4. Life is sweet
The island of Møn is known for its dramatic tree-capped white cliffs that tumble into the Baltic Sea – a great location for mountain biking but one of the island’s more laidback cycling routes meanders along the scenic cove by medieval Stege, the island’s main town. The 21/42 km route passes picturesque villages with timber-framed cottages and even a small museum farm. At the StaySail Aquacenter in the village of Svensmarke, you can also head out on the quiet waters of the cove in a canoe or sea kayak for that perfect moment of tranquil silence. The town of Stege itself has something for every taste bud – an artisanal candy-maker housed in an old sugar factory and one of Denmark’s many prized microbreweries, Bryghuset Møn. Travellers preferring golf to sailing can combine their cycling experience with a round of golf on the rolling greens by the cove at Hotel Præstekilde.
Where: The island of Møn (Lolland-Falster archipelago, part of the Berlin-Copenhagen Route)
Distance: Short route 21/long route 42 km
Copenhagen is famed for its gourmet cuisine and Nordic-centred eateries, such as the famous restaurant Noma, currently listed as the World’s Best by The World’s 50 Best Restaurant (2014). Some of Denmark’s top culinary experiences, however, headed by the nation’s best-known chefs, are to be found at seaside hotels and other coastal destinations nationwide. Read more about Denmark’s new coastal foodie trail.
Powered by Cycling: Panorama is a new initiative that makes it easier for holidaymakers in Denmark to experience some of the best the nation has to offer. The Panorama initiative offers 26 new looped cycling routes that branch out from two of Denmark’s most scenic national cycling route - the West Coast Route and the Berlin-Copenhagen Route. The short routes have been upgraded with new cycling infrastructure and an international hospitality quality labelling system - Bike+Bed. Many of these routes offer a unique chance to explore nature, heritage and family attractions in Denmark by pedal power.