The Baltic Sea Route: The Southern Fjord Loop
Experience the fantastic nature in the south-eastern corner of Sønderjylland in the best possible way – from a bicycle, where you can enjoy it up close! The trip is approx. 130 km total.
Arrival in Sønderborg and check-in to Hotel Sønderborg Strand. If you arrive early and feel like a short bicycle ride, we recommend a round-trip tour of Kær or Broagerland. The hotel has maps of both routes.
Leaving Sønderborg you start the day by crossing the island Als on the price winning Baltic Sea Route to Fynshav. Here, you turn north through the forest Nørreskoven to the towns Havnbjerg and Nordborg before crossing to the western side of the island and catching the ferry Bitten back to the mainland. A few kilometres from the ferry you will catch the national cycle route 5, the east coast route, which you follow to Aabenraa.
In Aabenraa you can check-in to your hotel, Hotel Europa, which is in the heart of town, close to the pedestrian zone and the harbour. In Aabenraa you find a range of restaurants, where you can enjoy your dinner, but if you’re feeling tired after the day’s ride, you can choose to have dinner at the hotel. The hotel has an a la carte restaurant as well as Fox & Hounds where you may also enjoy a cold beer from their vast selection.
Total kilometres: approx. 70 km.
Today, you will primarily ride on the lovely Baltic Sea Route. From Aabenraa you head south towards the town Kollund, where you once again head east.
The first part of the trip takes you though some of the fascinating tunnel valley terrains before you reach Flensburg Fjord in Kollund, where you can enjoy a fantastic view of the water and Germany on the other side of the Fjord. Follow the fjord towards Gråsten and Dybbøl, where you find plenty of exciting attractions. If the royal family does not reside at Gråsten Palace, the garden and park are open to the public and well worth a visit. At Dybbøl you can go for a walk across the redoubts and visit History Centre Dybbøl Banke, which tells you the story of the battle of 1864.
Finally, you head back to Sønderborg and the hotel, where you stayed the first night.
Total kilometres: approx. 60 km.
Luggage transport is provided on day 2 from Hotel Sønderborg Strand to Hotel Europa and on day 3 back to Hotel Sønderborg Strand.