Northern Zealand & Copenhagen Loop Tour

Copenhagen Loop Tour

Wednesdays: From June 1st to September 17th (last departure), 2017

4 nights

Copenhagen Loop Tour

Biking in Northern Zealand is fairy-tale castles, wonderful beaches and vibrant Copenhagen Culture, history and castles. Time for absorption.

Tour Description

On this tour you can choose yourselves how far you would like to ride your bike every day.

You can go by our recommended tours or bike on your own to enjoy Copenhagen and surroundings as you like. Start and finish every day in Copenhagen – it is suitable for everyone.

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!

Highlights

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

Daily Tour Options


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

Please note:

On this tour you have three biking days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Choose three of these route options.

Option 1
Copenhagen to Snekkersten/ 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 end up in Helsingør. Take the train back to Copenhagen.

Note: Rungstedlund is closed on Mondays except in July/ August. Louisiana is always closed on Mondays.

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

Today you can visit two of the most beautiful Danish castles. 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 shing 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.

You will end up in Hillerød. Take the train back to Copenhagen.

Option 3
(Train from Copenhagen to Roskilde)
Roskilde to Copenhagen. Approx. 45 km/28 US miles.

On this route 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, 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.

Option 4
(Train from Copenhagen to Hillerød)
Hillerød – Copenhagen. 38 km/24 US miles or 18 km/10 US miles + 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.

Practical information

Biking In Denmark
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Biking In Zealand
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Biking In Northern Zealand

Difficulty level 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 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 detailed maps and route descriptions with notes about sights, places to eat etc. You can 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.

How to get there

  • By car: Motorway to Copenhagen. Paid parking195 dkr/night.
  • By plane: Copenhagen Airport. Train to the Central Station and 300 meters walk to the hotel.
  • By train: Copenhagen Central Station has a regular service to all of Europe

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

Wednesdays: From June 1st to September 17th (last departure), 2017

4 nights/5 days
3 biking days

Prices in Euro

Per person in double room: 498 €
Per person in single room: 898 €

1 adult or child 12 years or older and sharing a room with 2 adults: 25%
1 child 0-11 in extra bed and sharing a room with 2 adults: 50%
Max 2 Children 0-11 in extra beds and sharing a room with 2 adults: 25%
Children 0-2 sharing a room with 2 adults: 0€

Extra nights on request:

Extra nights per person/night in double room: 115 €
Extra nights per person/night in single room: 180 €

BIKES

You have the bikes from 9am Thursday until 5pm Saturday.

  • Hybrid touring bike €70. Without foot brake. Female and male.
  • E-bike (on request) €148
  • Children’s bike €50
  • Child’s seat €30
  • Children’s trailer: Burley for 1 or 2 children €60
  • Helmets €10
  • Bikes extra days (on request) €20/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 hotels incl. breakfast buffet
  • Maps and route description
  • Information about highlights and sightseeing along the route
  • 24 hour hotline service in case of problems or questions

Trip request