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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.