King's Trail of Northern Zealand (Superior)

You will bike along wonderful coastlines with sandy beaches and charming marinas.

Fairytale castles, wonderful beaches and vibrant copenhagen. Culture, history, tradition and time for absorption.

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This tour is for you, who are looking for an active holiday with overnights in superior rooms in lovely hotels close to the beach. You’ll have time to see the most important museums in Denmark and feel the breath of history when you explore old castles such as Kronborg Castle, Fredensborg Palace and Frederiksborg Castle - it’s like following in the footsteps of the old Danish kings. Welcome to the Kings’ Trail.

North of Copenhagen you will also find picturesque nature and one of the most exclusive residential areas in Denmark. You’ll get to spend some time in Copenhagen - the bike capital of the World. Visit the Royal Palace housing the Danish queen, spend some time in the amusement park Tivoli in the midle of the city and feel the freedom as you experience the city on your bike.


  • Wonderful Copenhagen: Capital and the best bike city in the world
  • Museum of Modern Art – Louisiana
  • Rungstedlund - the house/museum of the famous Danish author Karen Blixen
  • Helsingør and Kronborg (the castle from Shake- speare’s play “Hamlet”)
  • Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingør
  • Hillerød with Frederiksborg Castle
  • Esrum Abbey
  • Fredensborg Castle: the Queen´s summer residence


Daily programme

Day 1

Arrival in Copenhagen.

After arriving at your hotel you have 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 Hørsholm. 36 km/23 US 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 the famous beach “Bellevue”. In Dyrehaven, the Royal hunting grounds, you will be cycling on peaceful paths sur- rounded by century old trees and curious deer. You can make a refreshment stop at “Bakken”, the oldest amusement park in the world, before reaching your hotel in Hørsholm on the coast of Øresund.

Overnight stay in Hørsholm.

Day 3

Hørsholm to Helsingør. Approx. 20 km/12 US miles.

Today you will be cycling along the coastline all day passing two of the finest museums in Denmark. In Rungsted you can visit Rungstedlund, the home of the Danish author Karen Blixen (world famous for “Out of Africa”), and in Humlebæk you can visit the Museum of Modern Art “Louisiana”, famous not only for its exhibitions, but for its beautiful architecture and location. You will end up in Helsingør, and 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 Helsingør.

Day 4

Helsingør – Gilleleje. 26 km/16 US miles.

The route North out of Helsingør is unique with its views to the Swedish coast only 4 kms away. The large ships sail close to the coast, as you cycle towards Hornbæk. In Hornbæk you can find one of the best beaches in Denmark as well as a couple of excellent restaurants. After a good lunch you continue along the coast on narrow lanes passing a couple of lighthouses.

You arrive at Gilleleje – a lively fishing and yacht village and the northernmost town on Zealand as well as the most important harbour and holiday resort on the coast of northern Zealand. Here you will find a lovely beach and a nice harbour with great restaurants and you stay at the lovely Gilleleje Badehotel on the outskirts of the village. It is a very beautiful and classical Danish beach hotel overlooking the sea and the food is of high standard.

Overnight stay in Gilleleje

Day 5

Gilleleje – Hillerød. 30 km/19 US miles.

Leaving your lovely, classic seaside hotel overlooking the sea may prove a challenge, but the next target on the stage is just as unique and beautiful. Follow the regional cycle route to the lovely medieval town, Esrum, which is mostly know for its abbey that dates back to 1151. Here you can immerse yourself in the place’s history, taste the specialties in the mill café or enjoy the lively event programme. From here you continue along one of the largest forests in Denmark, Gribskov (forest), and go by a peaceful path around Esrum Lake to your hotel in the Hillerød area. You can also go to Frederik’s Castle and try a small ferry ride in the castle lake. Enjoy the summer evening on the square overlooking the lake and the castle.

Overnight stay in Hillerød area.

Day 6

Hillerød – Copenhagen. 51 km/32 US miles.

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 also be amazed how easy it is by bike to cycle from the green northern Zealand to the capital of Denmark. 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 centrel Copenhagen

Day 7

Check out from 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.

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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.


Biking in Denmark is perfect from May until Septem- ber. You will enjoy comfortable weather and daylight during the summer from very early morning until late evening.

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.

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Praktisk informasjon

Services included:

  • Accommodation in comfortable tourist hotels incl. breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • GPS and road book with day descriptions
  • Information about highlights and sightseeing
  • Hotline service in case of problems

How to get there:

  • By car - Motorway to Copenhagen.
  • By plane - Copenhagen Airport. Train to the Cen- tral Station.
  • By train - Copenhagen Central Station has a regu- lar service to all of Europe.

Hotels on route:

  • Superior rooms: Upgraded rooms at our best tourist hotels on the route. Often with balcony/ sea view.

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