Stage 8

SMÅLANDSFARVANDET AND STOREBÆLT - HOLSTEINBORG CASTLE – H. C. ANDERSEN’S OASIS – HEARTS FULL OF SUNSHINE – BORREBY MANOR – KORSØR FORTRESS – FISHING AND SWIMMING IN KARREBÆKSMINDE – FJORD TRIPS IN SKÆLSKØR – DIVING IN HALSSKOV HARBOUR – ORGANIC VINYARDS
NÆSTVED – KORSØR

The first stop on the Baltic Sea Cycle Route Stage 8 in Næstved is Karrebæksminde. This little fishing town that lies on Smålandsfarvandet - the Small-Land Channel - has a lovely atmosphere with an active harbour and beach community. Take a detour to Enø! Continue your journey from Karrebæksminde going west along the coast through luxuriant landscapes and farmlands. Stop for a minute to jump in the deep blue sea at one of the stunning beaches along the way, such as Bjørnebæk or maybe Bisserup.

At both of these, you will also find a lovely harbour community. As you carry on along the route to Skælskør, you’ll pass Holsteinborg Castle and Borreby Manor and feel the wings of time gentle caress you as you pass by. Travelling along, you become part of the stunning countryside, see beautiful farmhouses and notice a very active farming industry.

Stay in the atmospheric harbour of Skælskør before moving on to Korsør and the Storebælt Bridge. Korsør is all about the quaint little fishing huts in an array of colours. Steeped in maritime history, it still bears the mark of greatness as a former fortress, where even today the canons still point protectively towards Storebælt.

You can also take Stage 8 in the opposite direction from Korsør to Skælskør and then on to Næstved, then continue onto Stage 7.

LENGTH

70 km

ROAD TYPE

68 km asphalt
2 km gravel

TOWNS

ON THE WAY

Næstved

13 km

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Karrebæksminde

18 km

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Bisserup

18 km

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Skælskør

20 km

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Korsør

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.

HOLSTEINBORG CASTLE

Holsteinborg Castle is approximately 25km from Næstved and 13 kilometres from Skælskør. The Trolle Family built the castle between 1598 and 1651. It has, since 1707, been in the Holstein Family - 12 generations. The main building is an impressive 4-winged installation on two levels, surrounded by a moat. A large, beautiful park with a superb view across Smålandsfarvandet, Storebælt and the idyllic small islands of Glænø and Ormø, surrounds the castle.

The world-renowned Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen, who wrote ‘The Ugly Duckling’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’, among other well-known works, spent much time at Holsteinborg. He visited the castle primarily in May 1856 and subsequently visited every year until his death in 1875. The castle was his home from home. He wrote, on a photograph from 1870, ‘It was at Holsteinborg castle that I first noticed the sun because it was here that sunshine was placed in my heart’. The park is open to the public, and there are guided tours of the house on Wednesdays and Sundays

Highlights

Accomodations

Practical info

More places to explore

Næstved

www.southcoastofdenmark.com
www.destinationsjaelland.dk
Næstved Museum,
Ringstedgade 4, 4700 Næstved

Skølskør

www.southcoastofdenmark.com
www.destinationsjaelland.dk

Skælskør Bykontor,
Algade 11, 4230 Skælskør

Karrebæksminde

www.southcoastofdenmark.com
www.destinationsjaelland.dk

Tourist Information Karrebæksminde,
Alléen 33, 4736 Karrebæksminde

Smålandshavet Feriecenter,
Alléen 44, 4736 Karrebæksminde

Korsør

www.southcoastofdenmark.com
www.destinationsjaelland.dk

Storebælt Camping r,
Storebæltsvej 85, 4220 Korsør

Lystskov Camping,
Korsør Lystskov 2, 4220 Korsør

Travel to and from

Næstved Station

Train to/from Copenhagen and Nykøbing F: www.dsb.dk/en

Local and regional buses : www.movia.dk

Intercity Bus: www.global.flixbus.com

Korsør Station

Train towards Copenhagen, Fyn and Jutland: www.dsb.dk/en

Bus towards Skælskør and Slagelse as well as smaller local routes: www.movia.dl

Storebælt

Bikes on the train over Storebælt, more information on page 5 (guidebook).
For more information see also bikes with train www.dsb.dk/en/travelers/bicycles/
or call DSB Customer service on + 45 70 13 14 15.