Denmark is the ideal location for a cycling holiday - especially the island Funen. A total of 1,200 km of signposted cycle paths will delight both young and older cyclists. The island in the South Funen Sea is considered a small paradise and is known far and wide as the garden of Denmark. Without having to pack your bags every day, you will discover the region around the historical harbour town Svendborg. The daily stages of your bicycle tour will even bring you onto the enchanting islands of Ærø, Skarø and Drejø. You will discover breath-taking coastal stretches as well as wide open fields and lush forested landscapes on your bicycle. The small historical towns will enchant you, and the many sandy beaches will entice you again and again to take a quick dip. Culture enthusiasts will be in awe when visiting the castles of Egeskov and Valdemar. The Danish hospitality will help you forget the worries of everyday life. A real cyclist’s paradise on the Danish South Sea!

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Svendborg is the maritime centre of Funen island. Here you will have many options for shopping, tourist attractions, restaurants and bars. Use today to take a short stroll in the evening to explore the town.

You’ll start your bicycle tour following the coastline with breath-taking views of the Great Belt. Make sure to pack your swimwear; along the way, magnificent sandy beaches will beckon again and again. A quick dip is sure to provide refreshment. Today’s goal is the small harbour town Lundeborg, an ideal place for a midday pause. Heading inland, you will make your way back towards Svendborg. A small side trip will bring you to Tåsinge island, located in the middle of the South Funen Sea. Right beside Troense, Valdemar’s castle awaits you. During a tour, you will have the chance to examine the enchanting halls and chambers. In addition, the museum will give you some insight into times long gone.

Today, a special experience awaits you. You will explore Ærø island by bicycle. A ferry ride in the morning will bring you from Svendborg to Ærøskøbing. Time seems to stand still on this idyllic island in the Danish South Sea. Nature and enjoyment are paramount here. Blooming hollyhocks adorn the old houses, and the beaches are filled with life and laughter. At times, the crystal-clear water can be as emerald green as a postcard from the Caribbean. Small, homely farm shops offer all sorts of locally produced products and crafts. After a relaxed day, a comfortable ferry ride will bring you back to Svendborg.

Your bicycle tour will first lead you along the coast before you turn inland at Rantzausminde. Along the way, you will pass by Hvidkilde Sø lake, which is home to many birds all year round. Egeskov Mølle mill is also on your tour. Built in 1848, it once featured on the Danish 10 Krone note. However, today’s highlight is Egeskov castle. The building, which still bears the medieval stamp, is one of the most beautiful moated castles in Europe. During a tour, you will get to experience the grandeur and long history for yourself. Relax in the sprawling park before heading back to Svendborg on your bike.

To wrap up your bicycle tour, we have planned some more island exploration for you. The ferry will first take you to the just 2 km long island of Skarø. Despite its small size, the island offers fantastic experiences in nature. The coastlines around the island are flat, an unusual feature. On the island, you will find coastal meadows, dikes and sandbanks. If you decide to explore the area a bit, you will easily find many small, hidden natural highlights. Another ferry ride will bring you to Drejø island. Here too, magnificent experiences in nature and diverse wildlife await you. On the western side of Drejø, you will find breath-taking coastal cliffs. The bathing beaches are located in the south of the island. A short ferry ride will bring you back to Svendborg in the evening.

Your tour ends after breakfast. We would be happy to book an extension for you.

Tour character

In general, an easy tour through flat and slightly hilly landscapes. Mostly dedicated cycle paths and small secondary roads with little traffic; it is only when entering and leaving Svendborg that you should expect a bit more traffic. Good to very good signposting throughout the tour. Also suitable for families with children who already have some experience on bicycles.

Services and infos

  • 5 nights in 4* Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg
  • Daily breakfast from buffet
  • Well elaborated route
  • Card material with route description 1x per room
  • 7-day service hotline
  • Ferry ticket Svendborg - Ærøskøbing - Svendborg (incl. bike)
  • Ferry ticket Svendborg - island Skarø - island Drejø - Svendborg (incl. bike)
  • Entrance Egeskov castle
  • Entrance Valdemars castle
  • If half board: 5x 3-course evening meal included
  • If bike rental: Rental bike insurance included

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train station Svendborg
  • Airport: Copenhagen
  • On request we offer a private van transfer from Copenhagen airport to Svendborg. The price depends on number of participants.
  • There are free parking spaces available at the hotel.

Please note:

  • The specified itinerary (i.e. the order of the daily stages) is not binding and might vary.
  • The local city tax isn´t included in the price and has to be paid on spot.
Contact & booking

Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.