Stage 1 Næstved to Stege, 75 km
From Næstved, follow National Route 8 south and cycle past the beautiful Gavnø Castle, where you can enjoy the newly renovated rooms at the castle, the Nordic region’s largest private painting collection, the impressive castle park and much more. On the trip south towards Vordingborg, you will have a view of Dybsø and Avnø Fjord. On the way, you’ll pass the nature areas Avnø and Knudshoved Odde, where there is abundant birdlife and you might spot a seal if you’re lucky. In Vordingborg, you’ll pass by the Goose Tower and the Danish Castle Centre, where you can learn more about the three Valdemar kings who ruled there in Vordingborg’s heyday.
From Kalvehave you can choose to take the sailing cycle route across Stege bay, where you’ll save approx. 11 km by bike. The ferry runs every weekend during the schools’ summer holidays from week 26 to week 32.