Sundruten is a 44 km long bicycle route through lovely natural scenery. The starting point is at Slotsbryggen, in Nykøbing Falster.
The tour heads north, past the Ny Kirstineberg Manor and through manor house countryside with vast fields and hedgerows. Other estates are Gl. Kirstineberg, Pandeberg, Vennerslund and Klodskovgård.
The halfway-mark is Guldborg, with accommodation, shopping and dining facilities. There is also a beach, ancient monuments in the forest and a shelter area.
Further south, on the Lolland side of the route, are Majbølle Mill and the large nature reserve Majbølle Nor, just by the tunnel over Guldborg Sound.
The tour continues through Hamborgskov forest, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet and perhaps see some animals. From the forest, catch glimpses of Guldborg Sund strait and the large Løgnor with its rush meadows. The route passes the Medieval Centre, the largest tourist attraction in the area.
The tour ends by crossing King Frederick IX’s bridge, bringing you back to Nykøbing F.
The bicycle route is signposted with blue signs - you just need to follow the apple symbols: ”æblerne”.
Other bicycle routes you may encounter on the way are A Haven for Birds (birdwatching tower), Forest Adventures (420), Coast to Coast (418), Naturlandet Rundt (N), The Monk Road (88) 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.
Food and refreshments can be purchased in Nykøbing and in Guldborg. Fresh water is available from taps at Hjelm Harbour, look for signs at the harbour.
The bicycle route starts at Slotsbryggen in Nykøbing F. 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 attraction
- Slotsbryggen: Modern marina area with cinema and restaurants.
- Manor house countryside and apple orchards: Characteristic manor house countryside with large fields and forests. Four of the estates have united to produce fruit, especially apples.
- Guldborg: Small town on both sides of Guldborg Sound, was once a ferry town. Campground, shelters, B&B, restaurants, swimming beach and harbour.
- Guldborg Storskov forest: Extensive forest area with several signposted walking trails. The forest contains many ancient monuments, including a redoubt from the Danish wars with Sweden in 1657-60 and one from the wars with England 1807-14.
- Majbølle mill: Lovely restored Dutch windmill. Open every Tuesday in the summer.
- Majbølle Nor bird reserve: Important roosting and wintering grounds for waterbirds. Birds of prey are often sighted here, even white-tailed sea eagles. Great views from the birdwatching tower.
- The Guldborgsundtunnel: Immersed car tunnel, 460 metres under the water. Please note that cycling is not permitted in the tunnel. There are picnic benches along the path over the tunnel and good views of Guldborg Sound.
- Hjelm marina shelter area: Tiny marina with beach, shelter area and campground with water and toilet.
- Hamborgskov forest: Forest close to town with many ancient oak trees, meadows and reed beds. Mountain bike and horse-riding trails.
- The Medieval Centre: Jousting knights and working artisans in a complete, living medieval town. For more information go to middelaldercentret.dk
- Nykøbing Falster: Lolland-Falster’s largest town with plenty of places to eat, accommodation, shops and cultural events.
Download the gpx file for the route - Sundruten. The file contains the route's GPS data, and can be used to transfer the route to your Garmin watch and other apps. Remember you can find the route digitally in the Naturlandet Lolland-Falster app without needing the gpx file.