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South Danish Archipelago & German Baltic Sea XL

South Danish Archipelago & German Baltic Sea XL

(10 Days/9 Nights, approx. 195 km )


“Our South Sea” is what the Danes proudly call this enchanting mix of endless sandy beaches, brilliantly-white chalk cliffs, countless islands and small harbour towns with colourful houses. It is with pleasure that we are able to offer a journey through this magnificent world with sailing boat and bike.
With our barkentine Atlantis are a whole new way in which to discover the Danish South Sea.

On board of the Atlantis we will navigate our way to several harbour towns and quiet bays, followed by the active exploration of beautiful landscapes by bike. More often than not, the boat will continue sailing, whilst you are busy spinning your pedals, in order to meet you at your next destination. In some harbours or bays, in which the Atlantis cannot dock, the crew will ferry you to land in the ships tender.

On the bike tours, your tour guide will lead you through beautiful settings and to the most important local sights. In preparation for each cycle tour, you will learn of the distance and difficulty of each tour, from your tour guide, enabling you to make an informed decision as to whether or not you wish to take part on the cycling tour or if you would prefer to navigate your way to the next destination on board of the Atlantis.

Good to know:All our tours in Denmark are operated by a partner tour operator, experts in the field, and can vary in their execution in comparison to traditional Islandhopping tours. 

This itinerary has been updated for 2021. The itinerary, prices and services should remain unchanged. All tour dates for 2021 are now online and available to book.

Map

Highlights of the tour
Culture: Wander around fascinating Copenhagen
Nature: Get excited by the chalk cliffs on the island of Møn
Activity: Take a bike ride to the Royal City of Roskilde at the winding Fjord.
Culinary: Enjoy the very famous Danish Smørrebrød.
Souvenirs: Local beer and cheese of various flavours

Itinerary

1st Day (Fri) Kiel-Holtenau (Embarkation at Holtenau)

Crew & Tallship Atlantis await you at the harbour Kiel-Holtenau on the first evening. Check in and get together while enjoying a little dinner.

2nd Day (Sat) Kiel – Klimtholm/Island of Møn (Sailing day)

„Cast off!“ We are sailing all day long into direction of the island of Møn. Sailing enthusiasts can take an active part in the sailing of the ship. For those who would rather watch, it‘s enough to enjoy the fresh sea breeze or to settle down with a book they have always wanted to read. Our ship takes us to the little harbour town Klintholm on the Island of Møn.

3rd Day (Sun) Island of Møn (aprx. 27 mi./43 km)

After breakfast our first cycle tour takes us across the island. The cliff coast of Klint is truly a highlight. The chalk cliff at the eastern part of the island is 128 m high. Enjoy the amazing view across the Baltic Sea. As soon as everyone is aboard the Atlantis takes off for Køge, which is one of the best preserved middle age towns of Denmark.

4th Day (Mon) Island of Sjælland / Køge - Roskilde (aprx. 22 mi./36 km)

Cycling tour from Køge, situated in the south of Copenhagen, to the Royal Citiy of Roskilde. Around noon you arrive at Køge lovely located along the unique and winding Roskilde Fjord. We take a walk to the mighty cathedral, which is UNESCO World Heritage. 37 danish kings and queens are buried there. Take some time to stroll along the harbor for a while, before we take a train to Copenhagen. Your proud ship Atlantis awaits you in front of Copenhagen castle.

5th Day (Tue) Copenhagen – on a visit to the little mermaid (aprx. 16 mi./25 km)

Copenhagen is multi-faceted: palaces, „island“, colourful Christiania, the Royal Garden and Rosenborg Castle, a charming old town center as well as places with Mediterranean flair. Copenhagen will capture everybody‘s heart. And in addition it is one of the cycle-friendliest cities of Europe. You may explore the lovely town as you like – go for a bike ride or just stroll around a while. Feel free to ask our tour guide about the hidden gems. He’ll be pleased to help.

6th Day (Wed) Bye-bye Copenhagen (Sailing day)

We wave „Goodbye“ to the Little Mermaid ponderingly sitting on her rock in the harbour. The Danish Riviera escorts us a while sailing on our way to Samsø.

7th Day (Thu) Island of Samsø / Kolby Kås or Ballen Havn - Tranebjerg (aprx. 34 mi/54 km)

Samsø, the sunny island of Denmark, is almost unknown. The isle will put a spell on you with its tranquillity and peacefulness. We get over to Kolby Kås or Ballen Havn by dinghy. Our cycle tour takes us to Tranebjerg with a stop for lunch in Ballebjerg. In the afternoon we cast a glance at the archipelago with its bird preserve Stavens Fjord. Back at the Atlantis in the afternoon we head south. Dinner in the harbor of Nyborg on the
island of Funen.

8th Day (Fri) Island of Funen (Fyn)/ Nyborg - Svendborg (aprx. 28 mi/45 km)

On our way out of town we pass the defiant castle of Nyborg. We head south into direction of the sun. Our first stop is a mill, while the Atlantis leaves the harbour. We pass the impressive Holckenhavn castle and will enjoy our lunch close to the sea. We continue cycling till the Skarupøre sound, where we entert he Atlantis by dinghy. We sail cheerful across the sound to the natural harbour of the lively town Svendborg. Charming street cafes invite to stay awhile. Enjoy and relax.

9th Day (Sat) Island of Ærø (aprx. 25 mi/40 km)

The island of Ærø appears like pocket sized Denmark. Tiny little villages with colourful and thached roof houses along our route. An impressive cliff coast at Vorderup Klint offers a wide view across the sea as well as a lovely spot for a break. We get to Ærøskøbing around lunch time. No place is more romantic than the islands capital. Narrow lanes, metres high hollyhocks, a marketplace with old water pumps … let‘s stroll
around and enjoy. We hop on board in Søby in the afternoon and set sails while heading to Kiel.

10th Day (Sun) Kiel-Holtenau (Farewell/Disembarkation)

After an extensive breakfast it’s time to say Goodbye to Crew, ship and companions. Your bags packed, reminiscing and with a lot of pictures on your memory card you return home.

Ships

Atlantis (Tallship)

At 57 x 7.5 m, 14 sails and over 750 sqm sail surface the Atlantis is a guaranteed eye catcher in every harbor. Built in 1905 and christened Elbe 2, the Atlantis served faithfully as a light vessel in the North Sea, Germany. Afterwards she was elaborately restorated as a tallship for passenger cruises.

The renovation featured a classy salon, a spacious upper deck including seats and a cocktail bar as well as 16 comfortable air conditioned guest cabins including a shower and toilet. The unique charm of the Atlantis is due to the loving care of the inventory and to a helpful and greatly experienced crew.

The Atlantis operates for Islandhopping on the Balearic Islands in Spain as well as in the South Funen Archipelago in Denmark.

Rental bikes

Hybrid Bikes

Those choosing to rent an hybrid bike will receive a reliable, low maintenance, aluminum frame bike in the suitable size. Our hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier, a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. All components are selected based on our twenty years of experience in bike tourism, insuring that they fulfill the necessary criteria to provide the rider with an uncompromised cycle experience.

These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 120 euro on this trip. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

E-Bikes

Clients who wish to be supported by a tail-wind and seek to hire an e-bike will receive a high-quality pedalec, powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances, and characterized by their light weight and great components. Alternative drive systems may also be used. Standard components of our e-bikes in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier, a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. With our e-bikes you will conquer the hills with a smile, they are a true declaration of independence for all who wish to cycle and seek the support of a little push.

These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 220 euro on this trip. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

Journey

Embarkation Harbour Kiel Holtenau

The embarkation harbour for our tours to the South Danish Archipelago & German Baltic Sea Coast Tours is Kiel-Holtenau.


How to get to Kiel-Holtenau

Hamburg Airport (HAM) is accessible from virtually all major airports in Europe. Direct flights are offered by Lufthansa and other national airways.

From the airport a bus connection goes to Kiel main station every hour (line 4550, 1 ½ hours driving time). At the airport you will find the bus between Terminals 1 and 2. Search for the bus company with the name Kielius. When boarding the bus you can choose a combination ticket. With this ticket a taxi driver will be ordered for you in Kiel, and you will be taken to your ship. The arrival and departure can also be combined in this way. For more information, see www.kielius.de.

Prices & Accomplishments

Base tour price per person (in a twin cabin)

– 1,480 euro (Tallship Atlantis)

Accomplishments within the basic tour price

– 10-day-trip on a motor yacht with crew
– 9 nights in a twin cabin with shower/toilet
– Full board
– Guided cycling tours and sightseeing as described in the itinerary
– Bed linen and towels

Additional bookable accomplishments

– Shared twin cabin can be booked; limited on request
– A double cabin for single use can be booked; limited on request
– Rental bike with Ortlieb pannier: hybrid bicycle: 120 euro/week; e-bike: 220 euro/week (limited, on request)
– Insurance against theft and damage of the rental bike: hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week; e-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: grossly negligent damages)

Not included in the tour price

– Journey to Kiel-Holtenau
– Transfer airport/ship
– Drinks on board (tally sheet; to be paid to the captain)
– Tips for crew and tour guides

Things to note

Partner tour & Itinerary changes

This tour is a partner tour operated by the Tall Ship Company; in charge of the organisation of this tour. The way of operation may vary from our Islandhopping  trips.Wind and weather conditions influence the itinerary significantly and may require changes. If necessary we use motor power. It’s up to the captain. But it is for sure that we will explore the German coast of the Baltic Sea and the islands of the Danish South Funen Archipelago wherever the winds may blow.

Cancellation conditions

As this tour is operated in cooperation with a partner tour operator, the cancellation conditions vary to those of Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH (Islandhopping). You can withdraw from the travel contract up until the beginning of the trip. Your cancellation is valid when your written notification reaches us.

– More than 5 months prior to beginning the trip: 20%
– 4 months prior to beginning the trip: 30%
– 3 months prior to beginning the trip: 40%
– 2 months prior to beginning the trip: 50%
– 1 month prior to beginning the trip: 75%
– 1 day prior to beginning the trip: 90%

If you cancel on the starting day of the trip or if you do not appear for the start of the trip, we charge the full trip price. If you miss the start of the trip or are prevented from traveling due to incomplete travel documents, this will be considered as a cancellation. 

Reservation changes are handled the same way as cancellations. For changing your reservation, we will charge 50 € changing fee for changes made 28 days or more before the beginning of the trip. Any later changes (if possible) will need to be handled as a cancellation and new registration. Cancellation and reservation change fees are due immediately.

Requirements (Level 2)

Not too difficult tours with generally flat stages of 15 to 38 miles (25 to 55 km) on remote asphalt roads. In some places even unpaved country lanes are used. Main roads with dense traffic and no cycleway are only used in short exceptional cases. Long and steep ascents hardly ever occur, however, a hilly countryside with regular ups and downs must be considered. Depending on the wind direction we must accept a strong headwind from time to time.

This tour is primarily a guided group tour. Upon consultation with your tour guides, the possibility to cycle on your own along recommended, suitable routes, may present itself.

Requirement to wear a helmet

On our tours you are obliged to wear a helmet. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own (well-fitted) helmet. At any time a cycling tour can replace a boat trip or vice versa. The daily program is shaped by weather conditions and the relevant captain’s decisions.

Bringing children

We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bike-tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.50 m (4.11 ft.).

Luggage

Please bring your personal belongings in foldable travel bags. Please avoid hard protective cases. They will be too heavy to store within your cabin.

Payment on Board

Cash only! No cards accepted.

Language aboard

Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Good to know

On our regular cycling tours the riding pace is determined by the cyclists on regular bicycles. We ask guests who have reserved an e-bike to be mindful of this and to acknowledge that also the regular cyclists need time to rest and longer to climb the hills. Thank you for your understanding.

Bringing private bikes & EXCLUSION of private E-BIKES

The tour which you have booked requires a bike with a fully functional set of gears. Islandhopping can offer you high quality, fully serviced rental bikes perfect for the terrain of this tour.

Should you however wish to bring your own hybrid or MTB with you, please make sure to check the condition of your breaks, gears, and tires and don’t forget to bring along a puncture repair kit and the essential spare parts for your bike (e.g. brake pads and tubes). Your bike should be in prefect mechanical working order.

We do not allow private e-bikes on board of our boats. This decision has been made due to health and safety regulations. If you wish to ride an e-bike for the duration of your tour, please get in touch with us about the rental options.

We do not recommend bringing along private road bikes, as the thin tires are not suitable for some of the road surfaces encountered on the tours.

Liability disclaimer: Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH. Will not be held liable for any damages caused to private bikes during loading, unloading or other logisitical handling thereof.

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
June 2021
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 27.06-06.07Danish Islands Baltic Sea (10 days)AtlantisKiel-HoltenauKiel-Holtenau1530

Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
14:00- 17:00 Hrs

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com