From Market Town to Fishing Village
From Market Town to Fishing Village is a lovely scenic bicycle route. It is 30 km in length, and starts at the harbour in Stubbekøbing.
The route follows minor roads, past Marie Grubbe’s house and along the coast to Næsgaard, where there is a fantastic view over the sound to Møn. The hilly
terrain you ride over is actually the Falster Ås (Falster Ridge). Many historical monuments are hidden away in the Corselitze Østerskov forest, from burial mounds to redoubts.
The halfway mark is the idyllic coastal village of Hesnæs. Enjoy your packed lunch or dinner at the ”village dinner table” down at the harbour. There is a lovely swimming beach, sheltered by the forest.
The tour then heads west, past the ruins of Bønnet Castle and on to Horbelev, where you will find a road church as well as places to buy groceries and eat out.
On the way back, towards Stubbekøbing, the route passes Åstrup with its red limewashed church, and the small village of Vejringe, where you will often find roadside stalls, selling fruit and vegetables. The terrain is also lovely and hilly here, where the Falster Ås is crossed once again.
The bicycle route is signposted with blue signs - you just need to follow the fish symbols: ”fisken”.
Other bicycle routes you may encounter on the way are Naturlandet Rundt (N), route 45 and the Danish national cycle routes The Baltic Sea Route (8) and Copenhagen-Berlin (9).
We recommend following the route in the direction that follows the numbers on the map. 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.
Buy food and refreshments in Stubbekøbing to take with you on the tour, or stock up in Horbelev. Fresh water is available at Stubbekøbing and Hesnæs harbours
The bicycle route starts at Stubbekøbing Harbour. You can get to the harbour with a bus, which can also carry your bicycle.
Naturlandet recommends Rejseplanen for bus and train schedules .
Experiences and attractions
- Marie Grubbe’s house: The story of a noble woman’s life as a simple ferrywoman.
- Næsgård: The former agricultural school provides fantastic views of Grønsund and Møn. There is an optional short detour through the forest, down to the water and back along track towards Næsgård.
- Falster Åsen: The hills of Falster Åsen were formed during the last ice age.
- Redoubt: Take a detour through the forest and out to a cannon battery from the wars with England between 1807-14. A 1.7 km tour through the forest.
- Ørnehøj passage grave: Passage grave excavated by a king. There are many barrows in the forest.
- Hesnæs: Charming and well-preserved historical fishing village, with characteristic straw-clad houses. A small harbour for fishing boats and leisure vessels and a lovely swimming beach.
- Hesnæs Beach: Lovely sandy beach, with a beech forest providing protection from the westerly wind.
- Pomle Nakke: One of Denmark’s last forest pavilions, with a restaurant and ice-cream shop. Lovely view of the Baltic Sea. 1.5 km detour.
- Bønnet Castle: Minor castle ruin from the 1500s with a moat and remains of a tower and house.
- Horbelev: Village with grocery store, as well as an open road church.
- Åstrup: Red limewashed church with frescoes by the Elmelunde Master.
- Vejringe: Small village with roadside stalls selling fruit.
- Stubbekøbing: Market town with ferry to Bogø, groceries and accommodation. Stubbekøbing was an important town in the Middle Ages and the church is well worth a visit.