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Tunø: Car-free Morten Korch idyll

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Tunø: Car-free Morten Korch idyll is written by Sarah Steinitz.

Tunø - denmark ø øer mountain bike - travel

Have you heard of tractor taxis?

Tunø is car-free. So we gave Øjvind a big hug at the port of Hou in The coastal country South of Aarhus, took our mountain bikes under his arm and hiked aboard the red Tunø ferry fully loaded with camping gear, drone and other necessities of life.

The weather could not decide whether it would be rainy or sunny, so we were a little excited about how wet we would get over the next XNUMX hours - now we did not have Øjvind to crawl into shelter in.

First impressions at Tunø Harbor were a wide selection of small tractors, bicycles and many different varieties of older tractors, all of which drove goods, tourists and locals from the ferry. On Tunø there are no cars, therefore no taxi, but instead a tractor taxi, "Traxa".

Bottle mail from Tunø

We followed the ferry ride through the idyllic village, where very well-kept half-timbered houses are reminiscent of a Morten Korch film. From the old inn you look up at the island's fine little church, whose tower serves as both a church and a lighthouse at the same time, and from which you have a really good view of the whole island.

Tunø is a small size, about three times a kilometer, and has a combined hiking and biking trail along the coast, where we rolled out on our mountain bikes. That path is perhaps one of Denmark's coolest single tracks. On the north side you have a view of white sandy beaches and Samsø on the horizon, while on the south side other and stricter requirements are set for cycling fitness.

We cruised along the steep slopes, where a sign says that it is a good idea to stay two meters from the edge. But there is nothing with fences and that kind of nonsense. So it was just walking / cycling off on the grass path, which is sometimes pretty close to the abyss.

On the way we passed a small table with a lot of bottles: a bottle post office! So if you're on Tunø - or who knows, maybe in The coastal country, on Samsø, Endelave and Hjarnø - so keep an eye out for a Pinot Noir at the beach. We're sending you a secret message to find it.

About the author

Sarah Steinitz

Sarah has a degree in sociology from the University of Copenhagen with a supplementary education in journalistic communication from the Danish Media and Journalism Academy.
From March to September 2018, she and Tine Tolstrup will explore the island kingdom and travel to 37 islands in Denmark. It's going to be an adventure. An adventure they call The Odyssey. They are part of a generation that flies around the world after the book "1000 places you must see before you die", but still have never been to Avernakø or driven over Storstrømsbroen. They will seek out the adventures that await around the corner - on Fejø, Fanø, Fur and the 34 other islands that they travel around on their Ødyssé.



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