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Zealand, Copenhagen and Sweden Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £879 per person
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Cycle Tour 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
• Fredensborg and Frederiksborg Castles
• Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum
• Blue sea, beaches and open air
• Visit to Sweden
• The Danish Riviera and fishing villages of Northern Zealand

Cycle Route profile

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 a road book with day descriptions and our routes to download to GPS or your smart-phone.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Copenhagen

After arriving at your hotel you have free time to explore the danish Capital. Visit Nyhavn, the Royal Castle or the amusement park Tivoli.

Overnight stay in the centre of Copenhagen

Day 2: Copenhagen to Helsingør. Approx. 50 km / 32 Miles

Biking through Copenhagen is a fantastic tour start. You will follow the cycle path along the coastline enjoying the magnificent view to Sweden and 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 Snekkersten, formerly a fishing village, close to Helsingør.

(Rungstedlund is closed on Mondays except in July/ August. Louisiana is always closed on Mondays, but if you wish to see the exhibition it is only a short way back from Snekkersten).
Overnight stay in Helsingør area.

Day 3: Tour to Sweden and/or the highlights of Helsingør. 31-55-78 km / 19-34-48 Miles + Ferry

Highly recommended is the 2 km ride from Snekkersten to Helsingør and the impressive Kronborg Castle (renowned from Shakespeare`s play Hamlet) and the historical city centre. Also the Danish Maritime Museum listed on the New York Times’ list: ”52 places to go in 2014” is a “must” because of its fantastic architecture and exciting exhibition.

If those attractions take your time don’t worry. You can choose between 3 stages in Sweden, if you are in lack of time. On the longest stage you cycle to the rocky peninsula “Kullen”, but you can also choose shorter stages. The ferry to Sweden runs every 15 minutes, price €8 (not included) for a roundtrip.

Overnight stay in Helsingør area.

Day 4: Helsingør to Hillerød. 60-75 km / 37-47 Miles

Hornbæk with nice restaurants and the best beach on the North coast is your first stop today. You will continue with gentle ups and downs – sometimes close to the beach sometimes through the dunes overlooking the sea to the charming village of Gilleleje.

Head into the woodlands following the bike unpaved trail to the large forest, Grib Skov (where the King of Denmark had his hunting grounds in the past) and along Esrum Lake. Today’s destination is Hillerød, with an old and picturesque city center and the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle – through the time residence for many Danish kings.

Longer alternative: Keep cycling along the coast to Tisvildeleje – the gate to the National Park of Tisvilde Hegn and a popular summer seaside resort. From here you follow the regional cycle route to Hillerød.

Overnight stay in Hillerød.

Day 5: Hillerød to Roskilde. 47 km / 29 miles

From the rural countryside you head for Roskilde Bay, where you will find charming stops for a break. Roskilde is yet another highlight on the tour. 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.

Overnight stay in Roskilde.

Day 6: Roskilde to Copenhagen. 46 km / 28 miles

Today you will return 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.

Day 7: Copenhagen

Check out or use the possibility to extend your stay with a few additional days in Copenhagen. You can choose extra nights at your hotel or you can join one of our other bike tours.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
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 a road book with day descriptions and our routes to download to GPS or your smart-phone.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Zealand, Copenhagen and Sweden tour stays in hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Services

• 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
• Fredensborg and Frederiksborg Castles
• Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Ship Museum
• Blue sea, beaches and open air
• Visit to Sweden
• The Danish Riviera and fishing villages of Northern Zealand

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Rental Bike Information

We also have a selection of various size 24-speed freewheel men’s and unisex bicycles with derailleur gears and 28” wheels.

They are top-quality brand bicycles made by Kettler and Kalkoff.

Accessories with each bike includes a bicycle pannier bag with a 10L capacity, repair kit, lock, key, and air pump.

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Your Prices

Zealand, Copenhagen and Sweden , 7 days, 6 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 24.05.2020 to 06.09.2020
Arrival Sundays

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £879 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £289
Electric Bike Upgrade: £199

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Rooms with shower/WC or bath/WC

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

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Holiday Price: £879
Single Supplement: From £289

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