There is no excuse not to be active when on holidaying on Ærø – on land, at sea, in the air….
Below you will find suggestions on how to make the most of your active holiday on Ærø – you can also use the map at the bottom of the page
The Baltic Sea and the Archipelago
Quite naturally the waters around Ærø offer you lots to do. How about sea kayaking at Havkajak Center Marstal? Or explore the many other individual or group water sports activities on offer. You could opt for a trip to sea in a RIB-boat arranged by Hold Fast – full speed ahead, that’s a promise!
Looking for a more tranquil sailing experience? The harbours of Marstal og Ærøskøbing are among Denmark’s best renowned, and the marina in Søby is well worth a visit too. And don’t miss out on the more authentic harbour surroundings of Kleven and Strandbyen.
Finally consider a unique underwater safari – for more information please call (+45) 20774287
Cycling on Ærø
Ærø was made for cycling! The spinning of the wheels against the road surface, the wind in your hair and a feast of impressions for both eyes and ears – you are truly a free agent, when on your bike on Ærø, whether at a leisurely pace or racing along. Around each corner awaits yet another unexpectedly beautiful sight. The cycle routes 90, 91 and 92 take you through terrain both varied and pleasing for the eye, with plentiful opportunity to turn off the beaten track. Detailed cycle maps can be purchased at the tourist offices.
If you haven’t got a bike or simply forgot to bring it, one is easily hired on Ærø. Hire is available from several places on the island, primarily in Marstal, Søby and Ærøskøbing.
For further information on bike hire click here:
Angling on Ærø
The nearly 80-kilometre-long varied coastline of Ærø provides superb conditions for angling for sea trout, cod, garfish and species of flatfish. The island offers beautiful and varied natural surroundings ideal for the angler. It is almost impossible to recommend one spot over another, as far as fishing is concerned, as each spot has something to offer the angler all-year-round. The south-westerly side of the island is, as an example, one continuous fishing ground, only interrupted by smaller or larger areas of sand. Ærø Sportsfiskerforening (the local angling society) has since 1979 introduced 1- and 2-year sea trout directly from the coast each year. This introduction helps maintain the ever increasing fine conditions for catching sea trout off the coast of Ærø. Read more about fishing on Ærø here.
A round of golf on the most scenic seaside course in Northern Europe
Cliffs, dikes, wind and an amazing view of the Archipelago: At the most westerly point of Ærø, by Skjoldnæs Fyr, you will find a unique seaside golf course with a panoramic view of spectacular natural beauty: owed to its fantastic positioning on a high ridge, surrounded by the South Funen Archipelago on three sides – Ærø Golf Klub.
Fancy seeing it all from above: simply book a sightseeing flight with Starling Air. If model planes are more your thing, come to Ærø Flyveplads every Tuesday during the summer from 18.00 (weather permitting).
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