Arrival in Odense
Odense is considered the capital of Funen and is also the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. We recommend arriving early, as this cultural and historical city has a lot to offer. During an evening stroll through the city, you can discover its long history and explore the local gastronomic scene at the same time.
You will quickly leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and immerse yourself in a true natural paradise. After just a few kilometres, you will discover why Fyn is also called the Garden of Denmark. The often untouched landscape will enchant you and is suitable for a picnic in many places. Today's stage destination is the small harbour town of Assens, located directly on the Little Belt. You can learn a lot about the historic old town during a visit to the local museum Vestfyn.
Today, you will cross the "Alps of Funen." The landscape changes from wooded areas to coastal strips and always offers breathtaking views. The untouched moraine landscape in the Svanninge Bakker nature reserve is particularly attractive. Those interested in architecture will be amazed by the old manor houses and churches that you will pass on the cycle tour. Your destination for the day is Faaborg. The best way to discover the old harbor town is to stroll through the small streets. For art lovers, a visit to the Faaborg Art Museum is also worthwhile.
A special experience awaits you today. On your bike tour, you will explore the island of Ærø. A ferry ride will take you from Faaborg to Søby in the morning. On a short bike ride towards the east, you can fully enjoy the island. Be sure to allocate some time to explore Ærøskøbing, the fascinating and historic capital of the island. From Ærøskøbing, you will return to the island of Funen by ferry to Svendborg, your next overnight stop.
Today, you have plenty of options to choose from. Svendborg is the maritime centre of the island of Funen, offering numerous shopping opportunities, sights, restaurants, and bars. Why not use the day to relax or go for a leisurely stroll? However, there are also plenty of cycling opportunities available:
The islands of Skarø and Drejø offer unique nature experiences and are easily accessible by ferry from Svendborg (ticket not included; price approximately €25 per person; payable locally). Alternatively, you can explore the island of Tåsinge with Valdemars Castle, which is particularly worth visiting. Those who are more inclined towards sports can combine this with an exploration of the island of Langeland. Don't forget your swimsuits if you're a swimming enthusiast.
Today's route is quite varied. A significant portion follows the coast, but you will also venture inland periodically. Along the way, you'll pass numerous old castles and manor houses, and there will be opportunities for refreshing breaks on the beach to take a dip in the cool water.
The body of water between the Danish islands of Funen to the west and Zealand to the east is known as the Great Belt. In Nyborg, you will encounter the impressive bridge connection, which remains one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Additionally, visiting Nyborg Castle is highly recommended.
Continuing along the coast, you will soon arrive at the picturesque harbour town of Kerteminde. While visiting the Fjord & Belt Museum, you can learn a lot about the sea and its inhabitants. The numerous restaurants along the promenade are perfect for a lunch break. The final stretch brings you back to Odense, the starting point of your cycling tour on Funen. Take some time for an evening stroll through the town or visit the newly renovated house where Hans Christian Andersen was born.
Your tour ends after breakfast. We would be happy to help you book a longer stay to explore Odense and the surrounding region.
Overall, this is an easy cycling tour through flat and slightly hilly landscapes (the highest point of Funen is just 131 metres above sea level). The route primarily consists of dedicated cycle paths and small side roads with minimal traffic. Expect slightly busier traffic in towns. The tour is well-signposted, making it easy to navigate.
| Season 1 |
31.05.2024 - 01.09.2024
|Odense and Funen Island, DK-DKROO-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Single room surcharge||519.00|
Hotel information: 3*** and 4**** hotels
| Season 1 |
May 31, 2024 - Sep 1, 2024
|Double room p.p.||109.00|
|Single room surcharge||50.00|
- Overnight stays as listed
- Luggage transfer
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (DE, EN)
- 1 ferry ticket from Faaborg to Søby incl. bike
- 1 ferry ticket from Ærøskøbing to Svendborg incl. bike
- Service hotline
- For rental bike incl. rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Odense Train Station
- Copenhagen or Billund Airport
- Parking at the hotel, approx. € 14,- / day
- Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the tour price!