Cycling is a perfect way to enjoy Ærø, and is in keeping with the island's spirit of promoting sustainable energy sources. Bike rental is available in the three main towns and well-signposted cycle routes create a 60km circuit:
- Route 90: Ærøskøbing to Søby (17.5km)
- Route 91: Søby to Marstal (31.5km)
- Route 92: Marstal to Ærøskøbing (10.5km)
Ærø’s tourist offices sell an inexpensive English-language cycling map of the island (20kr), listing sights along the way.
Bike Erria is a useful company that promotes bicycle tourism on the island and can help you plan a cycle-tour itinerary (one day or longer) – delivering bikes to you, delivering your bags to your accommodation, etc.
The free local Jesper bus (www.jesperbus.dk) runs the length of the island from Søby to Marstal (50 minutes) via Ærøskøbing (25 minutes) departing essentially hourly on the hour in each direction, but with a few gaps at weekends. After 9am you can take bikes on the bus.