Experience Flensburg Fjord and the island of Als on two wheels
Experience Flensburg Fjord and the island of Als on two wheels
Experience Flensburg Fjord and the island of Als on two wheels
Experience Flensburg Fjord and the island of Als on two wheels
Experience Flensburg Fjord and the island of Als on two wheels

Experience Flensburg Fjord and the island of Als on two wheels

4 nights - Grab your bike and enjoy the view along Flensborg Fjord and Als. 

Day 1
Arrival at Danhostel Vollerup. Check-in between 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. Free parking at the hostel every day. 
Depending on when you arrive, you can cycle to Augustenborg on the first day – a trip of around 4 kilometres. The duchy town of Augustenborg grew up around Augustenborg Palace, which is one of Sønderjylland’s largest baroque-style buildings today. The surrounding grounds contain old buildings, works of art and stories of the palace’s many guests and residents. Free access to the park at any time of the day. During daylight hours, there’s also access to a small museum in the stable buildings where you can learn about the history of the palace. Take your bike and go for a ride down Storegade and Slotsalle, where the beautiful old houses bear witness to the town’s Duchy period. Before making your way back to Danhostel Vollerup, you can eat dinner in Augustenborg.

Day 2
Breakfast at the hostel. Today we have two suggestions as to how to spend your day. If you have children with you and they want a day full of action and fun, then Universe Science Park makes a great destination for an excursion. It’s an 18-km cycle ride each way, which takes in the central and northern regions of the island of Als and offers great views and good cycle paths. 
The day can also be spent cycling round in the town of Sønderborg and the Kær peninsula. Begin the day by cycling out to Kær pensinsula, visit “Støvlen” (the Boot) and enjoy the view. After a morning enjoying the picturesque scenery, cycle into Sønderborg, which is an exciting town boasting plenty of good places to eat and shops to be browsed. You can park your bike at the harbour and walk up into the town. When it’s time to head back to the hostel, we recommend a ride along the harbour through the forest of Sønderskoven, a cycling trip of some 25 km.

Day 3
After breakfast, you leave your baggage at reception, where it’ll be picked up and transferred to Danhostel Flensborg Fjord. The day begins with a cycle ride to Sønderborg, where you can buy lunch to take with you on your trip. The day’s route is around 23 km in length and runs from Danhostel Vollerup to Danhostel Flensborg Fjord. You have the chance to visit three of the municipality’s top attractions en route.
At Sønderborg Castle you can see exhibitions focusing on Sønderjylland and the history of the border region, King Christian II’s imprisonment at the castle, the war in 1864 and the Reunification in 1920. Explore Queen Dorthea’s chapel and see the attractive great hall and enjoy the views of the sound of Alssund and the town of Sønderborg. 
History Centre Dybbøl Banke takes you back in time to the Second Schleswig War in 1864. Soldiers tell stories, sing songs and teach you how to cast a cannonball. You can also explore the surrounding entrenchments that are a source of a wealth of stories from the battlefield. 
If you still have a few more miles in your legs, we recommend that you cycle past the brickworks museum at Cathrinesminde Teglværk, which lies on the banks of Flensburg Fjord. In addition to its superb location, you can also experience the journey of the clay through the brickworks. Cathrinesminde is one of the very few preserved annular kiln facilities in the country and has been identified as one of the most important industrial environments in Denmark. 
You stay overnight at Danhostel Flensburg Fjord, which is situated in Rinkenæs. Check-in before 6.00 p.m., or otherwise contact Hotel Benniksgaard, where you can pick up your key. There’s a pizzeria in Rinkenæs, where you can eat your evening meal. You can also eat at the restaurant at Hotel Benniksgaard; in this case, it’s a good idea to book a table.

TIP: If you’re planning to visit several of the top attractions, you can buy a combi-ticket here

Day 4 
Breakfast is at the hostel. The day’s cycling trip goes to Gråsten, where you can visit Graasten Palace and the Royal Kitchen Gardens. The small café at the kitchen gardens is open from May until September. Here you can eat lunch or get a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. The palace gardens at Graasten Palace are a great place in which to go for a walk, whilst paths also connect the gardens to the forests of Gråstenskovene. You can cycle in the forests on the red or yellow trails. Both routes take you past spectacular vantage points, lakes and unspoilt woodland. When you get back to your starting point, it’s time to find something to eat at one of the town’s restaurants. After dinner, you ride back to Danhostel Flensborg Fjord.
Please note that when the Danish royal family are staying at Graasten Palace, access to the gardens is restricted. The royal family are usually at the palace for 4-6 weeks from the end of June until the beginning of August. During this period, you’ll be able to experience the changing of the guard every day at noon. 

Day 5 
Breakfast and check-out by 11.00 a.m. at the latest. Drop your baggage at reception. Cycle back to Danhostel Vollerup, where your car is parked. If there was one of the top attractions on day 3 you didn’t manage to see, then you have a chance to visit it today.

NB: At Danhostel Vollerup and Danhostel Flensborg Fjord you can stay overnight in a single or a double room, which can be booked online. If you’re travelling with the whole family and need a family room, such accommodation is available at Danhostel Sønderborg-Vollerup. Send a mail to info@dssj.dk with information about your dates of travel, the number of people in your party and your contact information. We’ll then take care of your booking for you. 

4 nights
4 x breakfast
4 x linen package with bedclothes and towel
2 x baggage transfer
Map of the forests at Gråstenskovene and map of the countryside from the Municipality of Sønderborg
Guidebook to the Flensburg Fjord Route