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Bike tour in southern Jutland

Fast on the road in Denmark's south

 Flensburg – Esbjerg – Ribe – Flensburg

  • Radweg-Reisen Tour
  • Islands of Fanø, Mandø, Rømø and Sylt
  • Daily routes ●●●●●, altitude profile ●●○○○


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Our bike tour in Southern Jutland – a tour bursting with contrasts. The mild Baltic Sea meets the rougher North Sea, Baltic Sea beaches meet the Wadden Sea, old towns meet young towns and North German serenity meets Danish cosiness – varied conditions to get to know the most beautiful spots in Denmark‘s south by bike. You start in Flensburg, Germany‘s northernmost harbour city. You will cycle along the Flensburg Fjord via Sønderborg and Åbenrå to Kolding, the historic trading and harbour town. The cycle route takes you across the south of Jutland to the North Sea in Esbjerg, Denmark‘s youngest city. After a detour to the island of Fanø, you will get to know Ribe. The oldest town in the country impresses with a picturesque old town and a cathedral visible for miles, whose towers could not be more different. Enjoy the fresh North Sea air, the natural spectacle of high and low tide and discover a seal or two cavorting on the sandbanks on the Wadden Sea islands of Mandø, Rømø and Sylt. Speaking of bathing: Numerous beaches along the diverse coastal landscapes offer refreshing breaks, extensive sunbathing and long walks. Back on the mainland, our bike tour in Southern Jutland takes us through the enchanting towns of Møgeltønder and Tønder along the German-Danish border back to Flensburg.


  • Booking code
  • Start / Destination
  • Duration
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Length
    approx. 570 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 60 and 100 km, Ø 80 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Map to the South Jutland circuit for sporty people

Day 1: Individual arrival in Flensburg

Your bike tour in Southern Jutland begins in Flensburg, Germany's northernmost port city. The city, which developed from a trading and fishing settlement, looks back on an exciting past. Medieval buildings, picturesque courtyards and the Nordertor – North Gate – tell of the city's 750-year history. At the Rum Museum you can learn, that the city once became prosperous through the trade in rum from the Caribbean. Even today there are rum houses in Flensburg that keep the tradition alive.

Flensburg harbor

Flensburg harbour

Day 2: Flensburg – Sønderborg – Åbenrå, approx. 80 km

The first stage of your bike tour in Southern Jutland takes you from Flensburg across the German-Danish border. You cycle along the Flensburg Fjord to Gråsten. The castle there is known as the summer residence of the Danish royal family. The decisive battle of the German-Danish War took place in nearby Dybbøl in 1864. In Sønderborg, a visit to Sønderborg Slot is worthwhile. It houses a museum dedicated to the history of the region. The old town of your destination for the day, Åbenrå, is characterised by a closed ensemble of burghers' and craftsmen's houses.

Sønderborg Slot

Sønderborg Slot

Day 3: Åbenrå – Kolding, approx. 95 km

The cycle route takes you first to Haderslev today. The old town, situated on a peninsula, is dominated by the Vor Frue Domkirke. The church is considered the most beautiful place of worship in Denmark. Visit the Haderslev Museum. It presents you with a remarkable collection of prehistoric finds and the exterior shows the residential architecture so typical of Southern Jutland. The Koldinghus in Kolding, your destination for the day, will immediately catch your eye. Climb the Kæmpetårn. From the tower of the castle you have a fabulous view over the town and the Kolding Fjord.

Koldinghus in Kolding


Day 4: Kolding – Esbjerg, approx. 80 km

From Kolding Fjord you cycle to the North Sea today! You will leave Kolding in a westerly direction and cross Southern Jutland almost without an ascent until you reach Esbjerg. Established just over 150 years ago, Esbjerg developed into the most important harbour town on the Danish North Sea coast. One of the city's landmarks is the Vandtårnet right by the harbour. From the top of the 33-metre-high water tower you have a view over the city, the harbour and the tidal flats all the way to the island of Fanø. Take a detour to Sædding beach, overlooked by the striking sculpture group Man by the Sea


Esbjerg, Man by the sea

Sculpture group Man by the Sea, Esbjerg | ©www.bldwrk.de

Day 5: Esbjerg – Fanø – Ribe, approx. 70 km + ferry trip

You start today's stage of your bike tour in Southern Jutland with the ferry ride (not included) to the island of Fanø. It takes about 12 minutes to cross over to the second northernmost of the Danish Wadden Sea islands. Cycle around the picturesque island and explore the small towns of Nordby and Sønderho. Or how about sunbathing on the fine sandy beach on the west coast? Take the ferry (not included) back to Esbjerg. Your destination for the day is Ribe. The old town of Denmark's oldest city is characterised by crooked cobbled streets, crooked half-timbered houses and the strikingly disparate towers of the cathedral.


Ribe | ©www.bldwrk.de

Day 6: Ribe – Mandø – Havneby (Rømø), approx. 75 km + tractor bus ride

From Ribe, you first head to the island of Mandø. The tidal island can be reached from Vester Vedsted (by tractor bus, not included) at low tide via a gravel causeway. The Koresand in the southwest of the island is impressive. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride and get to know the largest sandbank in the Wadden Sea. With a bit of luck, you will find amber washed up by storms and observe sunbathing seals. Back on the mainland, you head to the next island – Rømø. Via the Rømødæmningen road dam, you cycle to the island, which is characterised by a rich biodiversity and kilometres of sandy beaches. You will spend the night in the main town of Havneby.

Römö_thatched roof house

Thatched roof house, Island of Rømø

Day 7: Havneby – Sylt – Niebüll / Schlüttsiel, approx. 60 / 85 km

In Havneby you board the ferry to Sylt. On the nine-mile crossing, let the fresh North Sea wind blow around your nose and enjoy the view over the Wadden Sea. You will reach List on Sylt, Germany's northernmost municipality. Strengthen yourself with a fish sandwich at the harbour and explore Sylt on a longer or shorter bike tour, just as you like. Along the way you will encounter wide meadows, dunes, long sandy beaches and peacefully grazing sheep – simply wonderful! From Westerland you take the train back to the mainland via the Hindenburgdamm. You will spend the night in Niebüll.

Sylt, beach, bicycles

Bicycles on the beach of Sylt

Day 8: Niebüll – Tønder – Flensburg, approx. 100 km

The last stage of your bike tour in Southern Jutland  first takes you back to Denmark. A longer stopover is worthwhile in Møgeltønder. The village has Denmark's most beautiful village street. The cobbled linden avenue lined with thatched houses leads to Schackenborg Castle. The Drøhses Hus in the historic centre shows that the nearby town of Tønder once became famous for its lace-making craft. You cycle briskly along the border route back to Flensburg.

Drohses Hus Tønder

Drohses Hus, Tønder

Day 9: Individual departure

After breakfast, your bike tour in Southern Jutland already ends. We are happy to extend your stay in Flensburg with an extra night.


Farewell to Flensburg

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 27.04.2024 to 05.10.2024

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
27.04. - 03.05.
22.09. - 05.10.
from1149 €
Season B
04.05. - 07.05.
21.05. - 31.05.
08.09. - 21.09.
from1299 €
Season C
08.05. - 15.05.
01.06. - 28.06.
21.08. - 07.09.
from1399 €
Season D
16.05. - 20.05.
29.06. - 20.08.
from1499 €

All prices per person in a double room

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  • 8 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level and traditional Danish inns (Kro)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Ferry trip Havneby (Rømø) – List (Sylt) incl. bike
  • Train ride Westerland (Sylt) – Niebüll incl. bike
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included:

  • Ferry trip Fanø Island incl. bike
  • Tractor bus Vester Vedsted – Mandø Island and return, approx. 10 € per person
  • City or visitor's tax (if payable)
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For our younger cyclists

Due to the demanding stages, we do not recommend this trip for children.

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

299 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

all locations

95 €


135 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
27-Gear Rental Bike
99 €
30-Gear Rental Bike
30-Gear Rental Bike
169 €
259 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.80 m)
  • 30-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men’s bikes from 1.80 m)
  • Electric bike / Pedelec with freewheel (minimum age 16 years)

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

Here you find further information and pictures of our rental bikes.

Radweg-Reisen 27-gear unisex bike
27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 27-gear men's bike
27-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 30-gear unisex bike
27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg-Reisen 30-gear men's bike
30-gear men's bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
Radweg Reisen E-Bike
Unisex E-Bike, 8-speed hub gears and free-wheel

27-gear rental bike

99 €

30-gear rental bike

169 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
  • Start / Destination
  • Duration
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Length
    approx. 570 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 60 and 100 km, Ø 80 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Parking garage in the center: Parkhaus City, Süderhofenden 4 – 6, cost approx. 14 € / day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Tour operated by
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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