South Fyn and island of Ærø - 7 days

Explore Fyn and nearby area by bike

South Fyn and island of Ærø - 7 days / 6 nights

From 973 Euro

Voyage à vélo Danemark
Yoyage à vélo Danemark - Les îles de Fyn

The southern part of Fyn and nearby islands are very popular summer destinations for active travellers with room for everybody.

Whether you are into cycling to lovely beaches, to breath taking hills with stunning views, or to charming villages with cosy cafés, the south of Fyn is something for you.


Sailing is an important part of your holiday in south Funen.


The ferry ride to Ærø gives you intriguing glimpses of small islands inhabitated by few people – some of them with only grazing cattle. 


Ærø itself is a highlight – fertile landscapes with small farms between the rolling hills and small, old maritime towns.




Day 1: Arrival in Svendborg

Svendborg is a vibrant and exciting town with a historical centre. Shops and restaurants offer tasty, healthy and locally grown food, which has become a brand for south Fyn: “The Taste of Fyn” - “Smagen af Fyn”. You can explore the traditional wooden shipyard or visit the modern museum of natural history. All our hotels are situated with easy access to cycle friendly roads.


Overnight stay in Svendborg.

OPTION: Have dinner with a local family in Svendborg - read more about this option under Prices below.


Day 2: Explore Svendborg and surroundings

As you will be staying overnight in Svendborg, you have optional choice of bike routes and stages on day 2.

Your bikes will be delivered to your hotel in the morning so you can head out on bike adventures after breakfast.

Our suggested routes will inspire you to nice tours around the area of Svendborg and nearby islands.

Just to mention a few options:

1) Visit the islands of Thurø and Taasinge

Cycle across the bridge to the island of Thurø with its important maritime centre and charming village. From here you can take the vintage ship “Helge” to Taasinge where you pass cute, timbered houses on your way to Valdemar Castle. You can also go see the more than 500 year old oak tree The Ambrosius Oak and visit various farm shops along the way.

As you bike along the peaceful roads, you will pass stunning nature sight and beautiful views. Make a stop at the cosy harbour Skovballehavn and breathe in the fresh ocean air.

Cycle back to Svendborg across the bridge “Svendborgsundbroen”.

2) “Island jump” - Laid back cycling:

For a price of only 18 euro you and your bike can take a day trip with the ferry to the small islands Skarø and Drejo.

3) Cycle to Egeskov Castle:

Another option is to cycle to Egeskov Castle to spend the day. Egeskov castle is north of Svendborg and  offers great experiences for the whole family with one of the most beautiful parks in Europe with a maze, a playground, a large collection of vintage cars and motorbikes, a hunting and trophy museum and much more.

Don’t forget to visit Svendborg Brewery, where you can buy tasteful beer, local wine and delicious chocolates.

After a day's bike tour, you have the option of joining a local family for dinner.

Overnight stay in Svendborg.


Day 3: Svendborg to island of Ærø. ca. 29 km

Take the ferry from Svendborg (at 10:05) to Ærøskøbing (at 11:20). On the island of Ærø you will find yourself in a 19th century atmosphere with narrow cobblestone lanes, halftimbered houses with hollyhocks - and lots of time.

Everywhere you cycle you will find farm shops where you can buy fruit, vegetables and honey.

Ærø has its own brewery and is known for their production of ice cream and chocolate.

You are never far away from the beach or a bench and each of the three main towns have their own charm.

Overnight stay on the island of Ærø.


Day 4: Ærø to Faaborg. ca. 41 km

Bike along the coast line to Voderup Klint and Vitsø Mill.

You should also visit the manor Søbygaard with its interesting art exibitions and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee at a small cycle Café a little south of Søby.

You will later on take a ferry from Søby (at 15:45) to Faaborg (at 16:45).

Overnight stay in Faaborg.


Day 5: Faaborg and the surroundings

Enjoy a day in Svanninge Bakker (The South Fyn ”Alps”), which is one of the most exciting nature areas on Fyn created during the Ice Age. You can also go to the small village Diernæs, and pass Kaleko Mill on your way, where a very popular Danish christmas show was filmed. You can also pass great woods, shelters and the castle of Holstenshuus.

Cycle on to Falsted, where you can find one of the best restaurants in Denmark, and carry on back to Faaborg. A more relaxed trip can be made to the beaches on the peninsula Horneland to the west of Faaborg.

Overnight stay in Faaborg.

Day 6: Faaborg to Svendborg. ca. 44 km.

Cycle along an absolutely idyllic route along the coast line to Svendborg. Remember to stop for a picnic and settle down at one of the picnic areas on the way.

If you want to extend the day’s stage, we suggest you cycle through the south Fyn hills, passing meltwater lakes and fertile fields with cudchewing cattle before heading to Svendborg along the coast.

Overnight stay in Svendborg.

OPTION: join the locals for dinner.


Day 7: Check out and departure

Check out and departure. We highly recommend that you extend the tour with a stay in Odense for a visit at Hans Christian Andersens Museum and the Open Air Museum. Or just to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the city center.



Extra days in Svendborg or Odense. By foot or by bike. There are bikes for rent near the hotel in Odense.

Season 2024

Saturdays (day of arrival):

From Sat 11 May 2024 - Sat 21 Sept. 2024

(last departure)



Accommodation in comfortable rooms in 3-4* hotels, incl. breakfast buffet

All rooms with private facilities.

Cycling Fyn and Ærø


Saturdays (day of arrival):

From Sat 11 May 2024 - Fri 20 Sept. 2024 (last departure)


Season 2024 


  • Standard double room with en suite facilities, per person: € 973
  • Standard single room with en suite facilities: € 1252

Services included:

  • Accommodation in comfortable 3-4* hotels, standard rooms incl. breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Ferry from Svendborg to Ærø and from Ærø to Faaborg
  • Information about highlights and sightseeing along the route
  • Hotline service in case of problems or questions
  • Link to GPX-files for download on own device/mobile phone
  • Road book with day description


Bike and prices:

  • Touring Bike (21-27 gears), hand brake only:  € 107
  • E-bike:  € 240
  • Helmets: € 10

All rentals include a lock and a waterproof rear saddle bag.

Per room: a repair kit and a pump.

Pick-up and return of bikes:

At your hotel in Svendborg

Extra nights, Svendborg:

Standard double room, per person: € 88

Standard single room, per person: € 127

Extra nights, Odense:

Prices upon request

Join a local family for dinner in Svendborg:

Per person: € 85


Dinner in Mie and Kevin's home includes:


  • Home made authentic Danish 3-course meal
  • Beverages according to local customs
  • Fresh drinking water is available
  • Relaxed atmosphere with a Danish family

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South Fyn and island of Ærø - 7 days / 6 nights
Touring bike w/21-27 gears