Odense is the capital of Funen and also the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. We recommend an early arrival, as this cultural and historic town has a lot to offer. You can discover the long history of the town during an evening stroll, and also check out the local gastronomy scene.
You will quickly leave the hustle and bustle of the town behind you and immerse yourself in a real nature paradise. After just a few kilometres, you will discover why Funen is known as Denmark’s garden. The often untouched landscape will enchant you, and many places along the way are suitable for a picnic. Today’s goal is the small harbour town Assens, located directly on the Little Belt. You can find out a lot about the historical old quarter by visiting the local Vestfyn museum.
Today you will pass through the “Alps of Funen island”. The landscape will alternate between forested areas and stretches of coast, and offer breath-taking views again and again. The untouched moraine landscape in the “Svanninge Bakker” national park is especially attractive. Fans of architecture will be impressed by the many old manors and churches you will pass on your route. Today’s goal is Faaborg. The old harbour town is best discovered on a stroll through the small streets. For culture enthusiasts, it is worth visiting the Faaborg art museum.
A special experience awaits you today. During your tour, you will discover Ærø island. A ferry ride in the morning will bring you from Faaborg to Søby. You can see the best of the island on a short bicycle tour eastward. You should definitely take some time to explore Ærøskøbing, the fascinating and historical capital of the island. From Ærøskøbing you will take the ferry back to Funen island and Svendborg where you will spend the night.
Rest day or excursion to Tåsinge island, Langeland island or Skarø and Drejø islandsapprox. 20 km/50 km
Today you will be spoilt for choice. Svendborg is the maritime centre of Funen island. Here you will have many options for shopping, tourist attractions, restaurants and bars. Use today for a little rest and relaxation or to stroll around. There are also many options on the bike: Skarø and Drejø islands offer a unique nature experience and are easy to reach from Svendborg by ferry (ticket not included; price approx. € 19 per person; payable on site). Alternatively, you can visit Tåsinge island with the unmissable Valdemar’s castle. Don’t forget to bring along your bathing suit. Whatever you choose, you definitely won’t be bored today.
Today’s route is very varied. A large part of it leads along the coastline, but you will also ride inland now and again. Along the way you will pass by many old castles and manors. There will be plenty of opportunities to take a quick dip as well. The strait between the danish island Funen in the West and Zealand in the East is called the Great Belt. In Nyborg, you will find the impressive Great Belt Fixed Link which is still one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Nyborg castle is also worth a visit.
Following the coast all the way, you will soon reach the picturesque harbour town of Kerteminde. Visit the Fjord & Belt Museum to find out about the sea and its inhabitants. The many restaurants along the harbour are a great choice for a midday pause. The last leg of your journey will bring you back to Odense, the start of your bicycle tour on Funen. Take some time for another evening stroll around town or visit the newly renovated birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen.
Your tour ends after breakfast. We would be happy to help you book a longer stay to explore Odense.
In general, an easy tour through flat and slightly hilly landscapes (the highest point of Funen is only 131 m above sea level). Mostly dedicated cycle paths and small secondary roads with little traffic; it is only in the towns that you should expect more traffic. Good to very good signposting. Also suitable for families with children who already have some experience on bicycles.
| Season 1 |
31.05.2024 - 01.09.2024
|Funen round trip, 8 days, DK-FUROO-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge single room||579.00|
Category: Carefully selected hotels; 2 x 3*** and 5 x 4****
| Season 1 |
May 31, 2024 - Sep 1, 2024
|Double room p. p.||109.00|
- Accommodation in the mentioned category
- Daily breakfast from buffet
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (no limit in pieces of luggage; each piece with a max. of 20 kg)
- Well elaborated route guidance
- Detailed travel documents (1 package per room) incl. GPS-tracks
- 7-day service hotline
- Ferry ticket from Faaborg to Søby incl. bike
- Ferry ticket from Ærøskøbing to Svendborg incl. bike
- If bike rental: Rental bike insurance included
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Arrival by car or train to Odense.
- Next airport: Copenhagen.
- At the start hotel there are parking spaces for about € 20,- per day.
- The local tax/city tax isn´t included in the package price and has to be paid on spot.