I convince Don that we leave the car in Rødby and take off on bikes for a week. Denmark is pretty flat, which makes for easy riding and has an impressive network of bike paths and dedicated bike lanes.
Day 1: Maribo to Vordingborg – 46km
Day 2: Vordingbord to Ringsted
Accommodation: Soren and Marie (BJ’s younger brother)
Don manages to have two flat tyres, the second only a few kilometers from the bike shop that fixed the first. We decide that I would continue whilst he went back and got the tyre fixed. Don then took the train to Ringsted to meet me.
Bjarne organises for us to stay at Soren and Marie’s, who will be on holidays in Italy. They generously lend us their house and leave us provisions for our arrival.
John & Vibeke have spend summers at the beachside camping ground in Vemmetofte. They generously set us up in our own camper for the night and provide a lovely dinner as well as great company for the night.
Day 4: Vemmetofte to Stege
Accommodation: Kaffehuset Mon B&B
Day 5: Stege to Maribo
Accommodation: The Jensen’s
We had originally planned to break the return trip, but there is rain on the way. We are fair weather cyclists, so we decide to push through. With a strong tail wind helping us, the kilometers pass by quickly.
Not far from Maribo we have a final stop at Krenkerup Bryggeri (brewery) and Don can add another to his list of beers.