SydkystDanmark
Hotel Frederiksminde

The Deluxe Route

A 160 km cycling holiday packed with unique nature experiences, where exclusive food experiences and accommodation give quality-conscious cyclists a perfect cycling holiday on the South Coast of Denmark.

For the more discerning visitors, this is a route where the culinary experiences and accommodation are of the highest quality. The 160 km route takes you past the South Coast of Denmark’s most exclusive accommodation and restaurants, where it’s the little details that count. Don’t miss out on a visit to Hotel Frederiksminde, which has been awarded a Michelin star for several consecutive years. 

The holiday starts and ends in Næstved, which you can reach by car or train from Copenhagen and the rest of the country. It is also possible to park your car here during your cycling holiday.

Stage description

Shopping i SydkystDanmark

Stage 1 Næstved to Præstø, 32 km

Stage 1 takes you from Næstved to Præstø via Regional Route 54. If you’re up for cycling a few extra kilometres on the first day, you can begin with a small detour past the Rococo-style Gavnø Castle (12 km). On the way to Præstø you pass the historic Rønnebæksholm Estate, which today functions as an art gallery. You end your journey in the cosy market town of Præstø. Take a stroll along the cobbled streets or relax with a good glass of wine at the harbour before checking in at Hotel Frederiksminde, where you can enjoy the Michelin restaurant’s exquisite dining experience. Alternatively, you can spend the night at the romantic Jungshoved Præstegård vicarage, which is just 9 km from Præstø.

Stevns Klint Gammel Højerup Kirke

Stage 2 Præstø to Rødvig, 39 km

Stage 2 takes you along the east coast of Zealand to the charming harbour town of Rødvig and the UNESCO World Heritage site Stevns Klint . On the way, you’ll pass the Feddet peninsula, which has one of Denmark’s best beaches, Strandskoven Siberia or Vemmetofte Kloster, all of which invite you to stop and take a break from pedalling. Take a detour on Panorama Route 425 to Faxe Limestone and Geomuseum Faxe, where you can enjoy the view of the limestone quarry from the Prismet viewing platform. In Rødvig, check in at Rødvig Inn and Seaside Hotel, which in 2019 was named Denmark’s Best Seaside Hotel. You immediately feel the relaxed and personal atmosphere here. End the day with a pleasant meal overlooking Stevns Klint.

Anna Norrman

Stage 3 Rødvig to Klippinge, 26 km

The stage runs along the UNESCO World Heritage Stevns Klint, which offers a wealth of scenic experiences. Enjoy a dip on the beach in Rødvig and make a stop at Boesdal Limestone Quarry, at Højerup Old Church or at Stevnsfort Cold War Museum, which holds Denmark’s biggest war secret. End the day at the popular The Norrmans Boutique Bed & Breakfast – aesthetic accommodation where nothing is left to chance, and a place where you enjoy “social dining” – dinner with the other guests around the long table. Alternatively, you can continue 12 km to Vallø Slotskro, where you can spend the night in an idyllic inn and enjoy an excellent dinner from a kitchen recognised in the White Guide Denmark and the Danish Dining Guide.

Orangeriet Paradehuset Gisselfeld

Stage 4 Klippinge to Gisselfeld, 43 km

The fourth stage takes you towards the Gisselfeld area, where you will find Gisselfeld Abbey, the Paradehuset orangery in the castle park and Camp Adventure. At Camp Adventure you can experience Denmark’s new top attraction – the 45-metre-high Forest Tower, from which you can enjoy views across all of South Zealand.  You can eat at Villa Gallina and spend the night at Hesede Hovedgård, where you will also find the Veras Verden speciality shop and coffee roastery. Alternatively, you can enjoy dinner at Rønnede Kro and spend the night at Edelsminde B&B.

Holmegaard Værk

Stage 5 Gisselfeld to Næstved

The last stage takes you from Gisselfeld back to Næstved, where you began your journey. Along the way, you’ll pass the new Holmegård Værk – an experience centre featuring glass and ceramic exhibitions from the Danish design brands Holmegaard and Kähler. From here it’s on to Næstved, where you can enjoy the last dinner of the holiday at the gourmet restaurant B-spis and spend the night at the charming Hotel Kirstine. You can of course spice up your visit to Næstved by browsing the many speciality shops, taking a tour around the city streets and exploring Næstved Art City, which brings street art by international artists to the hidden and forgotten gables.

Stay overnight and find great experiences and assistance

Options for accommodation, wonderful experiences and knowledgeable tourist information centres are located along the entire route. In the boxes below, we’ve compiled the most accessible places that follow the route so that you can find the best places for your cycling holiday.