Enjoy a trip across Falster – past the country's little-known largest living oak and over to the beautiful east coast, which holds another little secret: the General's pavilion.
1. Start in Nykøbing Falster’s town square and follow Vestensborg Allé from the square's north-eastern corner. Follow the road until you reach the third roundabout.
2. Here, turn right down Stubbekøbingvej, where the route will pass through Systofte and Nr. Ørslev before you reach Horreby.
3. Here, turn right and you will leave route 45 to cycle along smaller roads.
4. Shortly after, turn left down Bellingegårdsvej, then follow the route round to the right until you come to Grønsundsvej. From here you can make a small detour right to the car park, where there is an information board about Valdemarsegen, the country's largest living oak, which is 3 metres in diameter and weighs an estimated 100 tonnes.
5. Otherwise, the route continues to the left until you turn right down Corselitzevej through Hoveskov to the next stop, the Corselitze Gods manor house. The estate’s roots trace back a long time. The current main building dates from 1775-77 – “a neoclassical gem”. Don’t forget to to visit the General's Pavilion at the forest by the beach. It is a fascinating building, resembling a neat little railway station with a thatched roof.
6. Continuing onwards towards the coast, the route heads to the right, offering exotic, yet quintissentially Danish scenery, before it reaches Sønder Alslev Beach a little further south (route 8/9).
7. Here, swing right onto Sdr. Alslev Strandvej, past the home farm and up to Sønder Alslev. Note that the church tower is slightly crooked.
8. With the church on your right, cycle south along Ulslevvej and then right across Hillestrup (Hellervej) to Sønder Ørslev.
9. Now, follow route 9 back to Nykøbing Falster, through Idestrup and Sønder Vedby Skovhuse. The last stretch takes you along the remains of the old railway track that went to Stubbekøbing. A few of the buildings from that time are still standing, and if you imagine how the track travelled east past Orupgaard and Egebjerg, you might even be able to imagine a steam locomotive chugging across the fields.
10. The railway track reaches Østern Allé, right near the hostel, campsite and Guldborgsund Zoo.
Denmark's largest tree and Corselitze