Length 111 km (69 miles), terrain: light hills, gain 433 meters
Hey folks, it's #SummerFun time! This week, as a vacation from the normal blogging routine, each day we'll publish a short biking route in Denmark. Maybe it will inspire a few people to try something a bit different from their usual workouts!
On this fifth day of the bike ride through the Danish South Seas, I headed north from Odense to the long spit of land at the opening of Odense Fjord, at the northern tip of Fyn island. I then headed west to Bogense, on Fyn's west coast, then further through Middelfart (that's the real name) to the fortress town of Fredericia on the mainland.
It turned out to be the longest day of the trip, 111 kilometers, a day that seemingly wouldn't end. But it had some great contrasts, and I was glad I took the long way west instead of heading directly to Middelfart. I had expected to route to cover just 80 kilometers, but my Naviki app was showing me the distance in miles, so it ended up being more like 120 kilometers that day! I should have used my reading glasses when setting up the app ;-)
|Along Odense Fjord|
|Nimbus motorcycles on a tour|
|Beach houses along Hasmark Strand|
|I missed a turn and ended up on this dirt road to nowhere. But it eventually came to a road and I found the way to Hasmark!|
|Enebærode cow beach|
|The Enebærode lighthouse|
|Alleyway along a stream in Bogense|
|The bike route went right through this manor farm|
|The new Lillebaelt bridge. The bike bridge is in the background|
|Taking a break in Middelfart on this long, hot day|
|The old bridge. Bridge-climbers were walking above!|