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Cycle Tour Around the Great Belt

Travel report: Odense-Nyborg-Skælskør-Vordingborg-Onsevig-Svendborg-Odense

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Around the Great Belt

Added on 29 Mar 2018,

on 05 Jun 2018

Cycle route metrics

planned

ridden

Total distance in km

336

336

Cumulative elevation gain in m

1.955

2.144

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,58

0,64

Cumulative elevation loss in m

1.954

2.049

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Ottocolor

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cc0: Public Domain no Rights reserved

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by Ottocolor on 04 Apr 2018

Track points in total

3.532

3.462

Track points per km (avg)

9

10

Start/endpoint

Start location

Odense, Region of Southern Denmark, DK (11 m NHN)

End location

Odense, Region of Southern Denmark, DK (12 m NHN)

Character

Four days cycle holiday alone in April 2018. Accommodation in my tent at camp sites. Transport by train from Nyborg t(Funen) o Korsoer (Zealand) and by ferry from Taars (Lolland) to Spodsbjerg (Langeland)

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Landscape

I'll set out on this bicycle trip across Eastern Funen to the old city of Nyborg (Newcastle in translation, but everything is relative, you know). Here I have a look at the reconstruction of Nyborg Castle, which is to be restored as it stood in the middle ages. After the Great Belt crossing to Korsoer, I head south. On the trip, I will go through the southern Zealand landscape with its coastal cliffs with outer islands that form lagoons behind. Towns to be (shortly) visisted are the fruit and marmalade town of Skaelskoer, the summer town of Karrebaeksminde, the largish Naestved and Vordingborg with the medieval fortress ruins. Falster, where I spent a whole bicycle holiday in 2016, I go straight across to Lolland. This big flat moraine island has large forests and a lot of sugar beetlands. The tour passes Knuthenborg safari park and on to the bronze age mound of Birket Bavnehoej. With staggering 30m it's Lolland's highest point. My replanned stage goal will be a tiny camp site at a secluded bay on Norhthern Lolland, called Onsevig. Of towns on Lolland, I will have a look at Sakskoebing. Otherwise nature (and agriculture, as it is) will reign throughout. After the crossing to Langeland, the bike tour peters out with some island hopping, first Langeland traversely with the hatshaped hills, the tiny Siø and the hilly Taasinge. Svendborg has to do without me, before hitting the roof of the tour in the hills of Egebjerg, the counterpart of Svanninge hills further west. Route 55 will carry me safely back to Odense. Possibly I jump on the train from Svendborg at some point. All in all this promise to be four enjoyable vacation days in the saddle and in my tent at night. In mid-April, I probably will need my Estonian super sleeping bag from the Nordic cold wave in May last year. But i want to go low-budget, so anythin more luxurious than camping is no-go. In addition, I intend to cook my own food on my gas cooker. And drink water. Okay, the latter condition will surely not be met. But the former ones do. You bet.

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Travel to and from ...

No travel to and from! I'll bike all the way except the two Great Belt crossings out- and homebound.

Remarks

The trip was accomplished as planned, with only minor detours on Eastern Lolland in order to shorten it slightly.

Stages

Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

Name and address

Latitude / Longitude

Phone
Fax
Mobile

Type of accommodation

Route km
Dist. to route
Elevation AMSL

Rating for cyclists

 

4 km
0,1 km
26 m

 

DK-5000 Odense

 

Hotel without restaurant (garni)

 

4 km
0,0 km
13 m

 

DK-5000 Odense

 

Hotel

 

37 km
0,3 km
8 m

DK-5800 Nyborg

 

Old town

Nyborg castle/Schloss
Straßenzug/Street in Nyborg
Wall und Kirche/Rampart and church

Nyborg is a city in central Denmark, located in Nyborg Municipality on the island of Funen and with a population of 16,577 (as of 1 January 2012). Nyborg is one of the 14 large municipalities created on 1 January 2007. This change boosted the population of Nyborg Municipality from around 18,000 to 31,009.

History

Nyborg was first mentioned in 1193 in the history of Denmark as Nyborg Castle, which still exists today, but the town itself was not mentioned before the year 1202. In the 17th century, Nyborg was one of three major, fortified towns in Denmark, together with Fredericia and Copenhagen. Each was placed near an important body of water - in Nyborg's case, the Great Belt (Storebælt). In 1659 the city was captured by theSwedes and relieved by an expeditionary fleet sent by the Dutch, then Denmark's allies, commanded by admiral De Ruyter.

In 1867 the fortress was abolished and the town expanded beyond the ramparts. Much of the town's southern ramparts were destroyed in this process and converted into residential areas. The western and much of the northern ramparts still exist and form the scene of an annual theatre known as Nyborg Voldspil, which is Denmark's oldest outdoor theater.

From 1183 to 1413 it was the gathering place for Danehoffet, which was the country's legislative and judicial assembly. Nyborg is therefore considered Denmark's capital during this period. Christian II of Denmark was born at Nyborg Castle.

In 2005, plans about expanding Nyborg Harbour came to life and Nyborg Harbour, which previously connected Funen to Sealand with the old ferries (until 1996) now contains several large luxury-apartment buildings.

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Nyborg. (2013, March 25). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:27, April 7, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nyborg&oldid=546860215

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37 km
0,1 km
4 m

 

DK-5800 Nyborg

 

Tourist information

 

62 km
0,5 km
4 m

Große Belt Brücke/Great Belt bridge
DK-4220 Korsør

 

Bridge

The Great Belt Fixed Link (Danish: Storebæltsforbindelsen) runs between the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen. It consists of a road suspension bridge and railway tunnel between Zealand and the island Sprogø, and a box girder bridge between Sprogø and Funen. The "Great Belt Bridge" (Danish: Storebæltsbroen) commonly refers to the suspension bridge, although it may also be used to mean the box-girder bridge or the link in its entirety. The suspension bridge, known as the East Bridge, has the world's third longest main span (1.6 km), the longest outside of Asia. It was designed by the Danish architectural practice Dissing+Weitling.

The link replaced the ferry service that had been the primary means of crossing the Great Belt. After more than five decades of speculation and debate, the decision to construct the link was made in 1986; the original intent was to complete the railway link three years before opening the road connection, but the link opened to rail traffic in 1997 and road traffic in 1998. At an estimated cost of DKK 21.4 billion (1988 prices), the link is the largest construction project in Danish history.

Operation and maintenance are performed by A/S Storebælt under Sund & Bælt. Construction and maintenance are financed by tollson vehicles and trains.

The link has reduced travel times significantly; previously taking about an hour by ferry, the Great Belt can now be crossed in about ten minutes. The construction of the link and the Øresund Bridge have together enabled driving from mainland Europe to Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia through Denmark, providing an alternative to the significantly longer land route through Finland. Cyclists are not permitted to use the bridge, but cycles may be transported by train or bus.

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Great Belt Fixed Link. (2013, April 1). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 05:24, April 8, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Great_Belt_Fixed_Link&oldid=548165107

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