Forest Adventures

This route takes you deep into the forests. Through three of Central Falster’s forests, with plenty of lovely scenery and interesting relics of the past.

Route description

The tour can be started at Slotsbryggen in Nykøbing Falster, then ride north along Guldborg Sound, past Ny Kirstineberg and through Bangsebro forest. Bangsebro forest features a mountain bike trail, forest playground, fireplace and much more.

Continue eastwards, to the newest part of town, Nordbyen and then to Tingsted. You can take a break at the church and perhaps take a look inside and enjoy the lovely frescoes by the Elmelunde Master.

The next highlight is Hannenovskov forest, where you will pass the Virketvold Iron Age stronghold and fantastic natural scenery at the meadows in Fjællebro. Continue on through Oustrup Forest, then back along the small roads to Nordbyen, this time on the western side.

In the Bangsebro forest, ride out through the forest’s southeastern corner and continue east around Nykøbing F. You then ride through yet another forest, Sønder Kohave, then back through Østerbro - a part of the town, to Slotsbryggen.

If the route is too long, it can be shortened to 11.5 km by only riding to Bangsebro forest.

There is nowhere to purchase food or drinks on this route. 

​Practical information

The bicycle route is signposted with blue signs - just follow the panorama route 420.

Other bicycle routes you may encounter on the way are Sundruten (apples), Coast to Coast (418), The Monk Road (88), Naturlandet Rundt (N), and the Danish national cycle route Copenhagen-Berlin (9).

We recommend following the route in the direction that follows the numbers on the map. The entire length of the bicycle route is signposted in this direction. You will also come across a sign every time the route turns. If there isn’t a sign, then just follow the road.

Food and refreshments can be purchased in Nykøbing Falster.

Public transport

The bicycle route starts at Slotsbryggen in Nykøbing Falster. You can get to Nykøbing F. by train, or with a bus, which can also carry your bicycle. Naturlandet recommends Rejseplanen for bus and train schedules.

Experiences and attractions

  1. Bangsebro Forest: Close to town, with various public facilities, plenty of wildlife, a stream with trout and many burial mounds. Bangsebro is a state-owned forest.
  2. Tingsted Church: One of the characteristic red limewashed Falster churches. Take a look inside; the Elmelunde Master created many of the lovely frescoes in the Late Middle Ages. Opposite the church is an old ’tingsted’, which was the site for court hearings and sentencing from the 1500s onwards.
  3. Hannenovskov Forest: 530 hectares of forest, much of it oak forest, the rest is beech and various deciduous species with just a small amount of evergreens. The old oak trees are 2-300 years old. The forest is full of historical monuments, especially many burial mounds.
  4. Virkethus: The municipality’s ”green community hall”. Virkethus is a detour from the main route, but there is a toilet, picnic shelter and water here, as well as a number of other facilities.
  5. Virketvolden: Iron Age stronghold from 500-850 AD. 60 hectares of listed embankments and trenches as well as a marsh area.
  6. Borremosen Moor: A short detour from the main route. Borremose Moor is home to rare plants and animals, including the yellow-spotted white face dragonfly and water lilies.
  7. The Fjællebro Meadows: Beautiful meadow area, with breeding cranes in the summertime. Fjællebro is a very old road, perhaps from the Iron Age. A ’fjælle’ is a bridge made from wooden planks. Today, there is an asphalt road over the river, where the bridge once lay.
  8. Oustrup Forest: 221-hectare forest, much of which is oak forest. 45 Bronze Age burial mounds and a couple of long barrows.
  9. Sønder Kohave Forest: Close to town, mostly beech trees.There is a signposted Healthy Heart Trail and the forest is well-utilised as an exercise area. The forest is state-owned.