Length 71 km (44 miles), terrain: light hills, gain 446 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!
This is our last day of biking through southern Denmark, this beautiful land full of thatched-roofed farmhouses and secluded beaches. We'll head south from Haderslev, on Jutland's east coast, and cross the border to Flensburg, in Germany.
We'll continue following Danish National Bike Route 5 southwards at first, but this section is no longer called the "Water Way" like yesterday, it stays inland. We'll ride through the countryside mainly, with only a few glimpses of water today. Later, we switch to National Route 3, continuing south as route 5 turns eastwards.
|Watermill along the way|
|Along Bike Route 3|
The last big Danish town of the ride comes up soon, Aabenraa, another harbor town on the end of its own fjord.
|Aabenraa town center|
|Nachos and a Blackbird beer hit the spot!|
|In the Aabenraa church|
Finally, bike-route 3 hits Kollund Strand, on the Flensburg Fjord. Stop at one of the little beaches for a last swim and a great view over the water. That's Germany off on the other side.
|Kollund Strand: that's Germany on the other side of the fjord|
|The crossing back to Germany|
|Old ships along the Flensburg waterfront|