Cycling Trip to Thurø
The wonderful trip from Svendborg to Thurø is just under five kilometres and not overly strenuous. Take the Christiansminde Path along the water and enjoy the view of the town while riding over the dam to Thurø.
On the Thurø side of the dam (and, luckily, before the road starts going uphill!), take a left down the path. Continue along the water past the beautifully located Thurø Church, where writers Tom Kristensen and Karin Michaëlis are buried.
Continue on to the other side of Thurø town, where you will find the charming Gambøt Marina and the characteristic fishing environment with small cottages and a drying ground for the fishing nets. The marina overlooks Thurø Bund, a natural harbour where up to 100 large schooners were anchored in the heyday of wooden sailing ships.
Smørmosen Beach and Thurø Rev
From Gambøt, there is about three kilometres to Smørmosen, a splendid sandy beach with a bathing jetty. Just behind the beach is a grassy area with equipment for several games and activities – it’s a great place to eat your lunch. There is also a fun and quirky miniature golf course as well as a kiosk selling ice-cream and hotdogs.
A bit further to the south is Thurø Rev, a wet meadow populated by wading birds and grazing horses, cattle, and sheep.