East Jutland a la carte

East Jutland a la carte

Sundays: From May 21th to September 17th (last departure), 2017

Departures are available on other dates for parties of five or more, upon request. Please note, that the tour price might be higher.

Biking in Jutland

Biking in Jutland is for everyone – coast, rural highlights and The Green Island Samsoe is just some of the experiences waiting for you.

Tour Description

Aarhus has been named European Capital of Culture 2017 – and not without reason. It boasts of cozy cobblestone streets, charming squares, many cafés and trendy shops. The city encloses forests and beaches and a mere 10-15 minutes cycle ride will bring you to peaceful bike tracks in the beautiful countryside.

Enjoy a week with sandy beaches, wind in your hair, salt on your skin, fairytale views, idyllic rural life, fascinating museums, Nordic cuisine, romantic villages and peaceful bike paths.

On this tour you can choose a 7 days/6 nights, a 6 days/5 nights or a 5 days/4 nights stay, according to the needs for overnight options.

If you come to Billund by plane or by car, we can recommend a stay at Legoland in Billund on your way.

Highlights

  • Charming Aarhus, with cafés and museums
  • Sandy beaches, green forests and blue sea
  • Some of the highest points in Denmark
  • The beautiful Lake District with “The Sky Mountain”
  • Samsø, beautiful island known as Denmarks “renewable energy island”

Daily Programme


*Please note that the map is indicative and does not contain accurate locations.

Day 1 – Arrival at Aarhus

Arrive at Aarhus. The hotel is situated in Aarhus city center within walking distance of the main sights: The Old Town, the Cathedral, the Marina, the Aros art museum famous for its Olafur Eliasson rainbow panorama, the Music House, the Latin Quarter and the cosy cafés along the river.

Overnight stay in Aarhus.

Day 2 – Aarhus to Ry. 41 km, 340 m. ascent

Bikes are delivered to the hotel. We start with an easy days cycling.

You leave the city by the cycle path along the stream “Aarhus Å”. After a couple of kilometers you are away from the noisy city, and cycling through wetlands and along lakes, before reaching a hilly stretch of road. On friendly roads you continue down and westward into the diverse, rich Danish countryside reaching the small provincial village Ry located on the banks of Gudenåen – the only real river in Denmark.

Overnight stay in Ry.

Day 3 (optional) – A day in the Danish Lake District

Today you have different options. You can take the boat “Himmelbjergbåden” from Ry to ”Himmelbjerget” and walk from the lakeside to the top, take a canoe trip on the lakes or you can cycle around the area.

On bike: Ry to Silkeborg. 51 km/300 m. ascent

Biking today will take you through some of the most beautiful and unspoiled countrysides in the Central Jutland Region, as you cross from the hilly moraine terrain into a flatter landscape. First you ride north around one of the many lakes Salten Langsø through clearings in the woodlands replete with blueberries, junipers and heather. Then the track follows an ancient railway track passing by Vrads Station with vintage trains and a café. Finally you reach Vrads Sande, a unique landscape of inland sand dunes.

The stage ends in Silkeborg – the capital of the Lake District. Art enthusiasts should also be sure to visit the museum of one of Denmark’s major painters, Asger Jorn. From Silkeborg you can take the train back to Ry or you can bike along the northern bank of Gudenåen back to Ry. A nice tour in a hilly woodland with beautiful sights. Extra 19 km/145 m. ascent. Or you can take the shorter and more direct way to Silkeborg along the northern bank of Gudenåen, and take the train back if you want to spend more time in Silkeborg.

Overnight stay in Ry.

Day 4 – Ry to Odder. 41 or 51km/230 to 300 m ascent

Today you cycle along some of the nicest lakes in Denmark with beautiful views to the highest ”mountains” in Denmark – all less than 200 m above sea level. Burial mounds, the monastery of Øm and the many archaeological finds indicate the old history in the area. Skanderborg is one of the exciting places to visit today and it fits well with a lunch break here in this charming lakeside town. After Skanderborg you cycle past Stilling Lake and then back into the hills, where you have a view of the sea, before you reach Odder.

Overnight stay in Odder.

Dag 5 (optional) – Trip to the island Samsø. 50 – 69 km, 250 m ascent.

Visit Denmark’s renewable energy island, known for its microclimate and organic farming. A ferry trip of one hour takes you to Kolby Kås (the fare is not included), and the planned tour takes you around the northern part of Samsø with its very unique hilly seaside landscape. Everything on Samsø is small and very pretty, untouched beaches and peaceful villages with cafés and markets where they sell local products. Even a Danish wine production has found its way to Samsø.

Overnight stay in Odder.

Day 6 – Odder to Aarhus. 33 km. 280 m ascent

From Odder you cycle to the east coast where you find attractive areas for holiday homes and you will have a view of the many wind turbines. Very few places in Europe you can find beaches and nice cycle routes this close to a city like Aarhus. You will pass Norsminde Fjord where you find the lock that divides the sea from the lake. It is very popular for fishing and it is a very nice place for a picnic. Hereafter you cycle through Marselisborg Forest to Aarhus Bay. Then you leave the coast line to cycle pass the summer residence of the Danish Queen before arriving the city centre.

Overnight stay in Aarhus.

Day 7 – Departure

Check out and departure. You can choose, and you should give yourself the treat, to extend your stay in Aarhus to explore the museums, the cozy atmosphere, the forests and beaches.

Practical information

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Difficulty level and maps

The terrain is flat with occasional small hills. The tour is rated leisurely and is suited for cyclists in average physical condition. You ride along bike paths, and minor roads. We will provide detailed maps and route descriptions with notes about sights, places to eat etc. It is possible to download the route to a GPS.

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.

How to get there

  • By car: By motorway, parking can be reserved. 160 Dkr/night.
  • By plane: Aarhus Airport (Tirstrup) and Billund Airport. Airport bus from Tirstrup: approx. €13,50, from Billund: approx. €24.
  • By train: From Aarhus Central station there are 200 meters to the hotel.

Weather

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.

Packages & prices

DATES

Sundays: From May 21th to September 17th (last departure), 2017

Departures are available on other dates for parties of five or more, upon request. Please note, that the tour price might be higher.

HOTELS. 3-4*

Prices in Euro

7 days/6 nts

6 days/5 nts

5 days/4 nts

Per person in Double room. €798 €728 €638
Per person in Single room €1148 €1018 €858
Single travelling alone supplement €85 €85 €85
Adult or child 12 years or older and sharing a room with 2 adults €698 €618 €538
Children 0-11 in extra bed, sharing a room with 2 adults. Max 2 €418 €368 €318
Children 0-2 sharing a room with 2 adults. €0 €0 €0

Extra nights, Aarhus:

  • Per person, double occupancy €75 (weekend), €130 weekday)
  • Single room supplement (1 person/1 room): 4/5/6 nights: €70
  • Adult or child 12 and older sharing a room with two adults €70 weekend), €120 weekday)
  • Children 3-11 sharing a room with two adults €40week-end), €60 weekday)
  • Children 2 and under sharing a room with two adults €0

BIKES

  • Hybrid touring bike €100. Without foot brake. Female and male.
  • E-bike (on request) €265
  • Children’s bike €70
  • Child’s seat €40
  • Children’s trailer: Burley for 1 or 2 children €80
  • Helmets €10
  • Bikes extra days (on request) €25/day
  • Bike insurance €50 (excess €100 at theft and damage at accident). Insurance of e-bikes on request only.
  • All rentals include a map holder, waterproof rear saddle bag, spare tube, repair kit, pump, lock and a bike computer (one per room).

See the bikes and the equipment here.

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in comfortable 3-4* hotels incl. breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Maps and route description
  • Information about highlights and sightseeing along the route
  • 24 hours’ hotline service in case of problems or questions

Trip request