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A cycling trip to Fyns Hoved (the head of Fyn), Denmark

A cycling trip to Fyns Hoved (the head of Fyn), Denmark

First of all, let me introduce myself. I’m Lars, a tall Norwegian caveman who by happenstance moved to Odense, Denmark, to play professional volleyball. Several years later I’m done with my masters in international business management and seem to be stuck in Odense. This caveman loves nature and figured out that triathlon was a much more suited sport for one who likes to explore what we all have around us. I love my camera and bring it with me everywhere I go to share my experiences. Odense is located in the centre of the island Fyn and is a great location to stay if you want to explore the island by bike. Every destination on the island is within 50 kilometres of the city, which makes for a lot of possible full day bike trips with the gang.  “I mean, the trees are growing sideways!” – Lars Ivar Henriksen My favourite place on the island is a place called Fyns Hoved. It’s a small peninsula at the northeast cost where you’ll find tall mud cliffs and nature that seems more touched by the elements than by humans. I mean, the trees are growing sideways! “Now how can I reach this awesome place?” you might ask. Well, here is my answer: Bring your bike to Odense and pedal from there! The trip is about 90 kilometres back and forth and will not only make your day but also be a memory for life. Every person I bring there ends up with the same response, “totally worth it!” Instead of just pointing you guys to somewhere northeast I’ve been kind enough to jump on the bike and make a proper Strava activity, just for you to enjoy. About 15 kilometers of the entire trip is biking in and out of the city, which means a lot of stops. But once you get outside the city there’s a dedicated bike road reaching all the way to Kerteminde. The road is flat, straight and very convenient as the main road is a very busy. About four kilometers away from Kerteminde the path turns northward and when you do the scenery will change. Instead of it being flat and straight, hills will come, and the road will bend from left to right. This is where the real bike trip starts. The small ascents make you work for it and the small descents gives you breathing room. This road is significantly less busy then the other road out of Odense to Kerteminde. However, I didn’t just give you a wonderful bike trip. If you bring your running shoes you’ll also get to see exactly what this peninsula has to offer. It’s beautiful from the parking area as well, but once you get further towards the northernmost point you’ll find yourself on top of some very spectacular mud cliffs where you can see as far as Jylland and Storebælt. After the short run it’s time to get back on the bike. Be aware though! If there’s one thing you’ll always be able to count on in Denmark, it’s the wind. It’s always there, and I guess that might be a reason why this country produces so many great cyclists. If you liked this post then you’re welcome to check me out on instagram (@triathlonlars) and on my website triathlonlars.com.