The island of South Lolland is ideal for cycling. The flat landscape and the quiet country roads enable you to enjoy the scenery whilst pedaling along. There is much history attached to this area: the cultivation of sugar beets, the flooding and subsequent construction of the long dike, the reclamation of large parts of land in the former fjord, and the direct line to Germany to mention some major events.
If you need a bicycle for the excursion it can be hired in advance here: https://larsson-cykler.dk/
Why not come along on a guided cycling tour in English of South Lolland! En route, we shall pass through small villages, view manor houses, the special canal system and pumping stations keeping the fjord dry. You will also see traces of the tracks used when transporting the sugar beets on small train wagons. Furthermore, you will see and hear about more recent developments in the area, not least the preparations for the large construction project: the Femern Tunnel.
We shall cycle the approx. 30 - 35 km in a leisurely pace with time for taking photographs, and we shall make stops where you will get a taste of local produce for which the island is known: fruit juices, beer, fruit, cheese, sweets.
The tours start at the Stop ‘n Sleep Hotel located on your right-hand side when you disembark from the Scandlines ferry from Germany. For information about ferry schedule and prices for crossing, please check www.scandlines.com. You can of course also join if you are already in Denmark. We shall return here after the cycling tour, which will last approx. 4 hours.
You will find the schedule for guided tours listed below. It is also available at the Tourist Information Offices on Fehmarn and Lolland.
If you have not brought you own bicycle with you, you can hire one from the local kiosk in the main street of Rødbyhavn. To make sure a bicycle if available, please indicate that you need a bicycle on the registration form.
Bicycle standard and assistance in case of puncture or the like
In your own interest, we recommend that you check your bicycle is in good shape. Should you encounter problems along the way, you will get help to fix the problem.
We advise you to follow the instructions given by the tour guide. Please be aware that in case of any accident, you can only make claims to your own insurance company.
Many people just know Rødbyhavn as a ferry port for travelling either North to Scandinavia or South to continental Europe. Naturally, the ferry line has played an important role in the development of the town throughout the years, but there is much more to tell about Rødbyhavn.
Come along on this town walk and hear about good and bad times, the big plans related to the building the shipyard, the reason for establishing the home for mentally handicapped Rødbygård, the duty-free trade, the significance of the direct train and ferry line to Germany and the construction of the large holiday complex Lalandia.
Recently the construction of the fixed link to Germany has begun. I will tell about this large building project and we shall take a view of the ongoing construction work close to the waterfront. In the information center you can learn more about how the tunnel is constructed through the films shown.
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
Meeting place walking tours: Scandlines ferry terminal, Færgestationsvej 1, 4970 Rødby
Exit for foot passengers (car parking space and bus to/from Maribo outside)
Starting again Spring 2021
Meeting place - cycling tours:In front of the Stop 'n Sleep Hotel, just after the border control
Cycling tours will be resumed from Spring 2021
Cycling: Apple juice, sandwich with local products i.a. cheese and sausage, fruits of the season, coffee/tea and cake, samples of local beer or wine from Loland.
Town walk: Coffee/tea & cake, sample of local cider or wine.
Price for adults 16+ incl. snack/drink. To be paid in cash at start of the tour.
Guided cycling tour: DKK 150 (Euro 20), Children: DKK 75 (Euro 10)
Family: Euro 55, Groups 5-8: Euro 80
Town walk: DKK 50 (Euro 7), Children DKK 25 (Euro 3,50)
Family: Euro 20, Groups 6 - 8: Euro 40)
This project has received support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (ELFUL)
Redtown Bed and Excursions ved Susan Daniels • Torvegade 7 • DK-4970 Rødbyhavn • +45 26 20 97 52 • email@example.com