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