Best of Northern Zealand-Cycle Tour
You will start and finish in Copenhagen, the Bike Capital of the World. Come and see for yourself and be a part of it! Experiencing Copenhagen on your bike is something you will never forget. See the Queen's Royal Palace, the Little Mermaid, the amusement park Tivoli, and "Stroget" — one of the longest pedestrian streets in the world.
North of Copenhagen you will be biking through the fashionable and royal North Zealand, where you can see castles, picturesque nature, and some of the most expensive addresses in Denmark. You will bike along wonderful coastlines (don't forget your swimwear), pass by charming Marinas, and you will have the opportunity to make a small roundtrip in Sweden.
You will have time to visit some of the most important museums in Denmark: Museum of Modern Art – Louisiana, The Karen Blixen Museum and The Danish Maritime museum.
It is a very relaxed and safe bike tour with plenty of nice picnic places, charming beaches, and a lot of attractions for children as well as for adults.
• Copenhagen with Tivoli, Bakken, and the Little Mermaid.
• Helsingor and Kronborg (Hamlet's castle from Shakespeare)
• Blue sea, excellent beaches, forests, lakes, and open air
• The charming historic center of Hillerod
• Fredensborg Castle
Day 1: Copenhagen
Arrive at your hotel in Copenhagen and use the free time to explore The Bike Capital of the World with Nyhavn, the Royal Castle, Christiania, and Tivoli.
Overnight stay in Copenhagen.
Day 2: Copenhagen – Vedbæk (16 miles/26 km)?
Riding through Copenhagen on your bike is a fantastic start to your tour. You pass some of the famous sights such as the Little Mermaid and cycle north towards Hellerup and Klampenborg where you can enjoy the sight of some of the most fashionable houses in Copenhagen and the famous beach "Bellevue"
In Dyrehaven, the Royal hunting grounds, you will be riding on peaceful lanes surrounded by century old trees and curious deer. Located here is also "Bakken", one of the oldest amusement parks, where is it possible to stop for a refreshment.
From here you follow Strandvejen along the coastline, before reaching Vedbæk on the shore of Øresund with a magnificent view to Sweden.
Overnight stay at Vedbæk.
Day 3: Vedbæk – Snekkersten (14 miles/23 km)
Today you will be riding along the coastline all day. Going north following Strandvejen with beautiful views over the Øresund straight, you will see impressive houses, small boutiques and nice places for a break. At Rungsted you can visit the home of the Danish author Karen Blixen (famous for "Out of Africa") and in Humlebæk you can visit the Museum of Modern Art "Louisiana".
You will end up in Snekkersten, a former fishing village. Snekkersen is only 1 mile (2 km) from the center of Helsingør, so after an easy day on the bike you might wish to spend the afternoon visiting the old borough with the impressive Kronborg Castle ("Hamlet's Castle" from Shakespeare).
You an also choose the opportunity to visit one of our most beautiful castles; Fredensborg. You will extend the tour by 7 miles (12 km). It is a beautiful "fairytale palace" with a unique interior.
Overnight stay in a former manor house in Snekkersten or in Helsingør.
Day 4: Round trip to Sweden and Helsingør (16 miles/25 km)
If you missed Kronborg yesterday you will have the chance today. The highlight of the day might be the Danish Maritime Museum listed among "52 places to go in 2014" by New York Times. If you still have plenty of time, you can take the ferry (runs every 15 minutes, price 8 Euro for a roundtrip) to Helsingborg. From here you can take around trip of approx. 35 kilometres along the coast to beaches and small fishing villages and back through the Swedish forests and fields.
Overnight stay in Snekkersten or Helsingør
Day 5: Snekkersten/ Helsingør – Hillerod (25-32 miles/41-51 km)
Today you can visit 2 of the most beautiful Danish castles. You start along the coast to Hornbæk, a small fishing 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 a ride of about 10 km/6 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 at Hillerød, you go along the lake to Frederiksborg Castle with its perfect location at the lakeside.
Overnight stay near the historical centre in Hillerød.
Day 6: Hillerød – Copenhagen (10 miles/18 km plus train*, or 24 miles/38 km)
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 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 3 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. *Optional train ride, fare not included.
Overnight stay in the centre of Copenhagen.
Day 7: Departure
Individual departure or the possibility to extend your stay with a few additional days in Copenhagen.
• Accommodation in comfortable 4-star (Category A), 3- and 4-star (Category B) hotels, including breakfast buffet
• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
• Maps and route description
• Information about highlights and sightseeing along the route
• 7 day service hotline service in case of problems or questions
• GST (Government Sales Tax)
• Tips & Gratitude
Bike Rentals: Self-guided
The bikes available for this tour are:
• Raleigh Contour hybrid bicycle, 21 speed with disc brakes
• Children's bicycle
• Children's trailer
Equipment provided for the bikes includes:
• Map pocket or holder
• Spare tubes
• Repair kit
• Trip indicator (one per room)
Helmets are available to rent. For safety and hygiene purposes we recommend you bring your own helmet or plan to purchase one upon arrival.