Southern Fyn: A Tour Around Denmark’s Fairytale Island

    5/5 (3)
    7 nights | 27 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 930
    Bike tour in Denmark
    Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours Family-friendly bike tours
    5/5 (3)

    Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours Family-friendly bike tours

    7 nights | 27 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 930
    Bike tour in Denmark

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    • Southern Fyn

      Denmark's 3rd largest island (the island of Funen or Fyn) is often referred to as the Garden of Denmark. Renowned for its fruit, there might be something to 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.

      • Southern Fyn: A Tour Around Denmark’s Fairytale Island Bike Tour
      • Gyden, Ærøskøbing, Denmark. CC:Erik Christensen
      • Odense, Denmark. Henrik Larsen@Unsplash
      • Odense, Denmark. Seiya Ishibashi@Flickr
      • Half-timbered old houses on Faaborg (or Fåborg), Denmark. Johan Wieland@Flickr
      • Egeskov Castle, southern Denmark. CC:Malene Thyssen
      • "Smørrebrød" - open-faced sandwiches on rye are popular in Denmark. Julia Cheperis@Unsplash
      • Faaborg (or Fåborg) on the island of Funen, Denmark. CC:Linus Folke Jensen

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      • Odense, the capital of Funen and birthplace of author Hans Christian Andersen
      • Island of Ærø (Aeroe)
      • Ærøskøbing (Aeroeskoebing), with its old houses, cobblestoned streets, and interesting history
      • Svendborg, the maritime center of Funen
      • Nyborg and its castle

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    • Traveler photos

      •  (photo by Eliza Bennett)
    • 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 – Faaborg (34 miles/55 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 the 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 cycle into “The Alps of Fyn” – a rolling landscape from where you start overlooking the archipelago of Southern Fyn, where you might spot a local ferry or a beautiful old wooden ship sailing by.

      Today ends in the old harbor town of Faaborg which offers small streets to stroll and old houses to create a very specific atmosphere.
      Overnight in Faaborg.

      Day 3: Faaborg
      Today you can choose to enjoy the special atmosphere of seamanship there always is in harbor 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 ambiance.
      Look forward to another night in Faaborg – which by the way offers some really nice dining possibilities.

      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 arrive 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 ship's 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.

      Surface and terrain

      The landscape is really welcoming and scenic with a good variation of flat distances and undulating landscapes. You'll cycle an average daily distance of 27 miles/43km.


      These are sample hotels and may vary by availability.

      You will be accommodated in 3- and 4-star hotels with private en suite facilities. Your overnights will include breakfast each morning at the hotel.

      Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.

      How to get there

      Tour start and end
      Nearest airport: Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup)
      Nearest train station: Odense Central Station

      You may reach Odense by direct train connection from the airport in Copenhagen (approximately 1.5-2 hour trip).

    • Dates

      Sundays: Jun 11-Aug 27, 2023

      Low season: Jun 11, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023

      High season: Jun 25, 2023 - Aug 27, 2023


      Tour package

      Low season High season
      Per person, double occupancy €930 €1025
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €1145 €1240

      Bike Rentals

      Hybrid bike €125
      Electrically assisted bike €250

      Extra Nights, Copenhagen *prices starting at:

      Per person, double occupancy €100
      Single room (1 person/1 room) €150

      Extra Nights, Odense *prices starting at:

      Per person, double occupancy €90
      Single room (1 person/1 room) €80


      Child, ages 0-3 sharing a room with 2 paying adults (on package price) Free
      Child, ages 4-12 sharing a room with 2 paying adults (on package price) - €410

      Included services

      • 7 nights in 3-4 star hotels inclusive breakfast

      • Rooms with shower or bathtub and WC

      • Luggage transport between hotels

      • Hotline service

      • 1 x route description/road book and maps per room

      Bike rentals

      Bikes available to rent on this tour include (must be reserved in advance at the time of booking):

      • Hybrid touring bikes
      • Electrically assisted bikes*

      *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

      Bikes come equipped with the following at no additional cost:

      • Pannier
      • Tool kit (pump, hose, hand tool) - one kit per group
      • Helmet

      The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.

      Helmets are provided with the bike rental. We recommend that you bring your own helmet or plan to purchase one upon arrival for safety and hygiene purposes.

      Bike Protection:
      Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.

      Tour Company

      • Eliza Bennett 9 months ago

        Family trip to Denmark

        We are a family of 4, kids are 10 and 12.
        We usually bike a lot and the climate and terrain were very easy for the kids to handle. It was a beautiful country to bike around, with lovely paths, rolling hills and wild blackberries abound along the trails. All of the cities were charming. The accomodations were nice, we stayed in a hostel in Svenborg that was very lively and a fun change for our kids to be around Danish kids. Bike helmets ended up included so that was a nice surprise. The bikes worked great. Navigation was easy to follow and the recommended App was helpful to not have to pull the map out constantly. I would have biked for another week.

        How many tours have you completed?
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Families with teens, Families with young kids
        Do you recommend this tour?
        •  (photo by Eliza Bennett)
        • staff reply from Tour Advisor August 24, 2022

          So glad you had an amazing time! Those blackberries look so delicious. Can't wait to help you plan your next trip!

        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Paula Meyer 10 months ago

        Enchanting tour of Fyn!

        The lime green bikes were easy to operate, the route was clear, the hotels comfortable. We loved the easy self-guided pace and the places we visited in Funen. This was my first experience with Bike Tours and I would totally do another self-guided biking trip with them. Great memories!

      • Bikepete August 1, 2019

        The Tour of Denmark's island of Fyn

        The routes were well marked, easy to follow and mostly on bike trails or low traffic roads. The bike was a full suspension mountain bike. A little over kill, but it did come in handy a couple of times. The accommodations were centrally located in the towns. The towns are charming and historical. The best day was the tour of the Island of Earo. The Danes are the happiest people on Earth and are very glorious. I will definitely visit Denmark again. I did not get to meet any representative of the tour company.

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        • 4/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 2/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 1/5 Tour documents
        • 2/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection