Biking at Funen and Ærø

Funen and Ærø

Saturdays: From June 17 to September 9, 2017

Departure is available on other dates for parties of five or more. Prices may vary.

Biking at Funen & Ærø

The best of South Funen including the island Ærø. Option: A stay in Odense, the city of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales. Biking at Funen is a great experience!

Tour Description

Sydfyn (South of Funen) is a very popular summer destination for active travellers with room for everybody. Whether you are into cycling to lovely beaches, to breath taking hills with stunning views, or to charming villages with cosy cafés, the south of Funen is something for you.

Sailing is an important part of your holiday in the south of Funen. The ferry ride to Ærø gives you intriguing glimpses of small islands inhabitated by few people – some of them only grazing cattle. Ærø itself is a highlight – fertile landscapes with small farms between the rolling hills and small, old maritime towns.

Everyday you can choose between different routes to match your specific desires and needs.

The tour is offered with 2 options for accommodation:

  1. Hotels in the centre of Svendborg and Faaborg for those who want to enjoy the city atmosphere.
  2. Hotels on the beach just outside (2-3 km) Svendborg and Faaborg for those who prefer the proximity to nature and a sandy beach.

Highlights

  • Svendborg, the old seaside town – squeezed in between sea and hills. Home port for many beautiful wooden ships
  • The south Funen Archipelago, a paradise for cyclists – as well as yachtsmen and hikers
  • Valdemar Castle and Egeskov Castle
  • Ærø – a unique island community with ”easy living”
  • Ferry trips and lovely beaches

Daily Programme


*Please note that the map is indicative and does not contain accurate locations.

Day 1 – Arrival to Svendborg

Svendborg is a vibrant and exciting town with a historical centre. Shops and restaurants offer tasty, healthy and locally grown food, which has become a brand for Sydfyn: “The Taste of Funen” – “Smagen af Fyn”. You can explore the traditional wooden shipyard or visit the modern museum of natural history. All our hotels are situated with easy access to cycle friendly roads.

If you have rented bikes, they will be at the hotel on the afternoon on your arrival.

Overnight stay in Svendborg.

Day 2 + 3 – Svendborg and surroundings

Your roadbook and mapbook will inspire you to nice tours around south Funen. The stages are between 10 and 60 kilometers.

Just to mention a few options:

  • Across the bridge from Svendborg to the island Thurø (important maritime centre, and charming village).
  • Take the vintage ship “Helge” from Thurø to Valdemar Castle on Tåsixnge and cycle back to Svendborg across the bridge “Svendborgsundbroen”.
  • Follow in the glacier’s footsteps: Lakes, valleys and lovely hills.
  • The islands Tåsinge and Langeland.
  • Egeskov Castle offers great experiences for the whole family with one of the most beautiful parks in Europe with a maze, playground, a large collection of vintage cars and motorbikes, a hunting and trophy museum etc.
  • Naturama in Svendborg, a modern natural history museum.
  • “Island jump”. Laid back cycling: For a price of only 18 euro you and your bike can take a day trip with the ferry to the small islands Skarø and Drejø.

Overnight stay in Svendborg.

Day 4 – Svendborg to Faaborg. 34 km

Cycle down the idyllic route along the coast line to Faaborg. Remember to shop for a picnic and settle down at one of the picnic areas on the way. If you want to extend the day´s stage, we suggest you cycle through the south Funen hills, passing meltwater lakes and fertile fields with cud-chewing cattle before heading back to Faaborg along the coast.

Overnight stay in Faaborg.

Dag 5 – Roundtrip from Faaborg. 15-40 km

Enjoy a day in Svanninge Bakker (the Funen “Alps”). One of the most exciting nature areas on Funen created during the Ice Age. Cycle on to Falsled, where you can find one of the best restaurants in Denmark, and carry on back to Faaborg. A more relaxed trip can be made to the beaches on the peninsula Horneland to the west of Faaborg.

Overnight stay in Faaborg. 

Day 6 – Via Ærø to Svendborg. 20-45 km

Take the morning ferry (included) to Søby. Visit the manor Søbygaard with its interesting art exibitions and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee at a small cycle Café on your way south from Søby.

On Ærø you will find yourself in a 19.th century atmosphere with narrow cobblestone lanes, half-timbered houses with hollyhocks – and lots of time. Everywhere you cycle you will find farm shops where you can buy fruit, vegetables and honey. Ærø has its own brewery and is known for their production of ice cream and chocolate. You are never far away from the beach or a bench and each of the three main towns have its own charm. In the evening you go by the ferry from Ærøskøbing, the smallest and most lovely market town in Denmark and back to Svendborg. If you take the late ferry, you can enjoy your dinner at one of the many good restaurants in Ærøskøbing, before returning to Svendborg in the light Danish summer night.

Overnight stay in Svendborg.

Day 7 – Departure

Check out and departure. We highly recommend that you extend the tour with a stay in Odense for a visit at Hans Christian Andersens Museum and the Open Air Museum. Or just to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the city center.

Option: Extra days in Odense. By foot or by bike. There are bikes for rent near the hotel. We provide you with maps and information.

Practical information

Funen And Ærø
Funen And Ærø
Funen And Ærø
Funen And Ærø
Funen And Ærø

Difficulty level and maps

The terrain is flat with occasional small hills. The tour is rated leisurely and is suited for cyclists in average physical condition. You ride along bike paths, and minor roads. We will provide a booklet containing maps and route descriptions with notes about sights, places to eat etc.

More about Denmark

Biking in Denmark is something special compared to other countries. First of all you will enjoy that the most attractive landscapes invite the cyclists to easy and safe stages, since cyclists are given very high priority. In the towns you will find many cycle paths, and at the coastline, along the lakes, in the forests, and through the green fields, you will find peaceful lanes and paths specially designed for cyclists.

In Denmark you will meet picturesque villages, a countryside that varies all the time, well-preserved castles and manor houses, clean and sandy beaches, and you will enjoy the clear, fresh air.

How to get there

  • By car: By motorway, parking is free at the hotel for our guests.
  • By plane: Billund Airport and København (Kastrup) Airport. Bus/train to Svendborg.
  • By train: From Svendborg station there are 400 meters to Hotel Svendborg and 2 km to Hotel Christiansminde.

Weather

Biking in Denmark is perfect from May until end of September. You will enjoy comfortable weather and daylight during the summer from very early morning until late evening.

Packages & prices

DATES

Saturdays: From June 17 to September 9, 2017

Departure is available on other dates for parties of five or more. Prices may vary.

HOTELS. 7 days/6 nights

Prices in Euro

City centre

Beach

Per person in double room.

€698

€698

Per person in single room. €928 €928
Single travelling alone supplement €65 €65
Child 16 or younger in extra bed with 2 adults. Max 2 children. €488
Child 16 or younger in extra bed with 2 adults €418
2, 3 or 4 children 16 or younger in connecting room or suite with 2 parents €418
Extra nights
Svendborg.  pr. pers. in double room €70 €70
Svendborg.  pr. pers. in single room €120 €120
Svendborg. Extra bed in double room for 1 child 16 or younger €40 €40
Svendborg. Extra bed in double room for 2, 3, 4 children. 16 or younger €35
Odense. Per person in double room €65
Odense. Per person in singleroom €95
Odense for child at 16 or younger €55

 

Hotels

  1. Hotel Svendborg 4* and Hotel Faaborg (Magasingården) at the City Centre.
  2. Hotel Christiansminde and Hotel Faaborg Fjord, with good rates for up to 4 children with 2 adults. Beach, balcony and safe biking to the City Centre (2-3 km). Sea view from the room/suite at Christiansminde.

BIKES

  • 7 gear bike with foot & hand brake €60
  • All rentals include a pannier, a repair kit, pump, bell, lock, lights, and a cycle computer (one per room).
  • Children’s bike €40 (from 130 cm)
  • Child’s seat €30
  • Children’s trailer for 1 or 2 children €50
  • Tag-along bike €50
  • Helmet € 10

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in comfortable 3-4* hotels incl. breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Ferry from Faaborg to Ærø and back from Ærø to Svendborg.
  • Tour booklet with maps and descriptions
  • Information about highlights and sightseeing along the route
  • 24 hours’ hotline service in case of problems or questions
Fyn_cykel
fyn_cykel_2

Trip request