Make a holiday home in Borre your home away from home
Few places in Denmark or the entire northern Europe possess the natural beauty seen on the island of Moen. This island which is found towards the south-east of Denmark boasts cliffs whiter than you’ve ever seen and forests lush and green. Apart from verdant natural parks and a pretty coastline, the island is also home to a number of wildlife species. The best way to get under the skin of local culture is to rent a holiday home in Borre. HomeAway has made available a selection of charming homes styled after traditional Danish farmhouses. These are cosily furnished and are set in tranquil, green surroundings. Most of the Borre holiday rentals are equipped with Internet access, satellite TV and other nice conveniences.
Things to do
-Cliffs: They are as imposing as they are unique; the limestone cliffs of Moen, known locally as Møns Klint. These stunning white walls drop into the bluish-green waters of the Hølen Strait leaving a thin strip of pebbly beach along which visitors can promenade. They can also get a bird’s eye view of the seascape by hiking along the top of the cliffs. Getting to the top means climbing a steep flight of steps, but holidaymakers will find it more than worth the effort; particularly if they manage to spot the peregrine falcons which frequent this locale.
-GeoCentre Mons Klint: This is more than a simple museum; it is an experience through which the visitor is taken back to pre-historic times before Denmark, as we know it today, had been formed. It gives holidaymakers and their kids a chance to find out more about dinosaurs with several stunning life-like models. 3D films from the National Geographic are also shown here and visitors can unearth the underwater treasures of Moen in snorkelling expeditions organised by the centre. They can also relive life in the Ice Age with an excursion to the climbing caves.
-Wildlife: Moen is home to Northern Europe’s biggest safari park, the Knuthenborg Safaripark. This 500-hectare facility hosts over 1,200 animals including tigers, lions, wolves, giraffes, buffaloes, even llamas. As the animals roam in an environment close to their natural habitat, complete with exotic trees, visitors will be able to get up close with them, even touch some of the more docile species. There are also many fun activities such as rafting on a traditional bamboo raft and a playground with bouncing castles for the kids.
-Candy: Moen has a history in boiled sweets that stretches back centuries and residents of Borre holiday homes can taste these traditionally made sweets straight from the factory. furthermore, they will get to see the entire sweet-making process in motion, from the time the sugar is boiled into a thick paste and then cooled into a long strips which are cut to make the sweets. The sweets are made using only organic ingredients.
Weather in Borre
Borre showcases Denmark’s typical cool weather and the time when most visitors make their way to Moen is between June and September when the climate is a bit warmer. Temperatures range between 17 and 21°C at this time of year and this is the ideal time to book a Borre holiday home. It is worth noting that August can get really wet with rainfall averages attaining 150mm.
Travel to Borre
Travellers headed for Borre holiday rentals can enter Denmark by two ways; through the main Kastrup Airport in Copenhagen or through the Malmo Airport, also known as the Strurup Airport. For the former option visitors will have to make a connection through Vordingbord and Stege. The entire trip will take close to 3 hours.