FAIRYTALE CASTLES, WONDERFUL BEACHES AND VIBRANT COPENHAGEN. CULTURE, HISTORY AND TRADITION. TIME FOR ABSORPTION.
This tour is for you, who are looking for an active holiday with overnights in superior rooms in lovely hotels close to the beach. You’ll have time to see the most important museums in Denmark and feel the breath of history when you explore old castles such as Kronborg Castle, Fredensborg Palace and Frederiksborg Castle - it’s like following in the footsteps of the Old Danish kings. Welcome to the Kings’ Trail.
North of Copenhagen you will also find picturesque nature and one of the most exclusive residential areas in Denmark. You will bike along wonderful coastlines with sandy beaches and charming marinas.
You’ll also get to spend some time in Copenhagen - the bike capital of the World. Visit the Royal Palace housing the Danish queen, spend some time in the amusement park Tivoli in the middle of the city and feel the freedom as you experience the city on your bike.
- Wonderful Copenhagen: Capital and the best bike city in the world
- Museum of Modern Art Louisiana
- Rungstedlund - the house/museum of the famous Danish author Karen Blixen
- Helsingør and Kronborg (the castle from Shakespeare's play "Hamlet")
- Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingør
- Hillerød with Frederiksborg Castle
- Esrum Abbey
Fredensborg Castle: the Queen´s summer residence
Day 1 - Arrival in Copenhagen
After arriving at your hotel you have time to explore the Danish Capital. Visit Nyhavn, the Royal Castle or the amusement park Tivoli.
Overnight stay in the centre of Copenhagen.
Day 2 - Copenhagen to Hørsholm (36 km)
Cycling through Copenhagen on your bike is a fantastic start to your tour. You will pass some of the famous sights such as The Little Mermaid and the popular beach ’Bellevue’. In Dyrehaven, formerly used as hunting grounds by the Danish royalty, you will be cycling on peaceful paths surrounded by century-old trees and curious deer. You can make a refreshment stop at Bakken’, the oldest amusement park in the world, before reaching your hotel in Hørsholm on the coast of Øresund.
Overnight stay in Hørsholm.
Day 3 - Hørsholm to Helsingør (20 km)
Today you will be cycling along the coastline all day passing two of the finest museums in Denmark. In Rungsted you can visit Rungstedlund, the home of the Danish author Karen Blixen (world famous for “Out of Africa”), and in Humlebæk you can visit the Museum of Modern Art “Louisiana”, famous not only for its exhibitions, but for its beautiful architecture and location. You will end up in Helsingør, and after an easy day on the bike you might wish to spend the afternoon visiting the old borough with the impressive Kronborg Castle (the castle from Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”).
Overnight stay in Helsingør.
Day 4 - Helsingør to Gilleleje (26 km)
The route north out of Helsingør is unique with its views to the Swedish coast only 4 km away. The large ships sail close to the coast as you cycle towards Hornbæk. In Hornbæk you can find one of the best beaches in Denmark as well as a couple of excellent restaurants. After a good lunch you continue along the coast on narrow lanes passing a couple of lighthouses. You arrive at Gilleleje - a lively fishing and yacht village and the northernmost town on Zealand. The village is also the most important harbour and holiday resort on the area. Here you will find a lovely beach and a nice harbour with great restaurants, and you will stay at the lovely Gilleleje Badehotel on the outskirts of the village. It is a very beautiful and classical Danish beach hotel overlooking the sea with food of a very high standard.
Overnight stay in Gilleleje.
Day 5 - Gilleleje to Hillerød (30 km)
Leaving your lovely, classic seaside hotel overlooking the sea, may prove a challenge, but today’s stage is just as unique and beautiful. Follow the regional cycle route to the lovely medieval town of Esrum, which is mostly known for its abbey that dates back to the year 1151. Here you can immerse yourself in the place’s history, taste the specialities in the mill café or enjoy the lively event programme. From here you continue along Gribskov Forest, one of the largest forests in Denmark, and by a peaceful path around Esrum Lake to your hotel in the Hillerød area. You can also go to Frederiksborg Castle and try a small ferry ride in the castle lake. Enjoy the summer evening on the square overlooking the lake and the castle. You can also visit the Queen’s spring and autumn residence, Fredensborg Palace, if you extend the tour.
Overnight stay in Hillerød.
Day 6 - Hillerød to Copenhagen (51 km)
Heading South towards Copenhagen you pass idyllic sceneries, lovely forests and wetlands with a rich birdlife. You will be impressed by the rich nature in a densely populated area close to the capital.
You will also be amazed how easy it is by bike to cycle from the green northern Zealand to the capital of Denmark.
When you come to Nørrebro, which is one of the most colourful neighbourhoods in Copenhagen, you have to slow down and be aware of all the different cyclists heading towards the city.
Overnight stay in the centre of Copenhagen.
Day 7 - Return
Check out or use the possibility to extend your stay with a few additional days in Copenhagen. You can choose extra nights at your hotel or you can join one of our other bike tours.
• By car - Motorway to Copenhagen.
• By plane - Copenhagen Airport. Train to the Central Station.
• By train - Copenhagen Central Station has a regular service to all of Europe.
The terrain is mostly flat with occasional small hills. The tour is rated leisurely and is suited for families and cyclists in average physical condition. You ride along paved and unpaved bike paths and mostly minor roads. In Copenhagen you have plenty of bike lanes and the drivers are used to paying a lot of attention to cyclists. We will provide a road book with day descriptions and our routes to download to GPS or your smart-phone.
Biking in Denmark is perfect from May until September. You will enjoy comfortable weather and daylight during the summer from very early morning until late evening.
More About Denmark
Biking in Denmark is something special compared to other countries. First of all you will enjoy that the most attractive landscapes invite the cyclists to easy and safe stages, since cyclists are given very high priority. In the towns you will find many cycle paths and at the coastline, along the lakes, in the forests and through the green fields you will find peaceful lanes and paths specially designed for cyclists.
In Denmark you will meet picturesque villages, a countryside that varies all the time, well-preserved castles and manor houses, clean and sandy beaches and you will enjoy the clear, fresh air.
Hotels on the Route:
• Superior rooms: Upgraded rooms at good tourist hotels on the route. Often with balcony/sea view.
Departures on sundays between May 21st to September 10th of 2023
• Departures are available on other dates for parties of eight or more upon request. Please notice that the price might be higher.
|Single room||1.848 €|
|Triple room||1.176 €|
|Children 0-2 in parents bed||free of charge|
|One child 2-11 in triple room||
|Hybrid touring bike||100 €|
|Electrical Rental Bike||300 €|
130 - 155 cm (max 12 years old)
Accommodation in comfortable tourists hotels with breakfast buffet
Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- GPS and road book with day descriptions
Information about highlights and sightseeing
Hotline service in case of problems
*Child's seat = 40€
*Child's trailer: Burley for 1 or 2 children or tag-along (follow-me) = 80€
*Helmet = 10€
*Bike insurance (excess €100 at theft and damage at accident) = 40€
*Insurance of e-bikes = 100€
Note: For children under 130 cm we recommend a tag-along or a burley.
All rentals include a lock and waterproof rear saddle bag. One bike per room include spare tube, repair kit, pump and a GPS.
Extra nights in Copenhagen: on request.