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Would you like to be a member of The Danish Ramblers’ Association (Dansk Vandrelaug) ?

The Danish Ramblers’ Association (Dansk Vandrelaug) offers organised walks. Becoming a member means that you will have the possibilities to participate in our walks all over Denmark, getting discount on clothes and equipment at outdoor shops, joining our organised walking holidays in Denmark and abroad and participating in our training courses. We also have two summer houses for members to lease.

You are much welcome to join our walks up to three times for free in order to find out whether or not you like the walks we offer.

You will find the membership fees here 

You can sign up for a menbership:

  1. If you have a Danish address you can fill out the form on: https://medlem.dvl.dk/bliv-medlem/
  2. If you are living abroad and wish to become a member please send us an e-mail at dvl@dvl.dk or call us using tel.no. +45 3312 1165 between Mo, We, Fr 10:00 – 15:00 and Tu, Th 10:00 – 17:00. 

Once we have registered you as a member you will receive the latest edition of our member magazine “VandreLiv”. In this magazine the forthcoming walks or hikes will be annonced for a periode of two months.

But before you sign up for a membership you can check us out by participating on a few walks. Check out which walk you want to try on http://www.dvl.dk Unfortunately all walks are announced in Danish. If you do not understand Danish and have no one to translate for you, then you might still be able to find your way to a walk. All announcements are build-up in the same manner. And the key information are:

 

  • Distance (Tur): defines the length of the walk.
  • From (Fra, Start): defines where the meeting point is and where and when the walk starts.
  • To (Til, Slut): defines the endpoint and sometimes also the estimated time of arrival.
  • Price (Pris): is the fee for participating. There are usually two prices, one for members (medlemmer) and one for non-members (ikke-medlemmer, gæster).
  • Leader (Leder, Turleder): is the tour leader.

When you have decided for a walk, then you just meet-up at the meeting point in due time (5-10 minutes) before the announced time. Look for a bunch of people with rucksacks and walking boots.

There will be a few breaks in the walk, so you need to bring your own food/snack, water, and coffee/tea with you. 

Dansk Vandrelaug, DVL

DVL is a national organization with around 9.500 members. More than 500 of them are tour leaders. The tour leaders are volunteers and unpaid.The members are organized in geographical local branches (afdelinger). Throughout the country DVL has 20 local branches.
The members can participate in any walk no matter where and no matter in which branche. This goes also for the non-members; exceptions are: training courses, trips over more days, and when announced for members only. 

A walk

A walk with DVL is usually a guided tour. This means that we are walking in one group guided by the tour leader. The route is mostly only known by the tour leader. And usually he/she wants to show you something along on the route. This, however, depends much on the tour leader.

The walking speed is usually in the range of 4-6 km/h and depends very much on what kind of walk it is.

Of course there are also rules.

  • The tour is on your own risk.
  • Comply with the public laws.
  • If you need to have a stop or wants to leave the group, then inform the tour leader about this.
  • Comply with the instructions given by the tour leader.
  • Do not litter – take you trash along with you or use a public bin.

The walks are no competition.

Most tour leaders can manage English, but there might be some tour leaders in between who cannot. If you come across a non-english speaking tour leader, then there are most likely one or more of the participants who can translate and keep you informed. The language should not keep you away.

Danish Ramblers' Association was founded 18 May 1930 in order to promote rambling and active outdoor leisure time in Denmark. The Danish Ramblers' Association was especially interested in giving the youth a chance to enjoy the natural environment. During the first 30 years we established and ran a number of Youth Hostels and issuing Youth Hostel membership cards was a significant part of our work. From 1950 and for the next 40 years we ran a travel agency to provide low cost travel opportunities for groups of ramblers. The increasing wealth and welfare has changed society to where cost is not the deciding factor rather health, motion, content and social atmosphere.