FAIRYTALE CASTLES, WONDERFUL BEACHES AND VIBRANT COPENHAGEN. CULTURE, HISTORY AND TRADITION. TIME FOR ABSORPTION.
This tour is easy with short stages, relaxed and safe biking and a lot to see - very suitable for families. Start and finish in Copenhagen, the Bike Capital of the World. Experiencing Copenhagen on your bike is something you will never forget. See the Royal Palace housing the Danish Queen, the Little Mermaid, the amusement park Tivoli and "Strøget”, which is one of the longest pedestrian streets in the world.
North of Copenhagen you will find castles, picturesque nature and one of the most exclusive residential areas of Denmark. You will bike along wonderful coastlines with sandy beaches and charming marinas. A short roundtrip in Sweden is possible.
You will have time to visit some of the most important museums in Denmark: Museum of Modern Art Louisiana, The Karen Blixen Museum and The Danish Maritime museum.
- 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
- Visit to Sweden
- Hillerød with Frederiksborg Castle
- Fredensborg Castle, the Queen's summer residence
- Esrum Abbey
Day 1 - Arrival in Copenhagen
After arriving at your hotel you have free 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 (30 km)
Cycling through Copenhagen on your bike is a fantastic tour start. You will pass some of the famous sights such as the Little Mermaid and the famous beach “Bellevue”. In Dyrehaven, the Royal hunting grounds, 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 as well 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 area.
Day 4 - Roundtrip in Sweden and Helsingør (35 km)
If you missed Kronborg yesterday you will have the chance today. The highlights of the day might be the Danish Maritime Museum listed among the “52 places to go in 2014” by New York Times. If you still have plenty of time, you can take the ferry (runs every 15 minutes with a price of 8€ for a roundtrip) to Helsingborg.
From here you can take a round trip of approx. 35 km along the coast to beaches and small fishing villages and back through the Swedish forests and fields.
Overnight stay in Helsingør area.
Day 5 - Helsingør to Hillerød (41-51 km)
Today you can visit two of the most beautiful Danish castles. You start along the coast to Hornbæk, a small fishing village with tempting places for ”time outs” and a sea bath. Thereafter you bike along one of the deepest lakes in Denmark towards Hillerød. If you want to visit the Queen’s summer residence, Fredensborg Castle, you can extend the tour with approx. 10 km. Take a walk in the park if the Queen is not there. It is a beautiful “fairy tale palace” from the 18th century with a unique interior.
On your arrival to Hillerød, you go along the lake to Frederiksborg Castle with its perfect location at the lakeside.
Overnight stay near the historical centre in Hillerød.
Day 6 - Hillerød to Copenhagen (38 km or 18 km + train)
Heading south towards Copenhagen you pass idyllic sceneries, lovely forests and wetlands with a rich birdlife. Impressed by the rich nature in a densely populated area close to the capital, you will be amazed how easy it is by bike to cycle from the green northern Zealand to the capital of Denmark. While the first 18 kilometres towards Farum are on winding paths and smaller roads, the last 20 kilometres are along the new ”supercykelsti” (Super cycle path), that brings all the commuting cyclists to Copenhagen.
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 centre.
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:
• Standard rooms: Good and comfortable rooms in good tourist hotels on the route.
• Superior rooms: Upgraded rooms at good tourist hotels on the route. Often with balcony/sea view.
2020 Prices Valid on departures on sundays between 24th May to 06th September of 2019
• Departures are available on other dates for parties of eight or more upon request. Please notice that the price might be higher.
Double (p. person)
|848 €||948 €|
Single (p. person)
||398 €||398 €|
|Children 0-2 in parents bed||Free of Charge||Free of Charge|
|Family Room*||2.348 €||-|
|Hybrid Touring Bike||100 €|
*Family rooms with extra beds are not available at all hotels. Some hotels are confirmed with 2 rooms as family rooms.
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
*Children's bike: 130 - 155 cm (max. 12 years old) = 80€
*Child's seat = 40€
*Child's trailer: Burley for 1 or 2 children or tag-along (follow-me) = 80€
*Helmets = 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.