Tour itinerary: Coast to Coast

The Coast to Coast route gives you the best views over Falster's two coastlines. Between the coasts you'll experience close-up the peace of village life. In the old market town of Nykøbing Falster you can enjoy your lunch – like the Russian Tsar Peter the Great did back in 1716.

Coast to Coast - 39 km / 31 km

You can start the tour anywhere you like but the route described here starts at the tourist information office at Marielyst. Marielyst tourist information office (1) can hire out cycles which you can pedal round the pano-rama route. Head down Marielyst Strandvej until you reach Stouby Tværvej - later in the summer sunflowers bloom along the roadside!

At the foot of Væggerløse Bakke you have to walk a little to get to the top – from here expect to be rewarded with a unique view over Bredningen to Lolland, and the white Art Museum Fuglsang. When you have caught your breath, it's time to go exploring in the old Stouby mill dating from 1790 and visit Stouby glass house (3). The owner, Line, has a has a working garage, shop and glass exhibition in the charming old Møllegård which is here.

Ved Næsbanken drejes mod Hasselø. Lad cyklen føre dig ned ad bakke, mens du nyder udsigten over Guldborgsund. Hasselø by (5) er en gammel fiskerlandsby, der nu er omdannet til velhaverhuse. Et stop foran de græssende heste plejer at være et hit for børn.

Cycle along the dam into the town of Nykøbing Falster. On the right you will have a good view of the sugar beet factory (7). Be careful as there may be sugar beet lying on the cycle path! You now have the option of taking a detour by crossing the bridge to Lolland and visiting the Medieval Centre (8). Other-wise follow the route towards the harbour and cycle along the water's edge to Slotsbryggen (9). Get off your cycle here and push it over the bridge and the 150 metres long the water's edge until you reach Slotsgade.

Fars Hat (10) - a little ruined tower from the imposing Nykøbing Castle. The castle is centrally located between Scandinavia and Germany and over the years has been the residence for several queens – including Sophie of Mecklenburg (1557-1631). From Slotsgade head down into the old part of the town (11) at Engvej and Staldgården. Cycle back from Slotsgade and continue along Langgade until you reach the tower (12). Now is the time to park up your cycle, go exploring in Nykøbing Falster town and “refuel" in one of the many tempting places to eat.

Close to the tower is The Tsar's House (13), where Tsar Peter the Great of Russia in 1716 ate lunch together with the town's mayor! Today it is a restaurant and museum. A little further down along Færgestræde lies the tourist information office (14) which is in the style of an old-fashioned grocery store.

Also pay a visit to the The water tower (15) dating from 1908 which boasts the area's best panoramic view at a height of 34 metres! You'll also find exhibitions here all the time and a café serving home-made cake. With a full stomach it's time to turn towards the east. As you leave the town you'll cycle past Lille Kirkestræde, note the beautiful abbey church from the 1400s (16).

Idestrup (19) is a small hamlet with a village church and places to shop. Here too you can take a short cut to Marielyst if your legs are feeling the strain. Otherwise continue past Østersøvej to Ulslev Beach (20) with play areas in natural surroundings, a bathing beach, toilet, a place to eat your packed lunch etc.

The wind can be a trifle brisk on the last stretch back to Marielyst. In Marielyst (21) there is a wide selection of places where you can eat and stay overnight as well as activities for children and adults – not least Marielyst Beach!

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Roads: small country roads with moderate traffic.

Max 3 % gradient.

Cycling time at 11 km/h (adult): 3½ hours
Cycling time at 8 km/h (child): approx. 5 hours