In the Land of the Sea Eagles

The bicycle route ”In the Land of the Sea Eagles” gives visitors a fantastic opportunity to experience beautiful Nature Park Maribo Lakes from the land; it is also a great trail for walkers. 

Route description

The bicycle route ”In the Land of the Sea Eagles” gives visitors a fantastic opportunity to experience beautiful Nature Park Maribo Lakes from the land; it is also a great trail for walkers. The tour’s start and finish point is at the Maribo Tourist Information Centre, in the centre of Maribo.

The nature park is one of the Danish Nature Parks and has attained this seal of approval due to its unique nature values, diverse plant and animal species, interesting cultural environment as well as many good opportunities for outdoor activities on land and in the water. White-tailed sea eagles are one of the many species that you are almost guaranteed to see soaring over the lakes.

The Maribo Lakes are four interconnected lakes. This bicycle route goes around the two largest: Søndersø and Røgbølle Sø. 

The halfway mark of the tour is the birdwatching tower at Røgbølle Sø. Between Søndersø and Røgbølle Sø lies the idyllic Søholt Gods manor, with its interesting French Baroque garden, which is absolutely worth a visit.

The return route passes Naturskolen (Nature School), with a fantastic view of Søndersø, then along a beautiful trail to the Open-Air Museum, where the Naturlandet Information Centre is located.

The route passes several places with glorious views of the lakes, so bring your binoculars if you want a close-up view of the birdlife.

There are many picnic benches along the route, where you can enjoy your packed lunch with a view.

​Practical information

The bicycle route is signposted with blue signs - you just need to follow the sea eagle symbols: ”havørnen”.

On the bicycle route, you will see signs with symbols and numbers for other bicycle routes; the Danish national cycle route 7 and ’The Monk Road’ (88).

Naturlandet recommends that you cycle in the direction as indicated by the numbers on the maps. The bicycle route is signposted all the way in this direction.

There is nowhere to buy refreshments on this route; remember a packed lunch and water for your trip!

Public transport

The bicycle route starts at Maribo Station. You can get to the station with a bus or by train, which can also carry your bicycle. Naturlandet recommends Rejseplanen for bus and train schedules.

Oplevelser på turen

  1. Engestofte Gods: Gammel kongsgård fra 1457. Godset består af en hovedbygning, avlsgård, et gammelt våndtårn samt egen kirke.
  2. Naturskønt ophold ved Søndersø: Flot udsigt over den østlige del af Søndersø, til blandt andet Borgø, den største ø i naturparken og den eneste, som har været beboet i nyere tid.
  3. Pumpestation: Kontrollerer vandniveauet mellem Hejrede Sø og Søndersø. Her finder du også en udkigspost til Hejrede Sø, hvor der er gode muligheder for at se havørne.
  4. Søholt Storskov: Den største skov i naturparken med et fantastisk plante- og dyreliv, blandt andet meget sjældne dagsommerfugle.
  5. Skelsnæs Pavillion: Bygget i 1822 af Søholt Gods. Godt udflugtsmål og madpakkehus.
  6. Søholt Barokhave: Stort haveanlæg ved siden af Søholt Gods, som er et af landets ældste barokhaver. Haven er anlagt efter fransk forbillede. Barokhaven er åben for publikum mod entré.
  7. Søholt Orangeri: ”High Tea og havehistorie” i orangeriet på Søholt Gods. Nyd the og hjemmebagt kage til fortællinger om barokhavens historie. De første avnbøge blev plantet i slutningen af 1600-tallet og senest blev barokhaven renoveret i 2010. Det er muligt at studere gamle havetegninger, fotos og kobberstik.
  8. Naturskøntophold og fugletårn ved Røgbølle Sø: Fugletårn og handicapvenlig udkigspost med en fantastisk udsigt over Røgbølle Sø. Her findes information naturparkens rige fugleliv.
  9. Maribo Naturskole: Fantastisk udsigt ud over den vestlige del af Søndersø til Maribo.
  10. Frilandsmuseet og Naturlandet INFO-punkt: Oplev blandt andet 13 genopførte huse fra slutningen af 1600-tallet til begyndelsen af 1900-tallet. Udstilling om Naturlandet Lolland-Falster og Naturpark Maribosøerne.