Cycling Holiday Denmark
8 days / 7 nights | Best of North-Seeland and Copenhagen
Fairy-tale castles, wonderful beaches and vibrant Copenhagen
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", one of the longest pedestrian streets in the world. North of Copenhagen you will find castles, picturesque nature and some of the most expensive addresses in Denmark. You will bike along wonderful coastlines of Seeland with sandy beaches, and charming Marinas. A small 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.
Day 1: Copenhagen
Arrival at your hotel in Copenhagen and free time to explore The Bike Capital of the World. Visit to Nyhavn, the Royal Castle, Christiania or the amusement park Tivoli. Overnight stay in the centre of Copenhagen.
Day 2: Copenhagen – Hørsholm (Cycling 30 km /19 miles)
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 pass 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" one of the oldest amusement parks, before reaching your hotel in Hørsholm on the coast of Øresund.
Day 3: Hørsholm – Snekkersten (Cycling 20 km/13 miles)
Today you will be cycling along the coastline all the day passing 2 of the finest museums in Denmark. In Rungsted you can visit Rungstedlund, the home of the Danish author Karen Blixen (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 Snekkersten, a former fishing village. Snekkersten is only 2 km from the centre of Helsingør, so 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 Snekkersten or Helsingør
Day 4: Roundtrip in Sweden and Helsingør (Cycling 35 km/ 21 miles)
If you missed Kronborg yesterday you will have the chance today. The highlights of the day might be the Danish Maritime Museum listed among "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, price 7,5 Euro for a roundtrip) to Helsingborg. From here you can take a round trip of approx. 35 kilometres along the coast to beaches and small fishing villages and back through the Swedish forests and fields. Overnight stay in Snekkersten or Helsingør.
Day 5: Snekkersten/ Helsingør – Hillerød (Cycling 41 km /25 miles / 51 km/32 miles)
Today you can visit 2 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 app. 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. Overnight stay near the historical centre in Hillerød.
Day 6: Hillerød – Copenhagen (Cycling 38 km /24 miles or 18 km /10 miles + train)
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 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: Copenhagen
Check out or use the possibility to extend your stay with a few additional days in Copenhagen.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.