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    8 days - Independent cycling tour of the island of Funen.

    The island of Funen is often referred to as the garden of Denmark. Renowned for its fruit, there might be something to the talk about this wonderful island. Funen is also in the centre of Denmark, making the island very accessible from both Copenhagen Airport and the train, directly from the rest of Europe.

    South of Funen lies the archipelago with small picturesque islands connected by ferries, offering both a break in the bike riding and also an experience of being off the beaten track where time and speed is not that important.

    Day 1
    Arrive Copenhagen
    Day 2
    Odense – Faaborg
    Day 3
    Discover Faaborg with its special atmosphere of seamanship
    Day 4
    Faaborg - Ærø (Aeroe) - Svendborg
    Day 5
    Svendborg
    Day 6
    Svendborg - Nyborg
    Day 7
    Nyborg - Kerteminde - Odense
    Day 8
    Tour ends
    Start/End Place
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Country Visited
    Denmark
    Duration
    8 Days
    Start Date
    Scheduled
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Active independent tour suitable for singles, couples & groups
    Code
    50DN0225

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    Details

    Transportation

    Local train and bicycle.

    Included
    • 7 nights in 3-4 star hotels inclusive breakfast
    • Rooms with shower or bathtub and WC
    • Luggage transport between hotels
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Bike hire
    • 1 x route description/road book and maps per room
    • Transport from Copenhagen airport/city to Odense and back
    Not Included

    International flight tickets, meals other than described, travel insurance, visas, gratitudes and any items of personal nature.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Copenhagen

    Arrive in Copenhagen and prepare for a relaxing and exiting tour. You will be taking the train from Copenhagen to Odense where you will make your own way to the hotel. Your bike is waiting for you at the hotel. The evening is free for you to enjoy the city of Odense.

    Transportation
    Train from Copenhagen to Odense takes about 2 hours.
    Accommodation
    City hotel in Odense

    Day 2 - Odense – Faaborg

    Odense is the capital of Fyn – and also well known as the birthplace of author Hans Christian Andersen. It is worth to have a stroll around the city. From urban environment out into rural landscape on minor roads, starting to experience the idyllic scenery of Denmark’s garden.

    A great place for lunch is the idyllic Brobyværk Kro (Brobyværk Inn) before you pedal into “The Alps of Fyn” – an undulating landscape from where you start overlooking the archipelago of Southern Fyn, where you might spot a local ferry or the sail of an old wooden ship.

    Your destination is the old harbour town of Faaborg which offers small streets to stroll and old houses to create a very specific atmosphere.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Transportation
    Approximately 55 km

    Day 3 - Discover Faaborg with its special atmosphere of seamanship

    Today you can chose to enjoy the special atmosphere of seamanship there always is in harbour towns with a century long tradition of sailing – or you can take a ferry to one of the isles in the archipelago outside Faaborg: Bjørnø, Lyø and Avernakø. Each of these has got its own ambience and the small populations of each island live their lives in close relation to nature and neighbours.

    Look forward to another night in Faaborg – which by the way offers some really nice dining possibilities.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast

    Day 4 - Faaborg - Ærø (Aeroe) - Svendborg

    Today it’s your turn to experience the archipelago, starting with the ferry from Faaborg to the island of Ærø (Aeroe). The trip lasts one hour and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery while arriving “the proper way” to a real island: by boat.

    The landing harbour on Ærø is Søby (Soeby) from where you follow small roads to the fascinating town of Ærøskøbing (Aeroeskoebing). Old houses and cobblestoned streets await you – along with an interesting history. Don't forget your camera! From Ærøskøbing you take another ferry back to Funen and arrive at Svendborg, where you stay for 2 nights.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Transportation
    Approximately 25 km

    Day 5 - Svendborg

    Svendborg is the maritime centre of Funen. Just next to the quay of the ferry from Ærø is “Træskibsbroen” (the wooden ships bridge), where you may be lucky enough to see a very fine collection of old wooden ships. The city itself offers shopping, attractions, restaurants – and of course a variety of bars as it is still a lively seaman’s town. You might also take a daytrip in the surroundings – and maybe visit the castle Egeskov, hosting a fine collection of old cars and aeroplanes.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast

    Day 6 - Svendborg - Nyborg

    From Svendborg, going north, the water on your right is referred to as Storebælt (Great Belt). Often you see small stalls along the route selling local fruits and vegetables. Again you pass impressive old manor houses – and after midday you see the Storebæltsbroen (Great Belt Bridge) – not long ago, the longest spanning bridge in the world. Finish in Nyborg, with a visit to the Nyborg Castle at the end of the ride.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Transportation
    Approximately 45 km

    Day 7 - Nyborg - Kerteminde - Odense

    In Kerteminde, a good place to visit is the Fjord & Bælt-center (“Fiord and Belt Centre”) – or maybe have an ice cream at the harbour – before you head back for Odense, enjoying even more beautiful scenery, timbered houses and lovely gardens along the way.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Transportation
    Approximately 50 km

    Day 8 - Tour ends

    Time to travel home – or maybe to extend your holiday with a day or two in Odense – or maybe in Aarhus or Copenhagen.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs. Departure every Sunday from early June to late August.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    2 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024
    2 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024
    AUD 2,847
    On request
    Standard

    Important Information

    Please ask us if you would like to hire an E-bike, additional cost will apply - approximately 250 Euro.

    B.Y.O your own thermos for coffee and tea refills.

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