Here it is possible to combine cycling in both urban areas and natural landscapes. The city itself has a healthy provision of cycle paths, so getting around Esbjerg is safe and easy.
The 17.5 km “Cycle by the Water’s Edge” route takes in the 2 northern suburbs, Sædding and Hjerting. Hjerting was the original settlement; Esbjerg itself did not develop until the middle of the 19th century.
The “Ho Bay route”, 27 km long, takes you around the northernmost, more peaceful part of the Wadden Sea. It follows the bay and offers excellent views out to Fanø, Skallingen and Langli, then dives into the beautiful Marbæk Plantation. The return route swings through the two small villages, Kokspang and Guldager.
The free “ta på cykeltur” cycling map of the local areas is available from visitor centres. This website also has a couple of good “print-out” options.
Denmark's oldest town, Ribe, full of traces from the Viking Age, is the no. 1 starting point for trips around the flat landscapes of the Wadden Sea.
The 56 km “Stormflodsruten" or “Storm Surge Route” takes you around the rugged low marsh landscape and out behind the sea dyke – which today protects us all against the violent forces of the sea that previously cost so many lives.
“Vikings and the Wadden Sea” is a 28 km route around the Ribe area, calling at sites including the Wadden Sea Centre and the Ribe Viking Centre.
The free “ta på cykeltur” cycling map of the local areas is available from the visitor centres. This website also has a couple of good “print-out” options.