed?
This trip is rated ‘Leisurely to Active’. There’ll be a range of walks to suit all experience and energy levels.
Can I attend on my own?
Absolutely! Many of our attendees are solo travellers.
I’d prefer vegetarian or vegan meals - can this be arranged?
Yes, absolutely! We will always supply a vegetarian or vegan meal, but please note this must be requested well ahead of the trip.
I am allergic to a specific ingredient - can you provide meals for me?
Due to the shared nature of the kitchen we are unable to provide meals suitable for those suffering from many allergies. Please contact the office before booking to discuss your requirements.
What transportation is provided during this trip?
We will take the bus right outside Nordic Park and make use of the local train services. Trips to and from the hikes are included and if you decide you need a break or want to head back to Nordic Park, our guide will help you to the nearest public transport point or organise a taxi, at your expense.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are not allowed at Nordic Park.
Lars & Jerry, from Happy Hiking are at your disposal to help you with your travel plans. Please, feel free to contact us and we will do our best to make a success of your trip.