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Southern Fyn: A Tour Around Denmark’s Fairytale Island

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Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

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.

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.

The tour also visits the island Aeroe (Ærø), where you'll take the ferry from Faaborg to Søby (Soeby), bike to Ærøskøbing (Aereskoebing), and take another ferry to Svendborg. An alternative to the ferries and the visit to Ærø is to bike directly from Faaborg to Svendborg – approximately the same distance, but saving the time and costs of the ferries.

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival to Odense
Arrive on your own to Odense and prepare for a relaxing and exciting tour. If you have booked a rental bike, you will find it at the hotel.
Overnight in Odense

Day 2: Odense – Assens (28 miles/45 km)
Odense is the capital of Funen – and also well known as the birthplace of author Hans Christian Andersen. It is worth having 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.

Today ends in Assens, a charming old town on the west coast of Funen overlooking Lillebælt (Small Belt) and the hometown of an art museum and the old grocers house Willemosegaarden.
Overnight in Assens

Day 3: Assens – Faaborg (25 miles/40 km)
Heading southeast towards the “Alps of Funen,” today's route gives you both very nice views over the water and also comfortable challenges in the gently hilled landscape. You pass manor houses, century-old churches, and, approaching your destination, the old harbor town of Faaborg. You'll begin overlooking the archipelago of south Funen, where you might spot a local ferry or the sail of an old wooden ship. Faaborg itself offers small streets to stroll and old houses to create a very specific atmosphere.
Overnight in Faaborg

Day 4: Faaborg – Ærø (Aeroe) – Svendborg (16 miles/25 km)
Today it’s your turn to literally experience the archipelago: you start off 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. Landing harbor on Ærø is Søby (Soeby). From here, you'll follow small roads to the fascinating town of Ærøskøbing (Aeroeskoebing). Old houses and cobblestoned streets await you – along with an interesting history. Remember your camera! From Ærøskøbing you take another ferry back to Funen and arrives at Svendborg, where you stay 2 nights.
Overnight in Svendborg

Day 5: Svendborg
Svendborg is the maritime center of Funen. Just next to the quay of the ferry from Ærø is “Træskibsbroen” (the wooden ships bridge), where you can be lucky 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 day trip into the surrounding area – and maybe visit the castle Egeskov, hosting a fine collection of old cars and airplanes.
Overnight in Svendborg

Day 6: Svendborg – Nyborg (28 miles/45 km)
From Svendborg and north the water on your right-hand changes its name to Storebælt (Great Belt). Often you see small stalls along the route selling local fruits and vegetables. Again you pass impressive old manor houses – and arriving in Nyborg you see the Storebæltsbroen (Great Belt Bridge) – not long ago the longest spanning bridge in the world. Nyborg is your goal for today – maybe you want to visit the impressive Nyborg Castle.
Overnight in Nyborg

Day 7: Nyborg – Odense (31 miles/50 km)
From Nyborg, you head north to the picturesque town Kerteminde. A good choice could be to visit the Fjord & Bælt-center (“Fiord and Belt Centre”) – or maybe have an ice cream at the harbor – before you head back for Odense, enjoying even more beautiful scenery, timbered houses and lovely gardens on the way.
Overnight in Odense

Day 8: Departure
Time to travel home – or maybe to extend your holiday with a day or two extra in Odense – or maybe in Copenhagen.

Dates

Sundays: Jun 9-Aug 25, 2019
Low season: Jun 09, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019
High season: Jun 30, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€845
High season surcharge
€85
Single room surcharge (1 person in room)
€230
Bike Rentals
Hybrid bike
€125
Electrically assisted bike
€250
Extra Nights, Copenhagen
Per person, double occupancy
€100
Per person, single room
€150
Extra Nights, Odense
Per person, double occupancy
€90
Per person, single room
€80
Discounts
Child, ages 0-3 sharing a room with 2 paying adults (on base package price)
100%
Child, ages 4-12 sharing a room with 2 paying adults (on base package price)
€-360
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  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
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  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
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Danish Biking Terms and Conditions

Cancellation / Re-booking
The following stipulations apply for cancellations made by groups and/or individuals. The cancellation fees are deducted from the above mentioned commission rates. Refunds are not possible on the scheduled day of arrival and during scheduled tour dates.

Cancellation Conditions

  • Up to 30 days before scheduled arrival date: 50,00 Euro*
  • 29 -21 days before arrival 30%
  • 20 -07 days before arrival 60%
  • 06 -01 days before arrival 80%
  • Scheduled day of arrival 90%
  • During scheduled tour dates 90%

*minimum €50 per person

The customer making the cancellation will be charged a re-booking fee of €50 should a substitute be found. Customers who re-book a tour by changing travel dates, a tour route, or an entire tour will be charged a re-booking fee of €50 up to 30 days before the scheduled arrival date. Re-bookings made after 29 days to one day prior to the scheduled arrival date, if a re-booking is possible, will be treated as cancellations according to the conditions listed above and a new booking process begun. There is no fee for changes and cancellations of extended stays unless there is a verifiable hotel cancellation fee.

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