Et gammelt blåt sejlskib ligger til kaj. I horisonten kan man se Lillebæltsbroen.

The Baltic Sea Cycle Route Stage 11 - Assens-Middelfart

Photo: Andreas Bastiansen

Come by west Fyn and experience spectacular views, whale safari from the old port in Middelfart, CLAY Ceramic Museum, Hindsgavl peninsula's nature park or feel the rush in your stomach and walk 60 meters above sea level at Bridgewalking Lillebælt!

The town of Assens is absolutely worth exploring so before you go further along Stage 11, have a good look around. The beautiful ‘Church of Our Lady’ is a must. The harbour is still a thriving, maritime community, and the old town is wonderfully atmospheric. From Assens you ride north towards Aborg Strand (beach), a perfect place to rest.

On your way to Middelfart, you stay close to the south-westerly coast, making your way over to Føns Strand, Ronæs Bridge and Svinø. Reach for the sky in Middelfart with Bridgewalking on top of the old Lillebælt Bridge. If you would rather explore Middelfart from the water, embark on a Whale Safari on Lillebælt.

Hindsgavl Peninsula
This recreational countryside is home to Hindsgavl Nature Reserve and Deer Park, the ’Nature Centre Hindsgavl’ as well as the Welcome and Information Centre for Bridgewalking Lillebælt. There is a fantastic 10km walk you can do along the coast from the old harbour to Teglgård called ’pynten rundt’. It takes around four hours. The Deer Park has a large population of red and fallow deer, which be seen on the plains and in the forests. 

The Market Town of Assens
From the Middle Ages onwards to the opening of the old Lillebælt Bridge in the 20th Century, Assens was the primary crossing route from Fyn to Schleswig, and therefore a lively hub of activity between Copenhagen and Hamburg. Its varied history can also be seen if you wander into ‘The Church of Our Lady’ in Assens, which is Fyn’s second-largest church. Visit the Museum of West Fyn and take a guided evening tour through 19th Century Assens.

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