Panorama route: Wind beneath your wings

The island of Fanø in the Wadden Sea National Park

Kite Festival

2. Wind beneath your wings

Fanø is a unique island community located in the Wadden Sea National Park, an area which is Denmark's newest
 UNESCO World Heritage site. The Fanø cycling route lets you explore a landscape of heather dunes and windswept coastal nature. One section of the 31km route even lets you pedal across the open sands of one of Denmark’s widest beaches, which is also popular with kitebuggies. Also catching the sea breeze is an annual kite-flying festival, which takes place on the sandy beach from 19-22 June 2014. Another highlight festival on the island is Fanø Day. Held in the heritage town of Sønderho, the festival celebrates the island’s old seafaring heritage with fiddlers’ music and folk costumes from 11-13 July 2014. Among the town’s 300 year old thatched seamen’s cottages you find the old inn, Sønderho Kro, which serves local seafood and specialities. In Sønderho, like many other places on Fanø, you can try beer from the local island brewery, including their amber lager, Fanø Rav, which is “somewhat dry and slightly aromatic like the local humour”, according to the label. Fanø can be reached by ferry from the town of Esbjerg on mainland Jutland. In 2014, visitors to Esbjerg can also experience the Tall Ship Race when the magnificent schooners visit the town from 2-5 August.

Where: West coast (South-west Jutland, part of the West Coast Route)
Distance: 31 km

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Accommodation: Feldberg FamiliecampingRoedgaard Familiecamping, Feldberg Strand CampingRindby CampingSønderho Kro
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