The town of Nakskov stems from the Middle Ages and is worth spending a little extra time in. Quaint little streets with delightful old buildings from around the 1600’s and interesting museums, boat-trips on the fjord, superb restaurants and plenty of places to stay, make this little town worth a visit.
The Baltic Sea Cycle Route continues from Nakskov Fjord on Stage 3. This is an exceptional part of the route as you journey along the Baltic coastline, all the way to Rødby – a mere 30km of peaceful countryside along Denmark’s longest dike. The first part gives you a phenomenal view out over Nakskov Fjord, full of tiny islands. The second part, on the south coast of Lolland, is of the open sea on one side and a stunning and varied landscape on the other.
As you arrive in Rødby, where the new Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link Tunnel will replace the ferry to Puttgarden, you can treat yourself to a spa, sauna and massage in Lalandia, before cycling further north into the country or perhaps a quick dip in the sea from the jetty on the nearby beach, would suffice. The stretch of land between Rødby and Maribo is just as quiet and devoid of traffic as the dike, as you ride along a disused railroad the whole way.
57 km stable gravel,
13 km asphalt
ON THE WAY
Byer på etapen:
- Start Nakskov
- 52 km
- 18 km
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.
Nakskov Fjord is a nature park with many unique attractions. Pay special attention to the 7km long peninsular named ‘The Elbow’. The light between the fjord and the Belt of Langeland is one to behold. The Elbow is proud to have the world’s oldest and most well-preserved herring market place, from the Middle Ages. You can wander out on to the tip of the peninsular or choose to experience it by boat.
The largest of the fjord’s ten islands is Enehøje with an unusually hilly terrain and a varied ecosystem due to the particular flora and rare insects that are found on the somewhat sandy island. The island is also called Peter Freuchens Ø, named after a Greenland explorer who lived on the island from 1926 – 1940 and built an arch, formed from the bones of a whale jaw, on the highest point of the island. If you visit on a mild spring evening, you can’t help but notice the evening chorus of the toads and frogs that live in the nature park.
More places to explore
Nakskov Tourist Information,
Axeltorv 3, 4900 Nakskov
Travel to and from
Maribo Station Local
railway to/from Nykøbing F and Nakskov www.lokaltog.dk