Royal Zealand, Copenhagen & Sweden - Royal Zealand, Copenhagen and Sweden – 7 Days
This tour with medium and long stages combines the best of North east Zealand, including a taste of Sweden.
Copenhagen is the Bike Capital of the World. Come and see for yourself! Experiencing Copenhagen on your bike is something you will never forget.
You will bike along wonderful coastlines with lovely beaches, pass charming Marinas, visit important Royal cities like Hillerød and Roskilde, and the tour includes a roundtrip to Sweden. 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 it all.
• Copenhagen with the little Mermaid, Nyhavn, and Tivoli
• Helsingør and Kronborg (Hamlet's castle from Shakespeare)
• Blue sea, excellent beaches, and open air
• Roundtrip to Sweden
• Roskilde Cathedral and the Viking Museum
• Castles and museums
• Forests, green fields, and charming coastline
Day 1: Copenhagen
Arrival in Copenhagen. Arrive at your hotel and use the free time to explore The Bike Capital of the World. Visit to Nyhavn, the Royal Castle, Christiania or the amusement park Tivoli.
Overnight stay in Copenhagen.
Day 2: Copenhagen to Snekkersten/Helsingør (30 or 39 miles/49 or 63 km)
Biking through Copenhagen is a fantastic tour start. You will follow the cycle path alongthe coastline enjoying the magnificent view to Sweden, passing the Little Mermaid and 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", an old amusement park. In Rungsted you can visit Karen Blixen's Museum, "Rungstedlund". At Humlebæk you can take a look at the Museum of Modern Art "Louisiana" (closed on Mondays), 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.
Alternatively, you can extend the tour and give yourself the opportunity to visit one of our most beautiful castles, Fredensborg Castle. Give yourself time to see the unique interior, and the beautiful garden.
Overnight stay at Helsingør.
Day 3: Tour to Sweden and/or the highlights of Helsingør (19, 34 or 48 miles/31, 55 or 78 km, plus ferry)
Highly recommendable is the 2km ride from Snekkersten to Helsingør and the impressive Kronborg Castle (renowned from Shakespeare`s Hamlet) and the Historical 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 2 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 7.5 Euro (not included) for a roundtrip.
Overnight stay in Snekkersten.
Day 4: Snekkersten/Helsingør to Hillerød (37 or 47 miles/60 or 76 km)
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.
Short tour: Head into the woodlands following the bike trail through the large forest, Gribskov, where the King of Denmark had his hunting grounds in the past. 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.
Long tour. Continue 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 (29 miles/47 km)
From the rural countryside you head for the 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 museum and the Viking Ships and the boatyard. Overnight stay in Roskilde.
Day 6: Roskilde – Copenhagen (28 miles or 46 km)
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, all the way to the Center of Copenhagen. Along the way you will pass "Arken" –a museum of modern art, the island "Amager" with Christiania and Christianshavn and several interesting architectural sights when you cycle along the canal between Zealand and the island Amager.
Overnight in Copenhagen.
Day 7: Copenhagen
Check out or use the possibility to extend your stay with a few additional days in Copenhagen.
• Accommodation in hotels of selected category including breakfast buffet
• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
• Maps and route description
• Information about highlights and sightseeing along the route
• 24-hour emergency hotline service in case of problems or questions
• GST (Government Sales Tax)
• Tips & Gratitude
The bikes available for this tour are:
• Raleigh Contour hybrid bicycle, 21 speed with disc brakes
• Children's bicycle
• Children's trailer
Equipment included with the bikes:
• Map pocket or holder
• Spare tubes
• Repair kit
• Trip indicator (one per room)
Helmets are available to rent. For safety and hygeine purposes, we recommend you bring your own helmet or plan to purchase one upon arrival.