On Stage 12 between Middelfart and Christiansfeld, you ride through the largest nature reserve in Denmark, Naturpark Lillebælt. It winds its way between Fyn and Jutland, connected by the Lillebælt bridges. The waters of Lillebælt are the focal point for a rich and varied countryside and home to one of the world’s most dense populations of Harbour Porpoises. Explore these beautiful creatures on board a Whale Safari from the lovely old port of Middelfart. When you reach Fredericia, you dive straight into Denmark’s military history.
Fredericia was, for many hundreds of years, one of the most important fortresses and garrison towns in Denmark. The beautifully-preserved ramparts tell the story of the siege of 1849. On your way into Kolding, you will notice Jutland’s last royal castle, Koldinghus. The town is a mix of culture and design with a vault of creative shops and exciting exhibitions.
The stage ends at Christiansfeld, with its yellow brick Moravian houses. In 2015 the town became a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the coffee, the honey cakes and the tranquility of this stunning place.
Should you wish to leave out Stage 11 on your ride, make sure you still manage to enjoy a whale safari (page 130) and some Bridgewalking (page 127) on the old Lillebælt Bridge. Christiansfeld can also be your start point for Stage 12, which then ends in Middelfart. From here you can continue onto Stage 11 and to Assens.