Bike vacation in Denmark

Northern Zealand and Copenhagen Loop Tour

Nature, beaches, castles and wonderful Copenhagen.

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On this tour you are based in Copenhagen and every day you can choose one of our recommended biking routes or you can explore Copenhagen and surroundings as you like. Start and finish every day in Copenhagen - it is suitable for

The options on the different day tours give you a lot of different experiences. You can bike along wonderful coastlines with lovely beaches, pass charming marinas, visit important Royal cities like Roskilde and Hillerød and bike to the the Little Mermaid and the amusement park Tivoli in Copenhagen.

Denmark is a safe place to bike and you will have plenty of options to extend the daily stages if you wish. Sand, sea, culture and history combined with a lively, charming modern capital – this tour has the possibility to experience it all.

Copenhagen is the Bike Capital of the world and biking in Copenhagen is great! Come and see for yourself!

  • Wonderful Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and the best bike city in the world
  • Helsingør and Kronborg (the castle from Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”)
  • The Maritime Museum in Helsingør
  • Fredensborg and Frederiksberg Castles
  • Blue sea, beaches and open air
  • The Danish Riviera and fishing villages of Northern Zealand
  • Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum
Daily programme

Bikes and arrival
Upon arrival at your hotel you are free to explore the danish capital. Visit Nyhavn, the Royal Castle or the amusement park Tivoli.
You pick up your bike Thursday morning at 9 AM and
return it again Saturday before 5 PM. That gives you
three whole biking days. You can choose three of the
following route options or go around as you like.

Route option 1
Copenhagen to Helsingør.
Approx. 50 km/32 US Miles.
(Train back from Helsingør to Copenhagen)

Biking through Copenhagen is a fantastic tour start. You will follow the cycle path along the coastline enjoying the magnificent view to Sweden, passing the Little Mermaid and the Queen’s residence, Amalienborg.

Enjoy the sight of the fashionable houses and pass by the famous beach “Bellevue” before continuing to Dyrehaven, the Royal hunting grounds, with century old trees and herds of deer. Located here is also Bakken, the oldest amusement park in the world.

In Rungsted you pass Karen Blixen’s house and museum Rungstedlund and in Humlebæk you can take a look at the Museum of Modern Art, Louisiana, or make lunch and coffee stops at the marinas along the route overlooking the water.

You will also go through Snekkersten, formerly a fishing village, before you end up in Helsingør. (Rungstedlund is closed on Mondays except in July/August. Louisiana is always closed on Mondays).

Overnight stay in the centre of Copenhagen

Route option 2
(Train from Copenhagen to Helsingør)
Helsingør to Hillerød. Approx. 41-51 km / 25-32 US Miles.
(Train back from Hillerød to Copenhagen)

Visit two of the most beautiful Danish castles in Helsingør and Fredensborg. In Helsingør you have the impressive Kronborg Castle (renowned from Shakespeare`s play Hamlet) and the historical city centre.

The route north out of Helsingør is unique with its views to the Swedish coast only 4 kms away. 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/6 US miles. 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.

Ovenight stay in the centre of Copenhagen

Route option 3
(Train from Copenhagen to Roskilde)
Roskilde to Copenhagen. Approx. 45 km/28 US Miles.

The town of Roskilde is a historical must see when you vistit Denmark. The Cathedral in Roskilde is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds 38 burial plots of Danish kings and queens. Do not forget to visit the harbour where you can see the Viking Ship Museum, the Viking Ships and the boat yard.

On the route back to Copenhagen you will go to the coast side while approaching Copenhagen from southwest. You will ride through picturesque villages to the beaches south of the capital. A path takes you along the coast away from the traffic and all the way to the centre of Copenhagen.

Along the way you will pass Arken – a museum of modern art, the island Amager with the Freetown Christiania (a self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood), Christianshavn and several interesting architectural sights along the canal between Zealand and the island Amager.

Overnight stay in the centre of Copenhagen.

Route option 4
(Train from Copenhagen to Hillerød)
Hillerød – Farum/Copenhagen. Approx. 18 km/10 US
Miles + train or 38 km/24 US Miles.
(Train from Farum to Copenhagen)

On your arrival to Hillerød, you go along the lake to Frederiksborg Castle with its perfect location at the lakeside. If you haven’t visited the Queen’s summer residence Fredensborg Castle yet, we recommend to extend the tour with approx. 10 km/6 US miles and go for a visit. Heading south towards Copenhagen you pass idyllic sceneries, lovely forests and wetlands with a rich birdlife. You pass 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.

Overnight stay in the centre of Copenhagen

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Difficulty and maps

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 cycle along paved and unpaved cycle paths and mostly minor roads. Of course there is traffic in Copenhagen, but there are plenty of bike lanes and the drivers are used to paying a lot of attention to cyclists. We will provide detailed maps and route descriptions with notes about sights, places to eat etc. Please contact Bike Denmark if you wish to download the route to a GPS or your smartphone.

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.


Biking in Denmark is perfect from May until end of September. You will enjoy comfortable weather and daylight during the summer from very early morning until late evening.

How to get there
  • 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.
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Departures are available on other dates for parties of 8 or more, upon request. Please notice that the price
might be higher.




Per person in double room


Per person in single room


Single travelling alone supplement


*Child 16 years or younger in extra bed with 2 adults


*2 - 4 children 16 y. or younger in connecting room or suite with 2 adults

*Children 0-2 in parents bed -100%

*Note: If you would like to add an extra adult or children to your travel, then please notify this under "Remarks" in the booking page. 



Copenhagen. Per person in doubleroom


Copenhagen. Per person in singleroom


Copenhagen. Extra bed in double room for 1 child 16 or younger


Copenhagen. Extra bed in double room for 2 or more children 16 or younger 


Copenhagen. Children 0-2 in parents bed 


*Note: If you would like to add an extra adult or children to your travel, then please notify this under "Remarks" in the booking page.



Hybrid touring bike without foot brake, male or female




Children’s bike


Child’s seat


Children’s trailer: Burley for 1 or 2 children or tag-along (follow-me)




Bike insurance (excess €100 at theft and damage at accident).

Insurance of e-bike 98

: All rentals include a map holder, lock and waterproof rear saddle bag. One bike per room include spare tube, repair kit, pump and a cycle computer.

Please note: Extras nights, does not include the rental of your bikes

Services included:

  • Accommodation in comfortable hotels incl. breakfast buffet
  • Maps and route description
  • Information about highlights and sightseeing along the route
  • 24 hour hotline service in case of problems

See the bikes and the equipment here.

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