Stage 1

ALS AND ÆRØ – PICTURESQUE FERRIES – THE SOUTHERN FYN ARCHIPELAGO – WILD ISLAND ENVIRONMENT – SEASIDE GOLF AND PLEASURE FISHING – UNIQUE BEACH HUTS – THE ARCHIPELAGO’S RELAXING ATMOSPHERE – CHATTING WITH THE LOCALS
SØNDERBORG - SVENDBORG

Starting in Sønderborg on Stage 1 of the route, you cycle towards Høruphav, through the Sønderskov forest. Here, you ride through several quaint countryside villages on Als before arriving at the ferry in Fynshav. This is the ferry to Bøjden, on Fyn and to Søby, on Ærø. Jump on the Ærø ferry and set course for Søby. After an hour on board, you arrive in the town of Søby, which has a lovely, child-friendly beach. Should you fancy riding a few extra kilometres, the impressive Skjoldnæs Lighthouse and the beautiful Ærø Golf Course, are both close to the Route.

The Baltic Sea Cycle Route stretches from Søby to Ærøskøbing and is nearly 18 km long. You will ride through the beautiful Danish countryside, passing the old manor house of Søbygaard and the cosy little town of Skovby. Here, you will also find yourself on ‘Ærø’s Alps’ where even experienced cyclists are put to the test. Your reward is the view! For most of the journey, you are accompanied by a spectacular view over the archipelago towards Fyn. On the route near Ærøskøbing, you ride along the beautiful Borgnæs Bugt (Borgnæs Bay). Once you reach Ærøskøbing, you can venture through the cobbled streets on a little journey of discovery. From Ærøskøbing you have another ferry journey, which this time takes you to Svendborg on Fyn.

It is also possible to start Stage 1 in Svendborg, sail from here to Ærøskøbing and follow the Baltic Sea Cycle Route to Søby and Sønderbog, eventually picking up Stage 14 of the route here.

LENGTH

45km

FERRY BETWEEN

Fynshav, Als and Søby, Ærø
Ærøskøbing, Ærø and Svendborg, Fyn 

ROAD TYPE

44 km asphalt
1 km gravel/cobbled streets

TOWNS

ON THE WAY

Sønderborg

27 km

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Fynshav

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Søby

18 km

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Ærøskøbing

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Svendborg

Find your way

By clicking on the map, you will find the route. You may also find accommodation, restaurants, bike repair shops and much more.

Click the icon with the 9 dots to find your special places along the Baltic Sea Cycle Route.

GPS download is also available on the map. Click the arrow on the left hand side and select the file that suits you.

COUNTRYSIDE ON ÆRØ

The top attraction of Ærø is its stunning countryside. It is a combination of the gently flowing beaches, set against the backdrop of the South Fyn Archipelago and the more wild and rugged stretches of coastline against the Baltic Sea that makes Ærø’s countryside so unique. A ramble on Ærø is an obvious choice for nature lovers. If you visit the area of Vitsø, you can find salt meadows, wetlands and water holes, the habitat for a vast range of geese and ducks. You may also pay a visit to Voderup Klint where large parts of the cliff have eroded to form long step-shaped terraces. On the northern side of Ærø, you will find a beautiful lighthouse, Skjoldnæs Fyr. It can be seen all the way from Kiel in Germany. It was built as a beacon, after Denmark was defeated by Germany in 1864, to greet our friends and family from afar. Around the lighthouse, you now find one of Europe’s most beautifully placed seaside golf courses. Fishing for pleasure on Ærø is world-class! You are almost guaranteed a catch of Sea trout along this extraordinary coastline.

https://www.visitaeroe.com/

Highlights

Accomodations

Practical info

More places to explore

Sønderborg and Als

www.visitsonderjylland.com
Sønderborg Tourist Information,
Perlegade 50, 6400 Sønderborg

Long term parking

Bjerggade, Sønderborg

Ærø

www.visitaeroe.com
Ærø Tourist Information,
Ærøskøbing Havn 4, 5970 Ærøskøbing

Long term parking

Ærø - Havnepladsen,
Marstal Pilebækken, Ærøskøbing

Svendborg

www.visitsvendborg.com
Svendborg Tourist Information,
Havnepladsen 2, 5700 Svendborg

Long term parking

Frederiksø, Svendborg
Svinget 2, Svendborg

Travel to and from

Sønderborg

Sønderborg Station, Train to/from Fredericia: www.dsb.dk/en
Local and regional buses: www.sydtrafik.dk
Intercity Bus: www.global.flixbus.com

Ærøskøbing

Ferry to/from Svendborg: www.aeroe-ferry.dk/en/
(book online) +45 62 52 40 00
Local buses on Ærø: www.visitaeroe.com

Fynshav and Søby Havn

Ferry: www.aeroe-ferry.dk/en (booking online)

Svendborg

Svendborg Station, Train to Odense and then onto Copenhagen, Jutland and the rest of Europe: www.dsb.dk/en

Local and regional buses: www.fynbus.dk

Flixbus Bus Stop, Sundbrovej v. Johannes Jørgensens Vej, Svendborg: www.global.flixbus.com

Svendborg Ferry Port, Ferry to/from Ærø: www.aeroe-ferry.dk/en
(booking online) +45 62 52 40 00

Ferry to Skarø, Drejø and Hjortø: www.svendborg-havn.dk/en
(booking online) +45 62 23 30 80