Our sail & bike tours on the 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 hoisting the sails the crew needs our active help as they do for the preparations of meals and the washing up. However, nobody will be obliged to help; thus a relaxed atmosphere can develop on board.
On the islands of Ærø, Langeland, Funen, Alsen and possibly Lolland as well as on the North-German Schleifjord or along the Kiel canal we go for 6 cycling tours in a great, varied countryside performed by our tour guide. Along beautiful mansions, neat villages and reed-roofed farmhouses we cycle in a usually even or hilly countryside. On our way we discover prehistoric sepulchres, observe wild horses on Langeland, and let pass by the world of fairytales that already inspired Hans Christian Andersen, or have a break enjoying the world-famous Danish wafers.
Crew & Tallship Atlantis await you at the harbour Kiel-Holtenau on the first evening. Check in and get together while enjoying a little dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to diverse wind and weather conditions and the idea to set the sails whenever possible, the course of the particular voyage is not predictable.
Only the destination is fixed by the German coast of the Baltic Sea and the islands of the Danish South Funen Archipelago. We always look for a fair balance between cycling and sailing – however, depending on wind and distance, even a full day of sailing is possible; this we try to compensate by a full day of cycling.
RATING: Easy to Moderate
Not too difficult daily tours with generally flat stages of 6 to 38 miles (10 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. You can rest for a day or half a day on the ship at any time.
The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and two warm meals a day. The full board starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. Occasionally lunch on board is replaced by a lunch packet.
YOUR MOTOR SAILERS:
At 57 x 7.5 m, 14 sails and over 750 sq. m sail surface the Atlantis is a guaranteed eye catcher in every harbour. Built in 1905 and christened Elbe 2, the Atlantis served faithfully as a light vessel in the North Sea. Afterwards she was elaborately restored as a tall ship for passenger cruises. The renovation featured a classy salon, a spacious upper deck including seats and a cocktail bar as well as 17 comfortable air-conditioned guest cabins including a shower and WC. The unique charm of the Atlantis is due to the details of the ship and to a helpful and greatly experienced crew.
The nearest international airport is Hamburg, approx 120km by train from Kiel.
Departure Dates 2019: May 17 & June 30 (Nine night tour); May 26 (six night tour)
Group charters also available, contact us for rates
|Price per person, double occ. 9 night tour||CAD||$2540|
|Price per person, double occ. 6 night tour||$1765|
|Rental bikes to be paid for aboard ship: Trekking bikes = 9 euro/day; E-Bike = 30 euro/day|
Single, single share and triple cabins on request.
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment