A nice little tour of the Lolland Alps that stops at historic sites along the way.
1. From Pederstrup, continue down Magletving Møllevej towards Magletving.
2. Follow the road round for about 3 km, and turn left down Kapellanvej.
3. Follow the road all the way to Birket. From there, turn left down Bandholmvej for a short stretch, and then turn right into Ravnsborgvej.
The landscape between Birket and the coast is much hillier than the rest of Lolland, which is why it has been nicknamed ”The Lolland Alps”. However, its highest natural point is “only” 23 m.
4. Turn left down Møllelungvej to Kragenæsvej, and continue right at Kragenæs Harbour.
5. At Kragenæs you’ll find shops, inns, campsites, cafeterias and a ferry service that travels to the islands of Fejø and Femø.
6. From Kragenæs, cycle straight through the small woods of Klinkeskov and continue along the path to Glentehøjvej. From here, you can reach Glentehøj, a passage grave that is approximately 5,000 years old.
Glentehøj was excavated in 1826, and you can actually climb into the passage grave, where – once your eyes have adjusted to the dim light that barely seeps in – you can admire the enormous capstone that lies above the burial chamber.
7. The route heads back to Ravnsborgvej and left towards Ravnsby. From there, it cuts through Ravnsby and left down Fyrværkervej towards the Ravnsborg mounds, which are located on a natural, 18-metre-high hillock, extending right out to the water and surrounded by both a moat and partially grazed meadows.
8. From the mounds, continue down Ravnsborgvej to Bandholm-vej. A little further up on the right is Baunehøj – “beacon” in Danish – which previously comprised part of a warning system in which fire was used to send signals over great distances to warn of approaching enemies, etc. At 30 metres high, the mound is also Lolland's highest point. Afterwards, head back down Bandholmvej to Lyngmosevej.
9. Follow this road to Birket Church. Its distinctive yellow paint testifies to the church’s former affiliation with Pederstrup, which also belonged to Vesterborg Church and is still painted yellow today.
To get back to Pederstrup, continue up Lyngmosevej, turn left down Kapellanvej, and right down Magle-tving Møllevej, which leads you to Pederstrup.
Did you know, that you can see this route and many other nature experiences in the app “Naturlandet”. The app can be downloaded in App Store or Google Play. All information is accessible in English, Danish and German – the app is FOR FREE.