See the nature from your bicycle
Bornholm has a very well designed web of bicycle lanes. 100 meters from Hasle Holiday Park, you will encounter the first one. The lanes will take you along smaller roads, where cars are the exception, and beautiful nature the rule.
Fields of grain
Try going inland on a summer’s day, and experience the yellow fields of grain. The journey might be uphill, but you will reap the rewards on your way home, when you can freewheel downhill, and enjoy the views of the sea and the town of Hasle.
You can also follow the bicycle lanes up the coast. Make a stop at one of the nature stops, feel the calm and quiet. Enjoy the beautiful view. If you are not bringing your own bicycle, you can hire a bicycle at Hasle Holiday Park.
The sandy dunes along the coast of Hasle have existed for around 170 million years. Back then, Bornholm enjoyed a tropical climate, the sea was ruled by the swan lizard, with its giant jaw and sharp teeth, while the Sauropods ruled the land.
The Sauropods were dinosaurs, and with a length of 40 meters, the largest animals to ever walk the earth. Go for a walk along the beach in front of Hasle Holiday Park, where there are excellent opportunities for fossil hunting. Here, a fossilised footprint of a small Sauropod has been found – it was “only” 20 meters long.
Sea urchins and sharks
When visiting the beach, the children will love the stories about the amazing past of Bornholm. Perhaps you will not find a fossilised sauropod, but the odds of finding a fossilised clam, sea urchin, even sharks, are quite good. In any case, the 170 million year old sandy dunes will give you a little taste of history, and make you think about, what it would have been like to be alive back then.
4 beautiful golf courses
Not just the nature on Bornholm is beautiful and different. The sunshine island also boasts four golf courses, with experiences unlike others. The courses are beautifully situated between hills, rocks, woods, streams, and lakes, with challenges for all handicaps. Rø Golf Course has received praise from several different international golf magazines. Rø Golf Course is located just 14 kilometres from Hasle Holiday Park.
Running or cycling
If you need to stay in shape on your holiday, there are many great runs around Hasle Holiday Park.
The calm one – 3 kilometres. You will run along the walkway to the small town of Muleby, just south of Hasle Holiday Park, and run back along the wooded paths to Hasle Holiday Park.
The good one – 5 kilometres. You will run along the wooded paths to the beach, and after a few kilometres in the sand, you will run back along the wooded paths to Hasle Holiday Park.
The tough one – 10 kilometres. From Hasle Holiday Park you will run along the wooded paths to the beach. From the beach, you will run towards the town along the coastal path, continue to the harbour, and up the “Serpentine” hill. When you reach the top, run north, out of Hasle. When you have enjoyed a run along the fields of grain, turn back towards Hasle, and your holiday home, for a rest in the garden furniture.
With its varied coastline, Bornholm is an Eldorado for anglers all year round. From the coast, there are excellent opportunities for catching sea trout.
If you want to try fishing from a boat, there are almost daily departures from Hasle Harbour, where you can go cod fishing. The sea around Hasle is excellent for cod fishing, so remember to set the table, ready for the catch of the day.
When Hasle had been the victim of a heavy sand drifting in the 1700s, the planting of the area began in the 1820s. The planting primarily consisted of pine forests, which were subsequently supplemented with hardwood forest – mainly beech. The majority of the hardwood forest was planted by H.C. Siersted, which is why the road leading into Hasle Holiday Park is called “H.C. Sierstedsvej”.
H.C. Siersted and the silk butterflies
H.C. Siersted was a very active and productive man, who dabbled in many different industries. For example, he tried producing glass, with Bornholm coal as source of heat to melt the sand. After several years, the production had to close, as the Bornholm coal did not have sufficient heating capabilities, to produce appropriate temperatures for producing glass. Then, H.C. Siersted entered an altogether different industry, when he took to breeding silk butterflies. In the woods around Hasle Holiday Park, a statue has been erected in H.C. Siersted’s honour. It is him we have to thank for the beautiful woods and the rich animal life in the area.
The area around Hasle has attracted man for ages and ages. Along the streams in the woods, there are traces of settlements from the iron and bronze ages, and along the coast, you can still see the entrenchments used from the 1400s and until the beginning of the 1800s. In the Middle Ages, Bornholm was plagued by pirates, who plundered the coasts, and the locals formed militias and defences to protect themselves. The fact that the people of Bornholm sometimes pillaged and plundered the neighbouring countries, well.. that is an entirely different story.
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