The bicycle route ”Wild Horses” awaits you, with many exciting experiences on southern Lolland and in the Saksfjed-Hyllekrog nature reserve.
The southernmost point of Lolland consists of the Saksfjed Containment and Hyllekrog isthmus. The nature reserve is one of Denmark’s most important areas for migrating birds and is also home to wild horses, a breeding pair of white-tailed sea eagles, a wealth of water birds, a large population of fallow deer as well as many other interesting fauna and flora species.
Starting at the Lalandia holiday centre, the route passes through Rødbyhavn and continues to Tågerup. It then
travels down Kastanjealle to the beautiful Lungholm Castle and on to Errindlev. Refreshments can be purchased at the community-run village store, or choose from one of many delightful places to enjoy your packed lunch in this tranquil village.
Lyttesholm Nature Centre is the next significant stop on the tour, with access to the Saksfjed-Hyllekrog Nature Reserve. The centre provides comprehensive information about the area and ideas for how to experience the singular nature of the nature reserve.
With a beautiful view over Fehmarn Belt, the route winds back towards Rødbyhavn, west along the southern Lolland dyke, which was established after the storm flood of 1872.
On your way through Rødbyhavn, you ride along the Jernbanesti (Railway Trail), a former railway line that once connected the harbour of Rødbyhavn with Rødby, Holeby and Maribo. The entire stretch to Maribo is a lovely and car-free path - a perfect choice for your next Naturlandet adventure!
The bicycle route is signposted with blue signs - you just need to follow the horse symbols: ”hesten”.
On the bicycle route, you will see several signs with symbols and numbers for other bicycle routes; the Danish national cycle routes 7 and 8 - The Baltic Sea Route, The Monk Road (88) and Naturlandet Rundt (N).
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.
Refreshments can be purchased along the way, in the town of Rødbyhavn and in Errindlev.
The bicycle route can be started at the Rødby Ferry Terminal. 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.
Experiences and attractions
- Lalandia: A holiday centre where you can, amongst other things, swim in the tropical waterpark, go skating, bowling, watch a movie in the cinema, eat out and much, much more!
- Rødbyhavn: Established in 1912, after Rødby Fjord was dammed and vanished. Since 1963, Rødbyhavn has been an important crossroads due to the establishment of a permanent ferry route to Puttgarden.
- Tågerup Church: The Romanesque Tågerup Church was built in red brick. The church is famous for its frescoes and a runestone at its entrance.
- Polish Barracks Museum: Get a sense of what life was like for a young woman living in the barracks and working hard in the beet fields. The women were seasonal workers and were typically in Denmark from the sowing of the sugar beets until harvest time.
- Lungholm Castle: The beautiful castle property has found a new life as the setting for events, such as weddings and other private occasions and conferences. The castle is also available as a bed and breakfast.
Errindlev: In Errindlev, you will find a grocery store, church, chair museum, village pond and shelter area.
Lyttesholm Nature Centre: Interesting entrance to the Saksfjed-Hyllekrog nature reserve, withshelter area, toilet, nature exhibition and comprehensive information.
Saksfjed-Hyllekrog: The central part of the area is a nature reserve. The Hyllekrog isthmus is approximately five kilometres long. You can walk all the way out to the tip, and halfway along there is a lighthouse, with a fantastic view from the top. Access to Hyllekrog is closed from the 1st of March to the 15th of July, due to breeding birds. There is a birdwatching tower in Saksfjed from which you can see an abundance of water birds and perhaps even the wild horses or a white-tailed sea eagle, if you are lucky.
Download the gpx file for the route - Wild Horses. 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.